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French Fridays: French classics

Image via Shutterstock French food. So often people think this must mean “complicated” which often translates to “I couldn’t possibly make that”. Fortunately, there are many classic French dishes that are much easier to make than to pronounce and in the classes I teach here in Toronto, I like to show people how simple some […]

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Kids made Dorie Greenspan custardy apple squares from baking Chez Moi on eatlivetravelwrite.com

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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Tuesdays with Dorie (Baking Chez Moi): Tiger cakes

This week’s Tuesdays with Dorie assignment was “Tiger Cakes” so-called because of the “stripes” formed by finely chopped chocolate that is folded through the mixture at the last minute and which forms stripes through the cake. The cake itself is a lovely mix of lots of butter (of course!), almond flour, a touch of all-purpose […]

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French Fridays: Canadian Thanksgiving with Dorie Greenspan

From October 2010 to June 2015, as I was working my way through Dorie Greenspan’s Around my French Table with the French Fridays with Dorie group, I frequently hosted what came to be known as “Dorie dinners”. Since we were tasked with cooking/ baking 4-5 recipes from the book per month, it was sometimes easier […]

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Win  copy of Pâtisserie made Simple by Edd Kimber (US/Canada) (CLOSED)

Win copy of Pâtisserie made Simple by Edd Kimber (US/Canada) (CLOSED)

Win a copy of Pâtisserie Made Simple! Thanks to the kind folks at Kyle Books, I have one copy of Pâtisserie Made Simple (I reviewed it here) to give away to one lucky Canadian or US resident to celebrate its US release this week. How to enter: There are 2 ways to enter (maximum of […]

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Product review: Yonanas (and a banana-berry swirl soft serve recipe)

I’m a big ice cream fan – in fact it’s probably the dessert I eat the most, even when there are decadent French dessert treats in the house. Not much beats a small scoop of a quality ice cream, in my book, as an everyday treat. Sadly, my reality is that I shouldn’t really eat […]

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