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For the first French Fridays with Dorie, I made gougères (cheese puffs) and French onion soup.
Red rice pilaf with candied hazelnuts and grapes - inspired by a dish I ate at Bouchon in Yountville this summer.
My first attempt at sugar cookies and royal icing for Daring Bakers.
Chefs paired with farmers to bring the most amazing dishes at the Savour Stratford Tasting event last weekend.
This salad is a Lao classic and is said to bring good fortune. It's so easy you could make it every day for a taste of the exotic...
Pear chutney made from pears picked right in our own backyard!
A dish that defines me: quinoa patties recreated from the memory of a stay at the Hacienda Cusín, Ecuador.
Blueberry cornmeal pancakes - the only pancake recipe you will ever need. So easy and versatile.
Sous vide potatoes stuffed with quail eggs, topped with crumbled bacon. My first time using a sous-vide machine!
This ratatouille can be made in advance for a tasty, healthy meal. Perfect for eating right once school goes back!
In which I attempt to make the scones of my childhood, just like my Nana used to make.
Zazu Restaurant and Farm in Santa Rosa, California's farm supper - something special. These "cowboy" baked beans were spectacular!
A lighter, healthier version of the traditional pierogi for the summer with a mushroom filling and made with whole wheat flour.
Dinner at the CIA Greystone's Wine Spectator Restaurant in Napa included the "Sweet Finale" dessert tasting plate with olive oil icecream!
Chocolate swiss roll filled with marmalade and Grand Marnier whipped cream, topped with chocolate glaze and candied orange peel.
Coconut flavoured macaron with lime buttercream and a surprise à la Pierre Hermé! My first attempt at the Italian meringue method.
This month's Kitchen Bootcamp invited us to explore salad dressings. This is a lemon-ginger-sesame dressing on fresh sugar snap peas.
Pollo en mole poblano tacos from Lotería Grill in LA. During a flying visit, I made time for good eats and to catch up with some blogging friends.
Muffins made with gorgeous ruby-red Ontario plums.
A peach mojito? Why don't mind if I do!
Gorgeous summer pasta with spinach walnut pesto.
Gorgeous zucchini muffins, baked for me by fellow blogger Jen of My Kitchen Addiction during a visit to Philadelphia and Hershey.
Freak out! Le freak, c'est chic macarons!
For this month's Kitchen Bootcamp, I chose to make pizza dough - much less scary than it seems!
Simple to make, these "gnudi" are light and fluffy - made with ricotta and spinach with just a drizzle of butter sage sauce - perfect for summer.
Shrimp linguine with cilantro-lime pesto. Easy and tasty, perfect for summer. From Bon Appétit.
Diced green apple and pear, brunoised horseradish and flying fish roe. One of many gorgeous dishes at Nomiya (Paris).
Classic île flottante in a mango coulis with chocolate/saffrom shortbread.
This beautiful salad contains watermelon -much more versatile than you would think! Perfect for summer!
This goat cheese salad is drizzled with a lemon poppy seed dressing made with lemon-infused olive oil. Read about "Adopt-an-Olive Tree" too!
Les Petits Chefs attempt TWO Jamie Oliver recipes this week - pea and mint soup and rice salad with lemon dressing - perfect for summer!
My first attempt at hollandaise using eggs direct from the farm = perfection!
Sour cream apple cupcakes - perfect for any time of the day!
Les Petits Chefs made Jamie Oliver's spaghetti bolognese this week with fabulous results and only one minor "incident"!