Shannon Marie

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About me

Introduction I'm Shannon Marie and I am the author of Forks Knives & Spades. I decided to use this blog as an outlet for my two major passions in life: Cooking/Eating and Gardening. Cooking has always been my passion - from baking cookies as a child to working as a chef in France. I have not worked in a restaurant professionally since getting married and having kids, yet my skills for cooking have developed through the years, growing steadily into a monster need for knowledge of cooking and growing food. I have an addiction to real food - the fruits and veggies that look and taste the way Mother Nature designed them to. It was difficult to find these divine true-to-taste ingredients, so I decided to grow my own. I make delicious, flavorful food - period. I grow every plant in my garden from seed. Seeing a little green seedling emerge from the soil in a peat pot while it's cold and dead-looking out of doors is the only way I can get through winter. Gardening organically allows my family and friends to eat the most healthful foods available. Hopefully you'll enjoy reading and (fingers crossed) will learn a bit from my blog. Thanks for reading and please share your thoughts!