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Baguettes in Montreal on eatlivetravelwrite.com

French Fridays: A la boulangerie

We’ve just arrived in France and after stocking up on all the essentials to drink, one of our first stops always has to be the boulangerie. In terms of great food experiences in France, the bakeries/ pâtisseries certainly rank right up there with eating in restaurants in my book. In fact, in some ways, a […]

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Les Petits Chefs bake for Out of the Cold

250 cookies (244 to be exact!). The boys were so proud of their efforts this week. It’s the last week of school and normally clubs are over but I gathered boys from my Petits Chefs and Cooking Basics club to help our Grade 8s out with a project they have taken on as part of […]

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Egg macarons with cream cheese lemon curd filling on eatlivetravelwrite.com

Making macarons, (always) a work in progress

If you’d told me five years ago to apply to a campaign where I would commit to making, photographing and posting about macarons during the busy holiday season, I would have told you to rethink that plan. But here I am, six years after publishing my first (disastrous) attempt at making macarons on my own […]

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Truffles three ways on eatlivetravelwrite.com

Truffles, three ways

Today’s post speaks to my love of “minifying” dishes in order to be able to taste the biggest variety of flavours without committing myself to one dish. I think too often our holiday desserts tend to revolve around “big” desserts which I am obviously a fan of but sometimes I don’t want to choose just […]

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What’s Cooking: Spinach salad with pomegranate and feta

Holiday entertaining season is in full swing now and there are just a few days left of school which can only mean one thing… Many of us are spending our free time either preparing for, or attending, holiday parties. I love this time of year – catching up with people who I might not have […]

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French Fridays: Tasting the stars!

T’is the season… for bubbles! One of the things I love most about the holidays is how people tend to drink a little more Champagne. Personally, I feel that Champagne should be enjoyed anytime of year, not just for special occasions –  I mean, it DOES go with everything! One of my favourite “side trips” […]

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