I'm an American who has been living and serving in Guatemala for nearly 4 years. I have a passion for baking. I am allergic to eggs and caffeine. I hate cooking for one, and my handsomer half is rarely home; so I end up spending a lot of time cooking/eating with my neighbors. They love learning my American foods, and I love learning their Guatemalan foods.
My favorite things to cook
"Food." My family knows better than to ask me what I am cooking now because even I rarely know. I tend to just add together ingredients which sound good.
My cooking triumphs
It took me about 7 years to successfully make an omelette. I was missing one important ingredient: patience. I can now make them either fast or slow and tend to use my fast version, but those early attempts were a lack of knowledge about how heat properly works.
My cooking tragedies
I once tried to make vegetable soup based on what was written on the ingredients section on the back of a vegetable soup can. Since I didn't have proper amounts, it didn't turn out quite right. In fact, it tasted HORRIBLE!