Hi! I’m so glad you could join us…
I’m Marie. Glad to meet you. If you clicked on this page, you must be looking for a little more information.
First, a little background information. I’m the mother of three mostly-grown children, step-mother to three completely-grown children, Grandmom of two – Angel, who lives with us, and Niko-Man, the son of my younger daughter – and wife of a wonderful man. I spent nearly twenty years selling food at retail – mostly meat and seafood – in chain grocery stores, independents, and small markets. I left that world behind a few years ago, and now focus on a different part of the food chain – growing, cooking and eating.
I began this blog in September of 2009 as an easy way to share photos and news with my far-flung family while focusing on improving my writing and organization skills.( I’m easily distract – hey! a butterfly!) Over the course of the first year, it evolved into what you see here – a chronicle of gardening and cooking here at our Rhode Island home, with the occasional visit from the local wildlife and stories about my family.
I’m also lucky enough to be able to spend a portion of the year at our apartment in Paris and exploring the beauty, history and culture of France. If my love of all things edible began with a job behind a fish counter, travelling with my Frenchman-at-heart husband has developed it into a deep and abiding passion. I’m happy to share these trips and experiences with anyone who wants to read about them.
So, thanks for stopping by! Come back any time. And don’t ever be shy about leaving a comment. Making new friends is never a bad thing.