Archive for December, 2012

I See Paris, I See France

December 31st, 2012

It’s New Year’s Eve! And while I’m looking forward to the new year, this soon-to-be-past year has definitely been a good one. One of the highlights of my 2012 was a trip to Europe with my family. You may have already seen a few photos of Bruges, so here are some favourites from Paris. Happy […]

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Cheesy Mashed Potato Fritters

December 25th, 2012

Happy Holidays, everyone! I hope you’ve all been enjoying the company of your loved ones and gorging yourselves on lots of good food. This should have been entitled, “Some Days Are Just Not Meant For Making Aioli, and Other Experiments”. But then I realized I have fallen into the SEO trap of making titles straightforward […]

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Cranberry Pistachio Palmiers

December 20th, 2012

The season of gift-giving, cookie-swapping, and celebrating with family is here! And while palmiers aren’t traditionally associated with the winter holidays, I highly doubt anyone will object to bitefuls of caramelized, crunchy sugar and light, flaky pastry – especially when filled with pistachios and cranberries to add some festive red and green. Even better, they […]

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Saffron, Currant & Pistachio Braid

December 15th, 2012

In the package I received from Marx Foods was a sampler of their Iranian saffron. Did I mention before that these guys are generous? For those unfamiliar, saffron is the stigma of the crocus sativus and is the most expensive spice in the world by weight, given that it must be harvested by hand, and […]

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