Retired. My primary hobbies are Woodworking and Woodturning. I also volunteer with several agencies and groups. I recently became an Organic Gardener and gained some interesting and exciting knowledge and grew some amazing vegetables. Despite my efforts, I am still a Novice in the kitchen.
I really appreciate the input from those of you who are experienced sharing your knowledge and skills with the likes of me.
My favorite things to cook
Hearty Soups and Old Fashioned Main Courses, but avoiding soy.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Holiday / family get togethers with traditional menus... but improved with the help of allrecipes.com.
My cooking triumphs
I have developed a few successful recipes I will share with you when I gain more confidence in their dependability. Everything I have done right in the past few years I owe to recipes which rightly belong to others who are smarter than I am (and there are many) ... though I may have altered some ingredients to suit my own dietary constraints.
My cooking tragedies
Every time I think I have gained the upper hand, I stray from the advice of others and start dabbling in the spices ... to my own detriment.