Tag Archives: gourmand

Umami Burger Finally!!!

The long awaited day has miraculously arrived!  I finally got to try Umami Burger.  Gasp.  I know.  Where have I been right?  I think every single one of my friends who know me find it pretty impossible that I have yet to eat at any Umami Burger location considering what I do with food.  And […]

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Facelift

Okay, so my blog is WAY overdue for a “makeover”.  So guess what?  I started a facelift process already and wanted to let you all know that I am going to have lots of new things on my blog in the next month or two.  Please feel free to come back and look around to […]

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Brie Soup with Truffle Oil Recipe

  Gourmet ingredients like Brie, truffle oil, leeks and cream make this soup a special-occasion indulgence. Ingredients:  2 tbsp plus 1/4 lb. butter 2 finely diced leeks (whites only) 2 finely diced shallots 1 bay leaf 1 branch thyme 1 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 cup white wine 4 cups chicken stock; heated 1-1/2 cups 32% […]

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Adorable Cheese Boards

I saw these cheese boards via Joanna Goddard and knew I had to share this with you guys.  How genius is this?  I love finding really unique things like this.  Makes me all giggity!!!  ^_^ From top to Bottom: California, Texas, Michigan.  And my favorite?  of course California!!!!

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So Good I Could Eat It

This past Christmas, my cousin gave me a wonderful set of Philosophy cream, bath wash and lip gloss that I was ecstatic about.  I managed to use everything up and only have the lip gloss left!  I have always loved Philosophy products but don’t know why I haven’t tried every single one of them as […]

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BBQ in Hong Kong

I wanted to share with you what it is like to go out and BBQ in Hong Kong.  You may think it is the same everywhere but BBQing in Hong Kong is quite a unique and different experience.  Not something I do often in Hong Kong as the lifestyle there for me doesn’t allow me to […]

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General Shelf Lives For Common Items

Have you ever looked through your kitchen cabinets and wondered how long each product can last on your shelf?  Well, here is a general gauge that might help, although most packaging should have expiration dates on them. Flour unopened: up to 12 months. Opened: 6-8 months. Sugar unopened: 2 years. Sugars do not spoil but eventually may change flavor. […]

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Salmon Burgers with Smoked Cheese

Serves 6 Ingredients: 500-600 g skinless salmon 1/2 cup double cream 2 tablespoons cornstarch 2 tablespoons chopped shallots 1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley 1 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper 6 sesame seed burger buns 250 g smoked cheese – Gouda, Farmer’s, or Jarlsberg cheese, cut into 6 slices 6 tablespoons […]

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A Life of Food and Fears

I hate to admit it but as I get older, it seems, the more fears I have.  For one thing, I fear the thought of our food and resources running out one day.  I mean, how can Gourmand Chic not have any food to eat or choose from?  What foods are they going to ban […]

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Food Photography Tricks

Since starting and becoming Gourmand Chic I learned many aspects of food I never learnt before.  A whole new world opened up to me.  As of recently, since working on testing out my recipes for my future cookbook to be published, I have played around with photography (using my Nikon D60) and found out through […]

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