SarahandtheCity Profile - (18191913)

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Living In: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Member Since: Jul. 2005
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Frying, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Southern, Nouvelle, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Healthy, Dessert, Gourmet
Hobbies: Hiking/Camping, Camping, Boating, Biking, Reading Books, Music, Wine Tasting, Charity Work
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Blog...  3 posts
Jul. 21, 2010 9:38 am 
Updated: Jul. 22, 2010 8:33 am
I know, it’s been a while since I’ve posted a blog. I’m usually very good at it, and usually very punctual about wanting to share with all of you wonderful people my ordeals in the kitchen (and at the office) but lately I’ve had wedding bells in my mind…and a new ring on my finger. Now…I… MORE
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From The Blog:  Redhead and the Kitchen
Yummy Korean Glass Noodles (Jap Chae)
clam chowder with a dash of hot sauce
About this Cook
I'm Originally from Canada but have strong Eastern European roots. After studying Culinary Arts, I have created my own style of easy and sometimes not so easy recipes I can share over the phone with my cooking challenged girlfriends. Cooking is my hobby, my love in life, and my masterpiece occasionally.
My favorite things to cook
I enjoy cooking anything that has a bit of a challenge to it...and of course easy things on long hard days :)
My favorite family cooking traditions
My family is from Russia..I enjoy cooking a lot of Russian things, and sometimes applying a bit of russian to non russian recipes I find on here.
My cooking triumphs
My biggest cooking triumph is perfecting my grandmothers recipes...although they'll never quite taste just as good as hers do..I do okay I guess :)
My cooking tragedies
My cooking tragedies usually go straight to the garbage..with me it's all or nothing.
Recipe Reviews 19 reviews
Rich and Creamy Tomato Basil Soup
What a nice recipe! My only advice is if you use half and half, so it doesn't curdle heat it up a bit first. Also, never ever substitute dry basil for the fresh one!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 15, 2011
Sicilian Pineapple Pork Roast
This recipe wasn't what I expected. Maybe it's just me but I didn't particularly think the tomatoes and the pineapples did anything special. The meat on the other hand was very tender and even better the second day.

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 4, 2011
Traditional Russian Pirozhki
I love this recipe, just like all other russian children, I grew up eating these! I also fry onions in olive oil until they are golden and sometimes a little bit burnt and add them to mashed potatoes, if you use the oil from frying the onions then you really dont need to add milk or butter whem mashing the potatoes. Another filling is sour cherries, i don't think anyone mentioned that, from what i know the traditional fillings for pirozhki that you can buy at a russian store is meat, potatoes, cabbage, or cherries, sometimes i'll also add 18% fat cottage cheese with a little of my favorite (or whatever i have in the pantry) jam inside.

52 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 10, 2009
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