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Les Petits Chefs make Jamie Oliver’s basic “oozy” risotto (with a side of mushrooms!)

Well, it all worked out in the end…. This week, I picked one of my favourite meals to make with Les Petits Chefs – Jamie Oliver’s “oozy mushroom risotto”. Because little boys would totally adore anything with “oozy” in the title, right? WRONG!  Alerted to the fact that many kids don’t like mushrooms (!!) by […]

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French Fridays with Dorie: Quatre quarts

With only four ingredients (in equal quantities of each), this week’s French Fridays with Dorie recipe (p 434) was a cinch to whip up.  “Quatre quarts” – four quarters in French – is a French version of the traditional pound cake. Of course, it being January and all, I didn’t think Neil and I needed […]

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Les Petits Chefs make Jamie Oliver’s spinach and feta filo pies

I’m going to show you how to put a whole meal on the table in a matter of minutes! Not just one dish, a whole spread of beautiful things – Jamie Oliver in “Meals in Minutes” Right then. Clearly Jamie is not cooking in a science lab with 11 little boys under the age of […]

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Coconut chili butternut squash soup recipe

Asian-inspired coconut-chili butternut squash soup and The McCormick Flavor Forecast

Today I am excited to present you the first of my posts in partnership with McCormick Spices on the occasion of the launch of their Flavor Forecast 2012.  What is the Flavor Forecast? “The Flavor Forecast has been a leader in identifying emerging culinary trends that inspire a passion for flavor for over a decade. […]

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Devilled drumsticks for the Gojee virtual pot luck

Some of you might know already that I contribute recipes to Gojee – a fabulously delicious site which collects recipes from around the web and makes them searchable by ingredient – beware, it’s pretty darned addictive! From time to time, Gojee hosts events in New York City, gathering contributors together over, what else? Food and […]

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Dorie Greenspan's M Jacques Armagnac chicken from Around my French Table

French Fridays with Dorie: M. Jacques’ Armagnac chicken

This week’s French Fridays with Dorie recipe (M. Jacques’ Armagnac chicken, pp 204-205) was one I had been looking forward to for a while. I love a roast chicken – in fact, it’s often our “go to” meal when we can’t think of something  else to cook. This way we’ll have leftovers for weekday lunches […]

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