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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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Nudo: Mothers’ Day gift ideas straight from the grove

Yikes – where did the year go? It’s Mothers’ Day coming up this Sunday (at least in Canada and Australia – I always get confused about when these parental days are in different countries – why are they not on the same day? /rant over/). In any case, I normally send my mum chocolates for […]

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Not the Daring Bakers: it’s ok to say no

No, it’s not the Daring Bakers today though the 27th of every month, it usually is.  But not today.  Because I wasn’t enamoured with the challenge, because I don’t have to. Because it’s ok to say no.  So I challenged myself to make chocolates instead.  But this post is about more than just the Daring […]

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French Fridays with Dorie: Salted butter break-ups

I already knew when I saw salted butter break-ups on the menu for French Fridays with Dorie this week that I would love them. I mean, butter + salt is a marriage made in heaven. As evidenced by one of our favourite baguette toppers when we are in France. (I found this in Seattle last […]

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