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Christine


Christine
 
Home Town: Bellingham, Washington, USA
Living In: Livingston, Montana, USA
Member Since: May 2006
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Stir Frying, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Middle Eastern, Healthy, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Camping, Biking, Walking, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Painting/Drawing, Charity Work
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About this Cook
I met a wonderful man and moved to Montana in 2000 and married him. I am 31 years older than he is.. and we have been happily married for 5 and a half years now. I am a full time homemaker and LOVE it! a REAL *Sadie* sadie , married lady!:) When I was a younger there was not much time to do what I really love to do.. which is create beauty and manage a beautiful home fulltime . Today i enjoy creating beauty whether it be cooking or gardening , painting landscapes w/ oils or volunteering at the local soup kitchen. I also make indoor ponds for local art galleries. For me the joy of living is looking for oppurtunites to give daily. From a recipe to a smile to a helping hand when God places someone in my path..for me the pearl of great price is living minutely.. Life is awesome.
My favorite things to cook
gosh everything! I love to cook. Probably my favorite things to cook is Ethnic food... doesn't matter what kind of Ethnic food... anything that is new and excites my need to *create* is what i like to cook. cooking for me is like wearing a new dress.. It depends on my mood.. at times i like simple and elegant, at other times i like wild and exotic...i should have been a chef.. planning and preparation and attention to detail, wonderful tasting foods and presentation is where i live...
My favorite family cooking traditions
TRADITION! What's that!??? LOL! God, I hope the only thing that i see as traditional is love of people and authentic living in the moment...other than that, food wise, i hope i blow any sense of tradition out of the water by always exploring new ways of being thus creating.. if i am about anything, it is about changing traditions. This past christmas the christmas tree was 'wilting' before christmas.. i found it depressing so i tore it down and put up a wonderful may day pole with a christmas theme.. same with food.. i am not one to stick to mashed potatoes and turkey on christmas day:)
My cooking triumphs
One of my favorite deserts i made was Zauber Torte. I had an Octoberfest party last year where i cooked and served authentic german food. Also last year at the woman prayer group that meets at my house i made a middle eastern dinner. I made tabouli, stuffed grape leaves, Tah ChinHummus bi Tahina, Falafel, Baklava. In the summer we have many visting guests come to visit us from out of town.. we often go to Yellowstone National Park or the Grand Tetons for the day as we live close by these two parks. Before we go out for the day i enjoy making incredibly cool breakfasts like Eggplant Timbale, or Bacon Leek and Sundried Tomato Quiche with Cinnamon Bread Pudding with Vanilla Bourbon Sauce and Citrus Salmon..I also love making picnic baskets to take into the park like Lobster Salad, chilled Herb Roasted Chicken, Lemon Pound Cake with Lemon Verbena... Fresh Berries and a couple of bottles of Chardonnay... i delight in creating wonderful food experinces for guests..
My cooking tragedies
when I was at my sons home and was making chicken and dumplings. i got to talking and quadrupled the recipe and ended up with dumplings overflowing all over the place. it looked like when Mt St Helen's blew ...
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