Hi, all. Excited to be here. Am on a multi-month break from employment and am getting to play in my kitchen for really the first time in my adult life. Up 'til now, it's been quick meals and very little creativity.
I am SO enjoying cooking for my husband, reading lots of recipes, and thinking about food almost nonstop. I've learned just in the past two months that cooking is one of those things that, to get a good feel and some confidence, you just have to do it a lot.
My enthusiasm far exceeds my skill, so I need insight and tips. Am all over the map making poultry (roast chicken - yum), meats, fish, veggies (love those garlicky collards), desserts, beans and legumes, whole-grain baking (cornbread rules), and much more.
Home cooking has enormous potential for being fun and satisfying in ways I never imagined during my career so far as a communicator in a big finance company. For now, leaving fixed-income securities behind and picking up some mackeral. YAY!!
My grandmother and great aunt are looking down from their kitchens in heaven, appalled that at age 49 I don't know how to cut up a whole chicken....o:)