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I'm so happy you dropped in!

I'm Fiona; cook, reader, vegie-grower, ex-suit, ardent advocate for from-scratch food and total medieval history nut.

My great loves are my fella, Adam, our three small individual snowflakes and cooking and writing. And custard. Oh and cheesecake. And a variety of potato bakes. And apples. (With cinnamon.)

At the beginning of 2011 we moved from inner west Sydney to an acre in my hometown in the Illawarra and we couldn't believe our luck. It was green, surrounded by dairy farms and occupied by a startling number of spiders. Some harmless. We took our worm farm and our intentions for a commercial kitchen and organic produce on my nearby family farm.

In early 2012 we finally moved onto the farm. Super cool. We're raising free-range laying hens, bees, free-range pork and pastured poultry. We're drawing up plans for organic market gardens and increasing the size Dad's coffee plantation.

Adam spends his time chasing pigs and I spend my time (when not peeling children off the tops of fences) in a hired commercial kitchen baking for our little biscuit business, Buena Vista Farm Bikkies.

Thanks so much for stopping by here, blog-land is a busy and populated place, and I'm so glad you took the time to drop in.