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French Fridays with Dorie: Coconut Friands

You say friand, I say financier… This week’s French Fridays with Dorie recipe  – coconut friands (p 456) – threw me into a bit of a spin.  I have heard my mum talking about friands, which all along I had thought was just a different name for financiers – turns out even Dorie was confused […]

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Les Petits Chefs visit Luma (Toronto)

Luma is one of my favourite restaurants in Toronto. I’ve eaten wonderful brunches there, as well as lunch and dinner and it never fails to disappoint.  Executive Chef Jason Bangerter trained classically  in London under Chef Anton Mosimann and worked in Michelin-starred restaurants in France and Switzerland for a number of years before returning to […]

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Tuesdays with Dorie: Lemon Loaf Cake

This week’s Tuesdays with Dorie was hosted by Truc of Treats and Michelle of The Beauty of Life.  Lemon loaf cake is like a pound cake, intensely flavoured with lemon zest.  It’s also the cake that finally convinced me to throw out my loaf pan and buy a new one. So sad, I love the “weathered” look […]

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French Fridays with Dorie: rillettes

So um yeah. It’s been busy around here lately. Well, not maybe the blog but my life. I seem to be wearing about 10 different hats and working on 10 billion projects (all will be revealed soon, don’t worry!) and no, it’s not an exaggeration. Well maybe just a little 😉 In any case, I […]

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Banana bread with granola and Greek yogurt

Breakfast – it’s one of the most important meals of the day and one I never skip.  I know for some people, though, it’s a challenge to pull together something healthy early in the morning amidst the rush of getting ready for work or getting kids ready for school.  Even Neil and I (who get […]

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It’s an illy giveaway!

Monday morning. That can only mean one thing. COFFEE!  And even better, I have a coffee-related giveaway from illy for one lucky US/Canadian reader! illy was the coffee of choice at last week’s IACP “Fashion of Food” conference in New York City where I will admit to indulging in more than one much-needed caffeinated beverage!  […]

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