about lo

Hi. I’m Lo Corcoran, an avid food enthusiast, I enjoy all things food.

A mum to four little girls; Charlotte, Annabelle, Primrose and Harriet, wife to Tim (Cork Daddy) and living in Boorowa NSW, with our dog Blue, our more recent addition – ‘Snowballs’ the bunny and our five chooks. A self confessed “foodie”, I am just as happy sitting down to a piece of Vegemite toast then I am eating out in a hatted restaurant.

I’m constantly looking for inspiration in the kitchen and am always trying out new recipes, whilst creating my own. I love nothing more than to cook for a crowd and enjoy having friends over for dinner.

I hope to pass on my love of cooking to my girls and am passionate about teaching kids how to cook good, healthy meals, believing that cooking should be fun. My little “helpers” are just as much a part of Lo’s Kitchen as I am.

I collect cookbooks (which means that I am an easy person to buy for) and am currently working on my own. I love coffee, own a GIANT portable paella pan and my celebrity crush is Rick Stein (sorry Jamie, you come in a close second).

My love of cooking started at a young age, spending endless hours in the kitchen with my mum and grandma Mim. Good times were spent at the farm in Trangie NSW during harvest time where we’d cook for a tribe of hungry workers – these memories are some of my best.

I believe that all recipes should be shared amongst families and friends. None of that “I can’t give away my secrets” nonsense. I am all about the “experience” of cooking and sharing food and am not scared to try new things.

A friend asked me recently, “what made you start this blog” and my response was “my whole life I’ve always loved food; talked about food; thought about food”. My sister Elles and I used to sell Cottie’s cordial from a stand outside our house, where we’d charge our neighbours 5 cents a cup. We’d use coloured plastic cups and remember using my t-shirt to wipe it ‘clean’ after each use.

I’ve always dreamt of one day, opening a cafe where the menu changes every day, consisting of unpretentious, good, wholesome and fresh food using local and seasonal produce. More importantly,  it would have a good relaxed atmosphere and the staff would be as friendly as any person you have ever met. A smile goes a long way!

If you’ve got a celebration or an event coming up, sing out. I can help you with the catering.

This blog shares everything we’re cooking in Lo’s Kitchen.

I hope you enjoy.