CELTIC CHEF Profile - Allrecipes.com (18606637)

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Home Town: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Living In: Seattle, Washington, USA
Member Since: Sep. 2005
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Stir Frying, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Southern, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Healthy, Vegetarian, Dessert, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Biking, Walking, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Painting/Drawing, Wine Tasting, Charity Work
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A Perfect Cup of French Press Coffee
About this Cook
I think my biggest inspiration for learning how to cook was being told at an early age that women like guys who can cook. I wasn't good at sports, so I figured I should focus on my strengths and creativity. Also, growing up as a vegetarian in a meat and potatoes Irish immigrant family where food was boiled and bland (the term 'spice' referenced to only two things: salt and pepper) forced me to learn how to cook from an early age. I'm no longer a vegetarian, but I still strive to cook healthy, flavorful meals that are heavy on fish and vegetables and light on meat.
My favorite things to cook
Pizza, Ice Cream & Sorbets, Pasta, Chili, Salads, Stir Frys, Kabobs, Fish, Grilled and Baked Veggies, Smoothies
My favorite family cooking traditions
Irish Soda Bread
My cooking triumphs
My first Thanksgiving dinner (2005). I made the Maple Roast Turkey and Gravy. Everyone loved it.
My cooking tragedies
I tried to make gingerbread when I was 9. It tasted like cardboard.
Recipe Reviews 5 reviews
Wild Blackberry Pie
Very good pie recipe. Tasted even better after sitting in the fridge for a few days. A couple things I would do differently: leave out the cinnamon (a bit overpowering) and add another tablespoon or two of water to the crust dough. All in all, this is a great recipe to use when you are trying to figure out what to do with piles of blackberries. Recommended: served heated, a la mode with vanilla ice cream.

14 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 30, 2006
Thai Pork Satay
Great flavor, but I recommend using mushrooms instead of water chestnuts--they are not a traditional thai ingredient and they break easily when you try to skewer them.

31 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 10, 2006
Summer Berry Compote
A light, refreshing summer dessert. Great with whipped cream or without.

46 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 10, 2006

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