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Tuesdays with Dorie: Finnish Pulla

This week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe (Finnish Pulla, p 106) most definitely made me realise how far I have come making bread this year. Only a short year ago did I fear the bread and the thought of making anything with yeast made me nervous. And while I recognise that this recipe is an easy […]

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Making macarons – some video tutorials

Making macarons. It’s all about practice, sure sure you have heard me say that before. But before you get to practicing, there’s definitely something to be said for taking a class. You can own 15 books on making macarons (not that I would know anything about that, ahem) but unless you know what the mixture […]

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French Fridays with Dorie Around my French Table Dorie Greenspan's chicken apples and cream a la Normand on eatlivetravelwrite.com

Les Petits Chefs cook the books: French Fridays with Dorie: Chicken, apples and cream à la Normande

I made this week’s French Fridays with Dorie recipe (Chicken, apples and cream à la Normande, p 218) last weekend and it was so delicious that I KNEW I had to try it out with my Petits Chefs (on the heels of their successful foray into The Smitten Kitchen). It’s a simple dish – pan […]

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Travel Tuesday: Marché Jean Talon (Montreal)

On my recent trip to Montreal, a definite highlight for me was the Marché Jean Talon.  Normally when I travel, seeking out local markets is one of the first things I do either before or as soon as I arrive.  Nothing like a little food shopping action to totally immerse yourself in the (food) culture […]

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Nadège goes online!

If you follow me on Twitter or Instagram, you’ll know that Nadège Patisserie is the place I recommend to anyone who asks for “Toronto’s best macarons.”  If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you might remember I interviewed Nadège herself for Spotlight Toronto a couple of years ago, when the store had only […]

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French Fridays with Dorie: Creamy cauliflower soup sans cream (with carrots)

This week’s French Fridays with Dorie recipe (Creamy cauliflower soup sans cream, p 68) was most definitely a serendipitous choice – not only did I have all the ingredients on hand but also some withering, odd-shaped carrots that needed using up (above).  The soup is a simple one – with onion, garlic, celery, cauliflower and […]

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