Posted on Friday, 11th March 2011 by Grace Massa Langlois

I really enjoyed making these Hazelnut, Raspberry Jam and White Chocolate Ganache Tarts. I couldn’t help but think of the arrival of spring, summer, warm weather, and visiting the local fruit farms. During the berry growing seasons I pick baskets

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A photo of six Hazelnut, Raspberry Jam and White Chocolate Ganache Tarts on a dark wooden board.
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Posted on Friday, 4th March 2011 by Grace Massa Langlois

My daughter, Liana, stocked our refrigerator with an assortment of berries this week.  My favourite way to eat strawberries is really quite simple; I add freshly whipped cream.  But these strawberries had a different destiny in store.  That’s because soon

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A photo of 3 Strawberry Shortcake Trifle desserts garnished with fresh strawberries.
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Posted on Friday, 25th February 2011 by Grace Massa Langlois

The weekend is here and I thought I would make an extra special dessert, White Chocolate Mousse with Blueberry Compote Parfait, for the kids and their friends. Did you know the French word “parfait” means “perfect” in English?  I couldn’t describe

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A photo of White Chocolate Mousse
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Posted on Thursday, 24th February 2011 by Grace Massa Langlois

I’ve always been sensitive to the cold (you’d think I’d be used to it by now considering I’ve lived in Canada most of my life) but the last few weeks I can’t get warm enough. Coincidentally neither could the kids.

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A photo taken three Raspberry and Blueberry, Pistachio-Almond Crumble desserts placed in a row, one dessert topped with Vanilla Ice Cream.
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Posted on Friday, 31st December 2010 by Grace Massa Langlois

If someone were to ask me “How much time is required to make a Deep Dish Apple Pie with Calvados?” I would say a couple of hours because the Pasta Brisè (Pâte Brisée) needs resting time. It’s a reasonable answer. If they

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A photo of a Deep Dish Apple Pie.
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Posted on Wednesday, 8th December 2010 by Grace Massa Langlois

Vanilla-Coconut Panna Cotta with Pomegranate Jelly is the first dessert in a trio of Mini Desserts I plan on serving for my daughter, Liana’s New Year’s Eve party.  I intend to present this trifecta of desserts in a variety of

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A photo of 3 Vanilla-Coconut Panna Cotta with Pomegranate Jelly layered desserts garnished with pomegranate seeds and served in shot glasses.
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Posted on Friday, 19th November 2010 by Grace Massa Langlois

Welcome fall into your home with these Warm Apple Cinnamon Crumb Cakes with Calvados and prepare yourself for the tantalizing and comforting aroma that radiates from your oven and permeates throughout your home. When my son, Matt, returned home from

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A photo of three Warm Apple Cinnamon Crumb Cakes with Calvados on white doilies placed in a row.
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Posted on Tuesday, 16th November 2010 by Grace Massa Langlois

I recently picked up the current issue of the Donna Hay Magazine (Issue 51) (my favourite food magazine) where Donna features maple syrup.  I had no idea there were so many different ways to feature this amber elixir!  She gave

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A photo of Maple Creme Brulee in white ovenproof dishes served with poached Forelle pears in its poaching liquid and served in glass ramekins.
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