I love food, wine, being outdoors, pug dogs (all dogs... since I am a dog groomer) and good friends.
My favorite things to cook
I love baking breads of all kinds, soups, cooking with fresh herbs, grilling over wood fire and on charcoal grill. Also love ethnic foods and trying new recipes.
My favorite family cooking traditions
We love having appetizer parties where good friends come and bring a couple of appetizers and a bottle of wine or beer. Nothing fancy, just laid back, relaxed and fun. We also like to have company over for cookouts.
My cooking tragedies
I was boiling a pot of noodles on an electric stove top when the burner blew a hole in the bottom of my stock pot, throwing the noodles and water all over! Thank goodness I wasn't near the stove at the time!!! (be sure to watch the burner elements for uneven wear from sliding pots and pans!) I now have a gas stove top!