I am very portable right now and have very little space. Some of my tools are makeshift due to my budget - which is what makes it fun and challenging for me. Most of my cooking is done for 1-2 people. Sometimes for my dogs.
My favorite things to cook
Italian (minus oregano - YUCK), vegetarian
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mom is NOT a cook, I taught myself. My family traditions/ tastes are Italian, although my family is german/ polish, my grandmother was Italian, and some of my best memories are going to her house for lasagna, etc, and everyone sitting down together, which we did not do at our own house.
My cooking triumphs
Cooking makes me happy. Trying new recipes is exciting to me. That in itself is a triumph in my life right now!! Chicken marsala, originally made by my ex husband that I have tweaked.
My cooking tragedies
Too many to note here. I enjoy transforming into a MAAAAD scientist in the kitchen. Although I get very frustrated with myself when I have to waste anything.