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Am I the only one who gets irritated/flustered cooking whilst others are in the kitchen.. I don't know why .. but I can never quite fully relax (maybe it's my anxiety) 😬 I feel panicked on the inside and generally overwhelmed with people moving around me. I'd be terrible working in a fast paced restaurant πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

Nadiaparveen
2 months ago
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hrdaniels1980
hrdaniels19802 months ago

My husband is the same as you hates anyone in the kitchen when he does cook thankfully hardly ever πŸ˜‚. As I was a chef for over 20 years from the age of 16 I don’t mind the company as get lonely in the kitchen 😝

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Nadiaparveen
Nadiaparveen
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2 months ago

hrdaniels1980 bless you both

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beccatavender
beccatavender2 months ago

My Mother was the same, which is why I didn't know how to cook when I left home πŸ™‚.

Not sure what your circumstances are if it's family or a shared house. Why not suggest you take it in turns to cook or find a time when the kitchen is less busy, to do your prep, put something in a slow cooker when the kitchen is less busy.

One pot cooking is also a good to reduce stress and washing up.

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Nadiaparveen
Nadiaparveen
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2 months ago

beccatavender I love the idea of one pot cooking thankyou for your useful tips πŸ€—

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davidstockport
davidstockport2 months ago

I think it is some primal instinct to stop predators stealing our food, even usually placid dogs will object to any interference when they're eating or if anyone goes near their food. I notice chefs who are usually quite nice people seem to switch from Jekyll to Hyde mode in the kitchen.

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boepeep
boepeep2 months ago

Not really a fan of being watched whilst I'm cooking. And dishing up/presentation is an added pressure. My mum is the exact same! Whilst the other is cooking, one of us go in the next room until it's done. Lmao

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Nadiaparveen
Nadiaparveen
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2 months ago

boepeep I know πŸ™ˆ I would rather cook and serve it to them than be watched πŸ™ˆπŸ˜‚

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boepeep
boepeep2 months ago

Ditto! I notice when food is cooking,

people seem to accumulate to the kitchen! "Be about 10 minutes" - 1 minute later they're back again πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ Nadiaparveen

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Nadiaparveen
Nadiaparveen
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2 months ago

boepeep hahaha

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angelik
angelik2 months ago

I generally prefer to be left alone when I'm in the kitchen, even if it's just something simple like making a sandwich. I think I look at it as "me time", where I'm taking a break from other stuff to cook/prepare food to eat, so I like to just get on with it and be left alone.

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Nadiaparveen
Nadiaparveen
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2 months ago

angelik yesss

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Golfforall
Golfforall2 months ago

Kitchen Nightmares ! Cleaning out the cupboards and finding , at the back of them , gadgets bought , used once and consigned to the back of the cupboard . Yoghurt maker , Pannini press , juicer , Breadmaker, Deep fat fryer are just some that are taking up space .

Not saying they aren't useful to some but you can do all the things they can with an oven, kitchen tools and an ounce of common sense .

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Nadiaparveen
Nadiaparveen
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2 months ago

Golfforall yoghurt maker 😍 wow

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig2 months ago

I don't mind others being in the kitchen whilst I cook. I've got a 2 year old so if he wasn't in the kitchen with me I would never get any cooking done! My husband and I often cook together. I would having other people in the kitchen, either to help out or just to talk too!

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k4ren2006
k4ren20062 months ago

Depends on wine, how much I'm having, how much I've had and whether I have any more πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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Nadiaparveen
Nadiaparveen
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2 months ago
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mrgoggll
mrgoggll2 months ago

As I only use a microwave to cook and it's in my hallway , my kitchen never has an over crowded aspect to it .. Image

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Nadiaparveen
Nadiaparveen
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2 months ago
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GSM
GSM2 months ago

I have the same thing. I like being on my own cooking in the kitchen

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Grannyclock
Grannyclock2 months ago

My husband doesn’t cook at all. He is of that generation where men didn’t, however he told me before we married that he had cooked proper meals for himself after his divorce! I love him to help with bits while I’m cooking but he is obsessed with washing up and keeps washing up all the things I’ve got out to use!

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Nadiaparveen
Nadiaparveen
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2 months ago

Grannyclock bless him

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G0501
G05012 months ago

My dad's obsessed with washing up too. My mum's barely put a utensil down when cooking it's already being washed. Drives her nuts. He does cook though (and washes up as he cooks, obviously 🀣)

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SuzJ
SuzJ2 months ago

I loathe people hovering over me when I cook though I'm in a busy house so it's pretty much inevitable. I find things like fryups the worse when I've got frying pans going, saucepans, stuff in the oven, toast in the toaster, coffee maker on - and hubby and kids underfoot. I've been known to tell them to either lend a hand or get out... πŸ˜‚

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Nadiaparveen
Nadiaparveen
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2 months ago

SuzJ oh I can imagine bless you xx

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