My favorite family cooking traditions
Hours were spent in the kitchen with my Russian grandmother making vareniki, borsht, halupsi, cakes, kruschiki, so I developed my love of cooking from her and the vast meals she served.
"Embrace your local pigs feet"
I come from a background where you don't waste food, but also grew to cook as an adult during the novelle cuisine era. Interesting combination.
Soups are a passion and tradition!
When I met my husband, he was able to cook the basics I never perfected, and he <3d to bake. We spent a good amount of time having cooking evenings (making foods that would be burdensome to a single cook ~ but were hugely rewarding together!) and we continue to do this with our boys when our schedule allows.
My cooking triumphs
Creative breakfasts, original ingredient quickbreads, scratch stocks, mastering many multicultural cooking techniques, studying the vast world of cheeses, growing herbs, and ...necessary gluten free cooking. It's delicious!
My cooking tragedies
I am attention deficit. Anyone who tells me it's not real, well just see me try to cook a multiple-step multiple-item meal solo. Ah... at the smell of burned food! Oh the delicious texture to mushy noodles! All while I am IN the kitchen doing other tasks...