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Macarons by Mardi Michels on eatlivetravelwrite.com

Eat macarons for a great cause (#MacaronDayTO)

It’s nearly here! This Friday March 20th 2015 is the Jour du Macaron or Macaron Day and I am thrilled to see Toronto once again placing itself firmly on the world macaron map.  Macaron Day Toronto is in its fourth year (you may remember how excited I was for  the Toronto edition’s first year when […]

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Dorie Greenspan Beef Marengo from Around my French Table for French Fridays with Dorie on eatlivetravelwrite.com

French Fridays with Dorie: Beef (not veal) Marengo

This week’s French Fridays with Dorie recipe, Veal Marengo, is apparently “found on menus all over France” and was named in 1800 by Napoleon Bonaparte’s chef who made it in honour of Napoleon’s success at the Battle of Marengo (fighting Austrians on Italian soil). A basic stew of veal, tomatoes, onions and white wine, this […]

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Lemon glazed madeleines from Baking Chez Moi on eatlivetravelwrite.com

Tuesdays with Dorie (Baking Chez Moi): Lemon Madeleines

Mmmm – madeleines. One of my favourite French treats and one that I’ve made a few times and written about here on the blog. But I’d never made glazed madeleines until this week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe called for it. I’m a big fan, like Dorie, of the glazed madeleines at Blé Sucré in Paris […]

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Kids stirring granola bar ingredients on eatlivetravelwrite.com

#52NewFoods: Power Bars (with chocolate!)

The last week of school before a much-needed “Spring” break. (I use the term “Spring” loosely since it’s so cold still!). It’s a tough week for everyone – students and teachers (and I am betting parents too!). What better way to keep almost-spring energy in check than to get kids in the kitchen – in […]

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Stavinsky Fountain in Paris on eatlivetravelwrite.com

Paris, differently

A guest post by Monica Shaw One of my big “achievements” of 2014 was #monthofbirthday. Most of us, including myself until last year, very humbly choose to celebrate our birthdays on one particular day, and if we’re feeling extravagant, maybe for a weekend. But I decided that I would make July all about doing as much as […]

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