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How to make macarons in Paris (and a Toronto giveaway!)

As soon as I knew that my teaching schedule in Paris this summer would allow me a luxurious and very welcome 2 weeks to myself, I immediately started Googling “cours de cuisine Paris” to see what classes I could take during that time.  Having been hooked 2 years ago by the Lenôtre macaron class and […]

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Mad about Macarons in Paris (and a giveaway)

Yes, I ate some macarons last month in Paris.  And made them too. So many in fact that I believe I went into a state that I am going to call “macaron fatigue”. Yes, folks, it is possible.  However, now I’ve been removed from them for a while, I feel ready to look at my […]

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Easy summer dessert: Eton mess for Forever Nigella 7 (Iced dreams)

Sometimes, just sometimes, the food blog world stars align and you find you have already made and photographed the perfect dish for a blogging challenge. I felt that way when I read Arthi’s post over at Soul Curry, announcing the latest Forever Nigella challenge: Iced Dreams. This month, the challenge was to make iced/cold/frozen desserts […]

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How to make cocoa nib macarons: An experiment. In progress.

Yes it’s true, I am becoming a little braver. After cracking the secret to nearly no-fail macarons (thanks to Stella, aka The Brave Tart), I branched out with some peanut shells last month.  I wasn’t able to master the 100% peanut shell and ended up using some almond flour as well but I was pretty […]

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Mactweets: Take me out to the ballgame

I was a little stumped when this month’s Mactweets theme was announced – Ballpark snacks.  I mean, firstly, I have only ever attended one baseball game in my life (in my first year in Canada, Neil took me to the hockey, basketball and baseball, to Canadian-ize me) and it was the most boring thing I […]

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