Marcie holding basket of vegetables

Hi, I’m Marcie!  I’m a wife and mother of two boys residing in the San Francisco Bay Area.  I’m living proof that anybody can learn to cook because I wasn’t terribly good at it until much later in life. ๐Ÿ™‚

I grew up baking in the kitchen with my mom, so I was a much better baker than I was a cook!  When I got married at age 30, I finally found the motivation to develop my cooking skills. 

In 2002 I quit my job as a network administrator/computer system analyst and became a stay at home mom, which is when I found my true passion for cooking.  

I watched countless hours of Food Network, read cooking magazines and cookbooks, and took some hands on cooking classes here and there.  I was obsessed and started this blog in September of 2012.

Marcie arranging vegetables on a basket

My dream was to go to cooking school, and in September of 2013 that dream became a reality.  I began a 6 month full-time cooking program in San Francisco at Tante Marie Cooking School.  

I was trained in classic French cuisine, including pastry, with heavy emphasis on the use of seasonal ingredients.  Cooking school was demanding, challenging, fun and extremely rewarding, and was 6 months of the best food I’ve ever encountered.

I graduated in March 2014, and received a certificate for my achievement.  Although the program prepared me for the restaurant/catering world, I prefer the (sometimes) slower pace and creativity I have running this blog, and have a dream to write a cookbook next.

Marcie holding bunch of carrots

While I still love to bake, preparing healthy meals from organic, sustainable ingredients takes precedence.  My true joy is growing produce in my garden, frequenting local farmer’s markets and finding exciting new ways to incorporate produce into our meals.

Cooking healthy dishes doesn’t have to be difficult or time consuming, and I hope the recipes you find here will inspire you to create dishes to share with the ones you love.

If you wish to contact me, you can email me at:

[email protected]

Bunch of carrots and beets