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Dorie Greenspan coconut rum baba on eatlivetravelwrite.com

Tuesdays with Dorie (Baking Chez Moi): Rum Babas

The Tuesdays with Dorie recipe from Baking Chez Moi for this week is one I’ve made a couple of times before in baking classes but never on my own. Rum Babas are little yeasted cakes saturated in rum syrup and generally served filled or topped with whipped cream and more of that syrup. I halved […]

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David Lebovitz's Individual Chocolate Cakes with Dulce de Leche and Fleur de Sel from My Paris Kitchen on eatlivetravelwrite.com

French Fridays: Individual Chocolate Cakes with dulce de leche and fleur de sel from My Paris Kitchen

It’s been what you might call “a week” (actually it’s been a bit of “a year”) over here. My copyedited manuscript changes are on my editor’s desk though (hurrah!) and I’m ready to try to catch up with the rest of my life now (it’s amazing how many things pile up on your “to do” […]

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Crumb-Topped Apple Bars from Baking Chez Moi on eatlivetravelwrite.com

Tuesdays with Dorie (Dorie’s Cookies): Crumb-Topped Apple Bars

This week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe from Dorie’s Cookies was more a bar than a cookie. A thick slab of shortbread-y base partially baked, then topped with apples (and dried cranberries), and then topped with more of the shortbread (this time clumped to make a crumble topping) makes for a simple (despite its multi-step process) […]

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Ratatouille Risotto made in Le Creuset Saucier on eatlivetravelwrite.com

Ratatouille risotto

This post is produced in partnership with Le Creuset Canada. When Le Creuset Canada asked me if I’d be interested in checking out some of their stainless steel line, I might just have done a little happy dance. I mean, how beautiful are those pieces? Billed as pieces “for the serious cook”, they offer a […]

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Moka Dupont from Baking Chez Moi on eatlivetravelwrite.com

Tuesdays with Dorie (Baking Chez Moi): Moka Dupont

I’ve spent the weekend working through the copyedited version of my manuscript which wasn’t my top choice of activity for the Thanksgiving long weekend here in Canada but I was thankful that at least I had the time to do the work (right?). I planned my time in blocks of 2 hours, because at this […]

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David Lebovitz Indian Cheese Bread on eatlivetravelwrite.com

French Fridays: Indian Cheese Bread from My Paris Kitchen

This week’s Cook the Book Fridays recipe from David Lebovitz’s My Paris Kitchen was an quick naan with a filling of… Laughing Cow spreadable cheese! Sounds odd (and decidedly not French) but David explains that he was first introduced to Indian food when living in Paris, in the area around Gare du Nord where there […]

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