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Chocolate-basil macarons with passion fruit cream cheese filling for the McCormick Flavor Forecast

Last month, I had the chance to preview The McCormick Flavor Forecast for 2013.  In that post I mentioned I was interested in looking further at the Global My Way and Empowered Eating trends, and those will certainly be important avenues for me to investigate this year. These two ideas are more than “trends” for […]

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Tuesdays With Dorie: Pizza with Onion Confit

Happy New Year! I hope you all enjoyed a wonderful holiday season filled with friends, food and relaxation. Burma was quite the trip and I’m still a little jetlagged with thousands of pictures to sort through but if you want a sneak peek, I have complied a set in Flickr of the “on the go” […]

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French Fridays with Dorie: Herb-speckled spaetzle

Uh oh. That’s what I thought when I saw this week’s French Fridays with Dorie recipe (Herb-speckled spaetzle, p 372). Not because I don’t like spaetzle (basically little dumplings) but because I don’t own any thing that can successfully make the spaetzle the correct shape (see here, they’re supposed to be little squiggly thin things).  I […]

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French Fridays with Dorie: Go-with-everything celery root puree

I was so happy to see this week’s French Fridays with Dorie recipe (Go-with-everything celery root purée, p 254) pop up! I am a huge fan of mashed potatoes, though Neil is not, so I was keen to try this and see what he thought (I knew I would like it!). It’s a simple recipe, […]

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A gift to myself

This is my 188th post for 2012. My 894th post since I began eat. live. travel. write. on a whim in May 2009. Who knew back then that it would become such a huge part of my life? But you know that can go both ways – on the one hand, my blog brings me […]

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French Fridays with Dorie: Cheez-it-ish crackers

When I saw this week’s French Fridays with Dorie recipe (Cheez-it-ish crackers, p 10), I actually had to Google what a “Cheez-it” was. Ok, then, it’s like a version of a Goldfish cracker. Though Dorie’s book shows a picture where they look a little more shortbread-y than cracker-y…. I baked these on a day when […]

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