Tuesday, January 12, 2010

The Taming of the Shrew

There are fewer people on this planet who are further away from being a domestic goddess than I am.

It's not because I'm not interested...I would love to cook a gourmet dinner in 15 minutes as many of these 'personalities' do on TV .

I'm not sure why? It could be due to my incapacity to multi task if one of these requires timed attention.

But also growing up in Spain, were I was part the first generation who was liberated from male imposed obligations and consequently resisting any responsibilities that our mothers and grandmothers may have had.

Whilst at school the theatre group produced the The Taming of the Shrew...and yes... guess who played Katherina...? Is it a case of life imitating fiction?

Many years later and still not domesticated...

I do love cooking, it's like therapy, but when FEDEX is at the door and both phones ring at the same time..the chances are the fire alarm will set off within minutes...as it does every other week.

From next week I'll be posting on my adventures and misadventures in the kitchen....if you have any challenging recipes let me know

bon appetit...


  1. Hello there - I wish you the best of luck with the cooking: i'm always forgetting things on the stove, to the point where I keep having to disable the smoke alarm

    I'm terribly sorry I didn't see your tag - and I'm very grateful for you tagging me. I'd also been tagged by the errant aesthete in the same post, and when I eventually ended up responding, I did hers. I would have name checked you had I known you'd tagged me too, so many apologies.


  2. You will be great! Just tune everyone and everything else out... they can wait! Let cooking be your meditation, and they will thank you for it later.

    Can't wait to see what you have in store...

  3. Mrs. Trefusis..

    There is no need for apologies...I'm sure your incredibly insightful and entertaining blog has been tagged in more occasions than you could know...I am so grateful to even be on your side bar!!

    Thanks again..Eilis

  4. Julie Anne, thank you so much..I will be trying many of your recipes!!!!