I didn’t always love to cook, though I have to say I always did love food. I’m sure a love of food starts in one’s childhood. My Mum always packed fabulous, balanced lunches for my sister and I, and every night and there was an amazing meal on the table, with enough for a friend to stay for dinner at the very last minute. Importantly, there was also baking on the kitchen bench at all times, and even now when I visit for morning tea there is something fresh out of the oven to snack on with a cuppa.

My love for cooking started with baking in my childhood home, but once I had my own kitchen and pantry it took on a life of its own. I devoured recipe books and cooking shows, trying what I had seen. I have amassed so many kitchen tools and recipe books that they barely fit in our cupboards and drawers, but then I am back in the kitchenware store, purchasing another must-have-item. I am captivated by different food cultures and the cuisines of the world and love trying the local speciality and learning how it is made.

I am a Mum now and I want my children to find this same enjoyment that comes from cooking and sharing food with others. This blog is a way of organising and recording the food that I prepare for my family, and also a way of sharing this with friends and family and any others who stumble into its path.

When starting this blog I thought about the foods and tastes that I loved the most – figs, lemon tart, Campari, Chinotto, dates, anything with lime, pomegranate, summer fruit…I realised that there was a pattern…bitter and sweet. It’s also a nod to the fact that sometimes things go great in the kitchen and sometimes not quite as planned, but that’s what makes cooking so exciting and rewarding. I hope you find something here that interests you too.


2 Responses to “About”

  1. Jane Warner January 13, 2013 at 7:51 pm #

    Looking forward to reading your recipes Marcie and getting some much needed inspiration from you!!! xx

    • marcieblogs January 14, 2013 at 12:16 am #

      Thanks for visiting Jane! Would love to hear if you try anything here or about any delicious experiments of your own! xx

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