My name is Judith and I live in a rather old house built in 1910 overlooking the beach in St Clair, Dunedin.

I’m married to my now very long time school mate Philip, and the mother to three adult children who love to cook – especially when we get together as a family . We have two ginger cats – Winston, who has been recently joined by daughters flat cat Murphy.

This blog is about my life in the kitchen and about keeping it simple; it is about family life; it is about my tours to Turkey, Italy and France; it is about my garden especially the flowers, foliage, vegetables and fruit we grow and my love of the Otago countryside throughout each season.

I am learning to use my new camera, with the intention appreciating the moment and  sharing my enthusiasm for the life I love.

I hope you enjoy visiting with me.