About Dandelion & Mallow


Karina is a mum of three. Inspired by her love for creating in the kitchen and a desire for an organic, natural and wholefood lifestyle, Karina’s previous corporate career took somewhat of a detour. Time spent volunteering in a local food co-operative piqued her interest in understanding more about the provenance of food and Karina found herself cooking and eating with the seasons. She began working part-time at nearby Buena Vista Farm and for a local wedding catering business. As well as attending wholefood cooking classes and using this knowledge to experiment in her home kitchen, Karina’s knowledge began to flourish. It was at this time that Dandelion & Mallow was born out of a love of simple, delicious food made from scratch. Using locally grown, seasonal produce, Karina has established a reputation for her delicious and nourishing food. Each business decision is meticulously considered, ensuring direct alignment with nature and the principles of sustainability. When she does step out of the kitchen, Karina enjoys spending time with her family, reading books about wellness and permaculture, pottering in the kitchen garden, swims and stand-up paddle boarding in the nearby ocean and walks in the bush, or with the family dog.