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French Fridays with Dorie: Hummus

It’s been a long week, recovering from root canal surgery at the end of last week, getting back to work and then having more dental work (the filling before the crown next month) last night. So I was pleased for a short, easy (and soft!) French Fridays with Dorie recipe (Hummus, p 19) this week. […]

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Let Petits Chefs in the Asian kitchen with Chef Vanessa Yeung

Les Petits Chefs are lucky guys. First, that so many Toronto chefs and foodies are willing to donate their time (and often ingredients) to come and work with them in our science lab, but also that so many of them want to come back and work with them again and again. Case in point – […]

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mini mushroom galette with tomatoes blue cheese and walnuts mushrooms canada GO PINK official recipe 2012

Mushrooms go PINK 2012

I’m absolutely thrilled to have been asked to contribute the official recipe to the Mushrooms Canada GO PINK campaign again this year. If you’re in Canada, watch for the PINK tray packs of fresh Canadian mushroom with a PINK ribbon on the label during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, October 2012. Mushroom growers across Canada […]

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Tuesdays with Dorie: Cranberry Walnut Pumpkin Loaf

I can’t think of anything more therapeutic to do as you recover from root canal surgery (as I was this past weekend) than making a loaf of bread which took over 24 hours. No, seriously. I mean it.  When you’re kind of out of it and feel like you are pushing your way through cotton […]

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Champagne cupcakes for my mum (Happy Birthday!)

It’s a big birthday for my mum today. But you’d never know it looking at her. I can only hope I look half as good as she does when I’m her age.  My mum’s been probably the biggest influence on my love of food and cooking. Much like my Nana, mum always had a meal […]

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Plum cake for Nana

My Nana Russell would have been 100 today. This post is for her. Nana’s was the generation who lived through the war, those people who are careful with food and spending, making every penny count and never ever throwing away even the tiniest scrap of leftovers. With four children to feed, Nana had to be […]

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