Originally from England I love basic good food, but have learned to love and cook foods from other lands. I run my own ceramic and pottery studio and make my own unique serving pieces.
My favorite things to cook
I have learned to cook Indonesian, Chinese and Indian foods that are some of my more unique specialties. But lately I have been making bread again. Scones are a house favorite fresh from the oven for a special morning treat
My favorite family cooking traditions
Being English I still make trifles, roast beef and Yorkshire pudding, scones. Anything that reminds me of my roots is my favorite. I also find great satisfaction in making a great dinner with only what I can find in the kitchen and not shop for other ingredients. It does help when their are some good staples in the pantry.
My cooking triumphs
I once was in charge of preparing a meal for our club. I decided on Beef Strogonoff. I bought meat from the Cash and Carry and did not know until I got it to the kitchen that it needed preparing like the butcher would do. This was arduous but it saved money in the long run. There were 70 guests and the dinner was very well received be all. I went home exhausted but glad it went well. I could not have done it all without my team of ladies that helped me
My cooking tragedies
I always quickly forget any cooking misses and move on. Perhaps I think of what not to do the next time. Onward and upward I always say.