A mom and homemaker.
My favorite things to cook
Experimenting with spicy ethnic foods and baking my own breads. Peasant food and comfort food. Macaroni and cheese, spaghetti bolognese, cottage pie, soups, B-R-O-W-N-I-E-S....
My favorite family cooking traditions
Indonesian-style satay cookouts. My kids beg for a fondue night.
My cooking triumphs
Perfected my family's white macaroni and cheese. Can make an awesome rib roast.
My cooking tragedies
Accidentally dumping an entire shepherd's pie on the floor. (Lesson learned: Move the casserole to a safe place before moving the rack!) Ruined a salmon dish with bitter oranges. (Lesson learned: Taste first and get ALL the pith off.) I'm mortified when my cheese sauces break and the yorkies don't rise so they're greasy hockey pucks.