Born and raised in Alaska and have lived most of my adult life in Texas and New Mexico. Northern New Mexico has been home since '01. I love living in the high desert with the mountains of CO just 45 mins away. I'm a former professional journalist and landscaper...an avid organic gardener, love to grow heirloom veggies. I'm from a long line of fantastic cooks and hope one day to open a little eatery or catering business of my own...
My favorite things to cook
Fabulous dinners and appetizers for parties, cakes, cookies, all kinds of desserts, homemade ice cream...I like to cook for crowds. It's hard for me to cook just for two.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Baking Christmas cookies with my daughter, who's all grown up now...
My cooking triumphs
Buche de Noel years ago. Came out picture perfect. Also, catered vegan desserts for a jazzfest a few years back; it was stressful but fun and my desserts got great reviews from the public.
My cooking tragedies
I have about one a week...most good cooks do.