My husband and I reside on a beautiful horse farm in Sullivan County, NY with our daughter (born 8/2009) and our stable of 30 Standardbred racehorses. We are currently working on resurrecting the old "farm house" into a comfortable country home - with one child and one on the way - we are working hard to make our house a "home." One of my rules for a happy house - homecooked meals every night!
My favorite things to cook
I love to travel and see new places, and while we can't always be on holiday, I enjoy "traveling" to distant shores through my cooking. Dishes from India, the United Kingdom, Mexico and the Caribbean are my favorites....but hearty meals from the American South and New England grace our dinner plates every week!
My favorite family cooking traditions
My grandmother always made sure I was involved in the preparations of meals, even when I was a little girl. In her "day" Home Economics classes were part of all young ladies' schooling - and they should still be! My family tree branches are rooted in Ireland, Britain, Scotland, Poland, Yugoslavia and Germany...and I love making traditional dishes from those wonderful places. My husband has a love for Mexican food - or anything spice filled - so I love trying new dishes from "spice lands" like Indian and the Islands.
My cooking triumphs
Changing my "meat & potatoes" husband who grew up in Montana into an "international foodie!" And proving that you can get your veggies and actually ENJOY them if you are creative enough.
My cooking tragedies
Darn you omelettes!!!!