Natalie grew up in a household in which everyone cooked. Her first cooking experience, age eight, was French toast - and she hasn't looked back since. A self- taught home cook, her recipes are tried and tested, simple and full of flavour. Natalie is an experienced food photographer who has shot a range of cookbooks, and freelances for Sydney Morning Herald's Good Living. Running a fruit and vegetable co-op prompted her to write a food blog and from that the idea for Courtyard Kitchen was born.