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Yonanas banana-berry swirl ice cream on eatlivetravelwrite.com

Product review: Yonanas (and a banana-berry swirl soft serve recipe)

I’m a big ice cream fan – in fact it’s probably the dessert I eat the most, even when there are decadent French dessert treats in the house. Not much beats a small scoop of a quality ice cream, in my book, as an everyday treat. Sadly, my reality is that I shouldn’t really eat […]

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Strawberry rhubarb syrup in a gin and tonic on eatlivetravelwrite.com

Rhubarb and strawberry syrup

Just before I left for France, my kitchen was overloaded with local strawberries and rhubarb from my Front Door Organics Fresh Box. I used up a fair amount making jam but still had more left over and as the weather was so hot, I was thinking a sweet syrupy cordial might be in order – […]

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Dorie Greenspan orange and olive salad for French Fridays with Dorie on eatlivetravelwrite.com

French Fridays with Dorie: Orange and olive salad

It’s been a bit of a crazy week here – school (finally) ended on Wednesday and I spent yesterday tidying my office so I can start to lay out my clothes and things to pack (we leave on Saturday so I still have some time. Right?!). In the midst of all that, I made this […]

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Duck breast with a red wine cherry sauce with green beans and roasted potatoes on eatlivetravelwrite.com

Duck with red wine-cherry sauce

Duck. It’s one of those meats that many people put on their “too difficult to cook properly” list. Or they think it’s too gamey. For most of my life, I’ve been one of those people as well.  My journey to slowly learning to like duck began in 2011 when Neil and I took part in […]

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Banana bread loaf with chocolate chips on eatlivetravelwrite.com

Fresh facts about produce waste in Canada (and banana bread with chocolate chips!)

Disclosure: KitchenAid Canada has provided me with product as compensation for my services and posts but all posts represent my own opinion. Did you know that Canadians spend approximately 34% of their weekly grocery budget on produce? Did you also know that a significant portion of fruits and vegetables get thrown away each year? In […]

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French Fridays with Dorie: Long and slow apples

I love apples but teeth I need to be careful of due to a recent root canal and an upcoming crown have prevented me from enjoying a fresh apple for many more months that I care to think about.  So this week’s French Fridays with Dorie recipe (Long and Slow Apples, p 390) was a […]

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