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Les Petits Chefs bake for the holidays

As a special treat for the last Petits Chefs session for the term, we baked mini-cupcakes.  I found a recipe I really liked the look of on the California Walnut website and adapted it slightly using almonds instead of walnuts due to some allergies.  It’s a pretty easy recipe and didn’t really involve much prep […]

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Mactweets go to an International holiday party

Because I am short on time this holiday season, I decided to invite my Mactweets friends to the International Incident Colour Party.  It got a little messy, as parties at this time often do, so I hope we aren’t kicked out of either For the IIP this month, we were asked to play with colour. […]

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French Fridays with Dorie: Go-to beef daube

For this week’s French Fridays with Dorie, I chose to post her “go-to” beef daube (pp 244-245) from the list of recipes we are making in December. Dorie explains that her daube might not be a daube-proper (a beef stew cooked in wine in a deep casserole dish or a daubière) for some French people […]

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Le Chef à l’école: Molten chocolate cakes

Those of you reading my blog for a while now might remember my very first foray into cooking with kids happened around this time last year.  Actually I had been doing the Chef à l’école programme for a few years but last year was when I started wondering if I might be able to run […]

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Mead – not just from the olden days

When I hear the word “mead” I immediately have thoughts of the “olden days” and warriors downing huge mugs of the stuff before they go off to battle.  I did a little research to see if in fact, I was correct and found a fascinating history of mead on the Medovina website.  Below is a […]

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