NovaScotiaBrit Profile - (1928684)

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Home Town: Southend-On-Sea, Essex, England, U.K.
Living In: Bear River, Nova Scotia, Canada
Member Since: Dec. 2002
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Asian, Indian, Mediterranean, Dessert, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Gardening, Reading Books, Painting/Drawing
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About this Cook
After emigrating from the UK in '97, I lived in Calgary, Alberta with my husband and daughter. In 2004, when Calgary became toooo busy, we drove right across the country to settle in Nova Scotia. We have a lovely house and plenty of space and fresh air. We have just opened as a Bed and Breakfast ( I love organic gardening and hope to take a course to further this interest.
My favorite things to cook
Coming from the UK, baked goods and desserts figure prominently in my recipe favourites.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My family's cooking tradition consists of soggy veg, overdone meat and lumpy gravy ! (With the odd successful sponge cake). Not much to live up to.
My cooking triumphs
I love cooking for dinner parties, whether it is buffet-style or sit down. It's such a compliment when guests ask you to share your recipes.
My cooking tragedies
Bread seems to be a challenge that I can't consistently master.
Recipe Reviews 8 reviews
Melt - In - Your - Mouth Shortbread
I make these to sell at our local Christmas market and they are a huge hit. Be sure not to overcook them as they can turn a little dry.

22 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 31, 2012
Beef Bourguignon II
Wonderful depth of flavour. Be sure to use a good wine. We used one from the Annapolis Highlands Vineyard, very close to where we live. I cooked it for 75 people and at the end of the night there was about a teaspoon left for me. Perfect.

22 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 31, 2012
Creamy Hollandaise Sauce
Excellent sauce. No trouble making it in a double-boiler. Rich and lemony.

16 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 31, 2012

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