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Making macarons at Le Dolci (Toronto)

(photograph courtesy of Brenda) I’m thrilled to announce a successful first (of many) macaron making class that took place last week here in Toronto at the delightful Le Dolci studio. When Lisa, who had been following my tweets this past summer in Paris (notably about all the macaron classes I was taking), asked me to […]

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Kathleen Flinn's The Kitchen Counter Cooking School

Kathleen Flinn: The Kitchen Counter Cooking School

I was very excited to be offered a review copy of Kathleen Flinn’s latest book, The Kitchen Counter Cooking School recently. Not only did I love Flinn’s first book, The Sharper Your Knife, the Less You Cry, but I had the great pleasure to meet her (albeit briefly) last summer in Seattle at IFBC.  She’s […]

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Following your (sweet) dreams: CakeStar Sweet Boutique

Listening to someone talk about something they are truly passionate about is a joy.  Sisters Barbara Accogli and Monja Chiaravalloti (@CakeStarGirlz on Twitter) recently hosted a grand media preview opening of their CakeStar Sweet Boutique – a place where their sweet dreams really have come true – and even after 5 minutes’ listening to them […]

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French Fridays with Dorie: Deconstructed BLT and eggs

This week’s French Fridays with Dorie recipe was one I had been looking to since I first got the book.  I mean, who doesn’t love bacon, lettuce and tomato, especially when it’s paired with eggs!  I chose to serve this with Dorie’s soft-boiled eggs instead of hard boiled eggs, forgoing the mayonnaise as the runny […]

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Les Petits Chefs make Rose Reisman’s healthy jumbo pasta shells with three cheeses

(Image courtesy of Rose Reisman) Yay! Les Petits Chefs are back!  I’m so excited to see a few “old timers” in the club as well as a bunch of Grade 4s who are thrilled to finally be old enough to join in the fun! We have a fun term planned with some very special guests […]

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