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Tuesdays with Dorie: Irish Soda Bread

What’s more appropriate than  something Irish for the month of March?  This week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe, Irish Soda Bread, was hosted by Carla of Chocolate Moosey and Cathleen of My Culinary Mission and was a perfect recipe for me to try out, hot on the heels of last month’s Tuesdays with Dorie (white loaves), […]

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French Fridays with Dorie: Cheese soufflé

Dorie warns us that “the drama is fleeting” with this week’s French Fridays with Dorie recipe – cheese soufflé (pp 150 – 151). I know this about soufflés, I mean who doesn’t?  As per my usual modus operandi, I down sized the recipe to what I thought would make two tiny soufflés – one for […]

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Why do my macarons have hollow shells? A work in progress.

(NEW: Check out my “how to” videos and  macaron help page with info about where I buy my supplies – ingredients and equipment!) Right so I mentioned in Monday’s post about the Italian meringue method for macarons that I had been having issue with my French meringue macarons recently. Oh they look fine. They look […]

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Zumbarons. And eating my words.

I’m all about keeping it real on this blog, as those of you who read regularly will know. I have no problem posting dishes that don’t quite work out as they are supposed to or posting complete failures because one of my own pet peeves as a blog reader is blogs where people post about […]

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Chef Michelle Usprech for Beer Bistro at The Chef’s House (George Brown College)

A beer pairing dinner? How intriguing!  It’s become so commonplace to hear about wine and food pairing these days that it was very refreshing to see Michelle Usprech’s beer-themed dinner listed amongst the George Brown College Chefs’ House Rising Chef Series dinners this year! Basically a showcase for up and coming Canadian culinary talent, as […]

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French Fridays with Dorie: Saint-Germain-des-Prés onion biscuits

This week’s French Fridays with Dorie recipe – Saint Germain des Prés onion biscuits – was clearly not meant to be. Unless, of course you live in Australia where the above  ^^^^^ is a perfectly acceptable rendition of what one might consider a “biscuit”. However, Dorie was not referring to what North Americans might call […]

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