Every year more information is discovered about the disorder that affects 1 in 100 people in the world, Coeliac disease. I have written about coeliac disease here. This year from the 13 March to the 20 March is Coeliac awareness … Continue reading
A guide to realistically make small changes in the kitchen to benefit the world. A small change can make a big impact. If you missed part 1 of my practical guide to saving the world from your kitchen go here. … Continue reading
Where the environment is concerned, we all have to be responsible for our impact. It’s easy to become overwhelmed when it comes to helping the environment, with feelings of insignificance. Daily I’m reminded “We must become the change we wish … Continue reading
Christmas and the end of last year came and went in a blur of haste, indulgence and then quiet. Actually that was the theme for the whole of 2013 for me. 2013 was my year for firsts. First house bought, … Continue reading
image courtesy of homelife.com.au Christmas is coming up fast, and it occurs to me that this list would have been infinitely more helpful a few weeks ago, but here it is 5 days out. Although that is 5 days, 5 … Continue reading
Standing in the small english kitchen overlooking the fields and garden, with sun streaming comfortingly through the window. I’m about 4, standing with my grandma who has just reached into her pantry to get the bowl of sugar. The freshly … Continue reading
Coeliac Disease is more common than you probably know. With 1 out of 100 people being affected by the auto immune disorder. So chances are you know someone who has it. Coeliac disease creates an abnormality within the body that … Continue reading
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.