Hi I’m Sally, the food addict and creator behind Eight Forest Lane.
Eight Forest Lane was created as a representation of home. It is where you can come to find delicious and easy recipes that everyone can enjoy, but it’s also a place without judgement that exists purely to find joy in the simplicity of everyday life.
The main thing you need to know about me is that I love food. My mind is constantly thinking about what I get to eat next and I get genuinely excited about meal times. I love to create and there is no better outlet if you ask me than through food.
I am always trying new recipes in the kitchen and never really enjoy eating the same thing twice however there are exceptions to that rule and those are the recipes that find their way onto my website.
Everything you see on this site has been tested, photographed and eaten by me, so you can feel safe in knowing that I’ll never share a recipe that I don’t believe in.
The majority of the recipes you’ll find on my site are desserts with my favourite things to bake being cakes and cupcakes.
I am dairy-free and have been for several years due to an allergy to lactose. What this means is that all my recipes are dairy-free, with a lot of my recipes also catering to other dietary needs such as vegan, egg-free, and gluten free.
And because my life isn’t only about food (and I am guessing yours isn’t either), you will also find on this site thoughts and musings on life, travel guides and stories to inspire, as well as a lot of book chat as I’m always reading something.
If you’re unsure where to start, check out my top recipes from 2020.
Where it all began…
Eight Forest Lane was created out of a need to create. I was looking for an outlet for my creativity and it allowed me to combine a love of writing with a love of food. Along the way I developed a deep passion for photography and now that’s my absolute favourite part of the process!
This website has been around for a while now, officially beginning in December of 2014 – however the evolution of it has made it almost unrecognisable from the blog it was then. It wasn’t until 2017 that I changed my brand and focused on food and recipe development, and since then I haven’t looked back.
In case you’re still interested, here are 5 random facts about me:
- I’m originally from rural NSW but I’ve lived in sunny Brisbane with my husband for the last 12 years – enough to make it feel like home.
- I’m a Pisces and true to that I feel my best self when I’m near the water.
- My favourite book is A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara which absolutely destroyed me but it is still the best thing I’ve ever read.
- My favourite travel destinations are Italy and Switzerland and I can’t wait to be able to travel internationally again.
- I love watching repeats of TV shows. There is something super comforting about already knowing what will happen.
I would love to hear from you, so feel free to say hey either via the comments section on each post or you can usually find me on Instagram.
“Life itself is the most wonderful fairy tale” Hans Christian Andersen
P.S. This website makes money via the ads that you see. I know they can be annoying but the revenue from these ads allows me to continue to publish and share recipes online for free. 10% of all money earnt via ads is also donated to charity.