Back then I was navigating the new mum course, working part time and training for a marathon. How things have changed. My little guy is now at school, I quit work to go the Chef school and I finished the run.
About the only constant over the years has been the blog. Some months, I’ve been a prolific poster and others I’ve wondered if I’ll ever write again. It’s a little bit like life, somewhat erratic.
Welcome and thanks for dropping by. I’m Marija (that’s Maria in Croatian) and I live in the coolest little capital in the word, Wellington. I’ve cooked all my life, drawing strongly on my culture and spending my childhood at my mother and grandmother’s knees.
When I’m not mothering, pottering around the kitchen or trawling food emporiums, I tutor cooking at Wellington High School community education and Crave Cooking School, teach children to cook in the Garden to Table programme, take private lessons, and do project work. I also love to cook for Good Bitches Baking.
I have an on-going and close relationship with Kenny – my Kenwood mixer. He features frequently in my posts and often travels on holiday with me (true!).
My thing of the moment is bread. Big crusty sourdough to be specific. I’m slightly obsessed with making the perfect loaf and addicted to sourdough starter croissants.
You can follow my blog by clicking on the link. More often than not these days, you’ll find me on facebook or insta. Be sure to leave comments – it’s always good to know that someone is out there. Or, drop me an email or message if you are keen to talk about working together.