Food does not need to be fancy to be celebrated.
A fresh, crisp radish smeared in butter and dipped in salt can make a dreary day brighter.
A stock made from kitchen scraps can transform into a fragrant soup to warm a chill.
And a couple of pieces of bread, some cheese and a grill can become the most delicious late night snack ever.
That’s what this blog is about. Simple food that makes everyday moments special.
My name is Amelia Crook and I moved to New York City from Melbourne, Australia in 2011 to work at Martha Stewart. I found that the craziness of the city required a counter balance, and mine was found by exploring local green markets, small-batch producers and eating with the seasons.
In November 2012 I moved back home to Australia and swapped the city for the country. I now live in Kyneton, Victoria – a town of 6,600 people. I live in a big old house with an apple and pear tree in the garden. This is an experiment in slower living.
I started this blog to remind myself to prepare and eat food that makes me happy.
And I do that by:
- Cooking with seasonal produce – it is cheaper, better for the environment and tastier
- Preparing it simply to let the natural flavours shine
- Appreciating each meal and striving to make the mundane beautiful, no occasion necessary
It’s lovely to meet you.