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National Cupcake Day 2020

Introducing National Cupcake Day 2020

On Monday February 24th 2020, join me in celebrating the eighth annual National Cupcake Day which benefits Societies for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCAs) and Humane Societies across Canada. Originally launched by the RSPCA in New South Wales, Australia, National Cupcake Day began in Canada in 2013, and the initiative has grown across […]

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Dorie Greenspan Carrément Chocolate Loaf from Baking Chez Moi on eatlivetravelwrite.com

Tuesdays with Dorie (Baking Chez Moi): Carrément Chocolat, The Simple Loaf

This week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe from Baking Chez Moi is Dorie’s simple version of a Pierre Hermé classic – the Carrément Chocolate cake. “Carrément” is a useful French word meaning (accoring to Dorie)”completely, absolutely, incontrovertibly, wholly good (or bad)” (i.e. really!) and Hermé used it as a play on words to name his intensely […]

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Simple Mini Gateau Basque recipe on eatlivetravelwrite.com

French Fridays: Mini Gâteau Basque

Gâteau Basque is one of my favourite desserts – it’s definitely not fancy but it’s ever so delicious! I’ve made this countless times over the past few years (the first time using Dorie Greenspan’s recipe in a tiny galley kitchen in a Paris rental apartment) Dorie describes a Gâteau Basque as “a dry cake, but […]

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Finishing up decorating sugar cookies with Adell Shneer on eatalivetravelwrite.com

Les Petits Chefs perfect their cookie decorating skills with Adell Shneer

This week, the Petits Chefs were lucky to welcome Adell Shneer back to the school for one of our favourite guest chef sessions – decorating Adell’s delicious sugar cookies.  This was her TWELFTH visit to to work with the boys in cooking club – we couldn’t be happier to have her willing to return year […]

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Chocolate hazelnut Bliss Bites recipe on eatlivetravelwrite.com

World Nutella Day: Chocolate Hazelnut Bliss Bites

Happy “World Nutella Day″ ! Yup, it’s a thing! Originally created by Sara from Ms. Adventures in Italy and Michelle from Bleeding Espresso, World Nutella Day is a day to celebrate, get creative with, and most importantly, eat Nutella.  In 2015, Sara transferred World Nutella® Day to Ferrero (the makers of Nutella®) to help it live on […]

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Dorie Greenspan Pink Peppercorn Thumbprints on eatlivetravelwrite.com

Tuesdays with Dorie (Dorie’s Cookies): Pink Peppercorn Thumbprints

This week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe from Dorie’s Cookies was a riff on an old favourite of mine – jam drops or thumbprints as they are called in North America. Dorie says: No matter where I am, I always have a notebook at hand, and I’m pretty good about scribbling down ideas as they come […]

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