CdnMorganGal Profile - (11457223)

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Home Town: Oakville, Ontario, Canada
Living In: Las Nubes De Tuis, Cartago, Costa Rica
Member Since: Jun. 2010
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean
Hobbies: Gardening
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About this Cook
Recently moved to a very rural area in Costa Rica, and sometimes finding specific ingredients is a challenge. With my garden and greenhouse starting to produce I am slowly experimenting with creating my own recipes - I used to follow recipes to the letter! Hubby says "Be creative!" (about 2 weeks later): I'm now starting to make my own cheese - what a thrill!
My favorite things to cook
bread - I can only find white and whole wheat flour in my area - anyone visting me has to bring rye flour! LOL cakes - used to be only chocolate but will be experimenting with local fruits. cookies - they are expensive here and the variety isn't great - gotta start making my own!
My favorite family cooking traditions
My polish great-aunt taught me how to make pierogy. Hubby had never tasted them the way they were meant to be served - filled with feta cheese (AKA shepherd's cheese).
My cooking triumphs
My worker occasionally brings me bananas and I bake up banana bread for me and him. One time he brought me some really big bananas, when they started turning black I used them in a chocolate banana bread, but boy were the 'bananas' tough - I had trouble cutting them up with a knife! F i n a l l y got them mashed, and proceeded as usual. Next day when I offered him the bread his eyes opened wide and he was reluctant to taste the bread - it turns out he had given me platano! (plantain). After I assured him the bread tasted good he gave it a try, and agreed with me. But he did warn me not to eat platano raw, as it will give you a bad case of the runs!
Recipe Reviews 12 reviews
Master Pizza Dough
Quite good! but have a hard time getting the bottom crust to brown but that might just be my oven. I always use regular yeast and only let the dough rest for 10min - hubby and I prefer a thicker, softer crust.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 1, 2015
Roasted Garlic and Eggplant Soup
Subbed in tomato paste and milk and added roasted red pepper. At first I wasn't too keen on the just-made soup - flavor was very subtle and it didn't seem to taste as good as the ingredients before they went into the soup. But as the days went on, the flavor kept getting better and better. Don't think it will be on my regular soup schedule, but when I want something 'different', this will be it. PS - For my last bowl, I added some mild-med grating cheese - wow

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 15, 2014
Irish Bacon And Cabbage Soup
Very good soup. As per other reviewers added a med onion, 1 garlic clove and lots more water and chicken bouillon cubes.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 12, 2014

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