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Pumpkin lamingtons for Australia Day

No, it’s not quite as exciting as last year’s “Macingtons” but this year, my Australia Day lamingtons are a nod to the food culture of North America and the love of pumpkin. I originally made and posted these for Project Food Blog (the entry that got me eliminated – boo) and a lot of people […]

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Memories of Michoacán: Sopa Tarasca

Those of you who read this blog regularly will know that one of my favourite souvenirs to bring back from a trip is a recipe of a newly discovered dish.  In Mexico over Christmas and New Year, Neil and I worked out way through a lot of soups – many many versions of chicken tortilla […]

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An evening in Oaxaca by Chef Pilar Arroyo at The Stratford Chef School

She’s taught Mexican food guru Rick Bayless regional Oaxacan cooking, and last week she was in Canada to teach at The Stratford Chef School.  Mexican Chef Pilar Cabrera Arroyo instructed culinary students during her first stint as Celebrity Chef in Residence, an invitation that gives the Stratford students a cutting edge, hands-on experiences with world […]

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French Fridays with Dorie: Michel Rostang’s double chocolate mousse cake

Well there had to be a first, right? A first recipe for French Fridays with Dorie that didn’t work out quite as expected. I mean, it didn’t taste bad – in fact it tasted amazing. It just didn’t do what it was supposed to and didn’t look like it did in the book. Still, it […]

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Mexico: País de la monarca

Yes, yes, yes, I am getting to the Mexican food posts. Soon.  I’m actually looking at recreating some of the treats we enjoyed on our vacation, with a little help from CSN stores…  I am trying to decide on a product to review and much as I would like to order some props for my […]

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Charcutepalooza: Duck prosciutto

Neil is no stranger to charcuterie, having been the bacon and pancetta maker when we participated in Michael Ruhlman’s BLT from scratch challenge back when ELTW was in its infancy.  I bought him Ruhlman’s book, Charcuterie, but to date, we’ve only ventured as far as that one challenge.  So when I saw my lovely friends […]

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