So what inspired me to make this blog?
Simply put. I’m a feeder.
A self confessed, all out, sure have another, and another, feeder.
Not sure when it started or if I’ve just stepped into my Irish Mammy shoes prematurely and sans the requisite squad of weins, but nothing makes me more delighted than looking after people and showing love and affection through food.
I started making the family dinners fairly early on, around 13, when my Mammy and Daddy were at work. Not going to lie, I wasn’t quite so delighted to help out then as I am now. Mostly I just followed instructions (badly) that Mum quickly relayed over the phone from work. And I definitely had my fair share of disasters. The worst one that sticks in my mind (probably have forgotten all the burning and raw food incidents), is when I presumed curry paste and tamarind paste were one and the same and put 5 heaped tablespoons of the later into the curry for that evenings dinner. And I remember Daddy getting into work, and having a good laugh at me (crying by this point). But he just tasted it, figured out what was wrong, and fixed the curry. Dinner was saved. Probably didn’t taste amazing but it was at least bordering on edible.
So fast forward to today. An Irish student living in Glasgow, I absolutely adore getting home and making a feast for the family. Or just anyone I can ply with goodies. I’ve learnt a lot about cooking; both my parents are foodies, and you can only do something wrong so many times before it comes good.
My absolute passion though, is baking. I’m a complete Great British Bakeoff Addict, and I just love the artistry of baking and the joy it brings. People are always going to get a bit more excited about a salted caramel brownie than they would a plate of stew.
So I’ll just be using this blog as a way to share my rambling stories, and share my newest baking creations; successes, and inevitable failures (I’m looking at you macarons).
Cooking largely in a student kitchen has it’s limitations. As does my photography skills (work in progress).
But I’ll be hoping to share with you some of the delight I get from cooking and baking, and obviously give you a few laughs from the disasters.
Lots of love,