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French Fridays with Dorie: Leek and potato soup

I couldn’t have been happier to see Dorie’s leek and potato soup (smooth or chunky, hot or cold) included in this month’s lineup for French Fridays with Dorie. In this season of plenty, it’s sometimes nice to enjoy a simple soup for dinner and this one really hits the spot.  Featured on pages 66-67, this […]

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Keys to Good Cooking with Harold McGee and Lucy Waverman

It takes a special event to extract me from the comfort of my couch on a cold Monday night in late November. This week, I was lured out of the house as a guest of the Globe Recognition program at Good Cooking for All.  I mean, you don’t turn down an evening with Harold McGee […]

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French Fridays with Dorie: Caramel-topped semolina cake

It’s funny – when I lived in France, I missed the most inane things. Amongst which were cake mixes. Now before you get on my back about “real food”, I have two caveats to offer: 1. I was very young. 2. I lived in a teeny tiny chambre de bonne (basically a glorified cupboard on […]

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French Fridays with Dorie: Roast chicken for les paresseux

I was excited to see Dorie’s Roast Chicken for les paresseux (for lazy people!) (pp200-201) on the list for this month’s French Fridays with Dorie recipes.  In our house, Neil is the master chicken roaster – we roast a chicken at least once a month – but he never really seems to follow a recipe. […]

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French Fridays with Dorie: Potato Gratin

This week’s French Fridays with Dorie entry is another example of why I love Dorie’s recipes.  For November, we were give four recipes to work on but were allowed to chose what we posted when so for me, it’s been a matter of figuring out what will work with our crazy busy schedule.  Last weekend, […]

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Book review: Candy Construction

When I received Candy Construction from Thomas Allen and Son, I knew exactly how I was going to test out a couple of the “recipes” – with my Grade 3s and Grade 5s on “Hallowe’en Party” day.  I mean, since everyone was having parties and eating candy and dressing up in costumes, who was I […]

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