I never thought I would be much of a 'cooker' (as Olivia calls me). I was not really interested in making food, I liked a lot of raw food and have been a vegetarian on and off for most of my life. But a couple years ago I started baking with the kids (never very good at it) and then moved into working with more ingredients and learning basic techniques (making gravy, how to use oil in cooking, how to use different spices, which pots and pans you use for what dishes).
I'm still not a great cook, but I'm proud of the fact that I can make new things and they aren't totally gross.
So, I made spicy miso soup with fish, scallops and mussels last night. It was super good and the broth tasted really authentic. I was very proud of myself. I served it over Udon noodles (the ones you can get at Walmart aren't that great). Jeremiah really seemed to enjoy it too!