I'm a wife to a wonderful husband and just became mother to an adorable little boy. I love to cook and create new dishes - and my husband loves that I love to cook. Neither of us are picky eaters, and we love a variety of foods so this website has been an inspiration and a lifesaver at times!
My favorite things to cook
I love pastas (probably just a little too much.) We cook a lot of chicken, LOTS of vegetables and probably visit Italian and Mexican dishes the most - but I'll try anything once (or more).
My favorite family cooking traditions
Growing up in New Zealand I have a lot of family recipes that I adore, Pavlova, Orange Slice, Trifle, things that use vegemite (yes, I said it)but my husband has roots in Mexico and so I love cooking Mexican dishes, even though he didn't grow up with them.
My cooking triumphs
I have mastered a creme brulee with my culinary torch. I make a spinach stuffed chicken breast wrapped in bacon that my husband swears could be sold in restaurants... and I have an amazing lasagna that always gets compliments. But really... I consider any great meal that we both enjoyed a triumph!
My cooking tragedies
Tapioca... I need heavier based saucepans because it ALWAYS burns no matter how much I stir.