I'm a creative type... love color & light, music, food, books and so on. Have a great palate and enjoy satisfying it!
My favorite things to cook
Multi-ingredient, savory veggie dishes.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Me, alone in the kitchen, with good music playing (opera, blues, classical, jazz, etc. -- whatever fits the dish) and a lot of great ingredients to play with.
My cooking triumphs
Oh, how to narrow them down? Ha! Authentic chicken cacciatore! Dilled potato soup! New England corn 'chowdah' (learned to make 4 decades ago as a nanny in Maine)! Zucchini-Crust Pizza! Tabouli! Chicken/Broccoli/Sun-dried tomato/White wine Pasta Dish! (Okay, enough of blowing my own horn!)
My cooking tragedies
Great-aunt visiting from out of town; tons of family over. Decided to make a double batch of what sounded like a great pork/gravy-ish slow cooker dish (even though I don't like pork). It cooked for hours upon hours upon hours. Hungry people waiting... and waiting... and waiting. No go. Gravy was watery broth, pork not cooked through. Me, sad and embarrassed on the phone ordering pizza. Only hit was the great salad. (Threw out the pork recipe. Never again!)