MORE ABOUT ME...
I am a mother to Sam & Elsie, wife to William and our Northumberland rural farm is home to 5 dogs, 6 horses and 4 friendly chickens. Life is pretty fast-paced and at times chaotic - I'm usually found charging around the countryside, exercising horses, dogs, children...me! And providing clients with food for weddings, events and parties - or most recently teaching families, friendship groups, charities and company colleagues to cook over zoom! Luckily for me, cooking is my passion, my comfort and my salvation.
My day starts at 5:45 when horses are mucked out before I get my children to school and start my cooking or food deliveries. By evening, I am always starving, so a bowl of cereal just won't do. This is what has to lead me to create this website and Grub! Something everyone can follow no matter how crazy life gets - creating nutritious, delicious quick food fixes!
I'm Clara! I'm hugely passionate about food, health and people believing they can cook too! Enjoying food and enjoying eating isn't about graduating with honours from cooking school - It shouldn't be a performance art! The answer is to cook in a way that doesn't involve a huge amount of effort or time!
Feeding two tired children, stressed over-worked brains or whipping together a spectacular dinner party doesn't require a full fridge or a panic attack, but simple planning.
Which I can help you with!
Here you will find creative recipes and scrumptious, simple meals to suit every household - food you can cook on those days when you just have to hit the kitchen running.
Learn To Cook With Clara
Whether you want to learn how to cook your meat to perfection, improve your weekday cooking skills with family favourites or learn some exciting new dinner party dishes, my newly launched cooking coaching sessions are perfect for you!
Both fun group lunch sessions in my kitchen or private 1:1 at home lessons are available, allowing all ages and abilities to learn new skills entirely at their own pace.
A VALUED ADDITION TO YOUR KITCHEN
Are you looking for inspiration with what to feed your family?
Do you find meal planning time-consuming?
Do you find you often throw away food from the fridge as you are unsure what to create with the remaining tomatoes and potatoes?
Then my new seasonal ebooks are perfect for you!
Over 45 recipes including grab and go breakfasts, tasty snacks on the run, nutritious lunches and delicious dining ideas.
Recipes to suit dietary requirements such as gluten & dairy free.
Special dinner/entertaining menus
Top tips & tricks
And so much more... All for just £5.00
Released every Season
Winter GRUB 2022 is now available
I started my culinary adventure by scrubbing chefs pans, making sandwiches and waiting at tables in London. Until one day, I was actually allowed to cook lunch for a law firm. The food was said to be delicious and not a scrap was left...And I never went back! My blog will fill you in.
Since then I have traveled to many parts of Europe and cooked in gorgeous villas, amazing yachts and stunning Highland Lodges. On occasion I have cooked in huts in remote areas of Northumberland and also provided food and canapés for weddings, birthdays and celebrations. Now I teach, write, inspire and every now and again, when time allows, do outdoor catering!
REAL COOKING IS NOT ABOUT FOLLOWING A RECIPE
IT'S COOKING FROM
CLARAS FARM KITCHEN
A friendly corner of my website dedicated to our incredible farming community! Including heartfelt interviews, educational blogs and delicious FREE recipes using produce from your favourite local farmers, suppliers and producers.
Let's celebrate and support British Farming, together!
Clara's cookalong proved just the tonic to boost our team's morale during lockdown. The menus are fun, quirky and delicious and the recipe cards are a lovely keepsake. I couldn't recommend Clara's session more highly, they were and continue to be a great team-building event while we are working remotely. How we survived without Clara's top tips until now we will never know!
Arla - Director of Agriculture for UK