My favorite things to cook
I enjoy baking bread and cooking italian food in particular. I love tomatoes. Poaching. Poaching in tomato juice spiked with basil. Potato soup of all kinds. Ooh albondigas soup. Apple pie by Grandma Ople. Rhubarb pie with no strawberries. Tortilla soup, black bean soup. I am in search of a perfect chewy rice pudding.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mom definitely raised me on healthy, basic food. She has always cooked square basic vegetable heavy meals. Dessert was not taken for granted. I like to grow the veggies I eat or buy from a grower I trust whenever possible. Dessert is still not taken for granted but is instead subject to my whim. Which is worse? Time will tell.
My cooking triumphs
My cooking tragedies
I made this squash soup once that was way worse than the sum total of everything gross I have ever made in the past. Sickening. My dog did enjoy it, but then pretty much the only thing he won't eat is celery.