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A gift to myself

This is my 188th post for 2012. My 894th post since I began eat. live. travel. write. on a whim in May 2009. Who knew back then that it would become such a huge part of my life? But you know that can go both ways – on the one hand, my blog brings me […]

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French Fridays with Dorie: Cheez-it-ish crackers

When I saw this week’s French Fridays with Dorie recipe (Cheez-it-ish crackers, p 10), I actually had to Google what a “Cheez-it” was. Ok, then, it’s like a version of a Goldfish cracker. Though Dorie’s book shows a picture where they look a little more shortbread-y than cracker-y…. I baked these on a day when […]

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Les Petits Chefs make treats for the holidays with Theresa Albert

It’s the last Petits Chefs post for 2012! Can you believe it? This term I have hosted cooking club not once but TWICE a week (you can check out what my younger students have been up to in cooking club on my school website – working our way through Jamie Oliver’s Home Cooking Skills website) […]

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Baking with Kimberley’s Own granola

I love granola. Confession time though: I am often too lazy to make my own. And you don’t often find a granola that tastes as good as home-made, do you? Which is a problem.  So when I discovered Kimberley’s Own granola last year at the Delicious Food Show in Toronto, I was over the moon. […]

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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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