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Celeriac leek soup in a small bowl on a red and beige napkin with a spoon

Leek, Potato and Celeriac Soup

What to do when you find a bunch of leeks, 2 small celeriac (celery root) and some potatoes that need using up in your crisper? Make soup of course! I was planning on making a simple leek and potato soup but noticed that the celeriac were on their last legs so… I figured why not […]

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Closeup of a Speculoos Cheesecake Bar

Speculoos Cheesecake Bars

It’s beginning to look a lot like … the holidays. Goodness knows what the holidays are going to look like this year. So there’s only one thing for it – BAKE! One of my favourite holiday recipes is spéculoos cookies not just because they taste good but because they make the house smell AMAZING. It’s […]

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Dorie Greenspan Cheddar-Seed Wafers from Dorie's Cookies on a black board

Tuesdays with Dorie (Dorie’s Cookies): Cheddar-Seed Wafers

This week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe from Dorie’s Cookies was a quick and easy savoury cracker recipe. Dorie says: I started making these in Paris with bits of leftover shredded cheese from my favorite fromagerie and finished by making them in Connecticut with Cabot’s Seriously Sharp Cheddar from my local supermarket. Whether I serve them […]

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Jacques Pépin's Quick and Simple cover

Book Review: Jacques Pépin’s Quick & Simple

This book, Jacques Pépin’s latest, comes at a perfect time for everyone as we find ourselves cooking more at home than ever before. After 8 months, many people are “cooked out” and tapped out for ideas of what to make fore dinner every single day. It’s tough, for sure to keep that motivation going but […]

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Acorn Squash, roasted on a baking tray

Cook the Book Fridays: Roasted Acorn Squash Wedges from Everyday Dorie

This week’s recipe for Cook the Book Fridays comes from Dorie Greenspan’s latest cookbook, Everyday Dorie. Dorie describes it as: “wedges of roasted squash, its dense, naturally sweet flesh herb-accented from the za’atar and slightly tart from the molasses. And the skin—my favorite part—had spots of tasty char and, where the oil mixture had puddled, […]

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Tiny version of Dorie Greenspan's Carrement Chocolate Cake on a white plate

Tuesdays with Dorie (Baking Chez Moi): Carrément Chocolat, The Fancy Cake (aka, our LAST recipe!)

This week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe from Baking Chez Moi  is our FINAL RECIPE from the book! That’s right – after 6 years of posting 2 x recipes a month from this book, we’ve reached the end! This will be the third book I have cooked/ baked my way through (first was Dorie’s Around my […]

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