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Happy Birthday macarons for Dorie Greenspan on eatlivetravelwrite.com

Happy Birthday Dorie!

It’s Dorie Greenspan‘s birthday today and the folks from French Fridays with Dorie and Tuesdays with Dorie are celebrating by baking and cooking up a storm in Dorie’s honour. I couldn’t think of a better French treat to bake for Dorie than macarons – chocolate and, as a nod to the season, pumpkin spice.  But […]

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Making shiitake mushroom potstickers with Vanessa Yeung on eatlivetravelwrite.com

Les Petits Chefs make potstickers and steamed dumplings with Vanessa Yeung

As a teacher, when I look around a classroom and see the students are just getting on with what they are supposed to be doing, meaning, I don’t actually have to do anything, I feel guilty. Why? Because those times when I can sit back and just observe my students (which is also an important […]

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Plate and cutlery

My top 5 tips for “Putting your Best Plate Forward

Disclosure: KitchenAid Canada has provided me with product as compensation for my services and posts but all posts represent my own opinion. With Canadian Thanksgiving past us and Hallowe’en breathing down our necks, we’re heading fast into entertaining season.  Regular readers will know that  even though we have a tiny kitchen (actually we have no […]

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Bellini Kitchen Master on eatlivetravelwrite.com

First impressions of the Bellini Kitchen Master

So last month I applied to be a Bellini Kitchen Master tester and a few weeks ago, I received my machine to test, play with and review for a couple of months. I also attended a demonstration by the Cedarlane Culinary guys at The Cookbook Store where they (and four of the machines) showed soup, […]

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Dorie Greenspan Caramel Almond Tart for French Fridays with Dorie on eatlivetravelwrite.com

French Fridays with Dorie: Caramel-Almond Custard Tart

You know you’ve had a busy day in the kitchen when you misread a recipe and only realise it the next day, having racked your brains over and over again to try to figure out what’s going wrong but you just can’t. In any case, there’s so much food that you know you don’t even […]

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Pea lettuce and mint soup on eatlivetravelwrite.com

Pea soup with lettuce and mint (aka: clean out the fridge soup!)

Disclosure: KitchenAid Canada has provided me with product as compensation for my services and posts but all posts represent my own opinion. Did you know that forty-five percent of Canadians frequently throw away lettuce? Are you part of that group? I am (she says, sheepishly raising her hand). You might remember from my post about […]

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