I'm 37, separated, and the mother of one 14yo. I homeschool my son and go to college myself. I'm poly and an activist in the queer community. I love my weekly yoga, step, cardio kickboxing, and belly dance classes. I'm the type of geek who still plays DnD and hosts a monthly spec-fic book group. I'm an unapologetic fat grrl with a shoe habit.
My favorite things to cook
Lately, a lot of Indian and Middle Eastern spices have been included in my cooking. I've found that a liberal amount of sweet curry powder will entice just about anyone into eating cooked cauliflower--even me! I sometimes braid a loaf of Challah...just so I can make French toast the next day *yum*
My favorite family cooking traditions
Camp cooking, over a fire, offers a level of challenge that I welcome. My son has always loved to cook and sometimes runs around in the kitchen with me.
My cooking triumphs
Bacon Salad. No, I didn't name it that--my friends did. It's a potato salad made with smoky bacon, green onions, roasted reds, mayo, and cajun spices. Cornbread stuffing. Cajun Alfredo. Lemon icing. Pulled pork. Fried chicken. Tofu lasagna. Clam chowder.Garlic vegetable soup. Cheesecake.
My cooking tragedies
Numerous stir-fry attempts. Pie crust. Biscuits. Okra. Naan. Pasta.