Canadian male, single but my sisters and their families often come over for a monthly dinner. I'm a born and raised Vancouver boy.
My favorite things to cook
The one thing I have yet to do well enough are pastries. Things I like to cook are low-fat soups, chili, casseroles, stews. It took a while but now I'm learning to use hot peppers in my cooking. 15,000 scovilles is as hot as I'll go. I have added hot chili pepper seeds to chocolate cakes, just to take away some of the sweetness. I'm also getting past the standard Chinese stir-fry recipes and experimenting with Tofu,and Chinese fruits and vegetables.
My cooking triumphs
I'm not the best at pie making, but I 'attempted' an apple pie with some hot pepper seeds (the seeds from one pod of Jalapeno)last fall (2011). I had let the apples macerate for half an hour before I mixed in the seeds and filled the pie. It was a perfect heat level to work with the Johnagold apples I used.