Homegrown Kitchen 2015 Calendar

A question I am asked often is, ‘when is your next cookbook coming out?’ The simple answer – not for a while, although it is happening (UPDATE: my new cookbook Homegrown Kitchen: Everyday Recipes for Eating Well was released April 2017). With two young children my time is pretty limited. Plus the kind of books I write are a little different than your average cookbooks that are often more cosy on the bookshelf than open on the kitchen bench. I tend to write books that are bursting at the seams with information, that are used and referred to often. Those of you reading this who own a copy of Feeding Little Tummies will know what I am talking about here. It is choker with kitchen tips and nutrition information, and of-course recipes. I am planning to repeat this theme for my next book, so it will take time. Plus I will style and photograph all the recipes myself this time. This is a huge task.

Homegrown Kitchen 2015 Calendar

So, in the meantime I wanted to create a small printed publication that was both beautiful and functional. I wanted a place to share some of the recipes I have been squirreling away for a book. When a friend suggested – ‘what about a calendar?’ – it made perfect sense. It is something that is useful and will look awesome hanging on a kitchen wall. So a while back with the help of my sister Ana, we set to the task of perfecting the look, handpick and photographing the recipes, finding a local printer, adding the moon cycles and holidays (for New Zealand). And everything else that is involved in self-publishing.

Fast forward a few months, and my Homegrown Kitchen 2015 Calendar is here. Well technically it is on the printing press a few kilometers away as I write this. But it is close, and I am so excited to share it with you. To launch the calendar we made a little stop-motion video…

A year of a delicious recipes, from my kitchen to yours. I hope you enjoy cooking them as much as I do.




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  1. Looks amazing, it’s on my Christmas list. Thanks

    1. A perfect Christmas pressie Prue 🙂

  2. Will you have some calendars with you during the November workshops in Nelson, Nicola??

    1. Hi Meg, yes of-course will bring a few copies 🙂

  3. Well done Nicola, your calendar looks fabulous…can’t wait to get my copy. I hope you post to Australia! 🙂

    1. Hi Sam, yes will post to Australia just waiting for the calendars to arrive so I can find out the postage cost. Will let you know when they are arrive 🙂

  4. Are the calendars for sale online now? Looks great:)

    1. Hi Katie, yes they are available now for pre-order to be sent out no later than 13th October.

  5. Your calendar looks beautiful! Such a creative idea!

    1. Thanks Vera, I love having a creative project like this to sink my teeth into!

  6. Looks amazing – loved the video, and have popped my order through!

    1. Thanks Elizabeth for your ongoing support xx

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