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Guacamuffins and Guacpops for Cinco de Mayo

Miss Ava Cado, Mexico’s sultry avocado ambassador, loves Cinco de Mayo and wants to get Canadians excited about this fun-filled Mexican holiday.  Cinco de Mayo (May 5) is a Mexican holiday that celebrates the Mexican victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla in 1862; It represents Mexican unity and patriotism.  Today, Cinco de […]

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Dorie Greenspan Bistrot Paul Bert steak

French Fridays with Dorie: Bistrot Paul Bert pepper steak

I was so excited to see this week’s French Fridays with Dorie recipe -  Bistrot Paul Bert pepper steak (pp 238-239).  We don’t eat that much red meat these days, though I do love a good steak.  When we do, we buy from Rowe Farms, where we can be sure that the animals led happy […]

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Not the Daring Bakers: it’s ok to say no

No, it’s not the Daring Bakers today though the 27th of every month, it usually is.  But not today.  Because I wasn’t enamoured with the challenge, because I don’t have to. Because it’s ok to say no.  So I challenged myself to make chocolates instead.  But this post is about more than just the Daring […]

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Kitchen Bootcamp: White bean mash

For this month’s Kitchen Bootcamp, Jen challenged us to work with legumes or grains.  I was pleased this challenge did not come earlier in the year because after our trip to Mexico at Christmas, we were a little “beaned out” – having eaten some form of beans with pretty much every meal. They really are […]

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French Fridays with Dorie: Mustard bâtons

This week’s French Fridays with Dorie recipe – Mustard Bâtons (p. 15) was yet another recipe I was able to make during a study break.  I took the puff pastry out of the freezer early afternoon and we were munching on these by apéritif time… Another simple, “make-aheadable” Dorie recipe, this simply involves rolling out […]

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