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Home Town: Caledonia, Nova Scotia, Canada
Living In: Elora, Ontario, Canada
Member Since: Jun. 2006
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Healthy, Vegetarian, Kids, Quick & Easy
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all the kids
I survived twin pregnancy!
About this Cook
I have 5 kids aged 10, 12, 15 and 3 year old twins. Therefore, easy and fast, but still healthy and kid friendly is what I like in a recipe. I bought Community Shared Agriculture (CSA)shares in 2011 and plan to again this year so am adding more organic, sustainable foods to our diets. I avoid artificial and overprocessed foods.
My favorite things to cook
I like baking and am good with pie crust and quick breads. I never did get the hang of homemade bread, but now there's machines for that. I like using tofu because it's cheap and fast, also fresh pasta, fresh herbs, pesto, Italian, Indian foods, and Mediterranean eg hummus. I love the Moosewood cookbook and my slow cooker.
My favorite family cooking traditions
We always do turkey at Christmas and usually at Thanksgiving. I make lots of sweets around Christmas time and have favorites such as banana gumdrop cake and Christmas shortbreads that I like to make annually.
My cooking triumphs
Lemon blueberry pound cake. Tandoori tofu, curry with potato and cauliflower. Tarragon mushroom steak for hubby after watching M. Smith make it on TV. Yesterday's buttermilk pancakes - I had to make a second batch and they all disappeared, too. Pesto, hummus and baba ganouj. Letting the world know you can microwave corn with the husk on, you don't have to boil all the flavour out of it.
My cooking tragedies
a low fat chocolate cake. It tasted low fat, and was kinda rubbery. Cakes need a little fat, not just buttermilk and egg whites, if my kids are going to eat them.
Recipe Reviews 59 reviews
Tex-Mex Quinoa Salad
I took another's advice and added 1/2 tsp chill powder, mixed it with the lime and olive oil. I also layered this into a glass container and it was quite pretty. I also used fresh tomatoes, and subbed feta cheese. It was very tasty and light yet still has good protein.

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Reviewed On: Apr. 27, 2014
Ranch Dressing with Fresh Herbs
Made as per the recipe, why buy bottled again?

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Reviewed On: Aug. 19, 2012
Newport Clam Chowder
excellent. I added the dill with the onions, and probably double the amount. I used canned clams, cooked the potatoes in some soup stock then added all of that, and didn't measure anything. It didn't need the flour, actually. I found it thick enough without it.

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Reviewed On: Aug. 16, 2012
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