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Buckwheat polenta with braised greens from My Paris Kitchen on eatlivetravelwrite.com

French Fridays: Buckwheat polenta with braised greens from My Paris Kitchen

This week’s  Cook the Book Fridays recipe from David Lebovitz’s My Paris Kitchen was a perfect lunch for one on a busy weekend recently. I’m a fan of eggs for lunch on the weekend, especially if I haven’t had time to eat a decent breakfast, and this was a nice variation on eggs on toast […]

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Book Review: Kid Chef Bakes

There’s nothing I love more than teaching kids to cook and I’m always on the lookout for recipes and books I can recommend to my students and their parents which is why I’m thrilled to be writing about a fabulous new cookbook for aspiring bakers – Kid Chef Bakes!  Authored by Lisa Huff of Snappy […]

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Tuesdays with Dorie Mini Brown Sugar Tarts on eatlivetravelwrite.com

Tuesdays with Dorie (Baking Chez Moi): Brown Sugar Tartlets

The Tuesdays with Dorie recipe from Baking Chez Moi for this week is a simple sweet tart crust filled with a brown sugar custard filling – not unlike a pecan pie though, curiously Dorie adds bacon to this one for a sweet and salty version. I halved the sweet tart dough recipe and made two […]

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Mushroom ragu recipe on eatlivetravelwrite.com

Mushroom Ragù

Originally posted on Mushrooms Canada It’s finally starting to feel like winter in Toronto and there’s nothing I love more on a chilly evening than a big bowl of comfort food. Trouble is, comfort food can sometimes heavy, so today, I’ve got a favourite comfort food dish for you – re-imagined and lightened with added […]

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French Fridays: Market Day in Vic-Fezensac

Last summer I had the pleasure of visiting the lovely town of Vic-Fezensac in the neighbouring (to the Lot-et-Garonne where Nérac is located) Gers department on market day. Eleanor, my good friend from VivreinFrance who runs market cooking classes (a visit to the market and a cooking class, all en français) invited me to tag […]

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Kids making dumplings with Vanessa Yeung on eatlivetravelwrite.com

Les Petits Chefs make dumplings with Vanessa Yeung

I was thrilled to welcome  Vanessa Yeung back to work with the boys this week. She has come to teach the boys twelve times before (she’s a legend!) and is known in Petits Chefs circles  for her amazing dumplings (actually she’s known all around Toronto for those – her stands at food events consistently sell […]

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