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A Kitchen Aid giveaway!

T’is the season for giving, right? Well in today’s post there’s a gift for everyone and a very special gift for one lucky reader 🙂 You all know how often I make macarons, right? And you must know by now how lost I would be without my Kitchen Aid stand mixer, right?  I’ve made so […]

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Les Petits Chefs in the kitchen with Emily Richards – making gnocchi!

We were thrilled to welcome Emily Richards into the Petits Chefs kitchen lab this week.  She is a highly experienced and well-regarded Professional Home Economist with extensive know-how in the food industry, strengthened by her Bachelor of Science, Home Economics specializing in Food and Nutrition from the University of Western Ontario and over 15 years […]

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Mmm… Montreal!

I just spent  a whirlwind weekend (Friday evening to late Sunday afternoon) in Montreal as a guest of Tourisme Montréal.  I’ve got a few posts writing themselves in my head but in the meantime, enjoy a sneak peek of some of the delightful eats and drinks we partook in (yeah it’s a hard life but […]

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French Fridays with Dorie: Beef (cheek) daube with carrots & elbow macaroni

This week’s French Fridays with Dorie (beef cheef daube with carrots and elbow macaroni, p 246) was served to some friends who came over for a “blog food” dinner as I am wont to do every now and then… A “blog food dinner” for those of you not in the know is when you look […]

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Tasty Tours Kensington Market Sweet Tour (Toronto)

After spending a fabulous afternoon on the Tasty Tours Trinity Bellwoods Chocolate Tour earlier this fall, I was thrilled when Audrey invited me to tag along on the other Tasty Tours offering – The Kensington Market Sweet Tour.  Offering a guided tour including some history of sweets, an introduction to 6 sweet stores, samples from […]

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Cooking the Books: Les Petits Chefs in The Smitten Kitchen

One of the first things I thought as I leafed through my copy of The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook was how much my Petits Chefs would enjoy many of the dishes. Uncomplicated in their preparation, yet sophisticated and delicious in taste, the dishes in this cookbook form part of a very very long “want to make” […]

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