Colleen Profile - (19652232)

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Living In: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Member Since: Aug. 2011
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Frying, Stir Frying, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Southern, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Low Carb, Healthy, Vegetarian, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Hiking/Camping, Camping, Walking, Photography, Reading Books, Wine Tasting, Charity Work
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Dec. 30, 2011 7:26 pm 
Updated: Dec. 31, 2011 9:14 am
I get excited after a turkey meal only because I can make a real club sandwich with "turkey breast" instead of turkey ham which is a mere substitute for my high standard for turkey.I am a big "turkey club sandwich" person who insists real turkey for a real club sandwich.But you know, it's… MORE
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About this Cook
Hi I'm Colleen. I'm a working mom in Ottawa and have two sons, and a husband, Mr. D. ;-) Remi is 7-years-old and in Grade 2. He resembles Remi, the mouse from La Ratatouille. Pablo, a 5-year-old senior kindergarten-er, looks like Pablo Penguin from The Backyardigans. Both their parents look like humans, though ;) We are all tennis fanatics. As a family, we love to watch professional matches and analyze the matches. I love cooking & baking. My palate loves all different gourmet tastes from all around the world, from Afghan palao to Mexican chili. I'd love to share recipes and cooking tips with you. I also love traveling. I run a life journal blog, including cooking & baking, Heavenly Palate @ Hopefully you will enjoy photos and commentary that I post ;-) See you again very soon.
My favorite things to cook
My favorite food in the whole world is lasagna. I make lasagna very easy without cooking lasanga noodles. ( I just love any kind of lasagna. The only creature who can be compared to me would be Garfield. (As you might already know, Garfield was born in the kitchen of an Italian restaurant and that is where his obsession for lasagna started) Coq au vin, Boeuf Brouguignon, and Algerian style couscous with tomato sauce are my favorites too. I also love baking Victoria sponge cake, any kind of pies, and cookies. I love trying new recipes very much.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My family mantra is "a human being needs to eat three good meals a day" :) I cook and my husband helps. He is a proficient kitchen help.
My cooking triumphs
By graduation at graduate school, I prepared 5 course dinner for 20 people without any help in a very old-style small kitchen. It was a great success.
My cooking tragedies
When I was a mere novice when I was 21 years-old foreign student in France, my friend asked me to make mousse au chocolat(chocolate mousse) for dessert. She told me it would be really easy to make it just by following instructions. Yes, of course, I followed the instructions religeously. And guess what? We ate salty mousse au chocolat for dessert. How would have have known what "1 pincée de sel" exactly meant!!! A pinch varies, doesn't it? My friends still talk about the dinner.
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