Hi there, I’m Helen and I live in the stunning Southern Highlands, an hour and a half from Sydney in Australia. I am a passionate home cook who firmly believes in the “paddock to plate” concept of eating. My kitchen is my happy place and my heart sings loudest when I am cooking up a feast using fresh seasonal produce and sharing it with loved ones.
In my past life I graduated from university and practised as a solicitor for many years. During this time I was also blessed with my four kids. With their arrival came a natural protective instinct, a sense of wanting what’s best for them and part of this was making sure they led an active outdoorsy lifestyle and their diets were well balanced and nutritionally dense. I also started noticing all the unknowns in food and realised the only way to know exactly what they were eating was to make it myself. This was the true beginning of my journey with home cooking.
I would love to help people get back into the kitchen to cook local seasonal produce. I also understand, very much so understand, that it’s ok to be a little naughty in order to maintain a healthy and balanced diet. Baking anything, whether sweet or savoury, is an absolute joy and when combined with the addition of fresh produce, is definitely my favourite cooking pastime.
I hope to share my recipes with you, showcasing good honest country style cooking that everyone can enjoy, no matter where your kitchen may be!