I grew up in southern New Zealand, spent 4 great years in BC Canada where I discovered this website. Now back in the South Island, with Dave my Crazy Canuack husband, a mortgage, & Patches, our adopted cat.
My favorite things to cook
I love cooking - not baking. I am game for anything but my favorite things are marinated roasts and freshly steamed vegetables. I also enjoy stir frys & noodles for quick and easy meals when working late.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Green Bean Supreme for family gatherings and thanksgiving (I picked the tradition and the recipe up from my BC family and it is Divine!)
My cooking triumphs
Baked Fennel with Gorgonzola for my first thanksgiving feast. It was a real hit!!!
My cooking tragedies
Making a white sauce that would just NOT thicken tearing my hair out.. until I realised I was using the icing sugar not the cornflour!!! I had them stored in identical jars with no labels - not any more :-)