Hi, my name is Jen. I am married to Keeley, a mother to two girls, Toren and Flynn and a Chef by trade. Iā€™m the face behind The Modern Mess.

I am passionate about seasonal cooking and eating, I live to eat!  I was inspired by my friends to create a platform to share my weekly meal plan, recipes and to inspire people to cook delicious wholesome seasonal food. I'm all about cooking smart and making your culinary life easier. 

As a child I was always interested in cooking and a lot of my early childhood memories are related to food. Making Grandma biscuits with Grandma, fresh herb mayo with new potatoes dug from the garden. Pulling carrots and picking beans with Neddy, then enjoying a Sunday roast and my Grandfather trying to steal my crackling!

I feel food is a way to connect people and to create memories. Whether it be a hot cup of coffee and a warm pastry at the local market or a delicious meal around the table with your family on a Sunday night (or any night!), these are memories to treasure. Not to forget the weeknight chaos of tired kids and food flung left, right and centre! Well, that's what its like at our house anyway! A Modern Mess!