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treehousekitchen Mini Coffee Table Book + Letter PDF

Hi fellow creative heart and foodie, thanks for popping by. Take a peek into my relationship with food, love and various kitchens which have nourished me along the way.

When you click on “Buy Now” you will receive:

  1. a 12-page PDF Christmas letter, and
  2. a physical copy of my 6” X 8” glossy photo book which celebrates the journey of my once-more-active food blog ... (the blog in which I journalled about friends, dinner parties, travels, kitchen experiments and winning tickets to Rick Stein’s wonderful show).


This book is NOT a cookbook, collection of blog entries, or similar - it is photo-focused (photos by me) and light in words ... more whimsical than informative in nature. 


In my letter, sent to a precious few back in 2016, I pay tribute to members of my family and include my recipe for a dish beloved in my husband’s Maori culture, the “boil up”. A year ago, the words and feelings were too fresh for me to share with the wider world. But now I invite you to share them with me.

Behind the scenes

Originally I intended to pen a cookbook, and then an eBook entitled “Food & Feelings” – but I am glad that what I offer right now are not products of ambition, but projects from the heart: an intimate letter, and a photo book which I myself love thumbing through every other day.


** To receive a physical copy of my recently completed (Jan 2018!) photo book printed by ZNO – please contact me through my blog or email hello {AT} (replace the {AT} with @), including your name, address and receipt from Payhip. I will then arrange for a copy to be sent to you. No shipping charges will apply.


The price you pay here covers basically the printing, and part of the delivery costs of one copy of this glossy 6” X 8” photo book. Please understand that this is not a commercial system – books are charged per unit to me, not en masse, and they are mostly sent from the printing house to me here in New Zealand, then dispatched again by me.

To purchase multiple copies, or alternative payment (NZ - I accept bank deposit as well) - please contact me: hello {AT} (replace the {AT} with @).


The book is image-heavy, light on words, concise but hearty – an invitation to delve into your own creative, hungry heart. Note: just to clarify again, NO recipes are included ... there are a few posted on my blog, available free to you, if you are interested in those! :-)   

If you would like to order more than one book or have it gift-wrapped as a gift to someone, we can also discuss this option – just let me know.

Currently there are a limited number of books on sale as I am placing small orders at present. If interest picks up I might pick up a few more.

If you do decide to purchase – THANK YOU! – and I look forward to speaking with you soon!


Mel | hello {AT}


I received your wonderful photo book and I love it. I love the pictures and the simple text with it. Your photography skills brings the food to life. Your book has inspired me to continue my quest in writing and publishing my book. It has also encouraged me try cooking/baking new recipes. - Shirley M. 

It's cool! - SS L.

You will get a PDF (1MB) file

$ 27.00

$ 27.00

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