growing up in a family struggling for money, i learned how to cook for myself before i was tall enough to see over the stove. one of the most useful skills is to know what's expensive to make and what isn't.
My favorite things to cook
shepherd's pie, fish, and things that are beautiful to look at.
My favorite family cooking traditions
spending days baking before christmas, thanksgiving and before family comes to town.
My cooking triumphs
i brought shepherd's pie to a company potluck and was begged for the recipe. i also love when my mum asks how i made something.
My cooking tragedies
my apartment used to have a tiny oven that overcooked everything, and i ruined many a meal until i was finally blessed with a new range and oven.