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Chouquettes an after school snack in France on eatlivetravelwrite.com

French Fridays: sweet treats

© Shutterstock. Used with permission. Happy Friday! It’s been a while since I’ve posted “French” on Friday and today I have a few sweet things to share that I’ve worked on on over the past little while… Canelés… Version 2.0! Some of you longer-time readers might remember I was on a canelé kick back in […]

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A spoon of David Lebovtiz French onion soup from My Paris Kitchen on eatlivetravelwrite.com

French Fridays: French Onion Soup from My Paris Kitchen

This week’s recipe for Cook the Book Fridays from David Lebovitz’s My Paris Kitchen – classic French Onion Soup – is perfect for the weather we’ve been having in Toronto this past week. My school was closed for one day this week (and had a late start the following day) – only the second time […]

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Kids make crêpes and galettes on eatlivetravelwrite.com

La Chandeleur

Need an excuse to eat crêpes today? Well here you go – it’s La Chandeleur in France! You might have thought the French eat crêpes on Mardi Gras, (Shrove Tuesday, what we call Pancake Tuesday) the day before Ash Wednesday, which signals the start of Lent like. In fact, in France, crêpes are eaten on […]

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Sablés Bretons on eatlivetravelwrite.com

French Fridays: Sablés Bretons

For French Fridays today, I’m bringing you a favourite cookie recipe that, admittedly, I tend to purchase when I’m in France (because really good ones are so readily available!) but over the past year or so, I’ve been playing around with a homemade version that I’m finally happy to share (and – uh oh – […]

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Galette des rois from In the French kitchen with kids on eatlivetravelwrite.com

C’est l’Epiphanie!

Today, January 6th is the feast of Epiphany, celebrating the arrival in Bethlehem of the Three Kings on their visit to the baby Jesus. The Kings give their name to the delicous treat that is widely eaten in France to celebrate this day – la Galette des Rois or le Gâteau des Rois. I was […]

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Speculoos ready to bake on eatlivetravelwrite.com

French Fridays: Speculoos

(Photo © Kyla Zanardi) You might think you’re over holiday baking but today I have a recipe you’ll want to make year-round. Spéculoos cookies are a Dutch and Belgian specialty, but they are often served in France, especially with coffee in cafés or restaurants. They are a wonderful cookie to make around Christmastime—your house will […]

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