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Daring Cooks July – brought to you by California Walnuts

Thai Salad Rolls Ingredients 1 tbsp olive oil 1 onion, finely diced 1/4 cup mango chutney 4 tbsp sweet chili sauce, divided 1 tbsp fish sauce 1 cup toasted and finely chopped California walnuts 1 cup rice noodles (I omitted these) 8 rice paper wraps (I used romaine lettuce leaves) 1 cup bean sprouts, divided […]

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What I did on my trip to Philadelphia

OK, so my trip to Philadelphia obviously involved a lot more than visiting the Reading Terminal Market, checking out 10 Arts by Eric Ripert and other good eats in the city of brotherly love, right? I have to admit, I was very impressed with the lovely architecture all around the city.  Even 30th St Station […]

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Putting on the Ritz at 10 Arts (Philadelphia)

Those of you who read this blog on a regular basis will know that both Neil and I are planners. Especially when it comes to travel and holidays.  So it’s very unlike me to head off to a city I have never visited with no plans. Unless it’s for work, like my recent trip to […]

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Good bites in Philly!

Ten days in Philadelphia, what to do, what to do?  Well in fact I didn’t have that much free time in between attending and presenting papers at both the International Boys’ Schools Coalition Annual Conference and the American Association of Teachers of French Annual Conference but in the little time I did have, I made […]

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Mactweets July: Le Freak, C’est Chic

  So the theme for this month’s Mactweets was macarons inspired by a song.  Having recently acquired edible glitter, I immediately thought I wanted to make disco-inspired “Dancing Queen” macarons.  Crazy colours, glitter, all sounds good, huh? Alas, the kiss of death for this month’s macs was this post I wrote about my quest for […]

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