About

DSCN6870About me:  When I started my first restaurant, I bought all the food supplies, sorted out the serving ware, and set up the barbecue outside our house, near the road. As I started working on the sign, doubt crept in, and I quickly shut down the whole operation, afraid I would not be to keep up with demand. I was 8.

Since then, I have been in and out of professional kitchens, working my way up and learning as I went. Eventually, I figured out all the logistics, chased away the self-doubt, and finally opened a little café and gourmet food shop called Eat Good Food in my home state of Vermont. It was one of the best things I have ever done.

DSCN1689Fast forward, and now I am cooking in Devon, England, The Author’s childhood home. We live in the National Park, on the edge of Dartmoor, with our three children: The Oldest, The Poppet, and The Son (the latter two are also The Twins). Up until early 2017, I was a chef at Schumacher College on the beautiful Dartington Estate near Totnes. Many of the earlier recipes on this site were developed while I worked there. In 2016, I worked with a talented group of people from from Dartington to found The Green Table Cafe, where I am now am Manager/Head Chef. At the Green Table, I work with an amazing crew who I consider part of my extended family and who each, in their own way, push me to be a better cook and a better person. Our customers have the same effect.

Other than that, I love to cook, and I love to eat, and I love to talk about cooking and eating; and my greatest joy – besides my family – is getting up each morning to make something tasty.

About the recipes: All the recipes I post, unless otherwise noted, are created by me and are copyrighted. I am very happy to share them, because I think everyone should eat well. I am also very happy for you to link to them from your blog, Facebook page, Pinterest Page or Twitter feed. If you would like to adapt them for your own blog, please credit me as the original source. If you would like to repost them as is, please ask permission. The same thing applies to the photos.

tvhgt1-4How to contact me: You can write a comment or ask questions below, or in any one of my posts. You can also write to me at littlehomekitchen@gmail.com or contact me via my Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/littlehomekitchen/timeline). I really would love to hear from you!

Happy cooking!

Tara

10 thoughts on “About

  1. lafriday

    You had me with the first paragraph–I love a “hook” that captures me and then surprises! A lovely story about what sounds like a charmed life.

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