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Living In: Lille, Nord-Pas-De-Calais, France
Member Since: Oct. 2011
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Asian, Indian, Nouvelle, Healthy, Vegetarian, Dessert
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Walking, Reading Books, Music
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About this Cook
I am Canadian but currently living in France on exchange. Love finding new things in the French grocery store and finding new cuisine but will admit that it is sometimes difficult to find all the things that are easily available in North America. Baking section in France est nul :(
My favorite things to cook
I love vegetarian dishes even though I am not a vegetarian and I love finding new ones to try out! I also love love love BAKING and desserts but try to tweak the recipes so they have a less sugar intake and are less fat. I am currently following WW so baking/desserts obviously aren't good to be making all the time.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My grandmas roast beef with mash potatoes, gravy, and yorkshire puddings. She always made it THE BEST and will always remember our family dinners together.
My cooking triumphs
Did a full on turkey dinner with all the trimmings for a Christmas that I spent in England with friends when I could not be at home with family.
My cooking tragedies
First time cooking a 'tarte au fromage' in France with a french friend. This was early on in my year here and needless to say my french was not as developped as it is now. I didn't understand when he asked me to mix the eggs and the crème fraiche so I just poured it on top and we had to mix it in the pie and do what we could. Still tasted good though!
Recipe Reviews 5 reviews
Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies I
These cookies are delicious and taste just like brownies!! Reading some of the reviews I did 1 cup white sugar, and 1/2 cup of brown sugar. I cooked each batch for 8 minutes exactly and they were delicious. Also chilled the dough for an hour before cooking.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 7, 2012
Chocolate Cake II
Excellent cake!!! I have now made this cake 2 times for different friends birthdays and I have only gotten great reviews and everyone loved it. Followed the recipe exactly and did not change a single thing. Thanks, this is my go to chocolate cake :)

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 21, 2012
Easy Pineapple Cake
This cake was delicious!!! Turned out very moist and delicious. After reading other reviews I was worried about it being too sweet so I reduced the sugar as others did to 250g. For extra flavour I added 1 tsp of cinnamon and I really liked the extra flavour. Did not need the full cooking time as my cake was finished and golden brown on top after only 35 minutes. For the icing, the next time I make this I will probably look for another recipe for cream cheese icing. I don't know if I did something wrong as I followed the recipe but my icing was quite runny and I had to keep adding more icing sugar which then made it soooo soo sweet. All in all will definitely make this cake again.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 21, 2012

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