NAOMI333 Profile - (18748462)

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Home Town: Morden, Manitoba, Canada
Living In: Winkler, Manitoba, Canada
Member Since: May 2004
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Healthy, Vegetarian, Dessert
Hobbies: Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Reading Books, Charity Work
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About this Cook
To say the least, my styles of cooking are eclectic: My dad's side of the family is Mennonite (immigrated to Canada from Russia, but originally from somewhere in Western Europe), while my mom's is from the Midwest (originally Irish and Belgian). My boyfriend and his family moved to Canada from Laos, so I have been picking up a number of their culinary traditions. Having spent a few years as a vegan, I guess one could say that I am sort of a pro in that area. I also have a real affinity for Caribbean fare.
My favorite things to cook
Shrimp tacos, Caribbean rice, dhal,cholé, chili, tom yam
My favorite family cooking traditions
Getting together at my parents' farm in summer, and having barbeques; Pho night at my boyfriend's parents' house.
My cooking triumphs
I don't buy any bread, as I have mastered making it.
My cooking tragedies
When we first moved into our apartment, I made the error of leaving a pot of lentil stew on the stove before checking how quickly it heated up... As it turns out, it heats up ridiculously fast, and we had to serve scorched food to a guest. I will never live that down.
Recipe Reviews 1 review
Summa Borscht
For this recipe to be authentic, it needs farmer sausage (some people use ham). Vegetarians can use liquid smoke or imitation bacon bits, but the smoky flavour is necessary. It also needs sorrel... If you don't have access to sorrel, try using beet greens, and add some lemon juice towards the end of cooking. In my family, we skip adding dairy to the pot, and add buttermilk to our own bowls.

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Reviewed On: Dec. 19, 2012

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