Hi, I’m Marci.
I live in Southwestern Ontario in Norfolk County, known as Ontario’s Garden which boasts an abundance of produce growers. And Lake Erie North Shore shares the same latitude as the northern California wine regions which would explain the recent growth in wineries, distilleries and craft breweries. A perfect location for a home cook, foodie and wine lover like me!
I have a silly irrational fear of flying. I know, it’s way more dangerous to drive (which I will do anywhere) than to fly. That’s why it’s called irrational. No rational thought involved here at all. But I think I can live vicariously through cooking by experimenting with international dishes from countries I likely won’t ever visit. Better than nothing. And living here in Norfolk County is pretty awesome anyway!
My recipes are inspired by the seasons, local ingredients and vibe. I love to try new techniques and unfamiliar ingredients and I’m not afraid to admit when I have an epic fail. I worked for many years in adult education and now I’ve retired from the grind of full time work and a long commute. I’m a lifelong learner myself, having earned a bachelors degree in English while enjoying a full time career and raising my son. My love for writing and cooking was the reason I started this adventure and I think it’s a perfect fit.
My hope is that you find a few recipes that you love as much as I do. Or maybe just enjoy the stories and even laugh a bit. I love real food. I love red wine. I love chocolate. I love cheese. And bread. And I try to enjoy them all in moderation, with varying degrees of success.
I’m excited to share local stories, photos and recipes created at Old Cut Kitchen.
Thanks for visiting!