I am vegetarian and health conscious, try to eat locally, and love to grow my own vegetables and herbs (I want to expand into fruits one day too too :) ). I love baking, and have a giant weakness for Italian food, especially after working on organic Italian farms for several months (as well as in Scotland, Spain, France, and Argentina). I love Asian and other Mediterranean cuisines too. I enjoy experimenting with different alcohols and new vegetables in my dishes, and have recently started canning (jam time!).
I LOVE cooking for other people - what a joy to see other people happy with food you've cooked!
I'd love to have my own small farm where I produce most of what I'm eating and sharing with family and friends!
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mother was West Indian, so we grew up eating a lot of West Indian rotis and curries. However, my father was Scottish, so there was always meat pies and liver/onion dishes too! I fell in love with Scottish food while living there, but have become vegetarian. My mothers cooking has changed and become vegetarian, whole-grain, leafy-green and Indian based.
My cooking triumphs
Baking my first batch of cookies solo while no one was home at 11!
My cooking tragedies
My first cooked meal when I started living on my own in university, was a sad, sad stir fry. Too much soya sauce, completely wilted vegetables, and overcooked vermicelli.