Welcome, I am Kath and I hope my recipes inspire you.
I love to cook. I learned to cook from watching and helping my mum whilst growing up. I could often be found with my head in my mum’s copy of Delia Smith’s Complete Cookery or The Dairy Book of Family Cookery from a young age. Nothing much changes and I am always surrounded by a sea of recipe books. I am a self taught cook and baker and created The Ordinary Cook in 2009 to share my recipes with others and it’s been quite a journey. Writing this blog led me to fall in love with bread and bread making and 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 courses are available too 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 do contact me.