I'm a commercial contract interior designer who loves to fill spare time with making things by hand--whether it's cooking, baking, knitting, sewing, or making jewelry, I have a passion for all things handmade.
My favorite things to cook
I absolutely love cooking Indian dishes--the warmth and fragrance of the spices always makes my mouth water.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mom and Oma were always cooking German food when we were growing up. My sisters and I looked forward to holidays, when we'd bake and bake and bake and bake...my mom still makes many of the cookies we made as children and it's nice to have a piece of our childhood memories on the dessert table at each family meal.
My cooking triumphs
Baking bread from scratch was one of the most rewarding things to come out of my kitchen. There's something about warm bread and fresh butter that makes me want to eat an entire loaf by myself.
My cooking tragedies
I've overcooked meat quite a bit. I have a fear of undercooked or raw meat, possibly stemming from being a vegetarian for seven years. I love bbq (burnt ends!) but I've learned that charring meat doesn't work for every recipe.