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Pan-seared Duck Breasts with Kumquats from Around my French Table on eatlivetravelwrite.com

French Fridays with Dorie: Pan-seared duck breasts with kumquats

Duck. Until fairly recently, it’s been on my “too difficult to cook properly” list.  Also, I find it quite a strong flavoured meat.  And really, I had a pet duck when I was little (named “Ping” after this book) so for many years I didn’t even touch the stuff.  I started to learn to like […]

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Palets des Dames by Dorie Greenspan in Baking Chez Moi on eatlivetravelwrite.com

Tuesdays with Dorie (Baking Chez Moi): Palets des Dames

I’m back with Tuesdays with Dorie! Starting today, twice a month, we’re baking our way through her latest cookbook (her 11th!) Baking Chez Moi. I’m excited to work my way though the book with the group (yes, it’s going to be a while!) – there are so many fabulous recipes – and all so do-able!  […]

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Jerusalem artichoke soup wtih walnut pesto on eatlivetravelwrite.com

French Fridays with Dorie: Jerusalem artichoke soup with parsley-walnut pesto

We’re working with Jerusalem artichokes again this week for French Fridays with Dorie. Despite the name, these ugly root vegetables are NOT artichokes. Also known as sunchokes they are a member of the sunflower family (their flowers are similar in appearance). We’ve roasted Jerusalem artichokes for French Fridays previously so I was fortunate enough to […]

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Kids folding sweet potato samosas from The Messy Baker on eatlivetravelwrite.com

Les Petits Chefs make sweet potato samosas with Charmian Christie

Charmian Christie, aka The Messy Baker, met her match this week when she volunteered to come and show the Petits Chefs a recipe from her newly published book of the same name…  Until you’ve worked in a science lab with 10+ boys under the age of 12, you can’t possibly imagine the noise and organised […]

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Cheesy kale-artichoke dip for the #52NewFoods Challenge by Mardi Michels on eatlivetravelwrite.com

Cheesy kale-artichoke dip for the #52NewFoods Challenge!

I’m all about getting kids to try new foods. I mean every week in both my boys’ cooking clubs, I work hard to not only show the boys how cooking is fun and tasty but also introduce them to new-to-them foods. But learning to eat new foods shouldn’t just be about kids. At our kid-free […]

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