5 cooking lessons from my Mum

With today being International Women’s Day and with Mothering Sunday just around the corner, I thought that I would share some of my mother’s cooking wisdom.

  1. If a mussel won’t open during cooking, or has a cracked shell then don’t eat it. If it tastes queer, or if you have any doubts then spit it out!
  2. When mixing a cake by hand be soft like a feather; not heavy like an elephant
  3. Pasta should be eaten as soon as it is cooked
  4. Don’t eat the blue smarties
  5. The difficult part about cooking a meal is getting all of the components hot on the plate at the same time.

That last one is so important! Definitely one of the signs of a good cook.

The throw of the dice gave mum and dad three boys and though Bess is a constant source of female affection, she is more into long walks and chasing birds than anything else.

Nice Bess

Nice Bess

Mum is a woman who achieved a distinction in the Masters degree that she studied alongside working full time. A few days ago I spoke to her on the phone while she cooked a tortilla for my dad and brothers even though she herself was fasting.

She is a Quaker, a baker, a consultant and a cook. She is a Reiki Master and a gardener; she is a strong woman who has taught me a hell of a lot.


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