I'm a married mother of two very young girls, working full-time out of the home (in mental health).
I love animals and have one dog. Our cat recently passed away:(
I love gourmet cuisine and ethnic cuisine.
I LOVE to eat at restaurants for special occasions - small local independently owned specialty restaurants.
I have an appreciation for the arts - I love attending galleries and exhibits, concerts and shows, and doing photography.
My favorite things to cook
Almost anything in the Slow Cooker. So convenient for when you're on the run all day.
Trying new recipes from around the world.
My favorite family cooking traditions
A very specific south western BC Mennonite (Polish/Russian/German) dry cottage cheese pierogi served with "farmer" sausage made by the same ethnic group.
My cooking triumphs
Cooking my first Christmas turkey dinner for the in-laws!
My cooking tragedies
My first time making stuffing (gluten/corn/dairy free) for the very same Christmas family dinner with the in-laws (who have very specific food restrictions). It was SO dry - terrible!