January 12, 2010 - 8 comments

The taming of the shrew…

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, ironically,  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...

Published by: eilisboyle in Books, cooking, Current Affairs, Food and Drink


pretty far west
January 12, 2010 at 12:41 pm

I think chocolate éclairs would be a suitable first experiment for you if you can find a choux pastry recipe, and your FEDEX couriers might like them. You’ll need to start by having a gin or wine for relaxed creativity.

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Jane Flanagan
January 12, 2010 at 12:49 pm

French macarons are always fun to make!
Though I find cooking a dinner the most challenging and making sure everything’s ready at the same time. Baking is so precise, it’s just a matter of following the rules!

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Silent Storyteller
January 12, 2010 at 4:16 pm

Thank you girls!!!
I’m glad my only resolution this year is to indulge!!!
And indulge I shall!!!

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Mrs O'Connell
January 12, 2010 at 8:14 pm

… thats the best resolution Ive heard yet!.. if you do make French Macaroons please share the recipe, they are devine!.. You should watch that film Julie and Julia, I thought it was cute. Julie keeps a blog of her attempts to cook every single recipe of chef Julia Childs book in one year, over 500 recipes!

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Silent Storyteller
January 12, 2010 at 8:17 pm

Mrs. O’Connell
I must watch it..thank you…
If I do macarons…which I will…we will meet for coffee and indulge together!! I can’t wait to see pictures….

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Paula Marron
January 13, 2010 at 1:02 pm

Well if your Pâté making is anything to go by then I cant wait to see the culinary delights ahead… xxx

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Mrs O'Connell
January 13, 2010 at 8:41 pm

Eilis, I will hold you to that! YUM!!

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Silent Storyteller
January 14, 2010 at 9:40 am

Thank you Paula….no fire or heat involved in making paté…so we’ll see how I get on….

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