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Linzer Cookies Alfajores Pesche Shortbread cookies at Bonnie Gordon College Toronto

A sweet trip around the world at Bonnie Gordon College of Confectionary Arts

Last weekend I was fortunate enough to participate in the “International Cookies” class at Bonnie Gordon College of Confectionary** Arts – part of the Part Time Bakery Essentials Certificate.  A unique programme designed for students who wish to study baking and pastry arts part-time, the course teaches skills and techniques for making various cakes, cupcakes, […]

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dorie greenspan around my french table french fridays with dorie emon steamed spinach

French Fridays with Dorie: Lemon-steamed spinach

Not much to say about this week’s French Fridays with Dorie recipe (Lemon-steamed spinach, p 331) except that it’s my new favourite way to enjoy spinach. I steamed baby spinach with a drizzle of olive oil and a generous dusting of lemon zest and made sure that it was not over-cooked. I served it with […]

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Miso mushroom noodle bowl

Miso mushroom noodle bowl for Mushrooms Canada

Regular readers of this site will know that over the holidays, I spent a couple of weeks in Burma and enjoyed some tasty food including wonderful Shan noodle bowls.  The noodle bowls are the inspiration for my first guest post for Mushrooms Canada this year – I created a Miso Mushroom Noodle Bowl. Looks good, […]

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Shan noodle soup at Pyae Pyae Shan Noodl Kalaw

Travel Tuesday: Checking out Kalaw (Burma) and discovering Shan noodle soup

Kalaw, the small hill-town, founded by the British who retreated there when the Burmese plains got too hot for them was one of the most charming places we visited on our recent trip to Burma. Although it’s definitely a gathering place for serious hiking enthusiasts, it also boasts a charming morning market (best enjoyed as […]

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Creamy, dreamy milk and white pots au chocolat with Green and Blacks

Dreamy, creamy milk and white “pots au chocolat” (and a Green & Black’s giveaway)

Those of you who read this blog on a regular basis know that I am a bit of a sweet tooth. It runs in the family – both my my mum and sister (and secretly, though he’d never admit it, my dad!) are big on desserts, sweets, chocolate, cakes, pastries… you get the idea… So […]

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Around my French Table French Fridays with Dorie Ispahan loaf Dorie Greenspan

French Fridays with Dorie: Ispahan loaf cake

I’ve known about this week’s French Fridays with Dorie recipe (Ispahan Cake Loaf, p 440) for a while now and just as well, because sourcing the rose extract and rose syrup was a little challenging for those of us in Canada.  I ended up sourcing the rose syrup at O Gourmet and Olive Nation carries […]

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