A couple of years I published a book titled Wish You Were Here. The leading lady in that book was a character named Maxine (Max) Henderson. Max lived in a (fictional) village in The Cotswolds called Brookford.
Max worked in a nursery in Brookford – one of those ones that sell gifts as well as plants, with a little local produce on the side. She took what was in season and wrote a monthly newsletter for the shop – what to plant, what to harvest, and what to do with it. It was a kitchen diary of sorts, detailing what she’d been baking or cooking from the ingredients available – seasonal home cooking at it’s absolute best.
Max now lives in Queenstown and is still baking, but through her, I’ve discovered a love for writing about food – so much that my new novel, Happy Ever After, also falls firmly into foodie lit territory. This time though, food and family are closely intertwined.
On this blog, I’ll be talking about food – and only food. It’s my kitchen diary – where I tell you what I’m cooking, what’s inspiring me, what I’m procrastibaking and what I’m testing to use in my next novel. Some weeks there’ll be recipes, and some weeks it will be more of a ramble.
I hope that you’ll join me.