Here is the scoop on me:
When I do something, or want to do something... I pretty much go all out. My husband jokes that I am *crazy* (or at least I think it is a joke ;) because I think about doing something, and then within hours I am making it happen. Take COOK CLUB. It was an idea me and my mates had banded around (as we are all appalling and cook the same-ol same-ol meals each and every day...) So we just DID IT... got together and started from scratch. We swapped dinner time meal ideas, and then started learning some basic skills that we are all *lacking*.
For me it was pastry. It always fills me with dread, as the goo gets under your nails and in your ring crevices... and it ends up tasting YACK. So determined (and armed with an excellent US pastry recipe book) we conquered within 5 mins the ins and outs of great (really flaky yummy) pastry.
The key? The right ingredients - TREX is a must! As well as whacking it all in the food mixer *gasp* and not touching one slimey nodule until it is ready to be rounded and rolled. Leave in the fridge... and then you have the base to your very own PUMPKIN PIE!
We did *try* and cheat on the pumpkin pie filling - but in the end no Libby's canned pumpkin could be found, and we discovered the art of creating our very own puree from culinary (weenie) pumpkins. Does it all sound like a lot of faff - heck no?! If I can juggle this all with prep for QVC, prep for an intercontinental trip... and kids wanted to get stuck in... then I reckon anyone can do it! Recipes available on request (I have them in PDF format!)