I'm 22 years old. I live with my boyfriend in White Rock. I'm an artist at heart. i love cooking. it helps me push all the stresses out of my life- if for just an hour or two. I love feeding people, i love wowing people with meals that seem really challenging. Challenging my self with a recipe thats elaborate and out of my comfprt zone is my idea of a perfect day off.
My favorite things to cook
i love cooking comfort foods. my boyfriend is very much a meat and potatos kind of guy, and that sort of thing is embedded in my roots, growing up in the maritimes. so when my girlfriends come over its all about fine cheeses and tapas... when its just me and the man its old fashion cooking.
My favorite family cooking traditions
i cant think of any certain tradition other than the way my grandmother and mother peel potatoes... no wimpy veggie peeler for them... they're old school... one perfect potato skin coiling all the way down to the floor. i dont know how they do it. I still use a pairing knife; one day i'll master it.
My cooking triumphs
my truimph recently is probably the first time i cooked ribs. They were fall off the bone tender and i didnt even boil them. i was pretty impressed and so were my friends!
My cooking tragedies
For christmas one year i wanted to make these chocolate covered caramel ball things. i was so frusterated when the caramel wouldn't firm up enough to be rolled into balls. i had a tantrum then used the caramel for a sauce for fudge brownies.