I'm from San Diego CA, and have been living in Spain for three years with my husband and his family. I love Spanish cooking and traditions, there's always a holiday to celebrate and a classic dish that goes with it. I couldn't have married into a better culture, I love to eat and I love to try news things. Never say you won't like something until you try it! I'm in love with Spain and I'm so happy to be a part of this culture.
My favorite things to cook
I like to make a lot of things, but I would have to say that making cookies and other deserts are very fun for me. I also like making soups and potajes, and anything healthy makes me happy.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I love that on Christmas eve, Christmas day, New year's eve and New year's day in Spain we cook a huge family meal, there are classics like "cocido" for Christmas but we also like to cook lamb over hot coals from a roaring fire in the fire place.
My cooking triumphs
Almost everything I ever tried to make for the first time has come out well! From cupcakes to pies and cultural cooking like Indian and Spanish, I think I capture the dishes as well as the people from the countries can make them.
My cooking tragedies
I have dropped half of my Spanish potato omelette (tortilla) on the floor once! And once I added too much water to a vegetable cream soup I was making, but so far, those are the only two. :-) Live and Learn!