when not cooking im working on my blog, http://www.andrealeev.blogspot.com or taking photographs - at http://www.andrealeev.smugmug.com
I feel very strongly about trying to make the world a better place and being a tiny part of the solution.
I recently made a lot of changes to embrace a simpler, family based life and couldn't be happier!
My favorite things to cook
anything from scratch, spicy rocks and i love to use what i grow in my mini garden (tons of herbs, tomatoes, peppers, spinich and salad greens).
My favorite family cooking traditions
Figs rolled in sugar brings back wonderful holiday memories as does fresh pfeffernuesse cookies.
My cooking triumphs
hubby and i are foodies and just keep getting better..its really cool getting compliments when we have people over for dinner.
getting requests for things i make is the best compliment ever..my zuchinni bread and pfeffernuesse get kudos.
My cooking tragedies
palmier cookies that just werent :) i'm sticking to the french bakery down the street for them.
hubby can't seem to get chocolate lava cake down...but keeps on trying.