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Monika

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Monikucha Online

I love cooking and I have been doing this since I was a little girl. Living in London...

...gives me great opportunity to enhance my skills and improve myself with cooking various cuisines. Photography have become my second passion lately. Thanks to that I can show everybody how I see the world. Apart from this I am a very optimistic person who is loving her live Smile

How long have you been a Daring Baker/Daring Cook and what’s your favorite thing about being in the group(s) so far?

I have Daring Cook for a year now and I love it.

What’s your favorite kitchen gadget? How about your favorite kitchen appliance?

My favorite kitchen appliance is definitely food processor!

Are you known for making a certain dish or dessert? If so, what is it?

My tomato sauce is the best in the world! Smile

Do you have a favorite movie? Book? Genre of music? Actor? Actress?

I love punk rock and Woody Allen movies Smile

You’ve just won $5000.00!!! What would you spend it on?

I would invested it Smile

What is the ultimate comfort food to you?

Definitely pizza!

Which season (Winter, Summer, Spring, Fall) is your favorite.. why?

My favorite season is spring because all summer is just ahead and the days are longer.

Other than cooking and/or baking.. what hobbies do you enjoy?

Photography have become my second passion lately.

How long have you been blogging? Do you like it? What’s your favorite post you’ve written?

I have been blogging for two years now. I really like it, but it takes so much time which I not always have it.

What’s your favorite cookbook for desserts/baking? What’s your favorite cookbook for savory/cooking?

I don`t have any favorite cookbook, not yet Smile

Is there one food that you seriously dislike/hate? If so, which is it and why?

I don`t like jelly. In my opinion it doesn't look or taste good.

What’s your favorite flower and/or plant?

Don`t have one.

Do you have a favorite local restaurant? If so, why is it your favorite and what kind of food is served there?

I like Brovaria in my old town city, Poznan. The restaurant serving traditional, very tasty polish food.

Who taught you how to cook and/or bake?

My mum showed me some cooking, but mainly I teach myself how to cook.

What’s your favorite holiday and why?

I like any holiday!

Reading any good books lately? Which ones?!

The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins.

You’ve had a rough week. How do you relax after a rough week?

Cooking of course!

Where is your favorite vacation (holiday) destination?

So far my favorite vacation destination was Florida.

What is your favorite cooking/food related magazine? Why?

BBC Good Food.

Do you have a food addiction?

nope Smile

What did you eat for dinner last night? Did you prepare it or someone else?

I prepared filet mignon.

What’s your guilty pleasure?

uuuu, I think it is white chocolate Toblerone.

What kind of colors do you like? Pastels? Earth tones? Brights? Neons? Etc.

Brights colors make me alive.

If you had the choice of a free kitchen, bathroom, living room or bedroom makeover – which would you choose and why?

I`d choose kitchen makeover, because I spent so much time there and it could be more convenient.

Do you watch any competitive cooking shows? Like Top Chef or Hell’s Kitchen? If so, which is your favorite and why?

I like most of Gordon Ramsay shows.

What’s your favorite “sweet” spice? How about your favorite “savory” spice?

Chili is my favorite spice and I use it everywhere.

If you could eat in any celebrity chef’s restaurant which restaurant would it be, and which chef owns it?

I`d like eat in any Gordon Ramsay restaurant.

What’s your favorite herb to cook or bake with? Do you prefer fresh or dried?

I like basil and it must be frsh one.

Do you have a time saving kitchen tip you’d like to share with us?

dishwasher Wink

You can visit Monika on her blog Monikucha Online