Carina Profile - (10985607)

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Living In: Val Marie, Saskatchewan, Canada
Member Since: Jan. 2008
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Indian, Italian, Nouvelle, Mediterranean, Low Carb, Healthy, Vegetarian, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Camping, Boating, Reading Books, Music
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Prairie girl
About this Cook
I grew up in small town Sask. Went to school in Edmonton for two years taking Culinary Arts. Great experience. For one summer I worked in a kitchen at the Chateau Lake Louise, another cool experience. I backpacked around Australia for one year. I had a blast, best time of my life. I came back home and moved to Lethbridge, I liked the city but the person I was living with wasn't the great roommate. We ended up dating and things just went down hill. I moved back home spring of 07, and ran a cafe with my cousin until December. I met a wonderful man who I fell in love with and we are expecting our first child on May 30 08. I am working part time at the cafe for the original owner and everything is great.
My favorite things to cook
My mother is from Quebec, still living in Swift Current Sask, and is a wonderful cook. Even though I went to school and all I can never beat her lasagne. I love her sauce and try to make it all the time but can never get it the same way she can. And I enjoy making deserts.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My family loves there appetizers. It could be a b-day, or Christmas, or just a get together, there are always appies. Not always a good thing cause then the meal is hard to eat, but man you never leave Grandma's hungry.
Recipe Reviews 6 reviews
Lemon Meringue Pie III
This pie turned out great. My first time making lemon meringue and loved it! I used gram crumb instead of a regular pie crust, the sides got a bit soft but was still full of lemony goodness. Will for sure make this pie again.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 20, 2011
Mari's Clam Lovers Chowder
I liked this recipe. I thought the clam flavor was very nice, not too strong. I added some corn, cause I just figured it needed more veggies and I like corn in my chowder. I also used small red potatoes that I din't peel. And didn't bother adding any sugar since the veggies would give the soup enough sugar. For sure will make this again.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 20, 2010
Curried Cauliflower Soup
Very tasty! May not puree as long next time and leave some veggie chunks. Added some Cayenne pepper, and used yellow curry powder. Served with warm nan bread. My 1 1/2 year old loved it too.

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 18, 2010

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