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Haitian Food by Grade Six

(or “What Grade Six did on the last day of school. Eggplant crowns and all!”) This past term I have been working on a Haitian-themed unit with my Grade Six class.  It all started when we were asked to write some letters to the St Vincent’s School after the earthquake.  Our school is working to […]

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School Bakery and Café (Toronto)

Last weekend, when Conor from Hold the Beef was in town (all the way from Perth, Australia in the midst of a whirlwind around the world tour apparently to do with her grad school work though looks like she might be doing some kind of degree in food and drink..), I felt the pressure to […]

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Daring Cooks June – Pâté

[donotprint] Our hostesses this month, Evelyne of Cheap Ethnic Eatz, and Valerie of The Chocolate Bunny, chose pâté with freshly baked bread as their June Daring Cooks’ challenge! They provided us with 4 different pâté recipes to choose from and allowed us to go wild with our homemade bread choice. I have to admit, my […]

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Celebrate with watermelon!

This past weekend, there have been some winners and losers with the start of the 2010 FIFA World Cup.  As an Australian, I didn’t grow up knowing and loving football because down there, they call it soccer and play what they call football with a different ball and a whole different set of rules!  I […]

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“Strangely good”

Last weekend we travelled to London, Ontario to meet up with our dear friends, Martha and Wayne who live there and Cathy and Steve who live in Rockford, Michigan.  We all met in Tunisia in 2001 and have had reunions every year in London since then. There are now four “shorties” on the scene (those […]

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Nudo – straight from the grove

I recently had the good fortune to be on the receiving end of some exquisite products from a company called Nudo Italia, courtesy of the kind folks at YC Media.  Nudo is a family-run co-operative between nine small, olive producers in small hilltop village in the Marche region of Italy.  Best known for its unique […]

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