Author: Philippa Cameron

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A High Country Life

– Tales and Recipes from a High Country Station Life on Otematata Station, a 40,000 hectare high country station in Otago, is busy and varied. Philippa Cameron and her husband, Joe, who is the fifth generation to work the farm, help care for this vast tract of land with 30,000 merino sheep and 500 head […]

Sweet Smoko

Soft and Sweet Date Scones

If you follow along on instagram you’ll know this is my go to recipe for sweet scones, it’s just so adaptable. Here are many reasons why this recipe is so adaptable. You can use the following alternative ingredients to make this recipe suit you; You could use either lemonade or soda water (omit the sugar […]

Lunch, Meal Ideas

Hearty Beef Broth Winter Bowl

Winter has arrived in one cold blast overnight. So here is a hearty winter bowl to help warm cold workers, and nourish their bodies to keep them healthy over the long winter months. On farm we all know eating seasonal fresh produce is the most economical and healthiest way to enjoy our food, and this […]

Sweet Smoko

Date and Walnut Cake

Sometimes when you taste a cake you just have to have the recipe.  For one of my followers Kirsty and her mum, who were working in the shearing sheds at the time – this was the case.   The farmer’s wife was happy to oblige and this has been a favourite of hers and her […]

Breakfast, Meal Ideas, Puddings

Honey’d Pears

We are so spoilt for fruit in the summer months here, that when Autumn comes we are still craving sweet fruit. We have a beautiful old house at the backyards which has a few scraggly pear trees. This year however none fruited and I was disappointed. So when a friend offered a bag of pears […]

Lunch, Meal Ideas, Savoury Smoko

Quick Salmon Quiche

I know this a contentious issue in most farming households.  Apparently real men don’t eat quiche!  Even though a bacon and egg pie is acceptable – a quiche however is considered a sin. It doesn’t mean you can’t not make it though, and I’m sure if you don’t say the ‘Quiche’ word, you just may […]

Sweet Smoko

Cinnamon Scrolls

Soft, easy and delicious cinnamon scrolls without having to wait for yeast to proof. I must admit that I am hopeless when working with yeast.  But I am really good at finding cheat alternatives to some of my favourite sweet recipes. Before I begin, I think we need to have a debate about the definition […]

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This is me

This is me. I am Philippa Cameron I am the station cook at Otematata Station in the Waitaki Valley of the South Island, New Zealand. Most days I provide smokos (morning and afternoon tea) and lunches to our staff of shepherds. Some days if they are out on our remote high country blocks I will […]