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Dorie Greenspan Cheating on Winter Pea soup Around my French table

French Fridays with Dorie: Cheating on winter pea soup

It seems I’ve been making a lot of soups lately. Which I am totally ok with.  Neil’s been out a lot in the evenings recently and when I am on my own at home for dinner, I’m pretty lazy and usually just have cereal or toast. In the bitter cold winter days we’ve been experiencing […]

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On the beach Ngapali BurmaOn the beach Ngapali Burma

Wordless Wednesday: Ngapali Beach (Burma)

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Baking with Julia Tuesdays with Dorie Boca Negra for Tuesdays with Dorie

Tuesdays with Dorie: Boca Negra

Decadence, thy name is boca negra. Seriously chocolately, this week’s Tuesdays with Dorie/ Baking with Julia pick (p. 253) is one to make when you are expecting friends. Twelve or more of them to be exact. When I read the ingredients – chocolate, sugar, butter, eggs and a 1.5 tablespoons of flour, I thought it […]

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Wineries of Niagara-on-the-Lake: Days of Wine and Chocolate 2013

Yes it’s that time of year again… no, not St Valentine’s Day/ weekend/ month as I have variously heard it referred to over the past week, but Days of Wine and Chocolate though Wineries of Niagara-on-the-Lake.  Some of you might remember that Neil and I headed there last year and whilst we enjoyed the weekend, […]

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Dorie Greenspan coeur a la creme Around my French Table French Fridays with Dorie

French Fridays with Dorie: Coeur à la crème

This week’s French Fridays with Dorie recipe (coeur à la crème, p 425) was one I’d been waiting to try. It’s a recipe I know very well – my mum used to make these when I was in my teens, for dinner parties (we entertained a LOT – must be where I get the love […]

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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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