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Dorie Greenspan goat cheese and strawberry tartine from Around my French Table for French Fridays with Dorie by Mardi MIchels eatlivetravelwrite.com

French Fridays with Dorie: Goat cheese & strawberry tartine

I have to admit, I’m loving these easy French Fridays with Dorie “recipes” lately. Cases in point – last week’s pistachio-avocado, the week before’s asparagus soup and this week’s “tartine” (p 44).  It’s crazy month for teachers (this is my last Friday of the school year – and it’s not even a full day – […]

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Bibimbap with mushrooms carrots spinach and bean sprouts Mardi Michels eatlivetravelwrite.com

Les Petits Chefs visit Yakitori Bar (Toronto) with Sang Kim

The Petits Chefs (and I) had a sort of a break this week… As in, we didn’t actually do any cooking. I know, right? But hey, with less than a week of school to go, I figured a fun field trip might be in order this Monday. When Sang Kim invited the boys to stop […]

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Anne Le Blanc´s Pistachio Avocado for French Fridays with Dorie Mardi Michels eatlivetravelwrite.com

French Fridays with Dorie: Anne Le Blanc´s Pistachio Avocado

Do you read my blog in your Google Reader? Did you know that Google Reader will be no longer as of July 1st? What to do? Well you can follow my blog with Bloglovin! (and all your other favourites too!) This weeks’ French Fridays with Dorie “recipe” (Anne Le Blanc´s Pistachio Avocado, p 106) is […]

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A Molecular cuisine session for kids bruleeing sous vide bananas with John Placko Les Petits Chefs Mardi Michels eatlivetravelwrite.com

Sous vide caramelized bananas with coconut gel and snow by Les Petits Chefs and Chef John Placko

If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you’ll know that when it comes to cooking with kids, I like to set the bar high. I mean, like, extremely high.  The boys are rarely fazed by dishes that may appear difficult (sushi springs to mind) because they don’t have pre-conceived notions about the level […]

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Mushroom riostto inspired by Jamie Oliver's risotto Mardi Michels eatlivetravelwrite.com

Growing my own mushrooms: from box to bowl

Anyone who knows me in real life can attest to the fact that I most definitely do not have a green thumb.  My mum, my sister and Neil are the gardeners in my family so really, I get to enjoy the fruits of other people’s labours. So when I received this Grow Your Own Mushrooms […]

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Dorie Greenspan asparagus soup French Fridays with Dorie Around my French Table

French Fridays with Dorie: Asparagus soup

Or, as Dorie says on page 58 of Around my French Table about this week’s French Fridays with Dorie recipe, “Enfin! It’s spring!”.  A delicate, simple soup with just asparagus, onion, leek, shallots and garlic (although I actually used vegetable stock instead of water and added a touch of thyme too), it begs to be […]

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