Hand drawing of a carrot in a chef's hat, with dizzy spiral eyes and a sad mouth

This month we’ve been working up to my recipe for Quinoa Salad, which I’ve been really excited to share with you all!

Unfortunately, I seem to have caught a rather nasty summer bug, so I’ll be taking a little break from cooking (and blogging) while I recover. Please forgive the break from regular posting; I hope to be able to share more yummy food with you soon!

Hand drawing of an orange carrot wearing a chef's hat, waving a banner that reads THANK YOU!!!I can’t believe it’s been two months since we launched How to Chop a Carrot! There’s no new recipe this week, but I really wanted to say a big thank you to all of you readers. It’s been hard work at times but it’s been so great getting to launch this project, and I’ve really appreciated all the support I’ve received.

How to Chop a Carrot will be back in the new year with techniques, recipes, and more… I look forward to seeing you then!


Welcome to How to Chop a Carrot!

I was lucky enough to grow up with a mum who, while not a great chef, is a very good cook. She knows how to put together a good meal quickly, and she taught me to cook too.

Cooking is really hard to learn without a teacher! If you look at even a ‘simple’ recipe, each step in the method contains three different things to do, half the ingredients are pre-prepared, and they all seem to think you know what terms like ‘finely diced’ mean. This blog is different.

Each month I want to introduce to you a handful of new cooking techniques, as simple as “How to Chop a Carrot”, and then bring them all together in a yummy dish at the end. I’m going to share with you some of my favourite dishes that I grew up with, and some of my newest inventions. Hopefully there’ll be something for everyone.

Before we get cooking though, I’ve taken the first four posts to cover some kitchen essentials – basic kitchen equipment (here) and a little health and safety (knife, heat, and food safety). Please take the time to read them – it’s not nearly as exciting as yummy food, but it is important.

I’m really looking forward to continuing this kitchen adventure with you all; I hope you love it as much as I do!

(Updated 5/1/2019)