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No longer a refuge. An adventure.

Welcome –  eat. live. travel. write. has had a little bit of a face lift, thanks to Fine Lime Designs and the fabulous artwork of Lisa Orgler.  It’s been a while coming (Melissa and I started talking about this at the beginning of the summer but the little matter of launching Food Bloggers of Canada […]

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French Fridays with Dorie: Spiced squash, fennel, and pear soup

This week’s French Fridays with Dorie recipe is yet another example of why I love Dorie Greenspan’s Around my French Table. It’s a a wonderfully complex soup in flavour yet one that is so easy to make. It fills the house with the wonderful fall aromas of roasted squash, fennel and spices – ginger, cumin […]

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Melaney Gleeson-Lyall hazelnut bannock pie

Recipe to Riches Week 4: Savoury pies

The savoury pie episode of Recipe to Riches was one I was waiting for this week.  Recipe to Riches (“a new competitive reality series where each week, Canadian home cooks battle to have their original recipes become a President’s Choice product, win $25,000 and become eligible for a grand prize of $250,000″) is now in its […]

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Les Petits Chefs make Jamie Oliver’s meatloaf

I’ve had a hankering for meatloaf lately so I figured I would put Les Petits Chefs to work this week with Jamie Oliver’s meatloaf recipe. Since time is of the essence in cooking club (we have an hour from start to pickup), I knew there was no way we would be able to make a […]

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Composed Salad of Greens, Goat Cheese, and Caramelized Pecans Jacques Pepin recipe

Essential Pepin: Composed salad of greens, goat cheese and caramelized pecans

Yup, the sun sets early here in Toronto now we are back to winter time. And so begins the 5 months of a very narrow window on the weekends in which to take photos for my blog. Sigh.  In any case, we can hardly complain since the temperature this past weekend was gorgeous – blue […]

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Silent Sunday: A long weekend in Chicago

For more photos from our early October long weekend in Chicago, check out my Flickr set. There will be a couple more posts to come about some good eats (of course!)  

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