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Home Town: Parksville, Bc, British Columbia, Canada
Living In: Parksville, British Columbia, Canada
Member Since: May 2005
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Indian, Italian, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean
Hobbies: Knitting, Sewing, Needlepoint, Camping, Walking, Fishing, Reading Books, Music, Genealogy, Painting/Drawing, Wine Tasting
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Our Wedding
Us.. nuff said I guess...
About this Cook
We were married in August 2007..and to celebrate, we dined at one of the best restaurants in Vancouver. We are basically two Chinese-Astrology Piggies who LOVE good eats and love learning how to make what we love... nothin' wrong wit'at eh?
My favorite things to cook
Basically, anything we like, we learn how to make so we don't have to always eat out. I try my best to use what is freshest and what is seasonal, so that we make the most of what is available throughout the year. I love all types of Asian food, and Andrew likes meat, meat and more meat...
My favorite family cooking traditions
Comfort food.. in all its' wonderful and tasty variations.
My cooking triumphs
Donna: Dumplings, dumplings, dumplings... labour intensive yet highly tasty.. Andrew: Deep-fried Chicken Cordon Bleu.. an experiment that surpassed even his expectations! I am also dabbling now in preserves and jellies..
My cooking tragedies
I can't bake yet... but Andrew did a Bouche De Noel this last xmas... highly delicious.
Recipe Reviews 43 reviews
Smokey's Cat Food (Cold Salmon Spread)
This recipe is a keeper! Made a few modifications: used the 14 oz can of pink salmon, 1/2 a small tub of good smoked salmon cream cheese, a few drops liquid smoke, 1 tbsp horseradish, lemon juice and 3 finely chopped green onions. Also added some dried dill, a few shakes worchestershire sauce and a few shakes tabasco. Added a tiny amount of salt. The key is letting it sit in the fridge for at least a couple hours to let the flavors marry a bit. Served on Wasa rye crispbread. I will be making this for all my get-together from now on! :)

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 20, 2013
Irish Soda Bread
This is a simple and authentic recipe. Definitely use cast iron or ceramic to bake. You can mix this dough using a stand mixer, combine dry ingredients first, combine wet separately, low for 2 mins to combine wet and dry into a ball, scrape sides, 30 secs on low, scrape and turn dough, 30 secs more on low. Bread took 55 mins at 350. Let cool 5 mins then remove to wire rack, covered.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 16, 2013
Banana Banana Bread
My grandma would have approved! I only had 2 bananas, so I topped it up with berry applesauce. Put tin foil on for the last 10 mins. Hubby polished off half the loaf the first night. Will be stocking up on cheap bananas next time for my freezer!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 2, 2013
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