Introducing Our New Social Media Manager, Katrina
Hi everyone! My name is Katrina and I am the new Social Media Manager at The Organic Place. You may have seen my name pop up before on The Organic Place website when I shared My Organic Story and recently when I have shared my fortnightly family-friendly recipes. I am so thrilled to become part of The Organic Place team. As a mum of three kids, an educator, writer and fellow voyager on a journey to healthier living, I absolutely admire what The Organic Place stands for. I love how The Organic Place is a family-run business, encourages people to eat healthier, supports our local farmers, and provides a friendly online community of shared recipes, ideas and stories.
When I was a kid, my parents often talked about ‘waste not, want not’; meat and five veg was our most common meal; and my parents were always mindful about the environment. We tried not to use too much plastic and my parents avoided buying products with too much packaging. I think they were ahead of their time. Now as a mum myself, I am also critical of what my family eats and am concerned for our global environment. I love that The Organic Place gives you the option of not using plastic and the fact that the produce is sourced locally and in season. This is how our world should work. My husband and I have recently built a house and are just starting up a home veggie patch again, which will be an exciting activity to share with our kids.
I never considered myself a great cook but I do get a kick out of planning our meals around our fruit and veg bag from The Organic Place. I enjoy trying out new recipes and finding those elusive ones which the whole family approves of, which is no mean feat. For that reason, many of my recipes are fairly basic and able to be modified to certain little people’s preferences. Nevertheless, the beautiful produce speaks for itself, however simply it is cooked.
I have always been a social media fan and enjoy writing my own blog, A Pocketful Of Time, and investing in other creative pursuits too, having joined such online activities as Fat Mum Slim’s Photo a Day and Thirty Days To Healthier Living amongst others. I’ve always loved languages; I majored in Japanese and English Literature at university and am a bit of a stickler when it comes to spelling and grammar. But don’t be fooled, as most parents know, sometimes sleep deprivation or writing in the wee hours of the morning means I still make mistakes!
I look forward to meeting you all online, sharing ideas, recipes and encouraging each other on this road to healthier living. Don’t be afraid to drop me a line, share a pic, or your own Organic Story. This community is about the people in it and your participation makes it even more rewarding.