I am a just a girl that needs to have recipes and lots of variety! I am learning to cook again after an accident left my memory missing and still is missing 4yrs later. I was a chef and am now learning again. I love rearning, but forget soon after, so am a fiend for recipes! I have a great palate, can tell what is in a plate, and what is needed. I love recipes.
My favorite things to cook
I love to make breakfast the most since there are so many combinatins to play with! Think crepes, what type of crepe gluten free, whole wheat, chocolate? Fillings savory, with meat/veggies, cheese, fruit, pudding/cream? A combination of them or buffet. Scrambled eggs, fried, Florintein, omelets, poached, none. Fried potatoes, potatoes with herbs, potato pancakes, potatoes O'Brien. Waffles or pancakes what kind? Plain, pumpkin, apple spice, gingerbread, vanilla? Not to mention syrups, toasts or muffins, fruits, drinks such as mimosa, sparkling water, tea, juice, soda, Bloody Mary.
I find jams fun also because of the beauty of the whole process. You take a few ingredients and make them into a lovely something of days long past and slows down. I have taken peaches and made them tast like pie filling with little sugar and lots of love. The intense little blueberry made into a jewel tone treat. The most beautiful vibrant red strawberries of summer that made incredible jam need of a scon
My favorite family cooking traditions
My grandma learned how to cook Mexican food with the help of her lifelong best friend from Mexico, my 3rd Abuela. Since I can remember tamales have been a staple to make at Christmas with Elsies recipe. My mom would make a large Christmas Eve dinner for my dad's family. Today when asked what we want for that evening my son and I always exclaim "enchilada's"! They are her recipe, taught to her by grandma that I have never been able to make so they are very special to me every time we have them. Mexican food has been an intricate part of this Irish-English girls life ever since I can remember, impromptu dinners, birthdays, weddings, wakes is a must for all. Thank you Grandma Elsie and Grandma Carroll for teaching me how to cook this too.
Another tradition is making cookies and candy and giving them to all friends and loved ones. I try to make different cookies plus one I am known for. In addition to the sweets I a also add in jams, and a little gift which is a craft I have done specia
My cooking triumphs
Losing my memory of going to school and being a trained chef, to losing my memory, and now..... going from taking 1 1/2hrs to make fancy waffles from boxes to making all kinds of jams and stuff, to cooking a corn relish, pork chop, and potatos for dinner plus microwave cake in a cup out of a recipe not a box!!! Just trying was a triump!
Another achievement that I am proud of is being a mom that raised an awesome kid who is in college!
My cooking tragedies
If I could remember I would tell ya, but to be honest I don't remember the other day..... hmmmmmmmmmm