Thank you for dropping into my food space – a place where I share recipes, tell you about the recipe books I’m reading (there seems to be a lot of those!), share stories and interesting snippets about food and eating.

I will also keep you up to date on the markets where I’ll have a stall and any events and festivals I’m attending.

We (my husband Michael and I) live in the western suburbs of Brisbane, Queensland.

Our girls are no longer at home and we rattle around in a somewhat too large house on our hectare of land, enjoying the relative seclusion of our little corner of the world.

We have a few chooks and a veggie garden and heaps of wildlife, some we like, others not so much.

I’ve had market stalls, organised farmer’s markets, run a cafe, done postgraduate studies in gastronomy, conducted cooking classes and judged preserves and cakes at the Brisbane Show (The Ekka) and smaller shows around town.

I cook pretty much everyday and it’s the thing I miss when we are on holiday.

I love spending time in the kitchen. I cook most things from scratch and I think it’s sad that lots of people don’t know how to prepare simple, tasty food at home.

Hopefully I can provide a little inspiration for you to spend just a bit more time in the kitchen.