My name is Lana, also known as 'Lanina' by my husband, best friend, taste tester and blog photographer, Kristian.
Quite simply, I am obsessed with cooking.
I decided to start writing this blog in an attempt to stop boring my friends with my incessant talk about anything food related. Instead, I will share my recipes, thoughts, excitement and joys about baking and cooking in this online space (although, I'll probably still talk about it anyway!)
I was lucky enough to have been brought up in a family of amazing cooks. My Mum and Nanna are a huge source of inspiration for this blog and you will see many of their recipes scattered throughout these pages.
My love of food came from a very young age. With my Mum constantly in the kitchen cooking and baking, my weekends as a child were filled with pasta making and bread baking, cake decorating and, of course, eating! My family has always dedicated time to making delicious, home cooked food.
Thought is always given to what's in season and what is local to our little corner of the world. Kristian and I are fortunate to live on a glorious ten acre property in South Gippsland, Victoria, Australia. With the help of my Dad, who is a really skilled gardener, we are able to grow much fresh produce and often cook with veggies that have been picked just minutes before. We have five lovely chooks who provide us with constant stream of eggs and two house cows, Frankie and Joan, who we milk daily.
Food isn't just about filling your belly. It is an expression of love and respect for yourself and others. It means coming together around the table, talking and laughing and sharing in something wonderful.
I have learnt a great deal from my family. I hope to pass on my respect and love of food to others and hope to inspire people to start making time for one of life's greatest pleasures!