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Nutella truffle pops for World Nutella Day 2013

Yes it’s back  – World Nutella Day!  Once again, Sara from Ms. Adventures in Italy and Michelle from Bleeding Espresso are hosting “World Nutella Day 2013″ (the SEVENTH instalment!) – a day to celebrate,  get creative with, and most importantly, eat Nutella. This is my third year participating in World Nutella Day – in 2010, I made […]

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Announcing Canada’s Inaugural National Cupcake Day for SPCAs and Humane Societies

Hi bakers and animal lovers! Did you know – the first-ever National Cupcake Day™ is set for Monday, February 25th2013, and you’re all invited to participate! Bake cupcakes, host a cupcake party, share cupcakes with family, friends and colleagues, and collect donations all in support of the SPCAs and Humane Societies across Canada. Initially launched […]

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French Fridays with Dorie: Brown sugar squash and brussels sprouts (not) en papillote

This week’s French Fridays with Dorie recipe (Brown sugar squash and Brussels sprouts en papillote, p 352) was sans controversy (after the great plastic wrap mystery from 3 weeks ago and the odd fusion dish from last week…). Well sans controversy unless you count me not having foil or enough parchment paper to make little […]

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Les Petits Chefs cook the books: Jamie Oliver’s 15 Minute Meals

Yes this term with Les Petits Chefs, we’re cooking the books!   You all know I feel kids don’t need their own cookbooks and that I believe they can cook from any cookbook given the right guidance so after working with a recipe from The Smitten Kitchen and with a Dorie Greenspan recipe, I wanted […]

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(Wordless Wednesday) Nam Pan Market (Inle Lake, Burma)

The location of the “floating market” around the Lake changes depending on the day. Click here for the 2013 calendar for the Inle Lake Floating Markets. Check out my iPhone set of photos from Burma here. Related: The Cats of Inle Lake TweetShare

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Looking beyond the macaron: sweet treats in Paris

Ah Paris. City of Light.  Also, a city of amazing sweets.  But to really experience the sweet side Paris, get off the beaten path and seek out some of the more unusual “sweet things” she has to offer.  From pink pralines to exquisite marshmallows, you’ll be surprised at the range of tasty sweets that expends […]

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