I am! I really think so!
Over the weekend, we visited our good friends Rawk & Lillith, and their impossibly cute infant daughter. I helped Rawk cook the meal that we had by slicing vegetables.
I managed to explode squash seeds all over the kitchen when Rawk wasn't monitoring my actions. He turned around and wordlessly handed me a spoon to scoop the seeds out properly, rather than me struggling with the vegetable knife with which I'd sliced the gourd open.
He showed me what to do with a leek. I already knew what to do with the other vegetables, although I was too slow at chopping so he cut some potatoes to throw into the bowl.
Last night, I cooked pasta bolognese for Doris. No disasters, and I included an onion and a leek in my bolognese. She even complimented my meal on Facebook, so it must have been an improvement to my notmal cooking!
I've also stumbled across a couple of web sites. I will read them in due course, but if I don't copy the names down, I know I'll forget:
Other suggestions of useful web sites for worse-than-beginners are welcome.