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Plummy goodness from the Ontario Tender Fruit Producers

During muggy weather like we’ve been having recently, there’s nothing I like to eat more than fruit. For breakfast, lunch and dinner.  It’s been exciting over the last couple of weeks to see all the Ontario fruits coming into season and it seems a fitting time to announce the third sponsor who is helping me […]

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Daring Bakers May – Pièce Montée

[donotprint] The May 2010 Daring Bakers’ challenge was hosted by Cat of Little Miss Cupcake. Cat challenged everyone to make a piece montée, or croquembouche, based on recipes from Peter Kump’s Baking School in Manhattan and Nick Malgieri. As soon as I saw this recipe, I had three thoughts: 1. I SO do not need […]

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Les Petits Chefs – Food Revolution Week 9

[donotprint] The boys have been begging me to make a sweet treat and I relented this week with Jamie’s fruit scones. I had already seen them made with great success, notably by Rachael (La Fuji Mama)’s daughter who is so much younger than the boys in my cooking club and they have been on my […]

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Les petits chefs meet the Daring Bakers – Food Revolution Week 5

[donotprint] The April 2010 Daring Bakers’ challenge was hosted by Esther of The Lilac Kitchen. She challenged everyone to make a traditional British pudding using, if possible, a very traditional British ingredient: suet. The alternative was a proper steamed sponge pudding which I was excited about trying – it brought back memories of my mum’s […]

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ANZAC biscuits

[donotprint] April 25th is ANZAC Day, commemorating the landing by the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps at Gallipoli on April 25th, 1915.  Nowadays it is a day of remembrance where we honour the memories of those who have served and died in all military operations.  The spirit of ANZAC is one of courage, mateship […]

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International Incident: Pizza

Ok, soI have a confession to make….  I have never before made my own pizza dough.  Does that make me a bad foodie?  In any case, I was delighted that, after the success of the International Bloggers’ Gnocchi Party in February, that Penny went ahead and decided to turn the party into a monthly “International […]

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