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Mactweets January

Mactweets January

So for this month’s Mactweets macaron challenge, the mission was to try something new. How about just vying for macarons that actually turn out like they’re supposed to? I find it’s always best to aim low, then you can’t be too disappointed when you fail (you know, like last time..)! For this reason, my only […]

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Lunch at Nomiya (ArtHome Paris)

Lunch at Nomiya (ArtHome Paris)

(a guest post written by my intrepid travelling companions this Christmas – Alicia and Neil) T’was the day before Christmas and all through the City, not a creature was stirring… (well except for the mad hordes of shoppers at Les Halles, and a dozen lucky diners). Ah Paris – good food, great wine, romantic settings […]

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Butter, cheese, cream, sugar – all things nice

Butter, cheese, cream, sugar – all things nice

It’s cold in Toronto. Very cold. And dark. All I want to do is stay in bed under the covers and read. Failing that, eat comforting, warm food. Which is exactly what we did last night. Neil is part of a team of chefs cooking a special dinner (auctioned at a Rotary charity event) next […]

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Macaron mania!

Macaron mania!

Well after the Paris macaron extravaganza workshop, I am sure you are all sick of hearing about them on ELTW. Sorry friends but you have not heard the last of them because 2010 will be the year I learn how to make them (without the help of the lovely Chef François…). After my last disastrous […]

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A walk down memory lane… and a winner!

A walk down memory lane… and a winner!

When I moved to Paris in the mid 1990s, I was supposed to be working on my PhD in French literature. I had no contacts there, no place to live (I stayed at a women’s foyer for the first month) and no job. The things we do when we are young and carefree, huh? After […]

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