I was born and raised by parents immigrated from Italy to Canada. So of course my mother taught me alot, not ALL, as I then worked for over 20 years in the Food & Beverage Industry, where i learned alot about basic cooking and basic. My first interest in cooking: Homec Grade 8
My favorite things to cook
Wish I had more time, but I like making everything, from homemade sauces and salsa, with all the tomatoes I grow. I also grow herbs to use in my cooking. I like to make bread, lasagna, ravioli, anything Italian. I also love to bake.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Italian all the way, my husband is french though, so I have also learned a few traditions of his, like tortiere.
My cooking triumphs
Tried a recipe for Ciabatta bread, didnt think I could make it, also foccacia bread, would also have loved to cook for alot of people at one time, but never have. I do make ALOT of pies when apples are season, tortieres at christmas, which freeze well.
My cooking tragedies
I once accidently use baking soda in my stew, thinking it was salt. I tried to rinse off the meat and veggies and make a new gravy but it didnt work, it tasted awful, in the garbage.