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Earth cake

My first attempt at reproducing the globe  inside and out…

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Garden cake

Summer as sketchy as it is…is here so it is time to make my garden cake

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my foodie life…

I have had several interesting gastronomical experiences, but the latest and by far the most extraordinary, was a visit to the Atelier in Ottawa. They offer a TWELVE course tasting menu with wine pairing. Here is the first course called “Savage Garden”. It looks more like a painting than a plate… Less spectacular but still […]

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santas cake

This cake has been popping up a lot on facebook lately….so I decided to give it a try. The challenge was the heads. Were they made with icing, whipped cream,  fondant , meringue or, as I ended up doing, with mashmallows! I did ice the cake with whipped cream as this was a sponge cake. […]

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Halloween cupcakes

I made these for the kids…Chocolate “Rollo” cupcakes with chocolate frosting and marzipan pumpkins on some and orange and chocolate frosting web on the others.

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Experimenting with Tapas…

Ever since visiting Barcelona, I have developped a fondness for tapas. These are not new to me as I have had them as mezzes in Turkey, and amuse-bouches here and in the US but I just love this way of eating as it allows you to taste so many different foods without over eating. Granted […]

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Playing tourist at home

This was my bi-annual food and culture weekend.   We decided to bypass the Museum of Fine Arts this time and chose instead a walking tour of the green alleys of Le Plateau. Le plateau being one of the trendiest neighborhoods on the island, I was curious to get a closer look. I was aware […]

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Straw hat cake

A friend had stated months ago that for her birthday next summer she wanted a garden party that looked like a french film with a long table  under a tree,  set with lace  table cloths, flowers, nice china, spectacular food and she wanted her guests to wear  big floppy hats… So when she invited me […]

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Club Chasse et Pêche

This is supposed to be one of the top 5 restaurants in Montreal right now. It was my friend’s birthday, I wanted a memorable celebration so I booked well in advance at the Club Chasse et Pêche. It is located in Old Montreal, in what used to be a very good Portuguese restaurant called Le […]

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Mystery fruit

I know I have read about this fruit, and the shopkeeper told me the name…but I cannot remember what it is. Can anybody help? I know it is a lime, it tastes acidic like a lemon or a lime, but those red beads are  so much prettier … like caviar. I am told they are […]