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French Fridays with Dorie: Gérard’s mustard tart

I approached this week’s French Fridays with Dorie with trepidation…  Gérard’s Mustard Tart (pp 154-156).  Requiring pastry. Pastry and I are not friends.  But I was determined to give it a go, with Dorie cheering me on over Twitter! The pastry seemed a little dry. Maybe my butter was too cold?  I was careful to […]

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Memories of Bouchon: Red rice pilaf with candied hazelnuts and grapes

As regular readers of this blog know, one of my favourite things to do is travel. I also love discovering new dishes on my travels and bringing them back home to recreate a little piece of a vacation in my everyday life.  A dish I fell in love with on our recent trip to California […]

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Foodbuzz 24×24: Bake sale for Pakistan

For this month’s Foodbuzz 24×24, I am thrilled to be participating in an event showcasing cooking with kids.  Foodbuzz partnered with Frigidaire to produce an extra-fun 24×24 event.   Frigidaire’s Make Time For Change program supports Save the Children’s efforts to ensure that kids will have access to healthy foods this holiday season and all year […]

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Project Food Blog 2010: Luxury Dinner Party

First of all, a huge thank you to everyone who voted me this far.  Your votes and support are so appreciated.  Challenge 3′s prompt reads: Host a luxurious dinner party where your guests will discover new tastes and exotic flavors. In our household, dinner parties are a common occurrence.  We love to entertain; from simple […]

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French Fridays with Dorie: Gougères

I know, I know – another cooking group?  But it’s Dorie!!! I was thrilled when I saw Dorie Greenspan had a new cookbook coming out this fall – Around My French Table.  I was even more thrilled when I received a review copy from Thomas Allen & Son: It’s always tricky to approach reviewing a […]

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