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Les Petits Chefs Cook the Books: Supergrains (and the 10 Days, 10 Grains Supergrains challenge for Random House Canada)

Welcome back to Les Petits Chefs. This term, we’re “cooking the books” 😉 Yes, given my stance on why kids don’t need their own cookbooks and why I believe they can cook most anything from any cookbook given the right guidance and hot on the heels of their foray into recipes from The Smitten Kitchen […]

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(Travel Tuesday) The cats of Inle Lake (Burma)

So here I am, over 2 weeks back from Burma and yet to post one thing about the trip. I’m such a slacker. In actual truth, report cards, stomach flu and the first ever Food Bloggers of Canada conference planning (tickets on sale this Friday – eek!) have kept me pretty busy – so busy […]

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French Fridays with Dorie: Chicken liver gĂąteaux with pickled onions

I know a lot of the Doristas approached this week’s French Fridays with Dorie recipe with much trepidation. Chicken liver “gĂąteaux” with pickled onions ( p 190) – ew – that’s liver, right? Well I was actually ok with this one.  If you are a long-time blog reader you might remember that Neil and I […]

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(Travel Tuesday) Bangkok: from street food to five-star dining

A couple of years ago, we were passing through Bangkok en route back from Laos (please excuse the photos in the Laos posts! Was a very newbie photog at that point!) for one night only and had the great fortune to dine with our “local” English (but based in Bangkok) guide at Jok Phochana.  Both […]

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French Fridays with Dorie: Long and slow apples

I love apples but teeth I need to be careful of due to a recent root canal and an upcoming crown have prevented me from enjoying a fresh apple for many more months that I care to think about.  So this week’s French Fridays with Dorie recipe (Long and Slow Apples, p 390) was a […]

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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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