Hello, I’m Meg.

Early 20s, born and living in Australia.

And this? This is a space where I hope to develop my personal cooking style and a repertoire of favourite ‘fall-back’ recipes; much like an ungainly caterpillar grows into a little sassy butterfly. A culinary chrysalis, so to speak.

I will be working through my late grandmother’s cook book. It is a priceless tome, filled with yellowed newspaper clippings and Jean’s graceful copperplate. I imagine hundreds of books like these scattered throughout the world, humming with forgotten recipes. It seems such a shame to keep them huddled in some corner of a cupboard, swathed in dust-covered fabric. Do you agree?

So this blog is a journal of bringing the foods from past generations back to our table.

Where they should be.


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  1. This is truely amazing meg!! i am sending the link to everyone!! My mouth is watering to every single recipe so far. This would make a fantastic cook book one day! i think you should definitly aspire to doing that 🙂

  2. This is such an amazing idea! Ah half of me is jealous that I didn’t think of it first and half of me can’t wait to read on! Good on you ! xx

  3. Hi Meg,

    This is such a gorgeous idea! I love the photos of recipes from the book. How come no one write’s like Grandmothers anymore? We’ve got a book like this in my family too, it’s a Scout’s cookbook from Benalla (where my mum and her family lived for a few years). The pages are yellowed and some have holes where a mouse was lucky enough to find chocolate cake batter. You’ve inspired me to hunt for this relic and see what it can teach me 🙂

    • Hi Erin, thank you for sharing 🙂 It warms my heart to know other people still feel the tug of their grandparents’ recipes. Yes, handwriting is a skill that no longer seems so valued. Such a shame! I have been more conscious (and, admittedly, critical) of my own since studying her cookbook.

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