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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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Ginger Cilantro Green Shake

Lately I have had a thirst for trying to find drinks I can make at home.  Especially healthy drinks as I haven’t been quite sticking to my new year’s resolution of eating healthy this year.  So when I came upon this recipe I was really, really excited.  I would like to share it all with […]

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Cocktail Shaker Vase

In one of my previous blogs I found a website that sells really cute stylish jars and it piqued my interest to see what else we can use from the kitchen as accessories around the house.  I then came upon this picture which I think is a wonderfully creative way to put flowers around the […]

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Stylish Jars

I am in LOVE with these stylish jars from Burgon & Ball!  They cost £2.95 each but will add so much cuteness to your kitchen!  Take a look! I am now inspired and ready to make my own home-made jam!!!

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