My first cooking lesson was in my Grandmother's kitchen and there the love of food began. Baking, Canning, Main Courses I do it all. Over 5 decades the collection of recipes has become a passion. Stuffed vine leaves from the lady at the corner store, Ox-tail soup from my old Polish neighbor, you name it I've copied it down and made it. One of my greatest joys is that both my adult children have the same love of food and it's preparation, so we share a lot of laughter in the kitchen
My favorite things to cook
At heart I'm a baker, bread in all it's many forms, pastry, cookies and candy are most at home in my hands.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Christmas at our house is a multicultural adventure, Tourtiere and homemade Salsa served with Phrogy, Navratan Korma then followed by English Trifle.
My cooking triumphs
Cooking a traditional Turkey Dinner for 40 at Cub Scout Camp has to be one of my favorite cooking experiences. Having my children's French Language arts teacher ask for our Tourtiere recipe (just like her Grandma made) was one of my proudest.
My cooking tragedies
Learning to bake the perfect loaf of bread, took a few attempts and my brave husband was a sad tester for a while.