Hi! I’m Elien. I’m the face behind this blog. I’m from Wellington where I live with my husband and two boys.
I've been baking since I was super young and this has carried on all the way through to adulthood. I am a huge sourdough fan and bake with sourdough as much as. I can. I'm passionate about sharing my recipes with you.
I grow a lot of my own food too and whatever I grow in my garden makes its way into the kitchen. This is where my creativity flourishes. I love to create recipes, write about food and photograph the finished products.
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I love working with companies of products that I use and respect. I love letting my readers and viewers know about these products too! Let's work together.
I do some garden blogging too and have recently become a published author. My book is Homegrown Happiness - A kiwi guide to living off the suburban land. It's a book on sustainable, low-maintenance, low-cost living at its best - providing easy-to-follow guidelines for creating a robust and healthy garden ecosystem, whatever your living situation or lifestyle. Buy a signed copy!
We have a small suburban backyard, backed by a hill. This means it’s pretty shady especially in the winter months. However, over the past 5 years, it has been transformed into a thriving edible garden.
It hasn’t always been easy. The lack of sun is a real issue and because of it I need to be extra organised with my timings of when I plant things. But being able to grow my own food makes it SO worth it. Edible gardening is such a passion that it doesn’t feel like work.
I document my garden journey over on Youtube.