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International Incident Party: Nostalgia

I had high hopes for this month’s International Incident Party – the theme was nostalgia. I mean, I was the one who suggested the theme.  I love all things retro, as evidenced in last year’s Foodbuzz 24×24 dinner based on recipes from 1976 Weight Watchers’ recipe cards. It was a gelatin fest to end all […]

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Daring Bakers: Panna cotta and florentines

(posting this late due to an encounter with a nasty inner ear infection that has rendered me useless until now to even hit “publish” on this post I had ready to go for Sunday. My posts might be few and far between for the next little while as I recover.) I have to admit this […]

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International Incident Party: Sundaes

Yup it’s time for another International Incident Party and this time, Penny challenged us to work with sundaes. According to the Oxford Dictionary online, a sundae is a  dish of ice cream with added ingredients such as fruit, nuts, and syrup. First used in the late 19th century, originally in the US, it is perhaps […]

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French Fridays with Dorie: Orange-almond tart

Once again, this week’s French Fridays with Dorie recipe required me to face my nemesis – pastry!  I did ok in the past with Dorie’s mustard tart and the chicken b’stilla but I still approached this week with a little trepidation.  The Orange-Almond Tart reminded me of a fancy French dessert (well, I suppose because […]

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Daring Bakers January: Entremets (dessert)

The January 2011 Daring Bakers’ challenge was hosted by Astheroshe of the blog accro. She chose to challenge everyone to make a biscuit joconde imprimé to wrap around an entremets dessert. If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you will know that generally speaking I make tiny tiny amounts of the Daring Bakers’ […]

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French Fridays with Dorie: Michel Rostang’s double chocolate mousse cake

Well there had to be a first, right? A first recipe for French Fridays with Dorie that didn’t work out quite as expected. I mean, it didn’t taste bad – in fact it tasted amazing. It just didn’t do what it was supposed to and didn’t look like it did in the book. Still, it […]

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