Luann Profile - (10748880)

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Home Town: Alaska, USA
Living In: New Mexico, USA
Member Since: Sep. 2006
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Low Carb, Healthy, Vegetarian, Gourmet
Hobbies: Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Biking, Walking, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Wine Tasting
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Blog...  7 posts
Sep. 22, 2009 2:56 pm 
Updated: Sep. 24, 2009 6:54 am
The first freeze of the season withered the leaves of all the summer garden's veggies last night. I'm not too sad about it because our fall garden's thriving and, frankly, I'm sick of picking beans, okra and tomatoes. Time to move on...I'm ready for cool/cold weather (you can take the girl out… MORE
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From The Blog:  Welcome to My Kitschen
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Just Me
About this Cook
I come from a family of incredible cooks. My grandma cooked professionally all of her life. My mom and her four sisters have the gift, too. I'm a self-employed landscaper who hopes one day soon to turn my love of cooking into a professional enterprise.
My favorite things to cook
I love "ethnic" cuisine, especially Thai, Greek, Vietnamese, Indian. I enjoy making hearty roasts and soups in the winter and using my organic, homegrown veggies in the summer in all kinds of dishes.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Making Christmas cookies with my daughter.
My cooking triumphs
Making a picture-perfect Buche de Noel, Christmas 1998; catering the desserts for a downtown jazz/coffee night -- it was a success, and all the desserts were vegan.
My cooking tragedies
Meatloaf...I can't seem to make a decent one. Now, that's a tragedy!
Recipe Reviews 9 reviews
Spanish Garlic Soup
I made this soup for my Mom, who was suffering from a bad sinus infection. She loved it. The garlic really mellows after cooking in the stock. The only thing I wish I'd done differently is use chicken broth, rather than stock, as the stock was a bit overpowering. We added arugula from the garden to it...great.

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 19, 2009
Flourless Chocolate Cake I
Very tasty. I used Ghiradelli 60 percent cacao chips and 1 cup sugar, baked in a springform pan, no water bath. We couldn't wait, so we ate some after it had been refrigerated for about 3 hours. It was like fudge. The next day, it was more "cakey" but still very dense and delicious. I sprinkled it with powdered sugar. It would've been even better with just a swirl of raspberry, orange or even apricot sauce. Will make often.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 15, 2009
Italian Taco Salad
A good basic recipe. I like that it uses mixed greens rather than iceberg, though iceberg lends that wonderful, cool crunch we associate with tacos. Add some chopped cilantro to this, and it's great.

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 21, 2007
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