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Pear and Cardamom cream cheese tart from Gatherings on eatlivetravelwrite.com

Cookbook Book Club: A “Gatherings” baby shower

It hasn’t been long since my last Cookbook Book Club post (my once a month “cooking from the same cookbook” meal with Jan from Family Bites and Jenn from Chocolate Shavings) but this edition is a special one! Jenn and I organised some of Jan’s friends to cook from her cookbook, Gatherings, and we surprised […]

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Quinoa cakes from The 52 New Foods Challenge on eatlivetravelwrite.com

#52NewFoods: Quinoa

Last week Les Petits Chefs worked with quinoa as their #52NewFoods ingredient.  Only a handful of them told me they had eaten it before although many of them knew it as a “salad ingredient”.  The recipe we were using from the 52 New Foods Challenge book was a simple patty – made up of quinoa, […]

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Around my French Table croquants on eatlivetravelwrite.com

French Fridays with Dorie: Croquants

Sniff, sniff – it’s one of our last sweet recipes for French Fridays with Dorie. This week’s croquants (p 410) reminded me of some of my earlier attempts at macarons With just a few ingredients – nuts, egg whites, sugar and a little bit of flour, these were a cinch to make and the mixture […]

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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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Kids chopping avocado for guacamole on eatlivetravelwrite.com

#52NewFoods: Avocados

For this week’s #52NewFoods Les Petits Chefs worked with  avocados. To be honest, I thought this would be an easy sell – I mean, I guessed many of them loved guacamole so it wouldn’t be too hard to convince them to work with it. At the beginning of the session, we asked the boys who […]

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