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Cold leek and potato soup on eatlivetravelwrite.com

French Fridays: Chilled leek and potato soup

Summer. It can be a weird season. Here in Europe, I’ve seen days when it’s been 42˚C and others when it’s been 18˚C. Down in the South-West of France, the evenings actually cool down quite a bit so while you might be sweltering in the daytime, come the evening you might need a light sweater […]

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Antipasto wrap with raosted peppers, cream cheese and artichokes on eatlivetravelwrite.com

What’s Cooking? Antipasto wraps

It’s been a hot end of June and start of July for me over here in Europe and I’m all about this month’s Kraft Canada #whatscooking assignment, where we’re looking at recipes that are easy to make and pack for a picnic!  Last week I was in England staying with a friend and it was […]

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Strawberry shortcake choux buns on eatlivetravelwrite.com

French Fridays: Strawberry Cream Puffs

One of my absolute favourite French pastries to make is choux pastry. So easy (sssh!) and so versatile because you can make either sweet or savoury iterations – the possibilities for filling and topping choux puffs or éclairs is endless! From the moment we made gougères for Week 1 of French Fridays with Dorie, I […]

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Tatin de legumes on eatlivetravelwrite.com

French Fridays: Tatin de légumes (Vegetable tarte tatin)

I’ve been in France just over a week now and have managed to hook up my phone/ Internet and TV services (anyone who lives or who has lived in France will know that this is a major accomplishment!) which is making blogging a lot easier! I also had the pleasure of spending a few days […]

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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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Easy creme brulee recipe on eatlivetravelwrite.com

French Fridays: Crème brûlée

Good morning, from France, even! And yes, it’s Friday. So shouldn’t I be posting a recipe from Dorie Greenspan’s Around my French Table? Sadly, after nearly 5 years, that project is over We posted our last recipe from the book on May 22nd, then our final post about our experiences last week. So this week, […]

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