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Daring Bakers November: Crostata

The 2010 November Daring Bakers’ challenge was hosted by Simona of briciole. She chose to challenge Daring Bakers to make pasta frolla for a crostata. She used her own experience as a source, as well as information from Pellegrino Artusi’s Science in the Kitchen and the Art of Eating Well. Ahem. I have a confession […]

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French Fridays with Dorie: Caramel-topped semolina cake

It’s funny – when I lived in France, I missed the most inane things. Amongst which were cake mixes. Now before you get on my back about “real food”, I have two caveats to offer: 1. I was very young. 2. I lived in a teeny tiny chambre de bonne (basically a glorified cupboard on […]

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Mactweets November: Hot chocolate and marshmallow macarons

This month’s Mactweets is all about the flavours of fall.  For me, fall is actually autumn and doesn’t really include all the pumpkiny flavours of North America, even though I have been here 10 years now (though you will see I have made a valiant attempt to learn to love the pumpkin in my next […]

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Les Petits Chefs: The inspiration

I know, I know, TWO Petits Chefs posts in the space of days.  But I wanted to take this opportunity to talk a little but about why I decided to start the cooking club in the first place.  Last November, I heard Jamie Oliver speak in Toronto (I wrote about it here), mainly about his […]

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Les Petits Chefs make healthy brown rice muffins

Last week in cooking club, my petits chefs helped me test one more recipe from my generous IFBC sponsor, USA Rice. I had been intrigued by the “Bountiful Brown Rice Muffins” ever since I saw the recipe and since I am always looking for healthy recipes the boys might be able (and want) to make […]

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