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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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Coeur à la crème

I’m excited to announce that I will be developing a series of original recipes for the Liberté yogurt website and blog over the course of the next few months. Liberté has been manufacturing milk products (cream and cottage cheeses) in the Montréal area since 1936.  Whilst the company grew, their production continued to maintain a […]

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French Fridays with Dorie: Nutella tartine (redux)

How excited was I to see Dorie’s Nutella Tartine (p 414-415) listed as this week’s French Fridays with Dorie recipe? Pretty excited that’s for sure!  Apart from the fact that I have already made it and absolutely loved it, I just happened to have a gorgeous loaf of white bread on hand from this week’s […]

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