I am an Oil Painter first, I dabble and do color theory with oil, acrylics and watercolor, and their prospective pencils. My specialty is Dog Portraitures, and then what calls me, that I need to paint, and also requests, commissioned paintings.
My favorite things to cook
I am Ukrainian, so all things Ukrainian, then Thai/Asian, and again, thanks to my daughter, just got back into using the Crock-Pot/Slow Cooker. I love to make all kinds of food, from recipies that are 50+ years old, and from various ethnic backgrounds that I get from the people I meet through my job. They are treasures to me.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Ukrainian Christmas Eve Dinner, January 6th, (we go by the original Julian Calender), which consists of 12 meatless dishes. This is the best evening of the year for our family.
My cooking triumphs
Getting asked for my recipies after people have eaten it, especially when I made it up as I went along.
My cooking tragedies
When I was first married (now long divorced), I always did my bakings in double batches. Honey Cake was a weekly baking... How, HOW did I forget to put the honey in the batter?!? I've never gotten over that 'tragedy". You may all snicker now :)