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Top tips for entertaining from “Gatherings”

T’is the season for getting together with friends and family and those gatherings inevitably involve food!  There’s no doubt that food = community but with today’s busy lifestyles, it’s more important than ever to make sure we stop and gather around a table and share a meal with family and/ or friends – and not […]

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Vol au vents with creamy leek and mushroom filling on eatlivetravelwrite.com

How to make homemade vol-au-vent shells

Vol au vents. Light flaky puff pastry cases filled with a warm (usually savoury) filling. Ubiquitous on the 70s cocktail circuit. Oh so exotic (at the time). Where have these gone? I remember being able to easily find these at a supermarket but now not so much. You can find them if you search, but […]

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Chocolate cream cheese cranberry coconut truffles on eatlivetravelwrite.com

What’s cooking? Cranberry-coconut chocolate cream cheese truffles

With American Thanksgiving coming up this week, we’re heading into the holidays whether we’re ready or not!  It’s such a busy time of year that I’m always on the lookout for time-saving tips and recipes I can make in advance as well as dishes to have on hand for unexpected company. My neighbours are a […]

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Slow cooker curried squash soup with naan on eatlivetravelwrite.com

Food Revolution Ambassador Monthly Challenge for November 2014: Slow cooker curried squash soup and Naan

I’m completing two of November’s Food Revolution Ambassador Monthly Challenges today – working with slow cookers and making something starting with the letter “N” !  First up, let’s talk slow cookers. I know we often think about using a slow cooker for something like chili or stew but how about a soup?  Normally when I […]

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Risotto stuffed acord squash on eatlivetravelwrite.com

Risotto-stuffed squash (and a giveaway)

As temperatures dip and winter approaches, everyone seems to be craving comfort food.  Often, when we think “comfort food”, though, we think dishes like soups and stews that can take a while to prepare.  Slow cooked dishes are great for making ahead of time on the weekend when most of us have a little more […]

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