Bloomsburg Profile - (18745010)


Home Town: Bowness, Alberta, Canada
Living In: South Boston, Virginia, USA
Member Since: May 2004
Cooking Level: Not Rated
Cooking Interests: Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Italian, Mediterranean, Healthy
Hobbies: Gardening, Walking, Reading Books, Painting/Drawing
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About this Cook
My parent's were both English. My father was a professional baker from a family of bakers and my mother was a LPN but had worked in a bakery when she was young. They both made a fabulous apple pie, and my mother made a lemon meringue pie to die for. My mother's cooking was plain but wholesome. She said she didn't like a lot of seasoning to hide the natural taste of the food. Our best meals were roast beef with carrots, potatoes and Yorkshire pudding! My own tastes run to more experimenting with the synergy of complex flavors and ingredients, which when combined produce a unique taste: spaghetti sauces, teriyaki marinades, soups with lots of different vegetables. My granddaughter, Sonya, has Type 1 diabetes so my main interest at present is to find healthy low carb dishes that meet with an 11 year olds approval.
My favorite things to cook
Spaghetti tonkatsu Crawfish etouffee
My favorite family cooking traditions
English food Baking pies Japanese cooking Bengali cooking Vietnamese cooking - learn
Recipe Reviews 1 review
Disney's Ratatouille
I was really pleased to find this recipe because the Disney movie "Ratatouille" is what inspired my interest. I didn't have tomato paste so I cooked down a can of diced tomatoes with roasted peppers. Everything else I followed the recipe to the letter. My husband groaned when I told him what I was cooking, but when I served it with andouille sausage and garlic toast - he loved it all!

17 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 12, 2012

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