I love this site because it has tons of great recipes and 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.