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Kids spooning choux pastry to make gougeres on eatlivetravelwrite.com

In the French kitchen with kids: Les Petits Chefs work with choux pastry

(these gougères were the very first batch I made back in 2010. I’ve been hooked ever since!) If you read this blog with any regularity you might know that choux pastry is one of my absolute favourite things! So it’s natural that there would be a few choux recipes in the cookbook I am working […]

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Tomates farcies stuffed with mushroom and sausage by Mardi Michels

Mini tomates farcies – the perfect (holiday) hors d’oeuvre!

Many of you know I spend a fair amount of time in France when I’m not in Toronto (want to experience our little corner of France for yourself? You can! Check out maison de la fontaine!) and one of the things I always try to do when I return home is re-create some of the […]

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Scooping gougeres with spoons on eatlivetravelwrite.com

Les Petits Chefs make gougères

If you’ve been reading this blog for a while now, you’ll know how much I love choux pastry! It’s a French classic – great for sweet and savoury applications and one of my favourite adult classes to teach. People love how easy this pastry is to make but even more, they love how impressive it […]

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Blend and extend mini beef and mushroom bites on eatlivetravelwrite.com

Mini beef and mushroom bites

The holiday season is in full swing by now and you’ve probably got most of your special menus planned out. If you’re looking for a quick, tasty appetizer to serve with your holiday drinks, though I have just the thing for you. And, bonus, a few of these with a salad make an excellent quick […]

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Chorizo, saffron and goat cheese devilled eggs on eatlivetravelwrite.com

Chorizo, saffron and goat’s cheese devilled eggs for Easter

Easter. Eggs. But not the kind you are thinking of – how about a variation on devilled eggs as an hors d’eouvre for your Easter celebrations? I developed this recipe for McCormick Gourmet as part their Easter Flavour Hunt contest, running now until April 12th. A twist on a classic, these devilled eggs are a […]

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Bruschetta with goat cheese prosciutto and fig spread on eatlivetravelwrite.com

French Fridays with Dorie: (not) Tartine de Viande des Grisons

This week’s French Fridays with Dorie recipe sounds a lot scarier than it actually is – Tartine de Viande de Grisons simply means an open-faced sandwich, topped with salted, air-dried beef (bresaola) and Dorie’s recipe calls for a few walnuts and walnut oil to top the meat. I’ll be honest and admit that even though […]

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