Spiced peaches and learning to cook

My daughter is excited to have the first video on her new Youtube channel up and running.  She made a bunch of spiced peaches before Christmas, which we gave out as gifts to colleagues, neighbours and family.  Everyone seems to enjoy them.  We also make drunken pears and boozy fruit mince, but she didn’t record those.  I’m sure they’ll be recorded in due course.  The drunken pears are always a hit.  The boozy fruit mince tends to be successful with people of a certain generation or those that like to bake, as it’s intended to be used for Christmas cake/pudding or mince tarts.

Feel free to check it out.  There’s a link to the spiced peaches recipe on the Youtube page.  Leave your comments and likes on the actual video, so she gets to see them.

She’s already recorded two more videos that I need to edit.  She’s aiming to upload once a week.  It’s all dependent on me, of course, having the free time and energy to record her and then edit the videos for her, but she enjoys it, it keeps her busy, and the cooking ones are good practice for her.  She’s actually a pretty good cook.  She made chili last night, which we had as burritos and then I had some today with salad for my lunch.  Yum.  She probably makes dinner about four times a week on a normal basis.  My teenage son probably makes dinner twice a year.  *FacePalm*

When I left home to go flatting, I could make a roast dinner, and follow a recipe.  I used to make muffins, etc., for my flatmates.  One of my flatmates didn’t know how to cook at all.  My husband was a very good cook by the time he left home, partly because he’d had to fend for himself as his parents worked a lot, and partly because his parents were both in the food industry.  He’s still a better cook than I am.  I am slowly starting to veer away from using recipes and making things ‘a la Elle’, which is a big step for me.

When did you learn to cook?  Do you have a signature dish?  Mine is probably rice risotto.  It’s the only non-meat dish my husband really enjoys.  Win for me!  Sometimes I do it with bacon just to change it up.  I’m really good at steak too.  I’m better at cooking steak than my husband is, even though I like mine well done.  My husband’s signature dish is slow roast lamb, and his pork belly is to die for.  Man, I’m hungry now!


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