It was my father, not my mother, who actually taught me to cook.  (Such as i do and only on occasions) His first and foremost instruction….”Go to the cupboard, open it, look what is inside.  Then go to the fridge, open it, look at what is inside, THEN DECIDE WHAT YOU’RE MAKING FOR DINNER. — Make it — Dinner is served!


Sometimes the best meals are made without following a recipe.  Then sometimes they MISS but to my mind, recipes are just a stepping stone to cooking.