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Cookbook Book Club: The Broad Fork

Cookbook Book Club (my once a month most months “cooking from the same cookbook” meal with Jan and Jenn)  it’s back! Due to, well, life, we haven’t met (for a cookbook club because we’ve certainly met up for other things) since May! For this month’s instalment we chose to work from a book we unanimously […]

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French Fridays: Must-know expressions for your trip to France

(Parlez-vous français image via Shutterstock) The other day in my Grade 6 class, I heard one of the boys saying “Oh my god!” In my classroom, the rule is you can chat as much as you want (well, within reason) as long as it’s in French. So, when they come out with expressions like “Oh […]

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Les Petits Chefs make “Homegrown” butter tarts with Mairlyn Smith

See those up there ^^^ “Best butter tarts ever.” Or so said all the adults who got to try them this week. And not just any adults, some serious butter tart aficionados, apparently, as there was an animated discussion about nuts vs. no nuts, raisins or no raisins etc… and then a whole other discussion […]

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Tuesdays with Dorie (Baking Chez Moi): Chocolate Covered Toffee Break Ups

Oh dear. I’m in trouble with this week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe. These Chocolate Covered Toffee Break Ups are the work of an evil genius (yes, Dorie, that’s you!). Ever tasted a Daim Bar? Or maybe you know it as a Heath Bar? Well here’s the thing… These taste EXACTLY the same. And here’s another […]

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French Fridays: French classics

Image via Shutterstock French food. So often people think this must mean “complicated” which often translates to “I couldn’t possibly make that”. Fortunately, there are many classic French dishes that are much easier to make than to pronounce and in the classes I teach here in Toronto, I like to show people how simple some […]

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Les Petits Chefs make fish tacos with Matt Basile at Lisa Marie

As soon as the boys found out where they were headed on a field trip for cooking club this week, they immediately asked “Are we going to deep fry something?”  Matt Basile, chef/ owner of Lisa Marie restaurant and the popular food truck, Priscilla (also a rock star in the boys’ eyes), is popularly known […]

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