my name is Lee-Ann Grace, it’s great to meet you and welcome to my blog!
I am the creator and photographer (still learning!) of what I hope will be a life changing venture for me…
I live on the mid-north coast of New South Wales, Australia and my day job is front line customer service for the NSW state government. By night (and late afternoon/evening and all weekend) I am a part time food blogger, hoping to change of the direction of my life and become a full time food blogger.
That’s where you come in…
My aim is to create recipes for you that you will find easy to cook, without weird exotic ingredients (I live too far from anywhere to buy them anyway!) can be easily multiplied or divided to feed a crowd or just two, are easy to freeze to save you time and money, and taste great!
Just to let you know I am a complete computer novice – the only working computer in the house up until a year ago was a smart phone. I’m a bit of a self-confessed technophobe…so what did I do? Start a blog! Let me tell you it has been a VERY steep learning curve!
My food blogging journey started in the middle of 2016, when I got a call from a prominent recipe magazine here in Australia, letting me know that I was one of four finalists in a recipe competition I had entered months ago called “The Great Aussie Spag Bol Challenge 2016”. Well. After I stopped walking around in circles and saying “oh my gosh…oh my gosh…oh my gosh…” I finally got it together, went to the cook-off, had a FABULOUS time and didn’t win.
Although I didn’t win, what I did get was validation, and the confidence I needed to start the food blog that was in the back of my mind for the last few years. Quite frankly, I’m looking to get more personal satisfaction from my work life, and what better way to do it than through cooking (which I love) and sharing what I love.
I read somewhere once…”Monday’s aren’t that bad, it’s just your job that is”…or something pretty close to that! When I saw that phrase I had a light bulb moment. I know it sounds silly, but I knew I hated Mondays (and Sunday nights!) and it just hit me – I could be doing a job where Monday is a good day! How cool would that be?
So here I am, trying to make good Mondays for myself.