My favorite things to cook
I like fresh, local foods. Cooking a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables is very important to me. It's not easy to get fresh produce in all seasons in rural Nova Scotia, but I try to make good use of our garden and freezer. I love to try out international recipes so I try to incorporate something different into my weekly menus.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My family always had a vegetable garden. I remember my father always wanting to preserve food for the winter. Throughout the hot Ontario summers, my mother would be freezing veggies, making jams and canning fruit. We would be eating our own produce all winter! I still do some preserving. Those treasured summer memories have always remained.
My cooking triumphs
One summer I made over 100 jars of jams and jellies for a wedding. Every guest was to receive one. Some went away with many jars! It was a very enjoyable project and people seemed to enjoy the preserves very much. It gave me a chance to try out the more unusual recipes with every kind of fruit imaginable!
My cooking tragedies
I can't make pancakes to save my life! Fortunately, my husband is very expert at this task & makes nice fluffy ones, topped with fresh fruit and yogurt!