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Mking croissants with La Cuisine Paris

French Fridays: Making croissants with La Cuisine Paris (virtually)

Ok, so we all know Paris will see fewer visitors this year due to  travel restrictions. I’m sure if you were planning a trip there this summer, you’re pretty sad to not be able to go. But the good news is that, thanks to the magic of technology, if you have flour, butter, yeast and […]

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Macarons in Pride colours on eatlivetravelwrite.com

French Fridays: Take a French cooking or baking class with me!

See those macarons up there ^^^ ? You could learn to make them with me this Fall! My macaron classes are undoubtedly the most popular of my classes, but this term, I’m offering a number of other French-themed cooking and baking classes around Toronto (and even one in Kitchener-Waterloo!). French baking classes in Toronto Macarons […]

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Decorated donuts at Le Dolci on eatlivetravelwrite.com

Donuts and Bonne Maman jam – a match made in heaven!

Bonne Maman. It’s the first “real French” jam I remember tasting. I felt so sophisticated at around age 10 when I would slather my toast with the strawberry Bonne Maman. I mean, I think it’s the iconic jars. They just immediately make you feel like you’re in France. Bonne Maman is my jam of choice […]

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Macarons at Sandrine Pastry on eatlivetravelwrite.com

French Classics: A pastry class at Sandrine Pastry (Kelowna, British Columbia)

I’ve just spent a whirlwind weekend in Kelowna, British Columbia as a guest of Tourism Kelowna with a group of food bloggers where our schedule included all sorts of food, wine and spirits experiences. A foodie’s dream trip and, in fact, the type of trip I’d plan for myself! It’s really difficult for me to […]

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Decorated éclairs on eatlivetravelwrite.com

The Art of the Eclair at Bonnie Gordon College of Confectionary Arts

I’m a HUGE fan of éclairs. Actually I am a huge fan of choux pastry – it’s so versatile – you can make éclairs and profiteroles, gougères or fancier desserts like Paris-Brest.  But as well as being a huge fan of making choux pastry, I love to eat it. A lot. Eclairs are something I’ll […]

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Linzer Cookies Alfajores Pesche Shortbread cookies at Bonnie Gordon College Toronto

A sweet trip around the world at Bonnie Gordon College of Confectionary Arts

Last weekend I was fortunate enough to participate in the “International Cookies” class at Bonnie Gordon College of Confectionary** Arts – part of the Part Time Bakery Essentials Certificate.  A unique programme designed for students who wish to study baking and pastry arts part-time, the course teaches skills and techniques for making various cakes, cupcakes, […]

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