It's actually two of us since my husband and I both use this account. We enjoy cooking together, and you will usually find us in the kitchen if we are bored and/or have spare time. I enjoy cooking and he enjoys baking, but often we take over each others projects so that most things truly become a joint effort.
My favorite things to cook
We are both very passionate about cooking organic, local, sustainable foods. We shop mostly at the farmer's market, but also at our local co-op and we buy our meat from a butcher who's meat comes from a local animal welfare approved farm. We also do it on a really tight budget since we are (like most) an underpaid military family. The best part of cooking this way, other than doing our part to help fight climate change and global warming, is that we have to eat according to the seasons, so our diet works in harmony with our natural biology, and we are much more healthy without much effort on our part.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Some of my favorite memories are of baking with my Grandmother as a child. I love recreating some of those old favorites, and passing the same tradition on to our boys. My husband and I also enjoy canning and freezing foods when they are in season so that we can enjoy them all year long, and I think it's wonderful that we have brought back a dying art to meet our modern culinary needs.
My cooking triumphs
Well even though it turned out to be super simple, I was ecstatic when my first attempt at homemade marshmallow turned out perfectly. I also remember how wonderful it felt the first time I made Thanksgiving dinner for my own family. I was SO proud of myself!
My cooking tragedies
I suck at omlettes...I probably have a 20-30% success rate with them! And both of us have a tendency to rush through recipes without reading the directions first.