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Cookbook Book Club: Diana Henry’s “Simple”

Cookbook Book Club  is my once a month most months “cooking from the same cookbook” meal with Jan and  Jenn, and this month we cooked from Diana Henry’s Simple: Effortless food, big flavours.  We’re all super busy at the moment and the horrible winter weather had us craving a simple, flavourful meal. I’m loving this […]

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Tuesdays with Dorie (Baking Chez Moi): Pithiviers

This week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe from Baking Chez Moi happened to be a perfect fit with the rest of my baking projects (finalising the last few recipes for my book!). Dorie calls a Pithiviers (named after a city in the north of France) one of the “great, forgotten pastries of France, nudged out of […]

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French Fridays: How to make profiteroles (video)

I don’t think it’s any secret how much I love working with choux pastry… I’ve written about it extensively here on this site… and it’s one of my favourite classes to teach too! I’ve made choux pastry with my cooking club before as well – profiteroles for Christmas,  chouquettes and gougères, just to name a […]

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Garlic and parsley compound butter

This post is sponsored by Gay Lea. We’re *this* close to March Break. As an elementary school teacher, I can tell you that my students can practically taste the holidays. And they’re not the only ones. It’s been a long week for us teachers with a day and an evening of parent-teacher interviews so the […]

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Book Review: The First Mess Cookbook

A few years ago, Michael Pollan famously said Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants. It’s a concept that is being embraced by more and more people these day.  But even though the idea of a plant-based (vegan) diet is appealing, it’s something that many people need a little help getting kick started. It’s why […]

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Giveaway: Win a copy of The First Mess Cookbook (Canada) (CLOSED)

Win a copy of The First Mess Cookbook Thanks to Penguin Canada, I have one copy of The First Mess Cookbook (I wrote about it here) to give away to a lucky Canadian reader. To enter, simply leave a comment on this post telling me why you’d like to eat a more plant-based diet. For […]

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