I agree with nick. How far do you take it? Does scrambled egg on toast constitute home cooking if you didn't bake the bread yourself? The simple reality is that unless you have all day long, day in day out, and a deep passion for food, it's not really possible to cook everything you eat entirely from scratch. I love good food and these days as I pick and choose when I want to work I have the time to do a lot more than I actually do, yet I don't. A week at River cottage would probably kill me, fascinating as it would be. The other thing is since we've allowed supermarkets to dominate what the majority of people eat, many of the skills you'd need have been forgotten or never learnt. It never fails to astound me when I read recipes on websites, some pretty basic ones are regarded as being suitable for the advanced cook. Interestingly, my daughter and wife had a girls' day out shopping last weekend and not to leave me out, brought a marmelade making kit from Lakeland which consisted of a can of marmelade concentrate and a dozen small jars. (Lids sold separately) I duly used it to show willing and to give some to my daughter to take home with her. The marmelade is ok. A bit thin on fruit, but no worse than a Value jar from the supermarket. I imagine some people would regard this as home-made marmelade.