I just left my job as a professional pastry chef (10 years). LOVED the work but just looking to move on to learn something new! I am a pro when it comes to baking, but more of an intermediate level cook. We have a container garden and love using home grown vegetables when cooking.
My favorite things to cook
I love cooking vegetables and seafood, as well as desserts. I make a lot of salads and homemade dressings. For dinner we tend to go with some sort of seafood or chicken, along with a vegetable or two and maybe some rice or potatoes. Rarely use beef or pork and we almost never fry food. It's fun to try these on occasion but we're trying to eat well most of the time! Our favorite splurge is homemade ice cream :)
My cooking triumphs
I can bake anything as a result of my work experience. I make great cakes, pies, pastries, and other desserts. Also make great homemade ice cream and fresh salads and dressings. Getting better at everything else! Trying to practice a lot!
My cooking tragedies
I haven't had any tragedies per se, but I'd like to get better at cooking seafood, and I'd like to learn steaks. I don't eat red meat or pork, but I'd like to be able to cook my boyfriend a good steak every now and then! I cook seafood well, but my boyfriend cooks salmon better than any food I've ever had. Practice makes perfect!