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seattle cat

seattle cat
Home Town: Scottsdale, Arizona, USA
Living In: Seattle, Washington, USA
Member Since: Apr. 2005
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Nouvelle, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Healthy, Dessert, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Biking, Walking, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Charity Work
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seattle cat's spinach quiche
About this Cook
i am a hopeless urbanite, living on capitol hill in seattle with my boyfriend and our cats. the hill has a funky, diverse, bohemian vibe with lots of great restaurants, thrift shops and cafes. i am a social worker by trade, love my work and clients. i belong to a local darkroom housed in an old established studio on the hill. there are about 11 separate artist studios and 20 or so of us in the darkroom. we have open studios yearly and i love being surrounded by such provocative, talented artists. i believe being inspired to create is one of the best gifts we give each other. cooking is one of the oldest art forms and i get great satisfaction from do my friends and family. i love cooking in my little kitchen up high, looking out at skyscrapers with the city streaming below...cheers everyone and GET YER COOK ON!!
My favorite things to cook
i like baking most anything, love the way the apartment smells. i like doing rubs on meats using the herbs from my garden. after my girlfriends and i go dancing i love to come back to my apartment late at night and make them strawberry buckwheat pancakes and scrambled eggs with havarti cheese and rosemary. lately, i've been cooking with a lot of coconut milk, red curry and nutmeg.
My favorite family cooking traditions
my dad was an excellent cook...not taking anything away from mom but dad would make sunday breakfast, it was tradition in our house growing up. he did these amazing scrambled eggs with cheese, bacon and onion. my younger sis can make them exactly the way he did, god love her. after he retired, dad rocked some really good baked bread, too. he used a baking machine but it was still awesome, especially his cinnamon raisin. mom did homemade ice cream when we were kids, still remember her cranking that handle and the wait was excruciating. she's into soups now and makes a really good southwest chicken soup. my parents both experimented when we were growing up; asian (they were wok freaks in the late '70s), mexican (i fix dad's chicken enchilada casserole for my former clients and they loved it), italian...all in all, we ate pretty healthy and diverse and didnt have a lot of junk around.
My cooking triumphs
well, my sweet potato pancakes have been popular this year. and i've got a recipe for a pistachio pesto pasta that has garnered me some groupies :)
My cooking tragedies
attempting to make tapioca in the 6th grade...the tragedy was my poor brother's face as he tried to be kind and eat it while i'm hissing "you dont have to eat it if you dont like it"
Recipe Reviews 6 reviews
Beet and Cucumber Salad
My boyfriend and I love this dish! The cucumber and beets are a great combo for the palette and the eggs take care of any protein cravings. Thanks, Alf!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 11, 2014
Mexican Wedding Cookies
great recipe. cookies are dense and flavorful, wonderful with tea or coffee. i use walnuts instead of almonds. a holiday favorite in my world, but good anytime of the year!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 30, 2009
Jack's Chocolate Chip Cookies
i have made this recipe over and over, always get lots of kudos. i do, however, use half the amount of sugar and chocolate chips and i tend to go a bit heavier on the walnuts than the recipe calls for, and with the oatmeal you almost feel like its a healthy snack :)

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 21, 2008
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