Hi, I’m Emma

Slow Cook + Photo Taker + Recipe Creator + Shopkeeper + Wine Drinker + Mum & Wife to my Irishman

Welcome to my collection of stories + recipes from a lifelong cook who is obsessed with food.

Here you’ll find delicious seasonal comfort food inspired by international, especially European, influences. Whether it’s a simple Apple and Blackberry Crumble or slow-cooked Irish Lamb Stew, I’m all about cooking approachable, good food to share with others around the kitchen table.

Ready? Lets make something!

Emma x

Ps. Please note all recipes on this website are in US measurements. Eg, 1 cup / 240ml, 1 tablespoon/15mls

Get To Know Me…


BBQ Potato chips, always


Wimbledon / The Holiday

can never have enough


Favorite place

the cotswolds


Chicken Tikka Masala

My go-to WINE

pinot gris
A Copper frypan of warm Apple and Walnut ANZAC Crumble. There is a scoop of ic cream melting on top and a spoonful of crumble eaten.

Where this all began…

My family doesn’t come with a big food background. Mum was the first of nine kids to be born in Australia to German Immigrants and is a completely self-taught cook. We are a typical Australian family with smatterings of differing cultures all meshed together. There are Aussie BBQs, German Christmas traditions, and when I married my Irishman, potatoes, stew & soda bread entered the mix, together in one, crazy family.

When I was a kid, we moved out of Sydney to a small, rural farming community in the Central West of NSW, where breeding lamb and beef became our everyday. And while I hated it at the time, I now realize it has shaped me into who I am today. Good, seasonal produce is what I cook with day in, and day out. While I don’t live by this to the extreme, it’s something I find quite natural.

Early on, I spent a few years training and working as a chef, both in Australia and the UK (where I met my Irishman) but eventually learned that cooking commercially just wasn’t my future.  I somehow convinced him to move back home and I now spend my days pottering around the store (our family-owned, culinary + food store) teaching people about good food, and how to cook it. Oh, and did I mention pasta? Because ending the day with a big bowl of my favorite Boscaiola pasta and a glass of wine in front of Netflix is what my dreams are made of.

Ps. I own the copyright to all images in this blog. These images cannot be used without my permission. If you are interested in my photography, please get in touch!