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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Cook the Book Fridays: Maple Syrup & Mustard Brussels Sprouts from Everyday Dorie
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Cook the Book Fridays: Maple Syrup & Mustard Brussels Sprouts from Everyday Dorie
Here we are! Another Cook the Book Fridays post! Wow the week went by so fast! This week's Cook the Book from Dorie Greenspan's Everyday Dorie recipe is her Maple-Syrup-and-Mustard Brussels Sprouts.I should probably note that I am in fact snacking on this exact dish as I write up this b...
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Cook the Book Fridays: Gougères from Everyday Dorie
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Cook the Book Fridays: Gougères from Everyday Dorie
I've decided to take a stab at joining a "Cook the Book" group! I, along with others from "Cook the Book Fridays" will be cooking from Dorie Greenspan's Everyday Dorie! Her newest cookbook just released on October 26, 2018! First up on our list of recipes to cook is her gougères titled "My N...
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Apple Spiced Caramel Macarons - Macaron Mashup for Fall!
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Apple Spiced Caramel Macarons - Macaron Mashup for Fall!
A Recipe for Apple Spiced Caramel MacaronsIngredients for Apple Cinnamon Shells 225g icing sugar125g almond meal5g albumen28g berry sugar (extra fine sugar)100g aged egg whites2 drops Wilton Leaf Green gel food colouring Notes: Make your own berry sugar by processing regular sugar in th...
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OEB Breakfast Co. Opens in Edmonton!
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OEB Breakfast Co. Opens in Edmonton!
A new brunch venue is in town and it is delicious! I still remember when I first moved to Alberta and visited Calgary, everyone kept telling me that I HAD to eat at OEB. Of course I was super excited to experience their new location in Edmonton! Located in the new Kelly Ramsay building, there is ...
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Reverse Sear Pork Loin
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Reverse Sear Pork Loin
Pork loin is a dinner staple at our place. It's easy to make and can be a part of a more upscale meal or just a regular day meal. Best of all pork loins are pretty cost-effective. The "secret" is to take your time in baking the pork loin. Depending on the thickness of the pork loin it can take be...
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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 Café 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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