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What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? Happy Spring has finally sprung, May 2015 edition!

Thanks Pistachio.. all of those entries were very funny! I liked the commentary on how different cookbook writers make her feel.. very true!

London next month with well-behaved children

Very true, but sometimes you realise that you are tired and cranky, and need to eat right now! And by you.. I mean me.

about 5 hours ago
rstuart in U.K./Ireland

What are you baking these days? April showers...bring May flours ;-) May 2015 edition!

Yes! I've started putting them in a banana bran muffin recipe, instead of raisins..

about 5 hours ago
rstuart in Home Cooking
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London report - May 2015

I think that I saw that place under construction near Spitalfields in march ( a new Ottolenghi)..

about 6 hours ago
rstuart in U.K./Ireland

London next month with well-behaved children

There's some pretty kid-friendly chains too..
Giraffe http://www.giraffe.net/
Wagamama http://www.wagamama.com/
Pizza Express http://www.pizzaexpress.com/

They are all places that I would eat as a grown-up too! Leon might be a good bet as well..http://leonrestaurants.co.uk/
Have fun!!!

about 6 hours ago
rstuart in U.K./Ireland

What are you baking these days? April showers...bring May flours ;-) May 2015 edition!

They are so cute!

about 6 hours ago
rstuart in Home Cooking

What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? Happy Spring has finally sprung, May 2015 edition!

I just read that article in the Toronto Star this AM :)

about 10 hours ago
rstuart in Home Cooking
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What are you baking these days? April showers...bring May flours ;-) May 2015 edition!

Possibly not, but I would take the praise! dried sour cherries are wonderful..

What are you baking these days? April showers...bring May flours ;-) May 2015 edition!

I make left-over hallowe'en blondies every year.. they are always a big hit..

about 10 hours ago
rstuart in Home Cooking
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2015 Restaurant OPENINGS in Toronto, to June 30...

This is right down the block from me.. will have to check it out..

about 10 hours ago
rstuart in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

What are you baking these days? April showers...bring May flours ;-) May 2015 edition!

Thank you! Mousse-like sounds good... and I also have several of Dorie's cookbooks..

1 day ago
rstuart in Home Cooking

What are you baking these days? April showers...bring May flours ;-) May 2015 edition!

How was the texture of the cheesecake? I like them, but they can often be very heavy. I've been meaning to try Japanese cheesecake: Buttertart has often made them, and they sound light and fluffy..

What are you baking these days? April showers...bring May flours ;-) May 2015 edition!

Drunk people are often less discerning. That said, I have found that people aren't as concerned about presentation as the bakers are, and more about taste! I hate it when cakes break..

What are you baking these days? April showers...bring May flours ;-) May 2015 edition!

Yes. I find nuts flours in general OK. Although I find the flavour of some nuts too strong no matter what (esp walnuts). I like pine nuts and chestnuts..

What are you baking these days? April showers...bring May flours ;-) May 2015 edition!

Yay! ANother one!!

May 22, 2015
rstuart in Home Cooking
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What are you baking these days? April showers...bring May flours ;-) May 2015 edition!

And Nigella's nutella cake is in the oven for the birthday party tomorrow. I considered making a coconut cake instead this year, but I keep on coming back to this recipe! I first had it almost 15 years ago. My only worry is that I didn't grind the hazelnuts finely enough...

May 22, 2015
rstuart in Home Cooking

What are you baking these days? April showers...bring May flours ;-) May 2015 edition!

That's it! I always omit the nuts because of personal prejudice, but they are still great..

May 22, 2015
rstuart in Home Cooking

What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? Happy Spring has finally sprung, May 2015 edition!

You can never have too many baking books.. so true!

What are you baking these days? April showers...bring May flours ;-) May 2015 edition!

Ha ha! Very true!

What are you baking these days? April showers...bring May flours ;-) May 2015 edition!

lucky boy!

May 20, 2015
rstuart in Home Cooking

What are you baking these days? April showers...bring May flours ;-) May 2015 edition!

Love the pan!

May 20, 2015
rstuart in Home Cooking
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What are you baking these days? April showers...bring May flours ;-) May 2015 edition!

I think that one is from "Baking, from my house to yours". I don't think that I could pick a favourite blondie recipe, but that would be right up there. People always love it..

May 20, 2015
rstuart in Home Cooking
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What are you baking these days? April showers...bring May flours ;-) May 2015 edition!

I made Baked's raspberry breakfast bars yesterday, and froze for a party this week-end. I don't often repeat recipes, but I have probably made this one dozens of times.. it's always popular. Also made Dorie Greenspan's blondies, sans nuts, but with some miniature chocolate-covered sea salt caramels I picked up in Philly when I was there last December. Another reliable recipe..

Cooking from Yotam Ottolenghi's PLENTY MORE

How surreal.. that is the bakery where we bought all of our bread when I was a child. We had their lemon poppyseed and chocolate cakes at my high school graduation party!

May 18, 2015
rstuart in Home Cooking

Jamming, Canning and Preserving 2015

Can't wait until the farmers markets open here in Southern ON, and I can start jamming!!

What are you baking these days? April showers...bring May flours ;-) May 2015 edition!

Cilantro is like Marmite: you love it or hate it. Oddly, I can taste that it's sort of soapy.. yet still love it..

What are you baking these days? April showers...bring May flours ;-) May 2015 edition!

Bwah ha ha! Very funny! Maybe you just wanted rhubarb so badly, you decided it was rhubarb? That said, I don't think that I've ever seen red asparagus? But they are both tasty...

May 17, 2015
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What are you baking these days? April showers...bring May flours ;-) May 2015 edition!

I saw this when I was standing in line at the grocery store, and thought of you..
http://www.canadianliving.com/food/do...

May 16, 2015
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What are you baking these days? April showers...bring May flours ;-) May 2015 edition!

Looks good!

May 15, 2015
rstuart in Home Cooking

What are you baking these days? April showers...bring May flours ;-) May 2015 edition!

I don't have my mom's recipe, but she could probably find it. I'm not joking about all of that oil....
the picture with this recipe looks right. There's cocoa and chocolate chips..
http://www.julieseatsandtreats.com/20...

May 15, 2015
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