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Nigella Lawson meatzza from Nigellissima

Les Petits Chefs cook the books: Nigellissima (and a giveaway!)

See that up there? ^^^ Those would be “meatzzas”. A cross between a meatball and a pizza that only Nigella could pull off with class. Well, until Les Petits Chefs got their hands on the recipe, of course ­čśë When I was flipping through Nigella’s latest book (Nigellissima, (published by Knopf Canada, a division of […]

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Chocolate cupcakes with coconut flour gluten free

Chocolate-coconut cupcakes for National Cupcake Day (Gluten Free)

You might remember last month when I announced that today, February 25th, is Canada’s Inaugural National Cupcake Day for SPCAs and Humane Societies.┬á I’m pleased to say that I am nearly half-way towards meeting my fundraising goal for this important cause and I hope today’s post and recipe will help me reach it!┬á Since I’m […]

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Dorie Greenspan Cheating on Winter Pea soup Around my French table

French Fridays with Dorie: Cheating on winter pea soup

It seems I’ve been making a lot of soups lately. Which I am totally ok with.┬á Neil’s been out a lot in the evenings recently and when I am on my own at home for dinner, I’m pretty lazy and usually just have cereal or toast. In the bitter cold winter days we’ve been experiencing […]

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On the beach Ngapali BurmaOn the beach Ngapali Burma

Wordless Wednesday: Ngapali Beach (Burma)

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Baking with Julia Tuesdays with Dorie Boca Negra for Tuesdays with Dorie

Tuesdays with Dorie: Boca Negra

Decadence, thy name is boca negra. Seriously chocolately, this week’s Tuesdays with Dorie/ Baking with Julia pick (p. 253) is one to make when you are expecting friends. Twelve or more of them to be exact. When I read the ingredients – chocolate, sugar, butter, eggs and a 1.5 tablespoons of flour, I thought it […]

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Wineries of Niagara-on-the-Lake: Days of Wine and Chocolate 2013

Yes it’s that time of year again… no, not St Valentine’s Day/ weekend/ month as I have variously heard it referred to over the past week, but Days of Wine and Chocolate though Wineries of Niagara-on-the-Lake.┬á Some of you might remember that Neil and I headed there last year and whilst we enjoyed the weekend, […]

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