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Les Petits Chefs make fish tacos with Matt Basile at Lisa Marie

As soon as the boys found out where they were headed on a field trip for cooking club this week, they immediately asked “Are we going to deep fry something?”  Matt Basile, chef/ owner of Lisa Marie restaurant and the popular food truck, Priscilla (also a rock star in the boys’ eyes), is popularly known […]

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An evening with Ruth Reichl

I’d barely been blogging six months in the fall of 2009, when the food world (old and new media) was shocked as Gourmet magazine was abruptly shut down by its parent company. I’d been a longtime reader of Gourmet and was deeply saddened.  So many people were.  Ruth Reichl, who had been the Editor in […]

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French Fridays: Favourite French pumpkin recipes

With tomorrow being Hallowe’en, all things pumpkin are on many people’s minds so today I thought I would share a couple favourite “French” pumpkin recipes, collected from my years of working my way though Dorie Greenspan’s Around my French Table. One of my favourite interpretations of pumpkin in Dorie’s Around my French Table was Pumpkin […]

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Les Petits Chefs make Dorie Greenspan’s custardy apple muffins

Um, hello – it’s nearly the end of October… How on earth did that happen? We’re entering colder, darker days and the very busy month of November, yet it feels like we just started school. Sometimes when life feels like it’s going a little too fast, I like to stop and bake. Baking is a […]

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Three reasons I’m choosing local this winter in my Front Door Organics #FDOFreshBox

The days are getting shorter, the temperatures a little chillier. Outdoor farmers markets are wrapping up for the season and over the course of the next few months, the type of local produce that’s available changes dramatically.  In fact, if you take a look at the availability guide over on the Foodland Ontario website,  you’ll […]

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Tuesdays with Dorie (Baking Chez Moi): Apple pielettes

This week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe had me thinking over and over “Why didn’t I think of that myself?” Basically it’s apple pie, minified. You know, that thing I do all the time with Dorie (and other) desserts because a 2-person household can only eat so many desserts, right? These “pielettes” apart from having the […]

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