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French Fridays with Dorie: Almond flounder meunière

It’s going to be a short and sweet French Fridays with Dorie this week. I’ve been super busy with Food Revolution Day planning, Food Bloggers of Canada business and work but I managed to fit in this week’s recipe (Almond Flounder Meunière, p 290) last weekend when I invited a friend over for dinner, ensuring […]

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Les Petits Chefs: Improv in the kitchen with Mairlyn Smith, (P. H.Ec.)

This was “one of those weeks”. You know. When you heap a lot on your plate at the buffet and sometimes a little bit falls off on your way back to the table. Or in this case, doesn’t make it onto the plate at all. This week’s Petits Chefs adventure was a lesson in improvisation […]

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Tuesdays with Dorie: Hungarian shortbread

This weeks Tuesdays with Dorie was hosted by hosted by Lynette of 1smallkitchen and Cher of The Not So Exciting Adventures of a Dabbler.  I was intrigued to learn what “Hungarian Shortbread” (pp 327-328) was.  After making and eating it, however, I am still not quite sure of what makes it Hungarian, although it’s the type […]

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Macarons: Just like a box of chocolates

Adventures in macarons…  I swear, these will be the death of me. Each time I make them, they turn out differently. As I try to stress to my students, making macarons is all about practice… And whilst I am starting to understand a little more how they work, and there is a certain appeal in […]

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French Fridays with Dorie: Navarin Printanier

It’s a short and sweet French Fridays with Dorie this week.  I made this week’s recipe – Navarin Printanier (pp 281 – 282 ) over the Easter weekend and took a few shortcuts since we seemed to be cooking for most of that weekend – by the time I got to this, I was exhausted. […]

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Les Petits Chefs make BISON and pork dumplings with Vanessa Yeung

This week, Les Petits Chefs once again had the great pleasure of working with Chef Vanessa Yeung, of Aphrodite Cooks.  She’s been in working with the club before, once making ginger chicken potstickers and vegetarian water dumplings and another time making dumplings and mango salad. Well apparently little boys LOVE dumplings because on the way […]

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