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COOKING tools, FOOD + DRINK | May 31, 2010 | by Kim Vallee

Three Canadian Shows on the Cooking Channel Lineup

three canadian cooks and chefs now air in usa on cooking channel

In case you did not hear, the Food Network  (the US one) has replaced the Fine Living channel by the Cooking Channel. And Memorial Day 2010 marks the day Cooking Channel goes on air. Since I live in Canada, this news doesn’t change anything for me except that I am proud to report that three […]

ENTERTAINING, EVERYDAY entertaining | March 25, 2010 | by Kim Vallee

Five Light Desserts to Serve at a Brunch or a Picnic

coconut and lime macaroons by la tartine gourmande

Many occasions call for a light dessert instead of a piece of cake. This is particularly true at Easter, at a picnic, a walk at the beach or at a family brunch. Here are recipes that you will be proud to serve to your guests. + Coconut and Lime Macaroons by La Tartine Gourmande + […]

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FOOD + DRINK, RECIPES + menus | March 8, 2010 | by Kim Vallee

Lemon and Rosemary Chicken | Pollo Arrosto recipe

Lemon and Rosemary Chicken recipe | pollo arrosto by Evan Kleiman of Angeli Caffe in Los Angeles

I can rarely resist a tasty simple to make lemon chicken recipe.  This is why I share the aromatic roasted chicken recipe by Evan Kleiman of Angeli Caffe in Los Angeles. I spotted his recipe on Saveur. The recipe is something that you can make after a day at the office, if you do not […]

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COCKTAILS + wine, FOOD + DRINK, RECIPES + menus | January 17, 2010 | by Kim Vallee

Chips are Not Only Made with Potatoes

having fun with chips :: chip recipes

Cooking your own chips is not complicated. What I like the most is that you can use vegetables, fruits and cheese to make your chips. You can serve them as a snack, an appetizer or a side dish. I compiled a list of 5 favorite recipes for you to try: + A classic Baked Potato […]

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COOKING tools, FOOD + DRINK | May 11, 2009 | by Kim Vallee

Three Nifty Kitchen Gadgets by Lékué for my Organizing Monday

silicone kitchenware by lekue :: new products for 2009

I admit that I am a fan of Lékué. Their premium silicone cooking tools are fun, practical and imaginative. On the green side, this company finds permanent solutions to techniques that typically nourish our trash can. Their innovative products make the best of the possibilities offered by silicone kitchenware. I told you before that I […]

ENTERTAINING, HOLIDAY entertaining | March 11, 2009 | by Kim Vallee

Planning my Easter Brunch with Felt Bunnies and Nutella

Planning my Easter Brunch with Felt Bunnies and Nutella

I found the theme for my Easter party looking at these yellow and white felt rabbits by Daff. They are adorable. I am still for a retailer who carries them; I will keep you posted if I find one. Feel free to share if you know a source. Homemade Nutella on the Menu I often […]

COOKBOOKS, FOOD + DRINK, RECIPES + menus | January 2, 2009 | by Kim Vallee

An Apple a Day | Book Review

An Apple a Day | Book Review

New Year is associated with New Year’s resolution and wishes. The most important gift of all is to enjoy life to its fullness is being healthy. It is a fact that our eating habits can help us fight disease. They are a lot of myths and ideas that circulate about food. So I decided to […]

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BABY showers, ENTERTAINING | December 2, 2008 | by Kim Vallee

Modernly Girlie Baby Shower

Modernly Girlie Baby Shower

I like to give me challenge when I create a mood board. This time, I decided to design a baby shower out of Donna Hay’s styled pictures. I figured out that since she has a signature look I could pick a mix match of her pictures to assemble one cohesive theme. My starting points were […]

COOKBOOKS, FOOD + DRINK | June 22, 2008 | by Kim Vallee

Gordon Ramsay’s Fast Food

Gordon Ramsay’s Fast Food

When I entertain at home, I prefer to cook easy to make but tasty recipes. The hostess should plan her event so she can enjoy the presence of her guests. This is why I like the latest book by Gordon Ramsay. Entertaining Philosophy “However amazing a dish looks, it is always the taste that lingers […]

FAMILY, KIDS party | May 12, 2008 | by Kim Vallee

First Birthday Party Ideas for a Girl

First Birthday Party Ideas for a Girl

I received an email from Janine who is thinking of doing a garden party for her daughter’s first birthday. She feels that all of the kids party decorations look so passé and cheesy. I have to agree with her. She asked for some ideas. I am proposing a cool flower theme. Party Planning A first […]

FOOD + DRINK, RESTAURANTS | February 14, 2008 | by Kim Vallee

Have a taste of my Valentine’s Day

Have a taste of my Valentine’s Day

To conclude my series on Valentine’s Day this year, I thought of leaving you with inspirational shots. I will also share with my plans to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Food The food is from the La Porte restaurant on Saint-Laurent Street in Montreal. I took these pictures last October. The oysters tasting plate was amazing. Restaurant […]

Treats for Valentine’s Day | Tastespotting watch

Treats for Valentine’s Day | Tastespotting watch

If you are still looking for inspiration to compose your mini menu on Valentine’s Day, I spotted some pretty romantic recipes on Tastespotting. Start or end the day with a Hot Chocolate If you are in New York City this February, schedule a stop at for their famous Hot Chocolate Festival. I wrote it down […]

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