About me

Hi, I’m Hema and welcome to my blog!

I live in north London with my husband and two children and love to cook, bake and experiment with new and familiar ingredients. I have always enjoyed visiting markets to buy fresh fruits and vegetables and not having one near me has motivated me to start my own little market in my garden! I started last year with small raised beds and was so impressed with the fresh vegetables I was able to harvest that this year more raised beds have been added to try out several varieties of greens!

I decided to start blogging to share my experiences of cooking delicious meals from scratch using wholesome ingredients, with as many greens coming from my kitchen garden as possible. I hope it inspires more people to become confident in preparing their own meals as a way to a much healthier lifestyle!

I am not a vegetarian but strongly believe in the celebration of vegetables, pulses and grains to give us a true enjoyment of our meals. It has become too easy to focus on a relatively few trendy ingredients these days, which can often be very limiting to our diets.

I love trying new and familiar ingredients in different ways and experimenting with gardening techniques to grow my own produce so join me in my journey in exploring a variety of ideas from friends, family, books and blogging buddies as well as my own curiousity!

I would love to hear from you so feel free to leave comments, especially if you try out some of the recipes or about your adventures with growing vegetables! I will also try to respond to any queries the best I can to give you a helping hand.