One of the finest lifestyle choices/hobbies/passion (delete as appropriate) and the only area in life where Derek easily outdoes Eileen in terms of how long he works at a time and how much he gets done. Derek loves all plants, flowers particularly. For Eileen, trees are the most marvellous thing. Eileen loves the gardening programmes too (Derek does too but nothing but nothing beats actual gardening for him). Eileen believes those who garden are generally more sympathetic to the idea of looking after the planet than those who don't.
Eileen, in the Kingdom, never cooked. Under her former name, Deamadrell, she enjoyed the finest meals (and without having to prepare them or clear up). On Earth she cooks, using a gas fired Rayburn, and her roast dinners are something special. Jenny also cooks well (cakes are her speciality). Eileen believes that if you cook your food, you appreciate it more and that cooking should be treated as a fine art.