Browsing In the garden

So Long, Farewell!


Thank you for your support over the year long journey that was I’m no Jamie Oliver, your encouragement has been overwhelming and I’m proud to say I exceeded my own expectations in completing my culinary challenge and have much to thank Jamie and you for, but I’m ready to step out into my own shoes.

This website will remain active as a resource to Jamie’s iPhone apps, but I’ll no longer be blogging from it.


Matt Allison

The magic of mushrooms


Wild Mushrooms

Let’s be honest if you read my blog you’ll know my food thoughts are less than conventional, so when a PR company like Erica Meles PR sends you an invite for a wild mushroom forage with leading mycologist Dr. Adriaan Smit, director of the South African Gourmet Mushroom Academy, I’m there! Read the rest of this entry »

There goes the neighbourhood…


The Ark Coop

Wow, it’s been over a month since my last post! Much of my time away from blogging has been because of the content of this post… Read the rest of this entry »

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Hello, my name is Matt Allison.

Husband, Father, urban farmer, eco advocate, closet designer, photographer, designated household cook and blogger at

In 2010 I committed to cooking my way through Jamie Oliver’s ’20 minute meals’ for the iPhone, completing all 60 recipes in under 90 days, documenting them as I went.

The challenge has long been completed and the blog remains active purely as a resource to Jamie’s iPhone apps.