I love music-mostly country and rock, but sometimes contemporary and classical too. I play acoustic guitar and sing and I'm a clogger. I've been part of a 5-couple wine tasting group for nearly 20 years and I love spectator sports, particularly baseball and football.
My favorite things to cook
I generally do stir-fries, assorted pasta dishes and I'm really into all ethnic foods.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Really don't have any traditions, other than corned beef and cabbage every St. Patty's Day. Guess I started that almost 40 years ago when I was a counselor/teacher in an Irish Catholic School in Syracuse, NY---St. Patrick's!
My cooking triumphs
Cooked my stir-fried orange pork on Seattle PBS channel and I've had a number of my original recipes published. Even won a recipe contest conducted by St. Supery Winery in the Napa Valley.
My cooking tragedies
I'm afraid they're all concealed in my sub-conscious, never to resurface, I hope!