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David Lebovitz Salted olive crisps from My Paris Kitchen image on eatlivetravelwrite.com

French Fridays: Salted olive crisps from My Paris Kitchen

This week’s Cook the Book Fridays recipe from David Lebovitz’ My Paris Kitchen is like a very thin savoury biscotti-type cracker with almonds called a “croquet” in French that reminds me a lot of my favourite Raincoast Crisps.  It’s an interesting recipe, containing just flour (whole wheat and plain), a touch of sugar, some Herbes […]

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Tomates farcies stuffed with mushroom and sausage by Mardi Michels

Mini tomates farcies – the perfect (holiday) hors d’oeuvre!

Many of you know I spend a fair amount of time in France when I’m not in Toronto (want to experience our little corner of France for yourself? You can! Check out maison de la fontaine!) and one of the things I always try to do when I return home is re-create some of the […]

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Les Petits Chefs make gougères

If you’ve been reading this blog for a while now, you’ll know how much I love choux pastry! It’s a French classic – great for sweet and savoury applications and one of my favourite adult classes to teach. People love how easy this pastry is to make but even more, they love how impressive it […]

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Mini beef and mushroom bites

The holiday season is in full swing by now and you’ve probably got most of your special menus planned out. If you’re looking for a quick, tasty appetizer to serve with your holiday drinks, though I have just the thing for you. And, bonus, a few of these with a salad make an excellent quick […]

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French Fridays: Hors d’oeuvres for the holidays

Hello December!  How has this snuck up on us? I guess here in Toronto, the weather has been unseasonably warm so it doesn’t *feel* like Christmas is just three weeks away!  In any case, as party season descends upon us, I’m here with some easy French-themed holiday appetizers that are not only easy to prepare […]

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What’s cooking? Spinach and ricotta puff pastry rolls

Can you feel it? It’s that time of year again, when holiday party invites start arriving and you’re perhaps planning parties of your own… My favourite holiday parties are cocktail parties because, aside from the holiday cocktails that are served (mulled wine!), I love a party where you get to taste a lot of little […]

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