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Travel Tuesday: A Sugar Walk of the Marais with La Cuisine Paris

Yes, that’s David Leite up there ^^^ taking a photo of divine Portuguese pastéis de nata (custard tarts) that we discovered when we both joined The Sugar Walk of the Marais, a walking tour developed by one of the talented and knowledgeable La Cuisine Paris pastry chefs, Guillemette.  The tour takes place in the trendy Marais […]

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Wordless Wednesday: Judging the Barry Callebaut Canadian Intercollegiate Chocolate Competition 2012

For more beautiful pictures of this event, check out Green Fuse Photography. Check out the complete list of winners on the Callebaut Canada Facebook Page. Thanks to the kind folks at Cacao Barry/ Callebaut for inviting me to be a media judge. It was just like watching real-life “Kings of Pastry Chocolate”

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Canadian Tire Kitchen Crew Mission 3 #2: Chocolate coeur à la crème

It’s my final post in this series of Canadian Tire‘s Kitchen Crew!  Another Mission, another dessert to create using the Kitchen Aid ExactSlice 13 cup Food Processor.  That Mission again? Sometimes even with the best intentions, a perfect dessert can be more memorable than the main course.  Your mission is to recreate a special dessert […]

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International Incident Party: Terrine

The theme of this month’s International Incident Party: Terrines, had me in a bit of a quandary.  Typically, when you think terrine, meat comes to mind, but to be honest, I have been so up to my ears in meat (literally!) with last month’s Charcutepalooza sausage stuffing challenge and this month’s emulsified sausage (hot dogs […]

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Abby Dodge’s chocolate truffle tart, MY way, two ways

It’s funny how one door closes and another opens.  Just after I decided that the Daring Bakers was no longer for me, I saw a conversation on Twitter between a few of my friends and the formidable Abby Dodge.  About baking together, virtually: #baketogether.  One recipe, your way? Sounded wonderful! I was SO IN!  I […]

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