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Living In: Sayulita, Nayarit, Mexico
Member Since: Aug. 2009
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Low Carb, Healthy, Vegetarian, Dessert, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Boating, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Painting/Drawing, Charity Work
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Serving "Flores" @ the tequila bar
About this Cook
I am a surfer enjoying a good life in mexico! We have a beach house that we rent out in the winter, and in the summer/ rainy season we help the community relocate sea turtle nests to protect them from poachers. We use our beach front as a nursery and then include local children in sunset releases to teach them respect and compassion for the beach, the ocean and hopefully all it's creatures.
My favorite things to cook
My husband, like all, is a man of habit. He likes black beans and rice! I do like cooking these things for him, but I do well on pasta and potato dishes. So it's usually all these things, once a week. A recent favorite is stuffing Portabellas with blue cheese , pecan, dijon, herbs a little plain yogurt, balsamic vinegar, topped with a bit of fresh parmesan. Grill/ Broil 20 mins.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Probably the Ukraine influences from Ma and Grandma, peorgies, saurkraut, borscht, and the cracked whole wheat berries floating in honey water that was made for Christmas.
My cooking triumphs
The salsa from this site, the stuffed mushrooms, grilling Mahi Mahi/ Dorado wrapped in banana leaves, mainated in Achiote/ grapefruit! Folks really like my baking.
My cooking tragedies
Over salting the potatoes when I was a nervous newlywed! Although it was funny to watch him choke them down to be polite!
Recipe Reviews 3 reviews
Barley Black Bean Burgers
To get burgers to stick together, perhaps don't rinse the black beans and lightly coat patties with flour. Provecho!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 2, 2012
Aunt Hazel's Apple Oatmeal Cookies
These turned out fabulous. I chopped the apples with skins, I used pecans because I'm in Mexico. Nutmeg and aged organic vanilla were added in both batter and icing, which is a nice touch. I didn't have a problem shaping them up a bit but they are a chunky type cookie, melting the butter a little in the microwave helps. I liked them a little more browned for crispness so baked them about 14 mins. They tasted better the next day as opposed to straight out of the oven. Oh! A little shredded ginger or powdered is a nice addition! Provecho!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 13, 2010
Dirty Martini
Hola! My favorite Martini is dirty and bad! Half vodka and half gin, skip the vermouth! For a spicy treat I stuff hollow olives with wasabi. It's easy using the stuff in the tube. This goes down so fast I limit myself to one! Suldos Martini lovers.

7 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 11, 2010

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