I moved out of home when I was 18 so have cooked from there on. I have never been particularly good at it due to being a fussy eater. Now I am knocking on 30 my tastebuds are past it, as is my memory and I am less fussy about eating. Especially now I have a family - my boyfriend and his two teenage daughters. It is much more rewarding to cook for other people and try to make stuff they like.
My favorite things to cook
Things with puff pastry, chicken, things that I think the girls would like.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Yorkshire pud, stew and dumplings - This is all new to my Australian family!
My cooking triumphs
Puff pastry spicy chicken and ricotta triangles
Pizza for non-tomato and non-cheese eaters
My cooking tragedies
When I was 18 I tried to do a roast chicken, it was a disaster. I was really upset at taking a chicken's life unnecessarily and for some reason I thought it was only fair to give her a decent burial in the garden...