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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Neighbourhood Gems - Café Blackbird in Edmonton
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Neighbourhood Gems - Café Blackbird in Edmonton
Blackbird Granola - maple and pecan filled oat clusters, topped with yogurt, berry compote and maple syrup ($7.50)Lately, my in-laws and I have enjoyed going to a coffee shop in the West End of Edmonton called CafĂ© Blackbird - in the neighbourhood of Crestwood. If you haven't been to the wes...
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Always Delicious at Hazeldean Bakery - Hidden Neighbourhood Gems
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Always Delicious at Hazeldean Bakery - Hidden Neighbourhood Gems
Deliciousness Always Found at Hazeldean BakeryHave you ever visited Hazeldean Bakery over in the Hazeldean community in Edmonton? If not, you best do yourselves a favour and make a visit to this Edmonton Neighbourhood Gem! They have, in my opinion the BEST apple fritters that I have ever eaten! I...
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Sabor's 5th Annual Seafood Festival
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Sabor's 5th Annual Seafood Festival
Sabor is easily one of my favourite Edmonton restaurants. Not only do they make an amazing seafood risotto, but their commitment to sustainable seafood is evident in the dishes that they feature in their annual Seafood Festival. All seafood dishes are Ocean Wise certified at Sabor. This...
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Aloha Macaron Mashup Round-Up
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Sorry for the delay in getting the Aloha Macarons Round-Up onto the blog! These past few weeks have been slightly busy with appointments and the such. Don't worry, it is nothing medically scary! I will most definitely take the next few weeks to take it easy.  My parents will also be in town ...
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Aloha Macarons filled with Lilikoi (Passionfruit) Buttercream - Macaron Mashup Challenge
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Aloha Macarons filled with Lilikoi (Passionfruit) Buttercream - Macaron Mashup Challenge
I put the challenge out there to challenge ourselves to bake more macarons at home. The first theme for end of June for the "Macaron Mashup" was Spring Fling. This past one was Aloha Macarons. We visited Hawaii (our first time there!) end of March and loved everything about it! I decide...
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Neighbourhood Gems - Artisan Flatbread
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Neighbourhood Gems - Artisan Flatbread
Neighbourhood Gems - Artisan Flatbread in EdmontonI was thinking about making my own pita bread or similar as I had plans to eat curry for dinner the other night (as a container of frozen curry flew out of the top freezer and cracked, hence dinner plans). The only problem is that it has been +30C...
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Spring Fling Macaron Mashup Round-up
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Spring Fling Macaron Mashup Round-up
Spring Fling Round-Up for Macaron MashupCan you believe that it is already the end of April! As you may recall, I put a call out back in March to encourage everyone to bake more Macarons. The idea for Macaron Mashup is to have a themed challenge every 2 months. It was so exciting to see macarons ...
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Spring Fling Macarons - Lemon Macarons Recipes (Macaron Mashup Challenge)
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Spring Fling Macarons - Lemon Macarons Recipes (Macaron Mashup Challenge)
Homemade Lemon Macarons for Macaron Mashup So I have put the challenge out there to challenge ourselves to bake more macarons at home. The first theme for the "Macaron Mashup" is Spring Fling. It was super exciting to see people use the #macaronmashup periodically over the past little w...
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Slow Cooker/Instant Pot Chicken Teriyaki
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I have been slowly playing around with the slow cooker function on my Instant Pot and have been cooking various versions of Chicken Teriyaki. This is also because the bone in chicken thighs have been a good price! After you slow cook the chicken, you can choose to just reduce the sauce and serve ...
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Macaron Mashup Announcement
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Macaron Mashup Announcement
I have been toying with an idea to get everyone more interested in not just eating macarons but to try their hand at baking them at home. Instead of us celebrating "Macaron Day" for only one day a year (March 20) why don't we intentionally talk about Macarons every few months?What I'm proposing i...
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