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French Fridays with Dorie: Potato Gratin

This week’s French Fridays with Dorie entry is another example of why I love Dorie’s recipes.  For November, we were give four recipes to work on but were allowed to chose what we posted when so for me, it’s been a matter of figuring out what will work with our crazy busy schedule.  Last weekend, […]

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Being on reality tv: being me, trying my best and having fun

It seemed like fun when I first read the advertisement (sent to me by a number of people who thought Neil and I would be “perfect” for this). Umm.. yeah, hosting dinner parties is what we do. It’s what we do well. Ask any of our friends.  From simple pot lucks to over the top […]

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Book review: Candy Construction

When I received Candy Construction from Thomas Allen and Son, I knew exactly how I was going to test out a couple of the “recipes” – with my Grade 3s and Grade 5s on “Hallowe’en Party” day.  I mean, since everyone was having parties and eating candy and dressing up in costumes, who was I […]

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Les Petits Chefs cook with USA Rice

Those of you who read this blog regularly will know that I am fortunate to have been able to obtain sponsors whose generosity allowed me to attend IFBC in Seattle this past August.  I’ve been wanting to get to work on some USA Rice recipes for a while now and last week, I decided why […]

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Back to (wine) school

You may have noticed, I’ve been writing more about wine lately. Or should I say, my blog has featured more stories about wine. Whilst I enjoy drinking wine (I mean, who doesn’t?), I am not very well educated in the art of wine tasting and wine/ food pairings, but I am really trying to learn. […]

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