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French Fridays with Dorie: Eggplant caviar

I had planned to make this week’s French Fridays with Dorie recipe (Eggplant caviar) last week in France for our final meal.  But the eggplants I bought ended up in a pasta sauce instead so I made this in a jetlgged fog on my first day back in Toronto. After two weeks eating and drinking […]

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Pie

I’m late making this pie. I know. But I’m hoping it will still bring comfort to Jennie, who lost her husband Mikey to a sudden, massive heart attack nearly two weeks ago. I remember seeing her tweet “He’s gone….” and wondering who she meant, hoping it wasn’t Mikey. Sadly, it was. Just like that. No […]

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Charcutepalooza August: Terrine and headcheese

This month’s Charcutepalooza challenge (binding) was one I have been simultaneously dreading and looking forward to at the same time.  I knew that terrine and headcheese and pâtés would be coming up and had my fingers crossed that this might be the challenge that I got to do whilst in Paris.  For one,  I knew […]

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French Fridays with Dorie: Salmon and potatoes in a jar

This week’s French Fridays with Dorie recipe (Salmon and potatoes in a jar, pp 182-184) might have been a challenge for me, but for the fact that I was able to make it in France and serve it to two people who love salmon (unlike me!).  I was excited to make this because I am […]

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My Seven Links

My Seven Links

I was thrilled to be nominated by my friend Debbie of Gourmet Traveller to keep the Tripbase  “7 Links” Project going.  The project is described as a way of uniting bloggers (from all sectors) in a joint endeavor to share lessons learned and create a bank of long but not forgotten blog posts that deserve […]

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French Fridays with Dorie: Simple slow-roasted tomatoes

There is truly nothing more simple than this dish.  The only tricky thing is allowing 3 hours for the tomatoes to slow roast in the oven. Which I didn’t. I made Neil photocopy the recipes for the first few weeks of August’s French Fridays with Dorie so we could make them in Alsace (where we […]

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