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Master Chef Toronto

Sunday, July 06, 2014

Yesterday, my daughter spent some time at my mother-in-law's house. As always, she was delighted to hang out with her grandmother, her aunt and their dog. But this time, she was inspired by her new-found interest in cooking to put together a mini Master Chef inspired competition between her aunt and herself. And my eight-year-old took it quite seriously. After completing their dishes, I received a phone call summoning me back as a judge. My mother-in-law and a foreign student resident from Japan joined me on the judging panel.


First up was my daughter's entree: mini heart-shaped patties with mashed potatoes and a vegetable medley on a bed of lettuce. While my daughter required adult assistance when it came to using the stovetop, I was told she prepared and plated this dish all on her own. The mashed potatoes were delicious as was the beef patty and the medley was an interesting mix of carrot, cucumber, avocado and caramelized nuts.


My daughter designed her own drink which she called Woosh, a simple mix of water and juice. For dessert, she made mini crepes topped with blueberries.


My sister-in-law prepared a strawberry beet juice that was actually quite good, seeing as I don't like beets. 


For her entree, she prepared a Canadian wild rice risotto with broccoli, peas and avocado topped with cubed mango. 


After sampling all of the dishes, we each voted and the decision was unanimous. My daughter won and received the honourable title of Master Chef Toronto! As you can tell by the expression on her face, she was rather proud of her efforts and quite frankly, so was I. Clearly she gets her cooking talents from my husband's side of the family.

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28 COMMENTS

  1. Aww, she did a great job! Looks like you have a little chef in the making there!

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    1. I'd be more than happen to relinquish my kitchen duties. ;)

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  2. The food looks tasty!

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  3. Wonderfully done :) That was certainly tough call seeing how all the dishes look amazing. Congrats!

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  4. She did great, looks like you might have a little chef in the making! (Judy Cowan)

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  5. You must be really proud!

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    1. I sure am! Especially since I hate cooking. Glad to see she takes after my husband's side.

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  6. Congrats on your daughter's inspiration and achievement! Being a mom of 3 girls, I know what an achievement it is. Well done!

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    1. Thanks, Christina! Hope she continues to grow her love of cooking.

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  7. What fun! Great to have a mini-chef in the family!

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  8. That's pretty cool. She'll have to bring her cooking skills to your kitchen.

    http://joycelansky.blogspot.com/2014/07/day-one-of-hot-springs-vacation.html

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    1. I am not opposed to that idea. Not in the least. ;)

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  9. Congrats! Exciting to see our kids cooking up a storm :)

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    1. Yes, seeing them all grown up and exploring their talents... it's so nice!

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  10. Awww :) Congrats :)) Cooking/baking are definitely great skills to have and develop at a young age :)

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    1. I agree. I used to help my mom with the baking. Loved it so much more than cooking.

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  11. My kids love to watch Masterchef with me. We should do this as well!

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    1. She actually threw together another challenge with her six-year-old brother last night. It was such a pleasant surprise to come home to.

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  12. This is a fantastic idea! What fun it must have been for everyone! We all love master chef in our household.

    Thanks for sharing!

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  13. the mashed potatoes look really good

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  14. So much fun It is great that a show can inspire kids that much

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  15. I love the presentation of the veggies and mashed potato entree! A Masterchef competition is a wonderful idea!

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