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Oeufs cocotte for Kitchen Bootcamp

I was happy to see the Jen brought back Kitchen Bootcamp this month with EGGS 🙂  I love eggs – especially for breakfast, but I tend to cook the same things over and over – scrambled, omelette, poached, soft boiled etc… so I wanted to see if I could change up my egg repertoire a […]

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Cheese topped onion soup Dorie Greenspan

French Fridays with Dorie: Cheese-topped onion soup

I was very happy this week to see the French Fridays with Dorie recipe was cheese-topped onion soup (pp 56-57). Not only because I love a good French onion soup but because I know how good it is – I’ve made it before. In fact, I made it the very first week of FFWD when […]

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Wineries of Niagara-on-the-Lake: Days of Wine and Chocolate

Wine and chocolate. A dream pairing, right? Well… yeah, unless you’ve been rather ill and told that you need to give your innards a bit of a rest from rich food…. Ahem.  Not ideal when Neil and I had been planning to go up to Niagara-on-the-Lake over the recent Family Day weekend to indulge in […]

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I’m away from my blog for Mardi Gras…. over on Mad about Macarons!

Yeah yeah yeah, it’s Mardi Gras. Fat Tuesday. The day I used to dread when I was little because, you just KNOW that other little kids delighted in calling me “Fat Tuesday”. In any case, I’m kinda sorta over that and instead of sulking in a corner, I am embracing Mardi Gras and celebrating – […]

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French Fridays with Dorie: Scallops and chorizo with linguine

(aka: (Not) mussels and chorizo) It’s a quick French Fridays with Dorie post this week.  Many of you know that I was quite ill last weekend and I am still only eating very plain food.  So the thought of Mussels and Chorizo (page 316) didn’t exactly thrill me. In fact, it didn’t really thrill me […]

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Comfort food: chicken with tomatoes and honey

I’ve been going through my folder of recipes recently and have come across a few old favourites – like these devilled drumsticks. I have my mum to thank for many of these recipes – she photocopied them for me when I first moved to Paris in 1995 – not that I had a kitchen big […]

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