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Old World Wine dinner (guest post by Neil)

Well what to do when Mardi is away?  No one to cook, nothing to eat, Cleo and Neil waste away…  HARDLY.  To prove that cooking can still continue without Mardi (Editor’s note – I never said that…), an impromptu dinner gathering was planned. Last weekend was the final exam for my Old World Wines course […]

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Hell’s Kitchen (Minneapolis)

I love meeting other bloggers in person (though sometimes it does smack a little of blind dates… It’s weird meeting people you *think* you know from reading their blogs.  Remember when I met all those fabulous bloggers at the Foodbuzz First Annual Blogger Festival last year, or when I met Evelyne in Montreal or Véronique […]

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A night in Roissy (Ile de France)

We totally knew, going to Brittany over Christmas/New Year, that a lot of tourist attractions would be “fermé“.  Goes with the holiday territory, right?  We were just happy to be in France, eating French food, shopping at French supermarkets etc…  On our way home, we had an overnight stay at the airport as the Air […]

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What do I miss about Australia?

On this day 15 (!) years ago, I arrived in Paris.  I didn’t know anyone, I didn’t have a job, a place in the course I was supposed to be enrolled in or a place to stay.  That is possibly a story for another post but my point is – WOW – I have been […]

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Les petits chefs – Week 4

This is the fourth in a series chronicling my adventures in the kitchen with my cooking club at school – Les Petits Chefs – using recipes from the book C is for cooking, which I received for review. This week we made Grover’s Chinese meatballs with sesame rice Ingredients Meatballs (makes 24 small meatballs) 1 […]

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