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Dianne James

Dianne James
Living In: Shenzhen, Guangdong Province, China
Member Since: Sep. 2012
Cooking Level: Not Rated
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Hobbies: Knitting, Photography, Reading Books, Music
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About this Cook
I like living abroad but that also means foods you love are not always available. I dont generally like to cook but am finding myself wanting to after a long break. I bought an oven....homes here dont have ovens...only a gas ring..if youre lucky, two. My grandson lives with me so I have to cook to give him a healthy diet.....but working full time and caring for him leaves little time for creative cooking. i like quick, easy to make, nutritious meals. Luckily, he will eat most things. :o)
My favorite family cooking traditions
Dutch Xmas treats. My mother used to make them, but since she died, noone does. I decided that my little family should go on eating these delicious foods and so each year, until i went abroad, i made them for my kids.
My cooking triumphs
I have graduated to the top of the heap where making mac and cheese is concerned....in my gradson's world that is. (he is 5) Im also pretty high on the list at breads.
My cooking tragedies
Not cooking at all and giving into the 2 minute noodle dinner.
Recipe Reviews 1 review
White Bean, Spinach, and Barley Stew
I thought it lacked taste. I love the texture of barley and beans, but as they are both a bit bland mostly it tasted like canned tomatoes. I added a bit of home made chicken stock since we aren't vegetarian and that helped a bit. I will try it again because I like the concept, but will play with flavours.

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Reviewed On: Jul. 13, 2015

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