I'm a wife and mother... 1st generation Latvian -Canadian... I learned to cook the Northern European way from my mother and grandmothers - and I've been doing so for as long as I can remember. I can make a masterpiece from a mushroom (and occasionally a mountain from a molehill! lol) - problem is I'm kind of tired of busting my rump to do new things involving oodles of work - I need to concentrate more on traditional Canadian cuisine customs - quick and tasty.
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My favorite things to cook
I like hearty things... northern european comfort food. I grew up with it - and it's really w hat I know best. Like many others I tend to gravitate to what I know and love... Kotletten (hamburger patties) in a rich creamy sauce with lots of onions, mashed potatoes, goulash, thick soups like bean & pea etc. My new love is anything that is other than the genman/latvian/nordic type food - I LOVE Italian pasta dishes (not too hot on the traditional seafood Sicilian types but hey?!) mexican - (adore it) and now I'm dabbling in Indian cuisine.
My favorite family cooking traditions
filled, twice cooked turkey crepes (sauteed chopped left-over turkey with onions and a few choice spices), Piragi (wonderful little buns filled with a smoky bacon & onion mixture), lots more with similar qualities... I can't give away ALL my secrets!
My cooking triumphs
My cooking tragedies