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Dorie Greenspan pasta risotto on eatlivetravelwrite.com

French Fridays with Dorie: Dressy pasta “risotto”

Happy New Year! As you read this I am winging my way back to Toronto (and ridiculous sub-zero temperatures) after two wonderful weeks with my mum and dad, extended family and various friends in Sydney and Adelaide. As you’ll have read from my last French Fridays with Dorie post (Gravlax), my mum and dad were […]

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Bacon lettuce and arugula pasta with Hidden Valley ranch dressing and ricotta with panko breadcrumbs on eatlivetravelwrite.com

BLT pasta

When I was invited a while back to participate in the Hidden Valley Ranchify Recipe Challenge – which involved “ranchifying a recipe” using  Hidden Valley Ranch dressing, I knew exactly the combination of ingredients I wanted to use: Bacon, lettuce and tomatoes. But not in a sandwich. Whilst I love the idea of BLT sandwiches […]

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Book Review: Hazan Family Favorites

Marcella Hazan. When I was growing up even all the way away in Australia, her name was synonymous with “real’ Italian food. She was the queen of Italian cooking. So you can imagine my delight on discovering her son, Giuliano, himself an accomplished cookbook author (and he also offers cooking classes. In Italy) and his […]

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French Fridays with Dorie: Scallops and chorizo with linguine

(aka: (Not) mussels and chorizo) It’s a quick French Fridays with Dorie post this week.  Many of you know that I was quite ill last weekend and I am still only eating very plain food.  So the thought of Mussels and Chorizo (page 316) didn’t exactly thrill me. In fact, it didn’t really thrill me […]

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Les Petits Chefs make Jamie Oliver’s summer veggies lasagna

This week, I went out on a limb… with vegetables. I know, I know, what was I thinking? 12 little boys and a veggie lasagne with nary a tomato in sight!!  For sure I knew that many of the boys wouldn’t eat beyond a spoonful of this but it’s all about the experience of cooking […]

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Les Petits Chefs make pasta with Massimo Bruno

I first met Massimo at a fabulous “Journey to Puglia” dinner at his “hidden” restaurant in Toronto and have since sent many people his way, and returned a few times myself.  Going to a supper club is like going to a great big house party where you meet all sorts of interesting people, then you […]

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