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Shan noodle soup at Pyae Pyae Shan Noodl Kalaw

Travel Tuesday: Checking out Kalaw (Burma) and discovering Shan noodle soup

Kalaw, the small hill-town, founded by the British who retreated there when the Burmese plains got too hot for them was one of the most charming places we visited on our recent trip to Burma. Although it’s definitely a gathering place for serious hiking enthusiasts, it also boasts a charming morning market (best enjoyed as […]

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Creamy, dreamy milk and white pots au chocolat with Green and Blacks

Dreamy, creamy milk and white “pots au chocolat” (and a Green & Black’s giveaway)

Those of you who read this blog on a regular basis know that I am a bit of a sweet tooth. It runs in the family – both my my mum and sister (and secretly, though he’d never admit it, my dad!) are big on desserts, sweets, chocolate, cakes, pastries… you get the idea… So […]

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Around my French Table French Fridays with Dorie Ispahan loaf Dorie Greenspan

French Fridays with Dorie: Ispahan loaf cake

I’ve known about this week’s French Fridays with Dorie recipe (Ispahan Cake Loaf, p 440) for a while now and just as well, because sourcing the rose extract and rose syrup was a little challenging for those of us in Canada.  I ended up sourcing the rose syrup at O Gourmet and Olive Nation carries […]

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Tuesdays with Dorie: Mocha Chocolate Chip Cookies

Hmmm… this week’s Tuesdays with Dorie Baking with Julia cookies (Mocha Chocolate Chip Cookies, p 330) are lucky that I didn’t make them just yesterday and blog about them today. Because these cookies get better a few days later. It’s also lucky Mr Neil was not around over the weekend I did bake them because […]

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orange scented lentil soup dorie greenspan around my french table french fridays with dorie

French Fridays with Dorie: orange-scented lentil soup

I’ve really been enjoying soups lately as I pointed out in the post about the last Dorie Greenspan soup we made just a few weeks ago. This week’s French Fridays with Dorie recipe (orange-scented lentil soup, p 90) was no exception. It was also something a little different to what I am used to making […]

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Jamie Oliver's Chicken chow mein

Kids can cook (you just have to let them!)

See that up there? Chicken chow mein, From scratch. Made by 7-9 year-old boys. In a science lab. In an hour. A series of statements that 3 years ago I would never have imagined I would be writing about. When I started my boys’ cooking club back in Term 2 of 2010, I figured it […]

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