Power of a single flower

Grandiflora Magnolia Collette Dinnigan Garden Flowers

The Grandiflora Magnolia is one of the finest trees. It stands tall and majestic outside our front door shading us in the heat of the summer and sending out a firework display of enormous fragrant flowers for months.

Going Green

Collette Dinnigan Gardening Figs

There is an abundance of figs this summer and I like to serve them quite simply quartered. The best way to showcase them is on a large platter, I really like the depth of the green one here, it adds an earthiness to the ripe darkness of the fruit.


Collette's Kitchen Broad Bean

I picked these broad beans last night in my vegetable garden. I was going to add them to a salad but ended up blanching them and creating a new bruschetta.

Santa Loves Australia

Collette Dinnigan Santa Loves Australia illustrated by Luke Sciberras

I love children’s books and I had so much fun creating this Christmas story with artist Luke Sciberras.

Louie and Snippy SAVE THE SEA

Collette Dinnigan Louie and Snippy Save the Sea

This is a story I wanted to write about a boy and his dog who loves the ocean and together they go on an incredible underwater journey.

Obsessive Creative

Obsessive Creative Book Cover Collette Dinnigan

This coffee table book is autobiographical and charts so many chapters of my life.


Olive oil harvest at Casa Olivetta Puglia by Collette Dinnigan

Every late October or early November, we harvest the olives at our home in Puglia, which is surrounded by olive groves.


Collette Dinnigan with horse by Hugh Stewart

If you have time to spare, I have now done three podcasts. They really are meanderings and thoughts about life, my learnings.