My Ramblings, People

The Best Homemade Playdough Recipe

I remember my mum making this recipe for me when I was a little girl. In fact it was a recipe submitted to the Otepopo School Cookbook fundraiser. Mums name proudly sitting under the recipe as a contributor. It’s quite nostalgic making it for my girls. Another generation on. What will I need? WaterVegetable OilFood […]

Meal Ideas, People

The Best Elderflower Infused Gin

This is a very fun and easy way to infuse gin with a fresh summer flavour. You do not use an expensive gin. Just a moderately priced one will do the job. All you will need is;1 bottle of ginElderflower flower headsLemonsA large jar or jugGlass weights or small clean river rockMuslin I often make […]


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 […]


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 […]