Jody Profile - (16176108)


Home Town: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Living In: Trenton, Ontario, Canada
Member Since: Sep. 2010
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Indian, Italian, Southern, Healthy, Dessert, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Knitting, Sewing, Gardening, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Wine Tasting
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About this Cook
I love to try new ways to prepare food. My Mum is a great cook who introduced us to a wide range of foods at a young age (I loved escargots when I was 5!).
My favorite things to cook
Pasta dishes, fruit pies, cheesecake, cookies, hamburgers, summery salads, sandwiches, jam, relish . . . I'll stop now because this could get lengthy.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My Grannie Bain taught me how to make pastry when I was about 12 years old. She would say, "You can tell it's right by the feel of it." You can't get that knowledge from a written recipe.
My cooking triumphs
Finding this website!
My cooking tragedies
This is a good one. A lovely pot of giblet stock simmered on my stove on Christmas day, destined for the roasting pan to make gravy. When it was time, I must have been a bit frazzled. I grabbed a strainer and the pot full of stock, with the intention of straining the liquid into the roasting pan and leaving behind the giblets, neck, and veggies. Instead, I walked to the sink, poured the liquid through the strainer and straight down the drain. I could have died.
Recipe Reviews 75 reviews
Hot Greek Salad
This was a nice change to a traditional cold salad. I made the recipe to the letter and we enjoyed it on this warm late spring evening, except now I wish I had picked up a nice loaf of fresh bread to go with it. As a personal preference, I would omit the black olives next time because both of us picked around them. I might enjoy some variety of pickled olives with this dish instead. Overall, we enjoyed this salad. Thanks for the recipe!

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Reviewed On: May 24, 2015
Tasty Pecan Pepper Appetizer
This recipe sounded interesting, but it wasn't what I was expecting. I adjusted the serving size to 5 servings because pecans are so expensive up here and I wanted to try the recipe out before making a giant batch. I thought that the flavour of old cheddar cheese might be more apparent, but it wasn't. I make my own jalapeño pepper jelly so I used that instead of buying a jar of raspberry jalapeño jelly. I found that the taste improved after it sat in the fridge for 24 hours, but I wasn't compelled to eat it all up. Maybe if the cheese was doubled, or replaced with a very sharp cheddar, it might have a fuller flavour.

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Reviewed On: Apr. 19, 2015
Tuna and Veggie Cucumber Boats
It was fine, and definitely healthy, just a bit bland for me. I might try it with 1/4 cup of Miracle Whip instead of the greek yogurt and mayo.The 'Boats' in the title inspired me to cut the cucumber into 1/2" slices after I filled with the tuna, and make little 'boat' appetizers. I cut a small slice off the bottom so they wouldn't wobble. I think they're fun, and kids would like the little bite-size pieces. Not a bad recipe, I just think it needs a little tweak.

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Reviewed On: Apr. 11, 2015
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