Hi, and welcome to Sweet Saffron Spice. My name is Lynda and I am currently enjoying being back home, after many years of running my own cafes down on the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria.

My love of food and people is what started my journey in the Hospitality Industry some 11 years ago. As my first venture into this fast passed environment my job was the main cook.  I wasn’t a qualified chef but was always hungry for knowledge about cooking, and have a huge library of cookbooks. 

As a youngster it was mine and my sister’s job to feed the family having a full-time working mother. I guess you could say I learnt the basics early in life, with tips passed down from my mother. 

My second café venture I began in the kitchen for a few months, and then my son came to take over, leaving me to concentrate on front of house. My son was a qualified chef and although most of the cooking was left to him, I still dabbled from time to time. All scones, cakes and cookies were still my department and I loved being able to provide these for my customers.

After 4 years of doing this for 7 days through summer and 6 days through winter I decided it was time to move on.   All the grand ideas of things I wanted to make for the café didn’t all come to fruition. Time is the biggest barrier to achieving all my dreams. 

I am now hopeful that by starting this blog I can bring some of the ideas I had to all you people out there but on a different level. I am learning a great deal in both photography and food styling, along with presenting the posts.  

I have just returned from a 5 week trip through Europe and will be sharing some of the great places and foods we enjoyed in posts to come.

I look forward to sharing this journey with you in the near future. Thank you again for visiting my blog.

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