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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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French Fridays with Dorie: Gougères

I know, I know – another cooking group?  But it’s Dorie!!! I was thrilled when I saw Dorie Greenspan had a new cookbook coming out this fall – Around My French Table.  I was even more thrilled when I received a review copy from Thomas Allen & Son: It’s always tricky to approach reviewing a […]

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International Incident Party: Eggs

For this month’s International Incident Party, Penny challenged us to work with eggs.  I have to admit this had me scratching my head as there are simply so many possibilities – sweet or savoury, I couldn’t decide.  What I *really* wanted to do was a soufflé but circumstances (including my blasted hand that is *still* […]

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Haitian Food by Grade Six

(or “What Grade Six did on the last day of school. Eggplant crowns and all!”) This past term I have been working on a Haitian-themed unit with my Grade Six class.  It all started when we were asked to write some letters to the St Vincent’s School after the earthquake.  Our school is working to […]

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