Cooking is very relaxing for me. I concentrate on the recipe, and all else just fades away!
My favorite things to cook
Oh, sauces and complicated, multiple ingredients. I've been a vegetarian for 35 years, but do cook tortured dead animals for the barbarians who still eat them! My husband included! Evidently, I'm still good at it, using smell and sight. My husband sees a veg on his plate and says, "there's something GREEN on my plate!"
My favorite family cooking traditions
Long, slow-cooked red sauce. We're German, but, my father talked this really sweet, very old Italian friend to share his age old family recipe.
My cooking triumphs
Roulade. Duck a la orange. Mushroom crepes with cream sauce. Carrot cake with cream cheese frosting. New York Cheesecake.
My cooking tragedies
A rum cheesecake that caught on fire in the oven.