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French Fridays with Dorie: Nutella tartine

I took the opportunity this week to take a break of sorts from French Fridays with Dorie. Well, not really, I still made a recipe (Nutella tartine, page 414-415) but it has to be one of the easiest recipes in the book (in fact it may just be the easiest)- bread, marmalade, Nutella and salt.  […]

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Pumpkin pie macarons recipe

Pumpkin pie macarons

This month’s Mactweets theme is one of Seasons and Holidays and I am fortunate that during the last class I taught at Le Dolci, I came up with this happy accident of a macaron – pumpkin pie flavoured They were such a hit that I will be making them again for the seasonal classes in […]

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Dim Sum and dumplings with Chef Vanessa Yeung (Aphrodite Cooks)

Les Petits Chefs again had the honour of welcoming Chef Vanessa Yeung of Aphrodite Cooks into the kitchen science lab this week. Vanessa came in the spring for a different group of Petits Chefs and showed them how to make dumplings and pot-stickers and she graciously agreed to come back this term! For those who […]

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Essential Pépin: Chicken in tarragon sauce

This is the second post in my Essential Pépin series.  To celebrate the release of Jacques Pépin’s new cookbook, Essential Pépin, Thomas Allen are challenging Canadian home chefs and bloggers to cook up their own French meals with recipes from the book with the chance to win a KitchenAid® Artisan Series Stand Mixer, courtesy of […]

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Dorie Greenspan braised cardamom curry lamb Around my French Table

French Fridays with Dorie: Braised cardamom-curry lamb

This week’s French Fridays with Dorie recipe was an easy one that will become a part of our winter repertoire.  We both love lamb so were happy to see braised cardamom curry lamb on the menu this week.  As with most braised dishes, it’s one that isn’t difficult – the hardest part is in the […]

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Knapp Winery Finger Lakes, NY

A long weekend in the Finger Lakes

Last weekend was my “mid-term break” – much needed after the first half of interminable Term 1 and a week of Parent-Teacher interviews that felt like what I imagine speed dating must be like. Different faces every 10 minutes – it’s overwhelming!  This term has been a crazy busy one – all good stuff but […]

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