Originally from England, I have lived in Germany, Spain, Canada, Australia and Japan and currently live in the Adelaide Hills in South Australia.
Living in these varied and beautiful countries I have been able to spend time with the locals, experiment with ingredients, recreating traditional recipes and create my own with the local ingredients. My recipes are not only from the countries listed above, but places we have visited and those dream of going some day.
Being a busy mum and looking after my 4 year old son, I now enjoy creating interesting family recipes we all love to eat that are simple and delicious.
I hope these recipes provide you with some inspiration, a taste of holiday memory, or some new dishes for your family to enjoy!
Thats me – a mum & a whirlwind in the kitchen. I’ve kept my husband in contracts around the world with baked goods for his colleagues.
That’s my husband – pretty much takes everything new I throw at him (not literally) for the greater good of the blog and keeps trying to get me to make everything Yorkshire pudding based! He also develops my website and gets to the bottom of technical problems!
My little boy, the reason I do this. Loves cheese toasties, carrots, and helping me try to grow vegetables in the garden.
Being brought up in the English countryside, most of our meals were made from scratch. It was second nature to be inventive with recipes, especially during the summer months when the vegetable patch dictated what we ate and led to the need for inventing new dishes from the bumper crops – how do you make runner beans exciting for the fifth meal in a row?! Leftovers were always used up too, not a scrap was wasted, and I am passionate about the drive against throwing away perfectly good food. Not only is it such a waste, but expensive too!
Through my journey blogging I have developed a real passion for photography and styling. I never thought I could love something as much as researching recipes, but I do! All the pictures on this site are my own (some taken quickly before my son destroys the shot – the joys of working from home!).
Suffering from ME/CFS for most of my life has shaped the way I cook. Luckily I enjoy cooking, but it has been out of necessity.This is why my recipes are often:
EASY – few ingredients and flexible
QUICK – I haven’t the time or energy to spend hours making a dish
HEALTHY – I increase the vegetables, reduce the sugar and the fat – as this is the food I can eat.
I am a big believer in the importance of good wholesome food, and know how ill processed foods can make me feel, that’s why I steer away from them as much as possible.
I strongly believe you can eat healthily, even if you are short on time, cooking skills, and budget. Finding inspiration in recipes from other countries can greatly help keep dinnertime exciting.
If you’re interested in learning more about ME/CFS, I’ve written a book about my experiences