must.love.pie.

Last night must.love.food. was all about pie.

Because you must.love.pies.  

Whether you love a super sweet and richly decadent pie; or prefer a tart and light key lime pie … we were able to provide you with a recipe for both.

The show started with my 13 year old cousin Olivier and his tarte au sucre (sugar pie).  Mother of pearl.  Olivier makes one heck of a sugar pie.

The recipe is dead simple … some brown sugar, flour, corn starch, melted butter,vanilla, an egg and heavy cream.

It’s the kind of sugar pie that is sweet without being sickly so … and the creamy filling perfectly contrasts with the flakey pie crust.  If you love your sugar pie … I think you should try Olivier’s recipe.  It’s delightful ;0)

Plus I think it was super awesome of Olivier to come on the show and share his recipe with me.

Isn’t he A-DOR-A-BLE?  Totally adorable.  Je l’aime … beaucoup!

If sugar pie isn’t your thing … then I hope you caught Amanda’s key lime pie demo.  First off … Amanda not only decided to make a key lime pie … but in true twisted chef style, she decided to shake things up a bit …  by creating a creamsicle pie (orange and clementine custard filling).  Both were delicious … and totally worth trying.

If you watched the show you’ll notice that Amanda and I had a few (ok … perhaps more than just a few) silly moments … I laughed while I watched myself hurt my finger trying to create a graham cracker crumb.  Or when I confused a kinder surprise with a smashed orange (my aunt was howling with laughter at that one).

If you’re enjoying the show … don’t forget … BONUS VIDEOS!!! You can watch Amanda’s twist on making whipped cream here.  I am really digging these bonus videos.  A lot.

Don’t forget … you can tune in AGAIN on Wednesday at 8 am and 4:30 pm (or Saturday at 1 pm) and catch must.love.pies. all over again on Roger’s TV channel 22 in Ottawa …

must.love.entertaining.

I have to admit … I LOVED this episode.  Not that I didn’t love must.love.family recipes.  But must.love.entertaining. made me giggle

(fyi – I don’t actually see a finished product until the show airs on Sunday nights at 8 pm … so I never know what to expect).

And it made me hungry.

It’s a little surreal to actually see how Platonic Jeff and I interact with one another …  mother of pearl … we are slightly hilarious.

His third date meal really was lovely … so whomever you are that gets to partake in Platonic Jeff’s cooking skills … I promise you … you will be well fed.  And well entertained ;0)

You should know (in case it wasn’t evident on the show), that Chloé, Joe and I had an absolute BLAST filming their segment.  They brought some great food (thai crab cakes … thai peanut sauce, PLUS stuffed dates), some bevies … and loads of energy and fun.

I heart being around them … I think that totally came across on the show.  But if you missed it … check out this extra added bonus video.

The stuffed dates are delish.  So was the thai peanut sauce.  Sigh.  Absolutely delightful.  And addictive.

It certainly wouldn’t be a must.love.entertaining. show without the wonderful (and super talented) Steve Mitton of Murray Street KWC.  He walked me through the making of a great charcuterie board.  I know … it looked amazing … it was.  I ate everything on that board (well .. ok … I sampled everything on the board … I did share with the rest of the crew) … cheese, meats, condiments … everything that I heart in this world.  All thanks to Steve.  It was wonderful.

You should check out this other little clip of Steve and I having a ridiculously good time making “meat cones” …

In case you’re wondering … must.love.food. airs on Sunday evenings at 8 pm, with re-runs on Wednesdays at 8 am and 4:30 pm, and Saturdays at 1 pm on Rogers channel 22.  You should set your PVR … then sit down, relax, laugh, get hungry … and get inspired to try something new.

I can’t wait for next week’s episode!

wordless wednesday: two girls … one show … and 365 days of eating

I just wanted to let y’all know …

1.  must.love.food is actually going to air on SUNDAY April 29th at 8 pm.

Yep … there was a bit of a scheduling change.  But it’s all good … talk about ending your weekend off on the right foot … :0)

AND …

2.  My friend Kelly writes this pretty swell blog called the gouda life.

Have you already checked it out?

It’s GREAT eh?

First off … the pictures make my mouth water.

Secondly … the recipes are stellar.  For realz.  Kelly has a love of food that just jumps off the page …

And finally … she has the chance to make her dream come true.  But she needs YOUR help (I know … you’re thinking … here goes Lynne again … asking for help).

You see … Kelly wants to be a food writer.  Professionally.

This is where YOU come in.

Richmond B.C. is launching 365 days of dining and Kelly has been shortlisted.  She’s in the final 12.

But she needs your votes.

Please help make my friend’s dream come true … click on this link and pick the gouda life as your favourite.  It only takes a moment of your time … but means the world to Kelly.

THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!