I enjoy cooking for the one I love.
It's fun to create new things and watch that person enjoy them fully.
The display, aroma, texture, taste...
it should all be there.
I aim to portray all this and much more...after all, you can't be a good cook without love in your heart. Love is motivation.
My favorite things to cook
I enjoy baking ALLOT.
I love making Lemon Merengue Pie,
oatmeal raisin cookies, cakes, etc.
Aside from that,
I love making crepes and French toast.
It's taken many years, but I think I've finally perfected these items.
I've discovered, It takes more than just dumb luck... it takes good cooking ware and patience. LOTS of patience.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I don't have any favorite family cooking traditions.... we never got along.
well, wait... there is one. And that's watching my grandma grind the spices she was going to use for a dish in a big, heavy, black mortar and pestle. The thing was so old, I mean... she'd had it for eons! It was really deep from all the use and it smelled of every spice she'd ever used. I loved watching her, learning how to get the taste from the garlic, and the cumin, and the chillies. That was fun.
My cooking triumphs
I made Abelskiver for the first time and they came out perfect! Finally, I found a way to like the taste of Guava paste... the cloves, nutmeg, and cinnamon make it bearable. I hate guavas, period. But this... this could work.
My cooking tragedies
Too many to name...
I'd run out of space.
But practice makes perfect,
and I'm almost there, I must say...
through many a trial and error...
though I must say...
more errors through trials than successes... ah, sweet youth... you do not do me well. I need more experience, I must say... and that only comes with time...and that takes sooo long.