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The French Fridays with Dorie St Valentine’s Day cookie exchange!

Yes it’s St Valentine’s Day! I have to admit that I’m not a huge fan of this Hallmark holiday (growing up in Australia, it definitely did not have the hype it does in North America), although I love baking sweet treats for my friends, colleagues and Mr Neil. But it doesn’t need to be St […]

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Nutella truffle pops for World Nutella Day 2013

Yes it’s back  – World Nutella Day!  Once again, Sara from Ms. Adventures in Italy and Michelle from Bleeding Espresso are hosting “World Nutella Day 2013″ (the SEVENTH instalment!) – a day to celebrate,  get creative with, and most importantly, eat Nutella. This is my third year participating in World Nutella Day – in 2010, I made […]

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Chocolate-basil macarons with passion fruit cream cheese filling for the McCormick Flavor Forecast

Last month, I had the chance to preview The McCormick Flavor Forecast for 2013.  In that post I mentioned I was interested in looking further at the Global My Way and Empowered Eating trends, and those will certainly be important avenues for me to investigate this year. These two ideas are more than “trends” for […]

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Baking with Kimberley’s Own granola

I love granola. Confession time though: I am often too lazy to make my own. And you don’t often find a granola that tastes as good as home-made, do you? Which is a problem.  So when I discovered Kimberley’s Own granola last year at the Delicious Food Show in Toronto, I was over the moon. […]

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Rakia Bar (Toronto) – and a recipe for trifle!

a guest post by the intrepid Mr Neil The word “unique” is so often over-used, it seems to have lost its meaning.  Certainly in the food & beverage industry, this is truer than ever.  So when I had the opportunity thanks to the kind folks at Sizzling Communications, to visit a new establishment that truly […]

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Plum poppyseed muffins and a Smitten Kitchen Cookbook giveaway

Long before I was blogging, I was reading food blogs. Some of the first blogs I read are still amongst the blogs I read today – including Smitten Kitchen.  Deb Perelman’s honest, clever writing, her recipes that always work and her gorgeous pictures have kept me coming back for years now. And clearly I am […]

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