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Mulled wine vin chaud recipe on eatlivetravelwrite.com

French Fridays: le vin chaud

As you read this, I’m en route to Nérac to spend the holidays in France with Neil and my mum. One of the things I love about Christmas in Europe is the, well, Christmas-y feel of things. Even though it’s rare that you get a white Christmas in most parts of France, it just somehow […]

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Abby Dodge chocolate thumbprint cookies on eatlivetravelwrite.com

A whole lotta baking going on!

Long ago when I was a much younger teacher, I had this idea that “the show must go on” at all times. It’s a “grub day” (no uniform) at school? Why wouldn’t classes just continue as normal? It’s the week before the winter break? Sure, we will keep working on our research projects with just […]

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Dorie Greenspan Pfefferneusse for Tuesdays with Dorie from Dories Cookies on eatlivetravelwrite.com

Tuesdays with Dorie (Dorie’s Cookies): Pfefferneusse

This week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe from Dorie’s Cookies also happens to be this month’s Cookies and Kindness recipe! Some of you may remember that earlier this year, I introduced you to Dorie Greenspan’s latest project, #cookiesandkindness. The aim: To make the world sweeter. The method:  Bake/Share/Post For this month’s instalment, Dorie has chosen a […]

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Tomates farcies stuffed with mushroom and sausage by Mardi Michels

Mini tomates farcies – the perfect (holiday) hors d’oeuvre!

Many of you know I spend a fair amount of time in France when I’m not in Toronto (want to experience our little corner of France for yourself? You can! Check out maison de la fontaine!) and one of the things I always try to do when I return home is re-create some of the […]

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Books for Bakers on eatlivetravelwrite.com

New books for bakers

A couple of weeks ago, I shared some French (cook)book picks for the holidays. Today I’m sharing some of my recent baking cookbook acquisitions – it’s been a bumper Fall for baking book releases. Hopefully you’ll find a little something for the baker on your holiday gift list (or maybe something for yourself?!). Dorie’s Cookies […]

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24 Hours in Paris – I’m a finalist!

Good morning from snowy Toronto – it really is a winter wonderland out there! Just a quick note to let you all know my “24 Hours in Paris” blog post was selected as a finalist in the AccorHotels’ “24 hours in …” blogger contest! Eeep! Did you read my entry and enjoy it? I’d love […]

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