Hi and welcome to my blog.
Who am I?
I’m Dani, the 40 something high maintenance wife to a (mostly) patient man and stay-at-home mum to 3 gorgeous boys. We live in Sydney, Australia.
In my previous life I worked in the airline industry and gained qualifications in massage therapy. I am also a Certified Infant Massage Instructor. All of this was put aside to raise my family and I don’t regret a moment. I have many interests of which cooking and photography feature prominently but I still don’t know what I want to do when I grow up!
Why this blog?
I want to pay homage to my family’s food roots and catalogue family recipes. In addition I want to challenge myself to cook new things, cook from the hundreds of cookbooks I’ve collected and show that food for kids can be grown-up.
My family comes from the Aeolian Islands off Sicily where capers are an important industry. My mum’s father was a pastry cook and my grandmothers were both excellent home cooks. I grew up in a family where food was (and is) an important part of everyday life. I learned to cook from my mum and grandmothers, for whom cooking has always been an act of love.
Food in our family is an affair of the heart and I hope to share that passion with you.