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Anne Le Blanc´s Pistachio Avocado for French Fridays with Dorie Mardi Michels eatlivetravelwrite.com

French Fridays with Dorie: Anne Le Blanc´s Pistachio Avocado

Do you read my blog in your Google Reader? Did you know that Google Reader will be no longer as of July 1st? What to do? Well you can follow my blog with Bloglovin! (and all your other favourites too!) This weeks’ French Fridays with Dorie “recipe” (Anne Le Blanc´s Pistachio Avocado, p 106) is […]

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A Molecular cuisine session for kids bruleeing sous vide bananas with John Placko Les Petits Chefs Mardi Michels eatlivetravelwrite.com

Sous vide caramelized bananas with coconut gel and snow by Les Petits Chefs and Chef John Placko

If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you’ll know that when it comes to cooking with kids, I like to set the bar high. I mean, like, extremely high.  The boys are rarely fazed by dishes that may appear difficult (sushi springs to mind) because they don’t have pre-conceived notions about the level […]

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Mushroom riostto inspired by Jamie Oliver's risotto Mardi Michels eatlivetravelwrite.com

Growing my own mushrooms: from box to bowl

Anyone who knows me in real life can attest to the fact that I most definitely do not have a green thumb.  My mum, my sister and Neil are the gardeners in my family so really, I get to enjoy the fruits of other people’s labours. So when I received this Grow Your Own Mushrooms […]

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Dorie Greenspan asparagus soup French Fridays with Dorie Around my French Table

French Fridays with Dorie: Asparagus soup

Or, as Dorie says on page 58 of Around my French Table about this week’s French Fridays with Dorie recipe, “Enfin! It’s spring!”.  A delicate, simple soup with just asparagus, onion, leek, shallots and garlic (although I actually used vegetable stock instead of water and added a touch of thyme too), it begs to be […]

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Oranges in a bowl Mardi Michels eatlivetravelwrite.com

Product review: KitchenAid Citrus Juicer

I’ve always wanted an electric citrus juicer but with a tiny kitchen boasting very little counter space and even less cupboard space, it’s just not been a priority. My KitchenAid stand mixer takes pride of place next to our toaster and espresso maker. Priorities, right?  😉  So when I was offered the chance to try […]

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Brioche pockets baking with Julia Tuesdays with Dorie by Mardi Michels eatlivetravelwrite.com

Tuesdays with Dorie: Savoury brioche pockets

This week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe was Savory Brioche Pockets (pp 421-422) – one I will admit to not properly reading all the way through before embarking on it. At 8pm on a Saturday night. After having hosted cooking classes for nearly 80 people in the previous two days. So, yeah, I am cutting myself […]

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