Ever since I was a young girl I have loved cooking and making up recipes. I started cooking in the 1970s, when complexity was king – think prawn coctails, chocolate orange mousse cups, beef Wellington etc. etc. As an adult I have traversed pretty much all the cooking trends – nouvelle cuisine, Asian fusion, weird things on pizza, and more – but all the while, what I cooked day to day at home was a much pared back, simpler style that better suited me and my family – food that concentrated on flavour, local ingredients in season, and was easy to prepare and cook. This is the type of food that is most like me, and what I want to share.
I live in Brisbane with my husband Andrew, who this year, after 5 long years of study, has fulfilled a life long dream and become a doctor, and I have three amazing kids who are 23, 21 and 17. I’m a librarian by day (please don’t think glasses, shushing finger and pursed lips – I have the best job and it’s nothing like what most people imagine a librarian does) and cook, domestic manager, listening ear, driving instructor, help line and chauffeur by night.
Here’s me and my crew, love them to bits.
I love to cook and my husband loves photography, so a passion for both of us was born in this blog.
Thanks for stopping by,
What a lovely blog, Margaret, thanks for sharing. Simplifying can be hard, but you clearly do it well!
Thanks for visiting and following my blog. I’m glad to have discovered yours as well. Lovely recipes and photos! 🙂
Nice to meet you in the blog world too! I’m looking forward to reading more from you in the coming months. thanks. margaret
I used to live in Brisbane – such a beautiful city. Looking forward to following your kitchen adventures in a place so dear to my heart. ❤
Thanks for stopping by. I have just come back from 3 weeks in New York, which was fabulous, but home will always be Brissie to me. margaret
Beautiful blog filled with beautiful photos and delicious recipes… Love it! Xxxx
Thanks for stopping by, Madelaine. Lovely to connect with other passionate people with similar interests. margaret
You have a delightful blog 🙂 Thank you for following my blog and I am happy to have found yours and now following it! I love your job!
Thanks Linda – I love following your blog too. It’s so great to get a glimpse of people’s lives through their creative efforts with cooking. It’s on of the things I like most about blogging. margaret.
Your recipes look so delish!! I look forward to following your blog 🙂
-April from The Thin Kitchen
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So fun to get a glimpse at what is happening on the other side of the planet. Hello from San Francisco!
Right back at you! Hello from Australia. Love following your cooking adventures on your blog. margaret
Congratulations Margaret! You have been awarded: Shine On Award
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Enjoy the Award! 😀 Fae.
Thanks Fae, will check it out. Really appreciate the nomination!
Margaret, You have a beautiful blog with exotic, delicious recipes. I look forward to exploring more. 😀 Fae.
Thanks Fae. Glad you like it. Will be visiting yours too. margaret
Simple food – how can you go wrong? you cant! Fantastic blog, keep the stories coming…
Love your blog, it’s really interesting!
Thanks so much. I am loving creating it. margaret
What a lovely blog!
Thanks so much. It gives me so much creative pleasure..I’m always so glad when people like it!
I’m happy for all of you,
such a great lifes…
great blog within recipes and photograph….
nice to know you then…
Thanks Dedy, for stopping by and for your nice comments, margaret.
I like you sense of humour! I was browsing on pikelets (served with tea…in a cup with a saucer) and I enjoyed looking at the pictures on your blog! When I hear librarian, I always think of glasses and yes, pursed lips. I am glad to know there librarians with great sense of humour. I am also a domestic manager!
Really nice blog!…And I love the name, It’s just perfect! 🙂
Thanks so much, Glad you like it. margaret
Love your blog!! 🙂
Thanks heaps. Will follow yours with interest (as a fellow tea lover and dreamer)