beyondumami

Seeing that Umami is the lesser known '5th taste', I desire to explore all things food. From excellent cheese, to mouth watering pastries, to savoury meats and beyond.

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Baking Macarons from Duchess Bake Shop's Cookbook
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Baking Macarons from Duchess Bake Shop's Cookbook
If you didn't know already, I am in love with all things macarons. In fact, I even have a macaron pillow! So when Appetite by Random House asked me if I wanted to do a post on the republish of Duchess Bake Shop's cookbook, I of course chose the macaron recipe! A few days ago I headed to the Duche...
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5 steps to Spatchcock Chicken with a Crispy Skin
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5 steps to Spatchcock Chicken with a Crispy Skin
Oven Crispy Skin Chicken with Sabzi SpiceA staple recipe for oven baked chicken that is juicy while still having a crispy skin and jazzed up with a bit of spice. A baked yet crispy skin chicken is a common occurrence in our household. I would almost say it has become a staple of our kitchen meals...
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Cookbook Review - Korean Food Made Simple by Judy Joo
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I always enjoy going out to Korean restaurants and ordering my favourite Korean dishes such as: seafood pancakes, Japchae and bulgogi. I received a copy of Korean Food Made Simple by Judy Joo from Raincoast Books. Over the past year, I have made a few of my favourite Korean dishes from her cookbo...
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Dining with a View: The Butternut Tree in Edmonton
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Dining with a View: The Butternut Tree in Edmonton
Super colourful Crab Tart ($19) featuring a rye tart, crab mixed in with crab apples, and smoked creme fraiche. Last week, I was invited to attend the media dinner for one of Edmonton's newest restaurants - The Butternut Tree. Upon entering the space, I was impressed with the almost floor to...
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Cosmic Macarons - A recipe for marbled macarons
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A Recipe for Cosmic MacaronsHello! Ended up taking the month of August off from blogging; though I was still active over on my Instagram and Facebook media accounts. At the beginning of August, I spent a few days making Dan’s birthday cake. I’ll certainly blog more about that later, but for now h...
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Preview of New Royal High Tea & Tour at the Fairmont Hotel Macdonald
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I've always enjoyed having high tea. I'm reminded of the Chinese Ha Mm Cha (afternoon tea) that I had when I was growing up in Toronto. When I think of the British High tea, what appeals to me is that you get to dress up as it's usually a more formal event, there are finger sandwiches and small b...
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Using an Instant Pot to Pressure Cook Tandoori Pulled Pork
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Pressure Cooked Pulled Pork with a Tandoori BBQ Rub using an Instant PotDan and I got an Instant Pot back in November during the awesome Amazon Black Friday sales. Before I met Dan, he was a huge advocate for using pressure cookers as opposed to slow cookers. According to him, pressure cookers ar...
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'Ono Poke Co. - Authentic Hawaiian Style Poke in Edmonton
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'Ono Poke Co. - Authentic Hawaiian Style Poke in Edmonton
The G.G and the 'Ono Poke BowlHave you ever had Poke? Poke (pronounced Poh-kay) is essentially a salad with marinated raw fish that is super popular in Hawaii. In Hawaii, poke can be found anywhere - from major grocery stores, Mom & Pop shops, liquor stores and even gas stations. In Edmonton,...
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Dilly Baked Salmon with Litehouse Foods
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Dilly Baked Salmon with Litehouse Foods
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A Recipe for Mochi Matcha Cake
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A Recipe for Mochi Matcha Cake
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