This section is for Laura and this is what she says about her cooking journey..
where to start???? aged 19 I flew the coop and moved in with my husband to be (he was a wanker). Anyway, I had to cook, and loved feeding him. I learned largely from my grandmother and always had something up my sleeve.
And then I woke up and got rid of him (yay).
I don’t really remember what I used to cook for Jonathan because in the end it all became about Isobel. When she started solids I would cook all sorts for her. She had to take her own lunch to nursery and I was always making freezable home cooked meals for her, Annabel Karmel I love you!!!!!
As time wore on I worked more and more, and Jonathan worked more than that and we were all of a sudden having Chinese or frozen stuff. Then Wendy put a picture on Facebook of bread she’d made!! Well I had to have a go, or two…………
and the rest is history!”
Laura was the first T.O.B Cook. She made bread……the No Knead Bread
And it turned out brilliantly
She has encouraged the others to try it… so well done Laura!
Then she made the butter to go with it..
And followed that with chillies… those delicious bacon wrapped, cream cheese stuffed chillies…
Slow roast pork and orange glazed carrots with roast potatoes! Mmmmmmm……
I made Jansson’s Temptation and Laura wanted to do it too… the problem was she lived too far from Ikea to get the sprats, anchovy style. Which are an absolute essential…
I couldn’t let that hold her back so I posted her a tin ( the lady in the Post Office did look at me oddly when I said I was posting a friend some sprats…. Swedish sprats, anchovy style… 🙂 )
See how technical we are? She prepares food, takes a picture with her BlackBerry and sends it to mine….
We discuss how it is going and she sends a picture of the finished dish!
(She liked it… as did her in-laws!)