I live in the wine country were I am fortunate enough to experience a wide variety of flavors. Good weather year round makes it easy to cook with fresh, seasonal ingredients. I am a part time caterer and love the challenge of creating wonderful food for people on a budget.
My favorite things to cook
I love to use ingredients in creative ways without being to "out there".
My favorite family cooking traditions
I don't really have any.
My cooking triumphs
A cocktail party with only appetizers that had everyone impressed. Even me! All the recipes were not ones I'd tried before, just sounded like they would work.
My cooking tragedies
I wish I was a better baker. I don't measure precisely which is important. My twelve year old daughter has taken up that task.