I think I should mention that I am an awful cook!
No really, I do not say it to get an opposite compliment. I am really an awful, impatient, lazy cook. I never follow the recipe. EVER. No matter how many times I have promised myself to follow the recipe from the very beginning to the very end, it never works for me.
I almost never use a measuring cup. I eyeball everything. Which is not good, to tell you the truth.. but usually it works :-) So if you think that you should use more or less ingredients which I have mentioned in my recipe, GO FOR IT! I am really trying my best to describe the closest possible way that I used to cook something because I always forget what and how much I have used.
Few facts which really upset me, and which I should work on to learn as much as possible, are:
-I do not know how to work with flour. I Have never baked bread (on my TO DO list);
- As well as any kind of meat preparation. I have tried to memorize beef cuts and how to cook each one, and I failed. I really need more practice with it. Also, I'm kind of afraid to cook meat, as I do not know which temperature, conditions,marinade,etc I should use
(well, I can simply follow
the recipe right?).If the meat I'm cooking turns out
great, its just the matter of being lucky, not because I actually knew how to cook
But let me tell you why I do keep cooking and have this blog in the fist place.
Cooking is like a drug. The whole process in the kitchen is like a magical scientific challenge or adventure. My husband thinks I'm a weirdo, because its absolutely fine for me to spend all day looking for and making recipes, or purchasing new tableware. When I have extra money I do not buy new shoes, I go and buy new plates (seriously I should stop, we live in a small studio).
And what about that great feeling, when your friends thank you for a great dinner? This is soooo amazing, and this is exactly what pushes me to cook more.
If you are still with me, here is the conclusion. I am open to any kind of constructive criticism if you know that some particular meat should be cooked in a completely different way, let me know! I will learn from you!
And please, don't judge me too hard, I'm only an amateur:-)