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Kids spooning choux pastry to make gougeres on eatlivetravelwrite.com

In the French kitchen with kids: Les Petits Chefs work with choux pastry

(these gougères were the very first batch I made back in 2010. I’ve been hooked ever since!) If you read this blog with any regularity you might know that choux pastry is one of my absolute favourite things! So it’s natural that there would be a few choux recipes in the cookbook I am working […]

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Salt cod fritters from My Paris Kitchen on eatlivetravelwrite.com

French Fridays : Salt cod fritters with tartar sauce from My Paris Kitchen

This week’s Cook the Book Fridays recipe from David Lebovitz’ My Paris Kitchen  used the leftover salt cod and potato purée from the recipe we made a couple of weeks ago. Well actually some of us had to make an entire new (half) batch of the purée. I had saved some of the original purée […]

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Tomates farcies stuffed with mushroom and sausage by Mardi Michels

Mini tomates farcies – the perfect (holiday) hors d’oeuvre!

Many of you know I spend a fair amount of time in France when I’m not in Toronto (want to experience our little corner of France for yourself? You can! Check out maison de la fontaine!) and one of the things I always try to do when I return home is re-create some of the […]

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Blend and extend mini beef and mushroom bites on eatlivetravelwrite.com

Mini beef and mushroom bites

The holiday season is in full swing by now and you’ve probably got most of your special menus planned out. If you’re looking for a quick, tasty appetizer to serve with your holiday drinks, though I have just the thing for you. And, bonus, a few of these with a salad make an excellent quick […]

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Spinach and ricotta puff pastry rolls on eatlivetravelwrite.com

What’s cooking? Spinach and ricotta puff pastry rolls

Can you feel it? It’s that time of year again, when holiday party invites start arriving and you’re perhaps planning parties of your own… My favourite holiday parties are cocktail parties because, aside from the holiday cocktails that are served (mulled wine!), I love a party where you get to taste a lot of little […]

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Chorizo, saffron and goat cheese devilled eggs on eatlivetravelwrite.com

Chorizo, saffron and goat’s cheese devilled eggs for Easter

Easter. Eggs. But not the kind you are thinking of – how about a variation on devilled eggs as an hors d’eouvre for your Easter celebrations? I developed this recipe for McCormick Gourmet as part their Easter Flavour Hunt contest, running now until April 12th. A twist on a classic, these devilled eggs are a […]

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