School’s (almost) in: New 100 mile foodie cooking school taking shape

I’m thrilled to announce that my new 100 mile foodie cooking school is almost complete with the finishing touches to be added over the coming weeks. Over the next week, we have meetings with kitchen design and plasterer, the internal frame will be completed while window and door designs will be ordered. I’m hoping to … Continue reading School’s (almost) in: New 100 mile foodie cooking school taking shape

The Chef and the Farmer’s Wife: Launching my new series of special lunches

You probably all know by now how much I love to collaborate! This autumn I have been working with one of my favourite Mornington Peninsula producers Sally Matt (pictured, right, with me) on a series of special lunches. Sally and her husband Eddie run Hillock Downs where they breed and raise the most spectacular beef. … Continue reading The Chef and the Farmer’s Wife: Launching my new series of special lunches

Autumn fruit ideas: Pears take some beating for quality and quantity at this time of the year

Poached pears take me to my happy place. My love affair with the autumnal fruit began when I was pregnant with my son, Hamish. I craved tinned fruit in natural juice, especially pears. I remember thinking it was such a funny thing to want, but at least it was healthy! Hamish is well and truly … Continue reading Autumn fruit ideas: Pears take some beating for quality and quantity at this time of the year