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Bon Appétit RSVP Redux August: Toffee Pecan and Peach Crisp

Now, you wouldn’t normally think of a crisp as being a summer dessert but as I write this from something like 6800 feet just outside Yosemite National Park, it sure feels like the perfect weather for it! This month for RSVP Redux (where bloggers recreate the dishes people have written to Bon Appétit magazine requesting […]

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A flying visit to Los Angeles

(photo courtesy of the Virgin America website) As you read this, Neil, my mum, dad and I are heading to Death Valley after spending some time in Joshua Tree.  (NB: posts will come soon about the actual road trip!)  We planned this ages ago as a way to meet up with my parents and whilst […]

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Nadège Patisserie (Toronto)

Like the look of those? How about these? If you’re interested in seeing more and reading about a fourth generation French pastry chef who has worked with Pierre Hermé’s right hand man, head on over to Spotlight Toronto to read my profile of Nadège the café/bakery and the person.  I spent a lovely afternoon chatting […]

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Kitchen Bootcamp 3: Salad and dressing

This month’s edition of Kitchen Bootcamp called for us to investigate salads and dressings.  I was really excited about this as one of my goals this summer had been to work on some different dressings.  Unfortunately, as seems to often be the case chez moi, life kinda sorta got in the way and I found […]

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Daring Bakers July: Swiss Roll

I have to admit there was a sharp intake of breath as I checked out the Daring Bakers’ challenge for July.  A “Swiss Swirl Icecream Cake” inspired by this: (photo courtesy of the Taste of Home website) I was kind of half expecting there to be a Jello layer in there somewhere! And weirdly, it […]

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