I love writing, reading, cooking, knitting and taking photos of my friends (and food).
My favorite things to cook
Bolognese sauce, empanadas (Spanish meat pies), sambousik (Lebanese meat pieces) and pumpkin praline cheesecake ...
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mom is British and makes a mean roast beef or lamb with Yorkshire pudding. We used to have this every Christmas along with roast chestnuts.
My cooking triumphs
After some tentative success with boxed cakes, my first triumph was chocolate Earl Grey cookies here on allrecipes. They were great and I was hooked!
My cooking tragedies
I kneaded my first bread too much and while it baked up okay, it turned into cement in your stomach... ugh!