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Les Petits Chefs: The inspiration

I know, I know, TWO Petits Chefs posts in the space of days.  But I wanted to take this opportunity to talk a little but about why I decided to start the cooking club in the first place.  Last November, I heard Jamie Oliver speak in Toronto (I wrote about it here), mainly about his […]

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Hachis parmentier for French Fridays with Dorie on eatlivetravelwrite.com

French Fridays with Dorie: Hachis Parmentier

I *loved* this week of French Fridays with Dorie – it’s one of my favourite meals.  The French equivalent of  cottage or shepherd’s pie, it’s named after Antoine-Augustin Parmentier, a French pharmacist, nutritionist, and inventor who, according to Wikipedia, in the late 18th century, was instrumental in the promotion of the potato as an edible […]

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The best chili con carne ever… and a giveaway!

Like the look of that ^^ Yeah, me too!  It’s that time of year again when every Sunday Neil and I sit down at the kitchen table (since, you know, we don’t actually have a dedicated dining room, we can’t sit at our dining table) and menu plan for the week. We like to make […]

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Les Petits Chefs – Food Revolution Week 8 (and a winner!)

[donotprint] This week in cooking club, I told the boys I was going to teach them a recipe that everyone should know how to make.  They guessed things like “cake”, “cookies” and “pizza” but were not disappointed to find out that the secret dish was none other than Bolognese sauce!  I love Jamie’s version because […]

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Donna Hay’s Chilli and Kaffir Lime Beef (stir fry)

[donotprint] I was so happy to see that Denise at Chez Us has resurrected the Hay Hay it’s Donna Day! event after a bit of a break.  I was even happier to see the recipe she chose for the relaunch of this monthly event – an easy weeknight meal that doesn’t taste like it only […]

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Chocolate chili con carne

Chocolate chili con carne

Don’t forget to head on over to the POM website and vote for my Red Roast Pork with POMegranate glaze. Click here (edited to add, link is no longer active). Thanks so much in advance! Inspired by Miriam’s post (check out her blog, it’s beautiful!) and a lovely package of extra-lean ground beef from Rowe […]

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