Around this time of year everyone’s “to do” lists start to get longer and the days seem to run out of hours faster and faster. Many people are planning their holiday parties or holiday meals with family and friends and ovens seem to be on most of the day. There are cookie exchanges and class […]
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: the generosity of the Toronto food community is something I am grateful for every single day. When I launched my guest chef programme with my Petits Chefs cooking club a few years ago, I never imagined they’d be working with some of Toronto’s top chefs, both […]
This week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe is the epitome of simplicity. A rolled-out sugar cookie topped with a dob of jam and topped with another cookie pressed down around the edges to close it, making a lovely surprise sandwich. Simple, delightful – a classic. And a surprise because when I read “sandwich cookies” I was […]
I’m a little embarrassed to say that until a few weeks ago, I never really did much canning, preserving or jam-making. I have dabbled in it a little bit but to be honest, it kind of made me nervous. All that talk about the need to sterilize jars, the special equipment, the worry about making […]
Bonne Maman. It’s the first “real French” jam I remember tasting. I felt so sophisticated at around age 10 when I would slather my toast with the strawberry Bonne Maman. I mean, I think it’s the iconic jars. They just immediately make you feel like you’re in France. Bonne Maman is my jam of choice […]
Are you one of those people who watches shows like Chopped Canada and thinks “That would be SO easy!”? Or are you someone who would freeze under the time constraints? I like to think of myself as flexible in the kitchen – I mean, teaching boys to cook real food in under an hour 2x […]
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