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National Cupcake Day 2015 on eatlivetravelwrite.com

Little orange-almond cupcakes for National Cupcake Day 2015!

Remember earlier this month when I announced that today, February 23rd, is Canada’s Third National Cupcake Day – raising money for SPCAs and Humane Societies across the country? That’s right –  today is all about cupcakes – and raising money to help animals in need all around Canada. I’m excited to announce that I am […]

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Dorie Greenspan Brown Butter and Vanilla Bean Weekend Cake from baking Chez Moi on eatlivetravelwrite.com

Tuesdays with Dorie (Baking Chez Moi): Brown Butter and Vanilla Bean Weekend Cake

This week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe is all about simplicity.  This Brown Butter and Vanilla Bean Weekend Cake (p6)  is a great advertisement for simple ingredients shining. Butter, flour, vanilla bean, heavy cream, eggs and sugar. You pretty much can’t go wrong, can you? The smell of this cake was enough to permeate my what-seem-to-be […]

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Flourless chocolate-hazelnut cake for World Nutella Day 2014

Did you know – today is World Nutella Day!  Once again, Sara from Ms. Adventures in Italy and Michelle from Bleeding Espresso are hosting “World Nutella Day 2014″ (the eighth instalment!) – a day to celebrate,  get creative with, and most importantly, eat Nutella. This is my fifth year participating in World Nutella Day – in 2010 […]

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Champagne cupcakes for my mum (Happy Birthday!)

It’s a big birthday for my mum today. But you’d never know it looking at her. I can only hope I look half as good as she does when I’m her age.  My mum’s been probably the biggest influence on my love of food and cooking. Much like my Nana, mum always had a meal […]

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Plum cake for Nana

My Nana Russell would have been 100 today. This post is for her. Nana’s was the generation who lived through the war, those people who are careful with food and spending, making every penny count and never ever throwing away even the tiniest scrap of leftovers. With four children to feed, Nana had to be […]

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Tuesdays with Dorie: French Strawberry Cake

or… How I didn’t COMPLETELY suck at making a fancy French cake. Just a little bit… This week’s Tuesdays with Dorie – Baking with Julia – recipe, French Strawberry Cake (p 273) was hosted by Sophia of Sophia’s Sweets and Allison of Sleep Love Think Dine.  As soon as I saw this, I knew I would just have […]

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