When four women, with a combined 75 years experience in lifestyle publishing decide to publish a blog, you can be sure it will be a winner.  Their various passions of food, photography, gardening and design are the perfect recipe for success! Meet the faces behind Grow Harvest Cook.

Sue Stubbs, award-winning photographer for Grow Harvest Cook

the photographer

Sue Stubbs has been working for over 15 years in photography capturing evocative images of interiors, food, people and gardens. Her clients have included some of the top advertising companies and publishing houses including Murdoch Books, as well Australia’s most popular lifestyle magazines such as Grazia, House & Garden, Home Beautiful, Country Style, Green Magazine, Green Living, Real Living, Burke’s Backyard and Sunday Life, the lifestyle magazine from The Sun Herald and The Age.  Sue’s talent has been recognized internationally receiving a “Finalist” and “Highly Commended” in the International Garden Photographer (UK) 2009 Competition.  Winner of the 2004 Horticultural Media Award for best image, and the 2004 Gold Laurel Award, Sue’s latest book contributions in HARVEST, by Meredith Kirton, also helped  secure the 2009 Best Book award from the Australian Horticulture Media awards.  Author and photographer of An Hour at Home (2005 Murdoch Books) Sue has also been the principal photographer in Meredith Kirton’s other titles DIG, PLOT, and AN HOUR IN THE GARDEN, all published by Murdoch Books.

Sue can be contacted at www.suestubbs.com.au


Meredith Kirton, celebrity gardener

the gardener

Meredith Kirton professes a lifelong commitment to gardening and horticulture.  Over the last 20 years or so that Meredith has been involved in the plant industry she has had a varied career including writing,  teaching, consulting, retail, garden tour guiding, design and speaking at various events across Australia.  One of her most rewarding gardening experiences has been the development of two gardens which she calls home.  The first is a normal domestic block, one which Meredith has developed a beautiful Australian native garden, and the other is her farm on which she has established a large country garden including an orchard and kitchen garden.

Meredith has also had many forays into media.  She has been gardening editor for Sunday Life (Sun Herald) and Australia’s House & Garden, contributed regularly to many of Australia’s best lifestyle magazines including Better Homes and Gardens, Family Circle, ABC’s Gardening Australia, Australian Horticulture, For Me, Home Beautiful, Inside Out and The Australian Gardener, The Essentials and Domain (Sydney Morning Herald), Real Living, Green Magazine and Australian Country Style. Over the years Meredith has also had various involvements with top rating television shows such as Groundforce, Burke’s Backyard, Home and most recently as a presenter on Gardening Australia. She also is on ABC radio regularly.

Her special talents include the ability to think beyond the square – to transform run-of-the-mill stuff into new and exciting forms.  Meredith brings to media a fresh face and sparkle in horticultural pursuits. Mother of two young children (Tess, aged 11 and Eden, aged 9) she shares a love of gardening with husband Michael.

Meredith can be contacted at Meredithk@pacific.net.au
Twitter @meredithkirton

mandy sinclair

the cook

Mandy Sinclair is a Sydney based food writer and home economist with over 20 years experience in the food industry. Whilst food is her passion, the commitment to promoting fresh, seasonal produce is something that is close to Mandy’s heart and is evident in her recipe writing.

Having developed and written recipes for cook books published by ACP books, Hardie Grant, Penguin and Murdoch Books and contributed regularly to many of Australia’s most popular food magazines including Australian Table, Recipes+, Woman’s Day, Everyday Food and Coles seasonal Magazine her experience speaks for itself.

With the bulk of our population living in cities and the average house being on a small parcel of land, the pleasure of experiencing freshly grown and harvested food is less common for this generation than ever before. Mandy’s commitment to turn this around has been a motivating factor in helping to produce this blog.

Mandy’s philosophy says it all – ‘create simple, delicious food using fresh, seasonal produce’, this is certainly evident in her beautiful recipes.

Mandy can be contacted at urbanherb@optusnet.com.au

sue cadzow grow harvest cook designer

the designer

Sue Cadzow has been working as a graphic designer for over 20 years. Her career has covered book and magazine design, illustration, logo and corporate design, brochures and stationery, web design and now, the Grow Harvest Cook website. Her clients have covered the full gamut from small start-up businesses to large corporate clients. Her company, Red Pepper Graphics is based in Sydney but, thanks to the wonders of the world wide web, her clients are located worldwide.

Sue can be contacted at www.redpeppergraphics.com.au