Tell us a bit about you and what you do:
My name is Heidi Sze. I am a dietitian with a private practice in Mornington Gather and Grow nutrition, and I love working with clients to help them enjoy their food freely and deliciously with a goal of being healthy and feeling fantastic.
I also keep an online diary called Apples Under My Bed, where I write about food, recipes, travel, life, everything. At the moment there’s a lot of pregnancy talk over there because I’m expecting my first child with my husband in September. As a result of my blog I also do recipe development and food/travel/health writing.
Describe your style:
Simple, comfortable, classic. Oh my goodness, I’ve never had to answer that type of question. Usually it’s all about food. That was hard! I am often wearing jeans with some sort of blouse and little boots. I also love a good cardigan. Vintage aprons are one thing you’ll always find me wearing too. I have a whole collection of gifted and op shop gems.
Do you think Mornington Peninsula style/fashion has a certain look or feel?
It’s definitely laid back, effortlessly cool. And we’re not afraid of colour. The Mornington Peninsula really shines during Summer and that’s when the true vibe comes out.
What are a couple of your favourite blogs or websites and why?
I love Food 52 for all things food, recipes and the kitchen. They have great diversity in their columns so there’s always something interesting to read. Other favourite blogs include 101 Cookbooks for her originality and fresh ideas in the whole food realm. I absolutely love the blogs Orangette and Rachel Eats for their writing, their stories and classic recipes.
Can you tell us one or two of your fave local spots?
There’s too many to name, we’re completely spoilt on the Mornington Peninsula! But here’s a few: Shop Ate in Mt Eliza for the pasta dishes and cakes; Foxeys Hangout for a casual shared plates lunch and unpretentious views (and wine, duh! Love their sparkling red); the Red Hill Op Shop for hidden gems; Johnny Ripe for pies (sweet and savoury), sausage rolls, doughnuts and crème brulee tarts; and Store Fifteen for smoothies; DOC for pizza; Prime Cuts for meat and local eggs; Bushrangers Bay for the walking track and anywhere around Red Hill (where I grew up) for a stroll. Red Hill is particularly beautiful in Autumn.