Thank-you for your interest in my Cooking Workshops & Events.
I have been sharing my passion and knowledge for cooking and eating well for over 18 years. My favourite ingredients are those already found in the pantry and easy to obtain and I am huge supporter of local producers and love eating with the seasons (either from our large vegetable garden, or produce from the local farmers’ markets).
My food focus is on flavoursome recipes using everyday ingredients that are packed with nutrients drawing on my knowledge as a trained chef and dip. of natural nutrition. I have also studied a certificate in adult education, which I find invaluable for sharing my knowledge in the best possible way.
I live in Nelson with my husband and two young children (9 & 11 years) on an 800m2 suburban property where we grow vegetables, care for our 35 (and counting) fruiting plants, and have happy free-range chooks. When I am not cooking or spending time with my family, I work as a food writer and photographer for Stuff.co.nz and NZ Gardener.
I am the author of 4 cookbooks including my latest cookbook – Homegrown Kitchen – Everyday Recipes For Eating Well released April 2017. My other books are Feeding Little Tummies (2011), Cooking for your Child (2006) and Alive! (2004). And I am currently working on a 5th cookbook to released in 2022.
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