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French Fridays with Dorie: Herb-speckled spaetzle

Uh oh. That’s what I thought when I saw this week’s French Fridays with Dorie recipe (Herb-speckled spaetzle, p 372). Not because I don’t like spaetzle (basically little dumplings) but because I don’t own any thing that can successfully make the spaetzle the correct shape (see here, they’re supposed to be little squiggly thin things).  I […]

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French Fridays with Dorie: Go-with-everything celery root puree

I was so happy to see this week’s French Fridays with Dorie recipe (Go-with-everything celery root purée, p 254) pop up! I am a huge fan of mashed potatoes, though Neil is not, so I was keen to try this and see what he thought (I knew I would like it!). It’s a simple recipe, […]

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A gift to myself

This is my 188th post for 2012. My 894th post since I began eat. live. travel. write. on a whim in May 2009. Who knew back then that it would become such a huge part of my life? But you know that can go both ways – on the one hand, my blog brings me […]

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French Fridays with Dorie: Cheez-it-ish crackers

When I saw this week’s French Fridays with Dorie recipe (Cheez-it-ish crackers, p 10), I actually had to Google what a “Cheez-it” was. Ok, then, it’s like a version of a Goldfish cracker. Though Dorie’s book shows a picture where they look a little more shortbread-y than cracker-y…. I baked these on a day when […]

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Les Petits Chefs make treats for the holidays with Theresa Albert

It’s the last Petits Chefs post for 2012! Can you believe it? This term I have hosted cooking club not once but TWICE a week (you can check out what my younger students have been up to in cooking club on my school website – working our way through Jamie Oliver’s Home Cooking Skills website) […]

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Baking with Kimberley’s Own granola

I love granola. Confession time though: I am often too lazy to make my own. And you don’t often find a granola that tastes as good as home-made, do you? Which is a problem.  So when I discovered Kimberley’s Own granola last year at the Delicious Food Show in Toronto, I was over the moon. […]

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