Learned to cook by handfuls, till it looks right, and what do we have. Love to garden, but only have enough space for a good herb garden, not the vegies.
Becoming passionate about eating healthy. Know how to substitute for milk for just about anything except custards.
Recommend "The China Study" for good nutrition advice.
My favorite things to cook
Using fresh Herbs from my Herb Garden.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Swedish Christmas Cookies, and can start to share lots of very yummy, unhealthy (but only once a year) recipes.
My cooking triumphs
Made the best biscuits in my life out of almost nothing, 30 years ago to feed a really nice guy I just met. 30 years later I'm still feeding him, and he still tells me I need more practice.
My cooking tragedies
Anything on a barbeque when I am trying to cook in the kitchen and outside at the same time.
Also the time I tried to cook dried beans in the pressure cooker, and some bean skins blocked the steamer release. I will have you know, the little rubber thingy on the lid is an emergency release, and beans turn into a geyser under enough pressure. I did have a very clean ceiling after all the cleanup.