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Living In: Ithaca, New York, USA
Member Since: Dec. 2007
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Mediterranean, Healthy, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Knitting, Biking, Walking, Reading Books, Music
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FunnyFace 'n' MomCat
Conceda Cambio de Luces
About this Cook
Having lived all over the U.S. growing up, and all over the world with my career, I am more than ready to make a Home for myself and my felines, and follow my bliss for the next fifty-some years. This includes but is not limited to reading to children (and adults if I can find any), volunteering as a cat socializer at the spca, working at the member-owned co-op, auditioning for plays (and maybe even acting in them), playing my guitar and singing, napping with my cats, and remembering to Breathe...
My favorite things to cook
I truly love to eat, but lately have discovered multiple, multiple food sensitivities. Better now than when I was young and impulsive. By default nowadays, I cook with lots of vegetables, stir-fry or lightly lightly steamed.
My favorite family cooking traditions
When I was first married way back in the seventies, my significant other and I loved cooking dishes from all around the world, using mostly Craig Claibourne's cookbook, and eating by candlelight. Once kids were added to the mix, I burned my apron instead of my bra. I'm only now starting to cook again...
My cooking triumphs
Cooking something new and delicious from my CSA veggies before they go bad...
My cooking tragedies
Not feeling like cooking for a week and having to compost my CSA veggies...
Recipe Reviews 10 reviews
Baked Broccoli
I give this three stars as written -- although I skipped the brown sugar, substituting a tiny bit of honey instead, I found the sweetness distracting, and detracting from the good broccoli flavor. (I also had to leave out the cayenne and black pepper, due to allergies.) Otherwise, I think this recipe is a keeper, four- or five stars even. Next time, I will omit any sweetener, substitute lemon zest for lemon juice (darned allergies), and proceed with the garlic powder, thyme, and oregano. A great way to prepare broccoli.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 28, 2013
Parchment Baked Salmon
Wow! Just when I was despairing that my salmon filet would spoil in the fridge, or that the luscious fresh basil I brought back from my Mom's lat weekend would get thrown away (as usual) because I kept it too long, I stumbled upon this amazing recipe. The only modifications I made were length of cooking time (20 minutes, based on other reviews), no pepper (allergy), and lemon zest instead of lemon juice (allergy). Oh yeah, and I sprinkled a tiny bit of garlic powder on it. Freshly minced garlic would probably be even better.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 28, 2013
Pork Chops and Sauerkraut
Unlike some reviewers, I truly appreciate reading reviews where lots of changes have been made -- it gets the creative juices flowing. Plus,it's a rare recipe that doesn't have two or more ingredients that my food sensitivities do not allow. So I tweak based on those sensitivities, on what I picked up at the CSA in a given week, and on what suggestions other reviewers have provided. So... after browning the chops (usually in bacon grease or olive oil), I remove them and throw in onions After they caramelize, I throw in as much or as little garlic a I want, followed shortly by caraway seeds. Then I add root vegetables -- the first time parsnips, and this time a carrot and a watermelon radish -- and add low-sodium organic chicken broth. The chops go in next, and then I dollop apple sauce and sauerkraut on top of that. Cover and simmer until the veggies are tender enough and the pork has reached recommended internal temp. The flavors together are unbelievable, and it's an easy, quick, and nutritious one-pot meal. Thanks to PETEIYC and all the helpful reviewers.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 28, 2013

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