Just cook from the heart for my loved ones so far. I love trying different foods, but my favourite spice is "basil" I just love the smell and taste... I also like baking.
My favorite things to cook
basil, flour, chicken and vegetables!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Salt fish "rellenos." Salt fish fillets (after being submerged in water for 30 min) dipped in tempura with an egg/tomato sauce, you have to add diced potato. For this dish the rice has to be prepared with chick peas, clams and cubed potatoes - and it has to be parboiled rice. This is OUR FAMILY'S GOOD FRIDAY MEAL.
My cooking triumphs
That my husband, who is Jamaican, has managed to eat what I cook! I have learned to cook a lot of Jamaican dishes too!!!
My cooking tragedies
When getting together with family and friends, I am usually left to do the rice, every one says I do it the best... I don't know. We are Spanish, so we only use parboiled rice. One day I wanted to try the white rice... and it turned into a white sticky ball with vegetables, shrimp and fish... it was horrible to look at! I felt embarrassed! Flavour was ok, but texture.... it just did not feel good in your mouth, it could not be passed as "mashed potatoes" as it was a bit harder. :(