I left the corporate life in 2007 to live on a sailboat in the Virgin Islands. I have almost no power and only a camp stove to cook on. Any water I use (showering, cleaning, cooking, etc.) I haul myself. I use 2 gallons a day. Total. Yet I get into a sundress and go to work at a high end jewelry store every day. I love my life! Recently however, I have been visiting my Dad in Maine (was supposed to be a few weeks and several months later am still here!) and with a lot of time on my hands am learning to cook. Pretty surprising for a 45 y.o. woman who has barely turned on an oven. Or made a bed. Or ever thought she wanted to. BTW I still don't make my bed.......
My favorite things to cook
Don't eat meat, but I LOVE salmon or any kind of fish. Sushi?LOVE IT! I love to cook veggies, and baked goods though I keep struggling with it ("blast it! forgot the baking soda/powder again!"). Despite that, I love, love, love to bake (eat) home made breads. Learning to make home made pasta (terrible at it) and enjoy eating anything with eggs, cheese, cream...you name it. No, not all non-meat eaters are rabbit food eaters!! :)
My favorite family cooking traditions
Cooking with my sisters and their children at Christmas. Since my Mother passed in 2005, the things she did for us are more precious than ever. I try to honor her in everything I do, especially at the holidays when I cook. I live in the Virgin Islands but have been visiting my Dad in Maine for the last several months. Cooking for him is one of the most satisfying and joyous things I have ever done for anyone. He appreciates it so much!
My cooking triumphs
Learning how to use an oven at the age of 44. Baking bread for the first time. At age 44. Not burning toast. Age 44.
My cooking tragedies
Too many to mention! (Sniffle)