Food For Thought

Not All Ribs Are Created Equal

For most of the North American population, when someone talks about ribs, the first thing that comes to mind are those delicious pork ribs slathered in smoky barbecue sauce that Kevin Spacey ate at Freddy's in House of Cards. The world of ribs is soooo much broader than that. Today we're breaking down the different types of ribs and the cooking methods that they best lend themselves to. Sit back, grab a napkin and get ready to go to school - the school of ribs that is.   Lesson #1: Pork Ribs There are a variety of pork ribs. The differences include, anatomical differences, meatiness, price and how to cook them. Both cuts of pork ribs are best cooked using...

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Maple Syrup

Spigot in a Maple Tree

We are talking about Maple Syrup. The sweet, Canadian delicacy. Maple Syrup is a great addition to pancakes, desserts, brine's, and of course, barbecue! Have you ever seen a maple grove that’s all rigged up with contemporary syrup collecting equipment?  No more buckets and spigots.  They use these thin, plastic tubes to drain the tree-blood into a central collection area.  So, the trees are all sort of ‘networked’ together with these tubes in an eerie sort of arboreal Borg.  This gravity-powered system saves loads of labour hours once it’s properly set up. 

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Halloumi - Not Your Average Grilled Cheese

Halloumi is used across the globe now thanks to its incredible "cookability". With a really high melting point, it halloumi lends itself well to grilling and pan frying. Also great for adding to vegetable kabobs for a boost of protein,Halloumi

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Best Foods For Winter Grilling

When Old Man Winter comes strolling in, people do one of two things, they either force their barbecue reluctantly into hibernation, or they embrace the cold and grill on. We are in the latter camp.  We let our grill flag fly and 'weather' the cold, with a few minor adjustments to the foods we cook. There are some important tips to keep in mind while grilling in the Winter in addition to these changes. Read this blog post for more info.  In the Winter, it's important to keep the lid of your barbecue closed to help maintain the proper cooking temperatures inside the grill. Gas grills with either a cast aluminum or double-walled stainless steel cook box are the best...

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How To Grill Flank Steak

How to Grill Flank SteakFlank Steal and vegetables
That’s right, flank steak.  If you haven’t tried this on your barbecue yet – get thee to a butcher.  It not only has a deeper, richer taste than other cuts but it will save you money.  The catch?  It takes a little extra time to prepare. 

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Hops, Drop & Roll

Let’s just take a moment to show our appreciation for hops, shall we? Really, they’re life changing. After all, those green little buggers add so much delicious flavour to one of the most important things in the whole world: beer

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Food For Thought | Fall Eats & Treats

Fact: this is the most delicious time of the year. From pumpkin pie to apple crumble; thick, flavour-packed gravy to tangy cranberry sauce; crispy-skinned turkey to creamy mashed potatoes… it’s all good. There is one thing, however, that not everyone can agree on when it comes to autumn flavours: pumpkin beer! As Calgary’s The Daily Beer points out, most people have a love or hate feeling toward the gourd-spiced brew. Some love the seasonal drink, others think it’s a ridiculous trend. Where do you stand in the “Great Pumpkin Ale Debate?” Head to our Facebook or Twitter pages and let us know. We’re counting on you to provide us with statistics, pumpkin beer facts, and all sorts of nonsense to...

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Food For Thought | Falling For Apples

Yes, this month we’re going to focus on the crispy, delicious tree-fruit, because while autumn is, indeed, approaching, we’re not quite ready for all of the pumpkin-spice items that are on the horizon.

Grilling apples on the barbecues

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