I'm 52 years old and have been cooking since I was 9. I live in Keene with my husband. We have three daughters and one son and many grandchildren. I love knitting, sewing, beading, wirework, silversmithing, making perfumes and cosmetics and cooking.
My favorite things to cook
I'm really a good basic home cook. We have grown most of our own vegetables for years and I love canning and freezing, making family meals, soups and stews, baked goods like breads, muffins, cakes, pies, cookies and some simple candies.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My grandmother was Italian and I love to cook great Italian food. I learned a lot from watching her and eating her wonderful food. My own great tradition is canning.
My cooking triumphs
I canned 52 quarts of tomatos in one day and didn't lose any of them.
My cooking tragedies
Ha, the time I took a pie out of the oven and dropped it upside down on the floor!