"Cooking has always involved people and my heart. I have always loved, the idea of making someone something they can experience and find joy in and I am obsessed with flavours and texture. I hope that this blog inspires you to enjoy a simple pleasure in cooking, finding new flavours, adventures and the great outdoors."
I was raised in Tasmania, Australia. I am one of eight children so I know the importance of making sure one’s plate has enough food on it to fill the tummy. I come from a long line of eccentric, crazy artists and, I think I am continuing that legacy. I am loud, a little left of centre and I like to tell a story and/or have my say. All of which I have come to like about myself. I don’t like conforming to someone else’s ideas so I tend to recreate them or invent my own way. I have fond memories of my childhood in Tasmania, eating apricots and raspberries with fresh vanilla ice cream all summer long. For some reason I never thought of Tasmania as being cold, just a place for adventure and long summer days. Some would say I’m disillusioned… I would say I’m positive!
The ability to always look on the bright side of life has been a gift. Food kinda found me.
I started cooking professionally when I was 16. I did my Certificate II in Commercial Cookery and then worked in every area of the kitchen: front of house, waitressing, peeling potatoes, grilling, washing dishes, scrubbing floors, you name it, I did it! Over the years I have helped open and design menus for a few restaurants and cafes in Sydney, Gold Coast and New York City.
When I moved to Sydney in 2009, after a spell working for Quicksilver looking after the visual merchandising, I started a cookie company called Bondi Bikkies and this soon became my full-time career. I had my own bikkie store in Bondi Beach and New York City and side of this.
I originally started baking bikkies in Tasmania. I was keen surfer girl - my passion for the ocean has always been a pivotal part of my life. I fell for a surfer boy when I was 17, so I made him cookies to win his heart. That relationship didn’t work out, but my relationship with food did. The urge to keep moving forward has seen me start this blog in collaboration with my good friend Luisa Brimble and we look forward to seeing what other adventures lie ahead.
Cooking has always involved people and my heart. I have always loved,the idea of making someone something they can experience and find joy in and I am obsessed with flavours and texture. I hope that this blog inspires you to enjoy a simple pleasure cooking, finding new flavours, adventures and the great outdoors.