• 72% of us toss bagged salad leaves each month. There’s a reason why… When I wrote Simplicious Flow I pivoted the whole book from a huge survey I did with you guys. More than 3000 of you responded and there were 7000-plus comments and questions for me. Call me a sucker for flaggelation, but I went through every one of them and then wrote the book to attend more
  • Simplicious Flow has landed and it’s not a normal cookbook! Today my big fat new cookbook lands in bookstores around Australia and New Zealand (be patient with your local shop…they can take a day or two to unpack). It will be available via Amazon in the US and UK in a few weeks – hang tight! Here are a few not normal things to know more
  • The Simplicious Flow Book Tour dates: Sydney, Melbourne, Auckland, Brisbane Simplicious Flow and I are hitting the road. Over the next few weeks we’ve got some events lined up (hopefully in a city near you), talking all things cooking (and living) with less waste and fuss, and more floowwww. Special hosts will be there guiding the conversations. As always, lot of QnA time and book more
  • Why am I a nomad? Have you read Bruce Chatwin? I read Songlines, his fiction-meets-non-fiction account of his travels in deep Aboriginal country during a hiking trip at the start of the year. It’s worth a read. As I shared with my friend and National Geographic explorer Dan Buettner: “He is a rare writer who can actually insert himself into a story and more
  • It’s OK to do drafts I’m writing a book. A book that’s extending me in ways I probably wouldn’t have chosen. But I did. So here I am, strapped in, doing the work. I’m particularly attuned to insights about writing and the creative process right now. A few weeks back I wrote Just do it like a motherfucker. Michelle Barraclough shared this wonderful more
  • A trick for writers and artists: create with low expectations I did an interview with ABC radio host Mary-Lou Stephens the other day, chatting about food sustainability. Before I went on air she shared she’s just finished writing her latest book (she’s written several) and actually loved the process this time, churning it out in just three months. What was different this time, I asked more
  • Grandad has let go of my seat My Grandad Frank taught me to ride. He would run behind me, wearing his vest as he always did, telling me I was doing great. I’d just turned five. I never did training wheels. I remember the feeling of that tentative, delicate moment when his hand released from my seat and I glided on my more
  • Take time: the Ikarian lesson that’s changing my life On my last day in Ikaria Thea took me aside in her kitchen as I was making my morning mountain tea in a little tin pot on her gas stove and she was heating up the goat milk. “Sarah, I need to ask you one thing. When you go back to Australia and you’re busy more
  • Here’s a trick: use your body to make decisions As many of you know, I can get very indecisive. I can be walking down the street to do something nice and languid, like have a tea in the sun. And I suddenly stall in my tracks. Where to go? What cafe? What tea? Sunny or cosy cafe? Such painfully indulged innocuousness can render me more
  • Jump. and *then* you get your wings. Some of you have asked me about how I’ve made my (many, many) transitions in life. How I’ve changed careers, towns, life approaches. I’ve been asked, variously: how do you know when it’s time to move on? How do you pick that delicate juncture between opportunity lost and opportunity ready to be gained? How do more