Why Larder Love?
Why I started my blog
From books to television and radio
From 2004-2010 Dream Acres flourished selling my herb filled goodies and natural home products both online and in shops. This included the prestigious Liberty’s of London and The General Trading Company. They were featured in loads of glossy mags, including Country Living, BBC Good Homes, Period Living, Country Homes and Interiors and Period Ideas, to name but a few. I’ve also been featured in Country Living, Your Home, Scotland On Sunday and Scottish Field magazines.
In 2010 I put pen to paper and wrote my first book “So Easy Herbal – Ten herbs, how to grow them, use them and save money” and this lead on to my position as Herb Expert on Scottish Television’s “The Hour” daily show where I had a regular slot for 18 months until the programme finished.
I then went on to write “So Easy Christmas” in 2011 and found myself as the regular Homecrafts Expert on BBC Radio Scotland’s McAuley & Co show, and I’m still there regularly chatting about all things foodie.
In 2012 I was asked to write about baking and wrote Simply Scottish Cakes & Bakes for Forth Books. This has proved really popular and is now in it’s second printing. It was followed in 2013 by A Wee Taste Of Scotland for the same publishing company.
Since then I have created my own small run cookbooks to sell at demos and produced these as eBooks too. They are Gourmet Gifts For Christmas, Naughty & Nice Edible Gifts For Christmas and A Passion For Pesto.
I have also reworked So Easy Herbal as an eBook called Ten Herbs At Home complete with 20 how-to videos inside it.
Doing cooking demos
I love the whole Show & Tell aspect of writing, talking and presenting and do lots of talks and demos for different organisations. The Country Living Magazine fairs, Homes & Interiors Scotland shows, Edinburgh Foodies Festivals, Hopetoun House Present Event, The Scottish Food Show, The European Games and Gardening Scotland shows. I also do smaller events too, like talks for the SWRI and other social groups and schools.
Writing for magazines and newspapers
I’m a freelance writer and have had a regular columns in “Handmade Living” and “Simply Beautiful” magazines. I have also written for “Scottish Woman” and had articles in “Making”, “People’sFriend”, “Baking”,”Yours”, “Making Cakes & Bakes”, “Baking Heaven” and “Sweet” in the UK and also in “Mingle” magazine in the USA. In 2017 I wrote for The Herald about living in Crete. Check out my writing page and see my articles.
Chefs At School
From 2015-1019 I was the hand behind the pen that wrote for chefs@school, a government funded initiative to help children learn more about food, where it comes from and how to cook it. It was great being part of something so valuable. It is just a pity the government decided to withdraw our funding and this valuable resource had to close down.
Kirstie’s Handmade Christmas Finalist 2017
In 2017 I was thrilled to be a finalist on Kirstie’s Handmade Christmas TV show for Channel 4 where I made a Christmas hamper on the Auld Alliance theme of Scottish and French foodie goodies. You can read all about my adventure on Kirstie’s Handmade Christmas and get the recipes too.
I have been lucky enough to have spent a lot of time in France over the past ten years. Often staying with friends in the South West of that gorgeous country out in the countryside, la France Profunde. Soaking up not just the sunshine but the culture and the way of life. Enjoying the fabulous food and of course the great wines too.
For three years I lived in Crete in the small village of Agia Galini in the south west of the island. Crete was truly amazing and I was so lucky to stay there for so long and make so many great friends. I have had a long standing love of Greek food and being on Crete just intensified this even more. I wrote about living in Crete for The Herald newspaper. You will find rather a lot of easy Greek recipes here on my blog.
I write my blog at least once a week and post regularly on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. I’d love it if you’d follow me, see my photos and read my chat on my social media channels.
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You can read more about me at my KARON GRIEVE web site where you’ll find all my books and get updates on new books and events etc.
If you’d like to contact me just email me at karon at karongrieve dot com. I don’t have a contact page anymore due to constant spam.
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