My name’s Fran. I live in Canberra with my Significant Other (SO), my 11 year old daughter (Tween – light of my life) and 3 year old son (my bestest Buddy), 6 chooks – Petunia, Hermione, Ellie, Rosie, Barley and Little Ninja. We have a vegie garden, a herb garden and a fruit patch in progress. The girls occasionally give us eggs, and the vegetation takes a lot and more often than not gives back a little. I’m not a gourmet, organic gardener, I have a lot of misses and sometimes completely forget I even have my own little patch. I’ve really only been doing this green thumb thing for 2 years, but it’s fun and get’s me off the internet. We’re soon to be duck owners, Tween is so very excited!

I decided to start my own blog after being addicted to other food writer and restaurant reviewer blogs, but finding little in common with them. Quite frankly, I usually have little time and little money to do the things and go to the places they’re often visiting, so thought I’d do it my own way. I’m hoping to open up the view that living in Canberra with my young family, working full time, and enjoying life is achievable on a very, very, very tight budget πŸ™‚

That, and I’m a major foodie, and spend most of my time either cooking, eating or thinking about cooking and eating and love to share it all with friends and family.

Please don’t be shy, if you have any ideas, suggestions, questions or feedback send an email to thefoodmarshall@hotmail.com and I’ll be more than happy to chat.

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  1. Hi Fran,

    Your first post just appeared on Urbanspoon! Check it out:

    I encourage you to claim your blog, which allows you to add a picture and change some settings. The blog photo shows up next to your posts wherever they appear on Urbanspoon. Here’s how to claim:

    – Make sure you’re logged into Urbanspoon

    – Go to your blog page on our site: https://www.urbanspoon.com/br/344/12890/ACT/The-Food-Marshall.html

    – Click “Claim your blog” in the left sidebar

    After you submit it, we may contact you to verify your claim. Check your spam email folder if your claim hasn’t gone through in a day or two. You’ll also find some interesting badges and widgets on your Urbanspoon blog page – look in the right sidebar.

    If you have any questions, please contact me via email.





  2. Thanks, Fran! I just approved your blog claim. Now your Urbanspoon profile picture is displayed on your blog page. You can upload a blog-specific photo if you prefer, and can change a few other blog settings there. Also, if you vote for a restaurant that you’ve reviewed on your blog, we now show your vote next to your post everywhere on our site.






    1. Hiya, yes, I was on Twitter @thefoodmarshall but for some unknown reason they suspended my account? Brand new user who doesn’t even know how to use Twitter properly, let alone improperly! I’ve tried to get it re-activated but that takes a few days apparently.

      I’m good on Facebook and blogging, not so good on the others. Yet.

      Fran πŸ™‚


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