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French Fridays with Dorie: David’s seaweed sablés

This week’s French Fridays with Dorie recipe (David’s seaweed sablés, p 14) was a surprise hit. Knowing it was a David Lebovitz recipe adapted by Dorie, I had no doubt the recipe would work, but just wasn’t sure about the combination of the sweet and salty with seaweed. In a shortbread cookie.  I mean, I […]

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In search of the ultimate chocolate chip cookie

It’s the last week of May. Soon to be June. There are (yikes! only) two full weeks left of school. And oh so much to get done. Plays to put on, music videos to film and edit, stories to write (for the boys). Oh, and reports to write (for the teachers).  So this month’s Kitchen […]

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Everything’s better with butter!

As most readers of this blog will know, butter is a great friend of the eat. live. travel. write. household.  We would rather eat less of a better quality product, than relegate ourselves to eating petroleum byproducts.  So when I was in Florida at Food Blog Forum last week, Mr Neil was delighted to be […]

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French Fridays with Dorie: Cocoa sablés

This week’s French Fridays with Dorie introduced me to cocoa sablés (pp 402-403) – basically a chocolate shortbread, studded with finely chopped dark chocolate. It’s buttery and melts in your mouth, even cut thick like Dorie suggests (she calls them “substantial”), though she does say that if you cut them thinner, you can make ice […]

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French Fridays with Dorie: Saint-Germain-des-Prés onion biscuits

This week’s French Fridays with Dorie recipe – Saint Germain des Prés onion biscuits – was clearly not meant to be. Unless, of course you live in Australia where the above  ^^^^^ is a perfectly acceptable rendition of what one might consider a “biscuit”. However, Dorie was not referring to what North Americans might call […]

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