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I love to cook, I've always loved to cook.

As a young girl, my time was spent reading the cookbooks that mum kept in the bottom kitchen drawer. Always looking for a new recipe to try, a new food idea. Many weekends were spent making rainbow cakes with as many colours as possible – have you seen my Instagram, not much has changed, and looking for recipes that I could cook using what was available in the cupboard or from the vegetable garden.

At the aged of about 16, I remember stating that I wanted to leave the farm and travel the world. This would be followed by retiring by about 30 and moving back to South Gippsland to grow vegetables and cook. From 16 fast forward 20 years and I returned, starting Jacican Food Studio in Mirboo North, Gippsland where I grow vegetables and cook. This blog is where I share my food adventure.


The menu at Jacican changes each week, depending on what I have at hand, what is growing in the vegetable garden and what local farmers and artisans are growing, harvesting and producing on any given day.

Food miles are important to me. I do my best at reducing the distance produce has to travel to reach Jacican. The three thing I do to reduce food miles are:

I grow as much fruit and vegetables as I can in my kitchen garden.

I receive a veggie box from I love farms, just outside of Mirboo North, each week for the extra stuff.

I purchase directly from Gippsland farmers and producers: cheese, potatoes, onions, proteins, small goods, sourdough, honey, drinks, herbs, and spices.

Why the menu changes

I am not saying that I only use Gippsland producers (the sugar and chocolate have to come from somewhere), but I try my best to make everything as local and seasonal as possible. This is why the Jacican menu changes every week.

If you would like to know what is on the menu this week, feel to ask or check out Facebook or Instagram for menu updates.

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