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French Fridays: our house in France

Those of you who were reading here in the summer of 2014 might remember that we came back from France with a bigger-than-usual souvenir, a house!  No, it’s not one of those “we fell in love with it and bought it on the spot” stories – I challenge anyone to purchase a house spontaneously in […]

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Les Petits Chefs make dumplings with Vanessa Yeung

Vanessa Yeung holds the record as the guest chef who has come in the most times to work with Les Petits Chefs – this week was her NINTH visit!  She’s one of the most popular guest chefs (though the boys would have a very hard time choosing who is their favourite  – each week they […]

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Butter celebrates! (and champagne cupcakes!)

If you’ve been reading this blog for a little while, you might remember I’ve baked from the Butter Baked Goods cookbook a few times.  The first book from Rosie Daykin of Butter Baked Goods in Vancouver features over 100 recipes for classic baked goods.  I made the ‘no fail’ marshmallows, gorgeous pumpkin chocolate chip blondies […]

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Tuesdays with Dorie (Baking Chez Moi): Pear Cranberry Roll Up Tart

This week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe is an unassuming looking dessert. It’s basically ingredients for a fruit galette rolled up to make a kind of Danish fruity roll – sort of like these Sara Lee treats from my childhood. The recipe is pretty easy – Dorie’s “go-to” galette dough filled with pears, cranberries and some […]

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What’s cooking? Spinach and ricotta puff pastry rolls

Can you feel it? It’s that time of year again, when holiday party invites start arriving and you’re perhaps planning parties of your own… My favourite holiday parties are cocktail parties because, aside from the holiday cocktails that are served (mulled wine!), I love a party where you get to taste a lot of little […]

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French Fridays: Tips for shopping at the markets in France

French Fridays. Probably amongst my favourite posts to write here on the blog.  If you have been reading here for any amount of time, you’ll know how much I love France so this has been a difficult week for me. From a text message from a friend last Friday night as I shopped, asking “Have […]

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