Hi friends and food lovers and welcome to My Little Larder!
I live in Auckland, New Zealand not too far from the beach with my husband, Will, our gorgeous toddler George (no we’re not royalty), little baby Henry a.k.a. Harry and our big fat cat Hunter. I recently left the in the aviation industry where I was hunting submarines, chasing pirates and travelling around the world become a full time mum, part time food blogger and professional food lover! I created My Little Larder in June 2014 as a way to share my love of beautiful, simple and delicious food.
My Little Larder comes from a teeny weeny kitchen (1.9 square metres to be exact) so out of necessity I have found that you don’t need fancy equipment, a deluxe kitchen or plenty of time to make delicious, fresh and flavourful food for your friends and family.
Yes, a small kitchen does mean it can occasionally turn to chaos especially when I have a lapse of judgement and attempt to make a tiered cake for 70 people (argh!) or a five course dinner for eight (eek!). But I’ll keep you clear of any of that silliness and if I don’t hopefully you can learn from it (or at least be entertained by me).
I hope you love my My Little Larder as much as I do and it only fuels your love of cooking and entertaining. Happy eating!
Fun Facts about Kate…
i loooove all food but have a little soft spot for raspberries, dark chocolate and anything Mexican
mojito or caiparinha
foodies that inspire me:
Jamie Oliver and Al Brown for their flavour combos, Donna Hay for her beautiful styling, Yotam Ottolenghi for his skill and technique, Nigel Slater and the millions of food bloggers I follow.
things I do when I’m not eating:
chasing a toddler and baby, yoga, cooking for family and friends, travelling and cuddling my cat (and hubby of course!).
restaurants on my bucket list:
‘the fat duck’(U.K.), ‘the french laundry’(U.S.A.), ‘the french cafe’(N.Z.) and ‘the red lantern’ (Australia).
cats or dogs?:
tough question, but I currently have my cat looking over my shoulder as I type so I’m going to have to go with cats
My blog is still young and growing, so I don’t get many questions just yet (hint, hint I would love to hear from you!). But I’ve complied a list of answers to questions I always have about other peoples’ food blogs. I hope they’re helpful!
Who writes your recipes?
I do! Its all me.
Who takes your photos?
Me again. I’m just an amateur but I’m learning and having fun.
What camera do you use?
I use a Canon 1100D (also known as a Rebel) with a 50mm f1.8 lens dreaming of a Canon 6D with a 50mm f1.4 lens.
Do you do any photo editing?
Yes, especially when I’m taking photos on grey Auckland days. I use a combination of Photoshop and Lightroom.
How did you set up your blog?
I use Bluehost to host my blog and WordPress with a Genesis based theme which I purchased.
Can I use your images and recipes on my site?
Images? Absolutely! I’m honoured that you want to share my food but please link it back to my site.
Recipes? So sorry, but it will negatively affect how My Little Larder is displayed on Google search results. I’d love to hear from you if you have any specific questions about a recipe of mine, drop me a line here.
Do you work with brands for sponsored posts and campaigns?
I haven’t yet but I am definitely happy to promote brands and products that I like on My Little Larder, drop me a line here.
How can I reach you?
Say hello right here!