Been cooking and loving it since I was eight. My aunt was my cooking mentor. I love eating out occasionally but was recently was advised to follow a Gluten-Free Diet. I'm learning to make G.F. bread, etc., etc. Happily, my favourite restaurant are Asian one's: Baram Bunei, a Korean gem in International Village and Joya Sushi, a friendly, delicious place with take-out and eat in in unpretentious surrounding but comfortable and attractive. Joya is in West Hamilton. (All the minimalist fixtures in Joya were purchased from Korea.) Asian food is great, mostly Gluten-Free. Hey, I plan to continue to eat magnificently!!
My favorite things to cook
Entrees. I'm also excited about learning a new G.F. cuisine.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Baking shortbread, following a recipe from my Scots Granny and tourtiere, my French-Canadian mother's recipe. Have to sub new pastry recipes for these favourites...
My cooking triumphs
I'm a good cook but I don't consider my creations 'triumphs'
My cooking tragedies
A ghastly Tex-Mex recipe prepared when I was a bride trying to please my new husband. It was so gruesome, I threw it out and didn't serve it.