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French Fridays with Dorie: Buckwheat blini with caramelized shallots, witled arugula and crème fraîche

Ok so I cheated a little with this week’s French Fridays with Dorie recipe. It was supposed to be buckwheat blinis with smoked salmon and crème fraîche but anyone who knows me will know that smoked salmon is one of the foods I simply cannot eat (just a dislike, not an allergy).  In any case, […]

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sweet chili chicken recipe

Les Petits Chefs and the Ultimate Tomato Cookoff with Hunt’s

I’m excited to present this Petits Chefs post on behalf of Hunt’s Tomatoes and UrbanMoms.ca.  When they approached me to see if I would like to be involved in this campaign, my initial response was “I don’t have children” but then I thought, what better way to prove that dinner doesn’t have to be stressful […]

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Travel Tuesday: Nachos, Costa Baja style

As some of you know, I recently returned from La Paz, Baja California Sur in Mexico, where I was on a sponsored TweetUp for the Mexico Tourism Board organised by the amazing folks at Ogilvy.  Sadly, this will be the final post in this series of dishes inspired by this trip and today I will […]

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French Fridays with Dorie: Olive oil cornish hens

This week’s French Fridays with Dorie recipe will make you rethink roast chicken.  Often Neil will roast a chicken on Sunday afternoon and we will eat that for dinner with enough for leftovers through the week. But you know, sometimes you don’t want to be dealing with leftovers and even the smallest chicken will yield […]

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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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