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Lamingtons. A tutorial.

Lamingtons. A tutorial.

Lami-what? Lamington. Noun. A cake confection made by covering a cube of sponge cake in chocolate icing and desiccated coconut. [Apparently named after Lord Lamington, 1860-1940, Governor of Queensland, 1895-1901] Macquarie Dictionary, 4th Ed, 2005 Ah lamingtons. How I love thee! Your pound cake interior infused with the goodness of molten chocolate coating (butter, icing […]

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Les petits chefs – Week 1

Les petits chefs – Week 1

This is the first in a 6-week series chronicling my adventures in the kitchen with my cooking club at school – Les Petits Chefs. When I received the book C is for cooking for review, I knew immediately that I wanted to start an after-school cooking club for my students. Remember when we Le Chef […]

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Pork (à la Fuji Mama) and beans!

Pork (à la Fuji Mama) and beans!

Ever since I saw La Fuji Mama’s slow cooker Kalua pig recipe, I have been dying to try it. I commented on her original post, wondering what I could substitute for the “liquid smoke” since I had never heard of it. Rachael emailed me back (she is truly one of the sweetest bloggers and will […]

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Lemony mushroom risotto

Lemony mushroom risotto

Aren’t you all in the mood for some comfort food in the midst of deepest darkest January? This past weekend, we were, but lingering in our minds were the not-so-distant memories of indulgences past (i.e. France) so when I was looking for a submission for February’s Gourmet Unbound roundup, I was intrigued by the sound […]

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Daring Cooks – Satay

Daring Cooks – Satay

Satay… did someone say satay? The January 2010 Daring Cooks challenge was hosted by Cuppy of Cuppylicious and she chose a Thai-inspired recipe for Pork Satay from the book 1000 Recipes by Martha Day. (thankfully it was pork satay and not anything like we saw for sale in Laos) Notes for the challenge: 1. Use […]

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