Feb. 3, 2013 6:38 am
Updated: Feb. 4, 2013 11:47 am
In our university town of Antigonish, Nova Scotia, St. Francis Xavier University has a STRIKE going on. Briefly, it’s about wages, job security, etc. and involves professors, lab instructors and library workers, many of them
friends of mine. In the last week they have picketed in -22 degrees…
I am a professional photographer and medical secretary who loves to cook and garden. Entertaining my family and friends with different recipes is one of my favorite pastimes. I have five sisters who are also great cooks and bakers. When I am not roaming the roads looking for great photos I am prowling the grocery stores for ingredients for my latest new recipe. www.bernicemacdonaldphotography.com if you would like to see some of my work. Cheers!
My favorite things to cook
I love to BBQ (all year round if possible). Pork, chicken and fish dishes interest me most but I am not adverse to a good cut of beef once in a while. My garden provides me with lots of fresh herbs, garlic, onions, tomatoes, peppers, leeks and potatoes. One sister has honeybees which provide us all with honey for the year. If I only had a olive tree in my backyard and a sheep to provide feta my gourmet life would be complete! Mediterranean is the way to go!!!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Christmas morning with toasted Montreal bagels topped with cream cheese, locally smoked salmon, capers and lemon zest. Who needs Santa?
My cooking triumphs
Getting into Indian cooking was a big triumph for me. Now that I have a handle on all of the spices this requires, I find it very satisfying to cook Indian on a regular basis - the aromas in the kitchen are amazing!
My cooking tragedies
Trying to make my own pasta for the first time was a complete disaster and a very big mess! I'll buy fresh from the gourmet section from now on or resort to the good ole Catelli!