Welcome to Scrummy Lane!

A square image of Helen Schofield, owner of food blog Scrummy Lane, standing at her bench in the kitchen smiling in a flowery t-shirt and holding a cup of tea.

scrumptious + yummy = scrummy … in case you were wondering!

Hi! I’m Helen Schofield, a self-taught cook, recipe developer and food photographer, and the owner here at Scrummy Lane since 2013. Originally from the UK, I now live on the outskirts of Perth Australia with my husband and young son.

I’m passionate about sharing with you unfussy recipes that taste amazing but that no one will believe were so easy to make!

I originally started the site as a creative side hustle after over ten years working as an English teacher and in educational print publishing in Greece. I had always loved travelling and languages as well as learning about the food and recipes of those different cultures. With my experience as a professional writer, editor, proof-reader and manager, it seemed like a natural progression to combine those skills with my love of food and then food photography to create this website!

Today, Scrummy Lane has grown to include hundreds of recipes and receives hundreds of thousands of visitors every month.

About the recipes

99% of the recipes you’ll find here are quick, easy, healthy(ish) and, above all, tasty – because those are the kind of recipes I like to make for myself and my family. You’ll soon discover that my favorites are Mediterranean style recipes. But there are many other types of recipes scattered in among them, too, many inspired by my travels and places I have lived.

You can find a list of all my recipes here, or maybe you’re looking for easy meals for the whole family, simple side dish ideas, something to take along to a party, a quick and easy dessert… or something Greek (my pick!).

Please have a browse! You’ll find detailed lists of ingredients, step-by-step photos, serving ideas, recipe variations, general tips and tricks and a printable recipe to help you make the recipe perfectly first time.

Here are a few of the more popular recipes on the site:

These recipes are some of my go-tos, and I truly hope they become yours too!

Over the years, my recipes have been featured in respected publications including MSN, Woman’s World, Medium, Wikipedia, Greatist, She Knows, Country Living, Good Housekeeping and many more. Please see my Press mentions Page for a full list.

I’ve also contributed articles to Honest Cooking and have been an author for HIF Health Insurance.

Fun facts

Family: I have an Australian husband (Simon) who I met while he was travelling in Greece in 2012. We now have one young son, Benjamin. Simon’s mum and siblings all live nearby. The rest of my family are in the UK.

Education and work: I have a degree in French and Spanish and a master’s in Education. I continue to love languages and am currently learning German (on my daily walks!). I worked as a languages teacher and in educational publishing and marketing before the website became my main focus. However, Scrummy Lane has never felt like a job. I love it so much!

Things I love (apart from food!): Taking morning walks along the bush tracks, listening to the kookaburras and parrots and avoiding the snakes (and, in between, enjoying podcasts and language learning apps!). Life is busy, but when I can I love to escape to the nearby sleepy town for good coffee and people watching!

A small disclosure: Before moving to Australia, I also spent many years in the Greek sunshine stuffing myself to contentment with Greek salads, moussaka, gyros, and ‘tiropites’ and ‘spanakopites’ (delicious cheese and spinach pies). So please forgive me if my recipes may sometimes feature a little too much feta cheese!

I always love to hear from you!

If you try any of the recipes, I would love it if you would leave me a comment and rating. I love reading them and responding.

Please also feel free to leave a comment below or get in touch with me by email [helen[at]scrummylane.com] if you have any questions or suggestions. Or if you’d just like to say hello 😉

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