I'm a fairly recent transplant from Seal Harbor to Gainesville (for school). I cook for my husband, who loves meat but also professes to love my vegetarian cooking, and my cat who just loves meat ;).
My favorite things to cook
Fresh, healthy, delicious things! I also love to bake bread, because it gives my tiny apartment kitchen a soul.
My favorite family cooking traditions
All of the women in my family are feeders (in that if you get within shouting distance, we WILL try to feed you! Beware!). Also, my family's traditional mashed-potato-sculpting contests at holiday dinners: turkeys for Thanksgiving, Santas and snowmen for Christmas, rabbits for Easter, you get the idea!
My cooking triumphs
Recently, a vegan chocolate cake with hazelnut mousse topping and fresh strawberries for my mom's birthday. Also, my venerable and vigorous sourdough starter.
My cooking tragedies
All of the times when I've thought I know better than whoever wrote the cookbook!