Welcome to my blog and thank you for dropping by. My name is Diana and I love to cook and share my recipes and ideas.

Food is an endlessly fascinating subject for me. I never tire of reading recipe books and trialling new dishes. My aim is to inspire people to come into the kitchen and cook something from scratch, whether it’s simple or complex.

The recipes you’ll find here are the result of a lifetime of cooking. I want to make them available for friends, family and anyone else who is interested. I have collected them from all around the world.

There are family recipes handed down from my mother and dishes that I have cooked often for my own family. Most of the content is plant-based. I love my fruit and vegies and herbs and believe a primarily herbivorous diet is a healthy one. We have vegetarians in the family and there are many lovely dishes for them. Other family members’ favourite fish and meat dishes will also feature. There will be cakes, biscuits and desserts for an occasional indulgence because I think we should all treat ourselves now and then.

I hope you will be inspired to try some of my recipes and let me know what you think by leaving comments here or contacting me on Twitter, where I’m @dianalampe.

Please visit again soon to see what’s cooking.