Domestic Gg(oddessness)

Many who know me from a previous life will never fathom I can cook much less aspire to be a Domestic Goddess.

Of course it has to do with a man! He is the love of my life and my inspiration for embarking on the path of all things domestic, my DCM.

In the words of Harriet van Horne, “Cooking is like love.  It should be entered into with abandon or not at all.” I cook. I love. I love to cook. I cook for the one I love. Cooking is love.

Although they say the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach; I prefer to think of it more as an important part of the way to a man’s heart. Nonetheless, I am glad I inherited the one real talent I have from the Mumsy, her ability to cook. And thank God for that! So long as my DCM wants to eat in, I cook. I spend a lot of time planning and executing meals to pamper my hardworking, tired man after a long day at work or to indulge him on his days off. Perhaps, like Thomas Wolfe who said ” There is no sight on earth more appealing than the sight of a woman making dinner for someone she loves.“, my DCM will feel the same.

These days, I grocery shop over retail, am a novice baker, have my own mini garden; and am in the process of, in my DCM’s words, “turning the apartment into a jungle”. Creating a more aesthetically pleasing apartment, cleaning and tidying have also consumed me. All executed with pretty manicured nails!

I derive so much satisfaction from creating something wonderful I can call my own. Sharing these domestic exploits on Facebook has given rise to friends commenting and asking for my recipes. Some even suggested I write a cook book. I hardly think I’m qualified for that…

I began toying with the idea of a food blog but procrastinated for a long time because firstly I cook free-style. No measurements, no fixed recipe. I make up a lot of the stuff in my head, try them out, taste and tweak until I’m happy, then cross my fingers and hope my DCM or whoever is eating will like what I’ve done.

Secondly, I’m a perfectionist when I want to do something. I’m OCD about how the blog looks, what I write, how I write, photos and pretty much everything! I’ve seen blogs that though informative, are a mess. My blog cannot be a mess! To top it all off, IT-illiterate here! I know the basics but html? RSS? WHAT??? Too painful!

With encouragement from my DCM and my sweet confidant, Linda; I finally started blogging. I share recipes with Linda who cooks but isn’t as obsessed as I am. She is endlessly encouraging, excited and supportive; even when things do not go well. As I shared more domestic tips and recipes with Linda, blogging became increasingly advantageous. Blogging would make sharing, conveniently accessible for Linda (and anyone interested). So Linda Hunny, this blog is as much for you as it is for me.

What began as a bit of a way to pass time and share recipes has not only turned into a self-indulgent collection of old and new experiences, memories and rants. ‘Achieving Domestic Goddessness’ is also an ode to my mother who is an amazing cook, the man I love and those who’ve inspired me…


6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Linda
    Nov 18, 2011 @ 14:52:24

    Awwww hunny… You’re so sweet!! You’ve done an amazing job with the blog, the layout, your humorous lingo and easy-to-follow recipes for novice-cooks like me… An inspiration!! You have the best food porn in da world!!! xxx (p.s. I still ogle your foodie pics in the middle of the night. Bwahaha!)


  2. Amrita
    Nov 23, 2011 @ 00:04:07

    I see you’ve moved to WordPress, I’m beginning to miss WordPress myself 😦 It’s so funny how taking care of a house and man can completely fill your day, right? And people wonder how people who stay home are so busy. 😛 Let’s keep cooking, baking and blogging!


    • Ggerri
      Nov 23, 2011 @ 10:21:45

      I think Blogspot is fine but there’s something about WordPress that appeals more to me. Have to say Blogspot is easier to use in some ways and less restrictive yet, WordPress looks better and I am superficial like that 😀

      Taking care of my man, the apartment, the plants and blogging really can take up an entire day! I love it!

      We shall! Love that even though you’ve moved to America, this helps us stay connected! xoxo


  3. quentin
    Nov 23, 2011 @ 04:08:38

    Good stuff GG.. Going to follow you now!!


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