Les Petits Chefs in the Canadian Living test kitchen!

I was so fortunate to meet Adell Shneer at a Women’s Culinary Network event in Toronto back in November.  Not only does she have a dream job working for Canadian Living which I find absolutely fascinating (and would love to know more about – hint hint!), but she immediately offered to come and work with … Read more

Chicken and smoked sausage gumbo with Crystal hot sauce

Daring Cooks: An International gumbo Incident

Our Daring Cooks’ May hostess, Denise, of There’s a Newf in My Soup!, challenged us to make Gumbo! She provided us with all the recipes we’d need, from creole spices, homemade stock, and Louisiana white rice, to Drew’s Chicken & Smoked Sausage Gumbo and Seafood Gumbo from My New Orleans: The Cookbook, by John Besh. … Read more

French Fridays with Dorie: Spicy Vietnamese chicken noodle soup

For this week’s French Fridays with Dorie, we made a fabulous Vietnamese soup that is perfect for this all-of-a-sudden cold snap we are having.  I love all types of noodle soups and lived on them last summer in Laos, but rarely make them from scratch myself.  Dorie’s version (pp 98-100) is very accessible and doesn’t … Read more

Hay Hay it’s Donna Day – Pea and Mint Soup

[donotprint] This month’s Hay Hay it’s Donna Day event was hosted by Giulia from Juls Kitchen.  She chose Donna’s Pea and Mint soup, a recipe which, ironically I made a version of quite recently with Les Petits Chefs. I followed Donna’s recipe nearly to a “T”, however I left the red potatoes I used unpeeled … Read more