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Les Petits Chefs: The inspiration

I know, I know, TWO Petits Chefs posts in the space of days.  But I wanted to take this opportunity to talk a little but about why I decided to start the cooking club in the first place.  Last November, I heard Jamie Oliver speak in Toronto (I wrote about it here), mainly about his […]

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Hachis parmentier for French Fridays with Dorie on eatlivetravelwrite.com

French Fridays with Dorie: Hachis Parmentier

I *loved* this week of French Fridays with Dorie – it’s one of my favourite meals.  The French equivalent of  cottage or shepherd’s pie, it’s named after Antoine-Augustin Parmentier, a French pharmacist, nutritionist, and inventor who, according to Wikipedia, in the late 18th century, was instrumental in the promotion of the potato as an edible […]

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The best chili con carne ever… and a giveaway!

Like the look of that ^^ Yeah, me too!  It’s that time of year again when every Sunday Neil and I sit down at the kitchen table (since, you know, we don’t actually have a dedicated dining room, we can’t sit at our dining table) and menu plan for the week. We like to make […]

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Les Petits Chefs – Food Revolution Week 8 (and a winner!)

Jamie Oliver’s Bolognese Sauce Ingredients Serves 4-6 2 slices of smoked bacon, preferably free-range or organic 2 medium onions 2 cloves of garlic 2 carrots 2 celery stalks (we added mushrooms – about a cup of finely sliced button mushrooms) olive oil 2 heaped teaspoons dried oregano 1 lb good quality ground been, pork or […]

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Donna Hay’s Chilli and Kaffir Lime Beef (stir fry)

Chilli and Kaffir Lime Beef Skewers *recipe permission from Donna Hay Ingredients 1 small red chilli, chopped 1 tablespoon fish sauce 2 tablespoons lime juice ¼ cup (60ml) peanut oil 700g rump steak, cut into pieces- 6 kaffir lime leaves, blanched noodle salad 150g dried rice vermicelli noodles ¼ cup coriander (cilantro) leaves 100g snow […]

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Chocolate chili con carne

Chocolate chili con carne

Don’t forget to head on over to the POM website and vote for my Red Roast Pork with POMegranate glaze. Click here (edited to add, link is no longer active). Thanks so much in advance! Inspired by Miriam’s post (check out her blog, it’s beautiful!) and a lovely package of extra-lean ground beef from Rowe […]

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