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jL


jL
 
Home Town: Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
Living In: Burlington, Vermont, USA
Member Since: Sep. 2006
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Indian, Italian, Healthy, Vegetarian, Dessert, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Biking, Walking, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Charity Work
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Mini chocolate chip scone
Carrot chile and cilantro soup
Spicy oatmeal raisin cookies
Oatmeal raisin cookies
Chocolate chip cookies
About this Cook
I was born in Hong Kong but moved to Toronto, Canada when I was 5. I am currently a graduate student living in Burlington, Vermont (USA), which means I'm doing a lot of cooking! On food: it's something you can enjoy preparing, it makes your kitchen smell fantastic, and you can EAT IT afterwards. Now that's not something you can do with a science experiment haha.
My favorite things to cook
I love to try new things, but have a soft spot for pasta, curries, breads, scones, and desserts.
My favorite family cooking traditions
We like to cook and eat healthy, nutritious, lovingly-prepared meals together at home. There's just not enough of that going around these days.
My cooking triumphs
In no particular order... (A) Fresh pear pie -- I was an apple pie fan until I made my first fresh pear pie (coincidentally, my first time baking), and now I am a pear pie fan. Mmm... (B) Honey vanilla challah -- My favourite reaction is, "You MADE this?" followed by the slices of bread rapidly disappearing. (C) Raspberry and white chocolate chip scones (a variation on Grandma Johnson's Scones) -- enough said.
My cooking tragedies
I tried to make tiramisu without mascarpone cheese. I threw in some cottage cheese? yogurt? - something, to substitute for it. Then I cut down on this, left out that entirely, and as a result, the tiramisu was a disaster. Recipes deserve respect! :( I also once bought a box of pumpkin bread mix, only to discover that I had paid for all-purpose flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg, all of which were in my cupboard already, of course. The bread tasted great but do I really need to pay for someone to mix all of that and put it in a box for me?
Recipe Reviews 26 reviews
Seven Layer Tortilla Pie
This took a bit of work but it was easy and fun. The result was delicious!

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 12, 2008
Jo's Rosemary Bread
I didn't have Italian seasoning but used a mix of dried basil and oregano instead (in addition to the dried rosemary). This is an excellent bread to go with lasagna, pasta, or served just on its own!

6 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 12, 2008
Chocolate Lover's Cheesecake
This makes a very rich cheesecake. I halved the sugar and melted the chocolate chips before adding them to the cheesecake batter. The cheesecake was decorated with sliced, fanned strawberries, chocolate chips and confectioner's sugar for my friends' birthdays.

7 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 12, 2008
 
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