About Me


I am a freelance food writer based on our farm just west of Orange, NSW. Before moving to Orange I worked in food and lifestyle magazines as a features editor then editor.  From 2001-2003 I lived in north-west Italy, working for the Slow Food movement's editorial house and for the past eight years have lived here in Orange with my husband Tim and more recently, daughter Alice (6) and son Thomas (4)

Last year I was appointed as NSW Writer in Residence, (read more about this on my One Farm Day blog) and I also contribute regularly to a range of magazines, blogs and websites including Village Voices, Justb and Country Style magazine.

On our farm we grow deer and then sell our venison at farmers markets. Our business is called Mandagery Creek Venison and in addition to the markets we also supply some of Australia's top restaurants. 


I started this blog as a collection of recipes and resources for people who love farmers and eating locally. Because it's lovely.


Many thanks to the very lovely and clever photographer Seth Buchanan and Style Magazine for letting me use these images here. They appeared in the Winter 2012 issue of Style.


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