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Living In: Santa Rosa, California, USA
Member Since: Dec. 2009
Cooking Level: Professional
Cooking Interests: Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Healthy, Vegetarian, Gourmet
Hobbies: Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Camping, Walking, Photography, Wine Tasting
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About this Cook
I try my best to cook from scratch with seasonally locally sourced foods. I'm most comfortable with vegetarian cooking but I can't imagine life without butter, cheese or anchovies so I'll never go vegan!
My favorite things to cook
Mediterranean food! Eggplant, olive oil, anchovies, garlic, basil & tomato...
My favorite family cooking traditions
My favorite family cooking tradition is making Dungenuss Crab Cioppino for Christmas dinner.
My cooking triumphs
I canned salsa for the first time this year. Now I'm addicted to canning and I want to fill my pantry with enough food to last till next summer! That will be a triumph!
My cooking tragedies
Making a huge batch of Apple butter in the slow cooker I misread the recipe and added a cup of vinegar instead of a cup of sugar! Yikes!
Recipe Reviews 23 reviews
Mom's Sushi Rice
Brown Rice Sushi! I used this recipe with brown rice and it worked beautifully. I adjusted the cooking time to 35 minutes for the brown rice. Other than that I followed the recipe exactly. I wonder if the people who find this recipe to sweet are omitting the seaweed? The seaweed is naturally salty and balances with the sugar. This recipe made a nice big batch. I had sushi for dinner and there was still enough rice leftover to make sushi for days. This ones a keeper. Thanks for the great recipe!

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Reviewed On: May 16, 2015
Pollo Mechado (Shredded Chicken)
Nice and easy recipe! I didn't have any cooking sherry so I added some tomato sauce instead. I served it in a bread roll with avocado, lettuce, tomato & chipotle creama. Yum!

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Reviewed On: May 14, 2015
Egg Bhurji
I love trying new recipes! The flavor combo worked although a full tablespoon of spices seemed a bit heavy. Next time I'll reduce it to a 1/2 teaspoon of each spice. The eggs were slightly dry after cooking a full 5 minutes. I added fresh cilantro, tomatoes and ate it in a pita. Delicious! The tomatoes and cilantro help cut some of the dryness and heavyness from the spices. I'll be making this again with just a few adjustments to suit my taste. Thanks for the recipe!

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Reviewed On: Apr. 6, 2015
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