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Patis Mexican Table Aztec Chicken Casserole Pati Jinich

{Giveaway} Pati’s Mexican Table

Pati Jinich (of the beautiful site Pati’s Mexican Table) is the official chef of the Mexican Cultural Institute in Washington, D.C., where she lives with her husband and three boys. She is also the star of a popular TV show, a regular guest in the national media, including NBC’s Today Show, ABC’s The Chew, Fox […]

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Baking with Julia Tuesdays with Dorie rustic potato loaves

Tuesdays with Dorie: Rustic potato loaves

It’s been a while since I made bread. So I was excited to see this week’s Tuesdays with Dorie Baking with Julia recipe was “rustic potato loaves” (p 138).  Mostly because I loved the sound of a potato bread but also because we were being given permission to make something “rustic” looking. All right then. […]

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Linzer Cookies Alfajores Pesche Shortbread cookies at Bonnie Gordon College Toronto

A sweet trip around the world at Bonnie Gordon College of Confectionary Arts

Last weekend I was fortunate enough to participate in the “International Cookies” class at Bonnie Gordon College of Confectionary** Arts – part of the Part Time Bakery Essentials Certificate.  A unique programme designed for students who wish to study baking and pastry arts part-time, the course teaches skills and techniques for making various cakes, cupcakes, […]

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dorie greenspan around my french table french fridays with dorie emon steamed spinach

French Fridays with Dorie: Lemon-steamed spinach

Not much to say about this week’s French Fridays with Dorie recipe (Lemon-steamed spinach, p 331) except that it’s my new favourite way to enjoy spinach. I steamed baby spinach with a drizzle of olive oil and a generous dusting of lemon zest and made sure that it was not over-cooked. I served it with […]

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Miso mushroom noodle bowl

Miso mushroom noodle bowl for Mushrooms Canada

Regular readers of this site will know that over the holidays, I spent a couple of weeks in Burma and enjoyed some tasty food including wonderful Shan noodle bowls.  The noodle bowls are the inspiration for my first guest post for Mushrooms Canada this year – I created a Miso Mushroom Noodle Bowl. Looks good, […]

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Shan noodle soup at Pyae Pyae Shan Noodl Kalaw

Travel Tuesday: Checking out Kalaw (Burma) and discovering Shan noodle soup

Kalaw, the small hill-town, founded by the British who retreated there when the Burmese plains got too hot for them was one of the most charming places we visited on our recent trip to Burma. Although it’s definitely a gathering place for serious hiking enthusiasts, it also boasts a charming morning market (best enjoyed as […]

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