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 … Read more

Monica Shaw's shamrock shake

How to make an awesome smoothie in any blender

A guest post by Monica Shaw of Smarter Fitter. Let’s face it; most of us don’t have the money or inclination to spend hundreds of dollars on a super high-power blender. And why shouldn’t you make do with an affordable jug blender or stick blender? They still blend, and are perfectly suitable for most blending needs. … Read more

Storzapretis from Around my French Table on eatlivetravelwrite.com

French Fridays with Dorie: Storzapretis

This week’s French Fridays with Dorie recipe (Storzapretis aka Corsican Spinach and Mint Gnocchi) is the final recipe in the Vegetables and Grains chapter of the book. What? Really?  The end is, indeed, near (we’re slated to finish cooking through the book in April 2015).  It’s a gnocchi made with a soft ricotta, flour, cheese, … Read more