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Strawberry rhubarb syrup in a gin and tonic on eatlivetravelwrite.com

Rhubarb and strawberry syrup

Just before I left for France, my kitchen was overloaded with local strawberries and rhubarb from my Front Door Organics Fresh Box. I used up a fair amount making jam but still had more left over and as the weather was so hot, I was thinking a sweet syrupy cordial might be in order – […]

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Easy creme brulee recipe on eatlivetravelwrite.com

French Fridays: Crème brûlée

Good morning, from France, even! And yes, it’s Friday. So shouldn’t I be posting a recipe from Dorie Greenspan’s Around my French Table? Sadly, after nearly 5 years, that project is over We posted our last recipe from the book on May 22nd, then our final post about our experiences last week. So this week, […]

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Amy Bronee strawberry rhubarb jam on eatlivetravelwrite.com

Welcoming summer with strawberries and rhubarb!

I’m a little embarrassed to say that until a few weeks ago, I never really did much canning, preserving or jam-making. I have dabbled in it a little bit but to be honest, it kind of made me nervous. All that talk about the need to sterilize jars, the special equipment, the worry about making […]

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Win a copy of The Canning Kitchen (Canada)!

Thanks to Penguin Canada, I have one copy of Amy Bronee’s The Canning Kitchen  (I reviewed it here) to give away to one lucky Canadian reader! To enter, leave me a comment telling me what you’re looking forward to preserving or canning this summer? For a second bonus entry, tweet the following message: “(Canada) Win […]

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Dorie Greenspan strawberry shortcake from baking Chez Moi on eatlivetravelwrite.com

Tuesdays with Dorie (Baking Chez Moi): Strawberry Shortcakes, Franco-American Style

This week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe from Baking Chez Moi is a lightened up version of strawberry shortcakes and it’s perfect for the summer and taking advantage of lovely local strawberries. This “Franco-American style” strawberry shortcake uses a ladyfinger batter to create the “cakes” meaning it’s much lighter than a regular shortcake (so, does that […]

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Green curry chicken kebabs on eatliveravelwrite.com

What’s cooking? Green curry chicken kebabs

June. It’s a busy month for teachers. While everyone must think that we all look forward to June and the start of summer, there’s the whole getting through June to negotiate before we can kick back and enjoy the holidays.  It always feels like there simply isn’t enough time to fit in all the things […]

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