A married, recent empty-nester who is now trying to learn to cook for 2 people without making enough for 3 days of leftovers!
My favorite things to cook
I don't spend as much time in the kitchen anymore as I should/would like, so these days there seems to be a lot of curries, tabbouleh, and other quick and simple dishes. My favourite things to make have always been desserts, but now that my husband has developed pre-diabetes I am trying to get more enthusiastic about the savoury side of cooking :)
My favorite family cooking traditions
Growing up, my mother made what she called 'scones' (the rural Albertan version maybe??) - deep-fried pieces of white bread dough that we would dip in caramel sauce. I can't bring myself to deep-fry anything anymore, but it is definitely my favourite food memory from years ago.
My cooking triumphs
One of my first cheesecakes - a banana split version, with 3 layers (banana, strawberry and chocolate, baked in succession) on a shortbread crust, served with pineapple sauce, whipped cream and toasted flaked coconut. Yum!
My cooking tragedies
As a new cook 15 years ago, making a nice dinner for my then boyfriend and watching him cut into the still-raw-in-the-centre roast chicken. By the time it was brought out of the oven the second time, dry and sad looking, everything else was cold and limp. Very embarrassing!