Welcome to the website of the Ordinary Cook. I am Kath and I hope this site inspires you to enjoy cooking.
I love to cook. I learned to cook from watching and helping my mum and I have developed my cooking knowledge by cooking for myself and my family on a daily basis. I set up this blog in 2009 to share my recipes with others and it’s been quite a journey. It led me to fall in love with bread and bread making, it has become a passion and an obsession.
In 2014 I set up Veg Patch Kitchen, a cookery school that teaches bread making and baking courses from our bespoke kitchen next to our home in Ironbridge in the beautiful county of Shropshire. Online baking and cooking courses are coming soon (Autumn 2020) so that you can learn from me at your own pace and in the comfort of your own home.
My love of bread has led to a passion for using freshly milled flour in my bread, cakes, pastry and biscuits. I have a website dedicated to it, so if you are interested in finding out more about using freshly milled flour in your baking pop over to millingfresh.com.
If you have any questions please contact me.