I live in a suburb of Sydney with my husband and three kids. We like doing things together as a family whenever we can as my husband spends long periods away in the Navy.
My favorite things to cook
Currently having fun with my new electric pressure cooker. Risottos in 7 minutes, pulled pork in 25 minutes, and delicious soups. Going to try some puddings in it next.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My late father was Swedish, and my Mum and I love the traditional dishes from the south of Sweden. I also enjoy experimenting with Amercian-style recipes. I learn lots of gourmet tips from my clever sister who is always trying recipes from the latest foodie magazines.
My cooking triumphs
I did a complete Jamie Oliver Christmas Menu for my family a few years ago, and it was the first time I'd ever cooked a whole turkey. I did it in a tiny kitchen in 40 degree Sydney summer heat, but it was worth it! My brother-in-law said it was the best turkey he'd ever eaten. We finished up with "Jamie's Nan's Plum Pudding" and then opened a mountain of presents. Magic!!
My cooking tragedies
I was making chicken liver pate and filled the blender with piping hot livers ready to blend. Unfortunately, I didn't put the lid on properly before I switched it onto max! Result... my extremely small kitchen was covered in steaming gobs of liver - walls, floor, ceiling, lights ... and worst of all ME!