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You all know how much I like recreating dishes I have encountered on my travels once I return, right? For me, it’s the best way to prolong a vacation. And food memories are the best type of souvenir to bring back, in the form of a cookbook, magazine or simply a photo with some scribbled […]

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French Fridays with Dorie: Fresh orange pork tenderloin

This week’s French Fridays with Dorie recipe (Fresh orange pork tenderloin, p 273) included a couple of firsts for me.  Not because of the pork with fruit combo – that’s a no-brainer for me.  But, firstly, because I NEVER think that a pork tenderloin is going to be a “quick meal” – mostly because many […]

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Les Petits Chefs cook the books: Jerusalem

Those of you who have been reading about Les Petits Chefs for a while now (we’re celebrating three years this term!) will know that I don’t shy away from “difficult” recipes with them. Spurred on by the boys and their “can-do” attitude, I always imagine that anything is possible in the science lab twice a […]

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Nutella truffle pops for World Nutella Day 2013

Yes it’s back  – World Nutella Day!  Once again, Sara from Ms. Adventures in Italy and Michelle from Bleeding Espresso are hosting “World Nutella Day 2013″ (the SEVENTH instalment!) – a day to celebrate,  get creative with, and most importantly, eat Nutella. This is my third year participating in World Nutella Day – in 2010, I made […]

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Announcing Canada’s Inaugural National Cupcake Day for SPCAs and Humane Societies

Hi bakers and animal lovers! Did you know – the first-ever National Cupcake Day™ is set for Monday, February 25th2013, and you’re all invited to participate! Bake cupcakes, host a cupcake party, share cupcakes with family, friends and colleagues, and collect donations all in support of the SPCAs and Humane Societies across Canada. Initially launched […]

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French Fridays with Dorie: Brown sugar squash and brussels sprouts (not) en papillote

This week’s French Fridays with Dorie recipe (Brown sugar squash and Brussels sprouts en papillote, p 352) was sans controversy (after the great plastic wrap mystery from 3 weeks ago and the odd fusion dish from last week…). Well sans controversy unless you count me not having foil or enough parchment paper to make little […]

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