A whim and Fancy – Baked Brie with blackcurrant cider and a middle eastern fruit crumble

I’m having one of those days, uninspired and unmotivated. I need colour. I need flavour. I need cheese, and not just any cheese I need oozing creamy brie. This recipe came about with a wheel of cheese that needed to … Continue reading

Lemon, Lime and Chia seed Madeleines

Another Week another Madeleine recipe…… A Modern twist on the old favourite the Lemon, Lime and Poppy seed. I wasn’t going to add another Madeleine recipe so soon, but these were too delicious to keep secret. Lemon, Lime & Poppy … Continue reading

The Brownie Master……….

Everyone has that recipe, the one you can make with your eyes closed, the one that you are famous for among your friends. This is mine, the humble brownie….. This recipe has been requested for multiple weddings as part of … Continue reading

It’s all About me………

I love food.

I love creating it and eating it. I love that it can induce nostalgic memories, I love that you can have food memories that will forever be in your heart and life. I love that food can bring together families, friends and good conversations. It’s social, it’s tactile, it’s delicious……… It can warm your heart and spirit, it can be creative or simple, complex, flawed, elegant, sophisticated, homely (should I continue) but almost always it is humbling…….

My journey with food began after school, where my sister and I would pretend to be the hosts of cooking shows, whilst I created my stable meringues and my sister worked on using up the egg yolks. At about the same time I developed an almost unhealthy obsession with the local trading post, searching for restaurant equipment in the view to buy a bargain and slowly build up all the equipment I would need to open my own place, not mention fill up my parents under house storage…. No one really took it seriously (myself included) especially when I ran off to uni to study visual communications.

Before uni, during uni, and after uni I worked in hospitality, sometimes as a waitress, or bar person but mostly in the kitchens, where I rediscovered my love, passion and 14yr old girl dream of owning, cooking and living food and eventually I found myself at tafe completing my chefs trade certificate. At almost the same time I found myself with an unbelievable offer to take over the ownership of the cafe I had been calling my career home for the past 5 years (with a little break to head a city kitchen in the middle), and a brand new, never done it before, mum. I took the opportunity, finally finding a home for all the kitchen equipment I had been lugging around from house to house since my late teens.

So here we are, I’m a mum of 2 boys, a small business owner, a chef, but underneath all that I’m a food creative. I always have been and I always will be.