I'm a retired Navy musician. I play piano for my church on Sundays. and give clarinet lessons Saturdays. Weekdays, I work for the USMC. I have four children, two girls and twin boys. I have a house rabbit and seven cats. In addition to playing clarinet, piano and flute, I enjoy making jewelry when I have the time and the materials.
My favorite things to cook
I enjoy trying new ways of cooking vegetables, and other vegan recipes. It's also fun veganizing traditional favorites.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I really enjoy baking zucchini bread loaves to give as gifts for Christmas. I also enjoy cooking with my kids and sharing the work and the meal.
My cooking triumphs
Butternut Squash with pasta and sage is something I was surprised to find my kids like. They also liked vegan colcannon, although they added mayonnaise to it.
My cooking tragedies
I've blown up an egg in the microwave - more than once.