My favorite things to cook
Stir fries, gourmet pizza with goats cheese and wholemeal base, colourful salads, would like to make a nice bircher muesli some time :-)I would like to try lamb shanks, i tend to dry them out though.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Well, there is good old fashioned Aussie barbeques and the best baked dinners, Greek cuisine. I can't remember much else.
My cooking tragedies
Once i was trying to get an odour out of a frypan and hubby said to boil it with water and a bit of fabric softener. I did that, rinsed it out, washed it again with detergent three times and rinsed it well. Odour was replaced by fabric softner smell. I thought "it's only a smell, i will cook dinner in it". I cooked a bolognaise sauce from scratch, and as it was simmering away our unit filled up with the smell of fabric softener and my stomach muscles were really tense for an hour. It was like dry reaching without dry reaching, i was on standby. The sauce was inedible.