Peppermint Hot Chocolate in a mug with marshmallows, crushed candy cane and a candy cane

Twelve Days of Holiday Treats: Peppermint Hot Chocolate

Welcome to Day 12 of The Twelve Days of Holiday Treats! Once again, this year, from December 1st-12th I’ll post a new holiday treat recipe every day – inspiration for your holiday entertaining! The recipes I’m sharing are small batch (perfect for this year of smaller gatherings – each recipe makes 1-dozen or a few … Read more

Mulled wine in the slow cooker on eatlivetravelwrite.com

Slow cooker mulled wine

This post is produced in partnership with All-Clad Canada Holiday season is officially on us and you’re probably looking for ways to simplify your holiday entertaining, right? We host a couple of holiday open houses every year – one here in Toronto and one in France and both parties feature mulled wine. It’s the perfect … Read more

Mulled wine vin chaud recipe on eatlivetravelwrite.com

French Fridays: le vin chaud

As you read this, I’m en route to Nérac to spend the holidays in France with Neil and my mum. One of the things I love about Christmas in Europe is the, well, Christmas-y feel of things. Even though it’s rare that you get a white Christmas in most parts of France, it just somehow … Read more

Strawberry rhubarb syrup in a gin and tonic on eatlivetravelwrite.com

Rhubarb and strawberry syrup

Just before I left for France, my kitchen was overloaded with local strawberries and rhubarb from my organic box. I used up a fair amount making jam but still had more left over and as the weather was so hot, I was thinking a sweet syrupy cordial might be in order – to mix into … Read more