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Just listen for the clink of glasses, the sound of laughter and, of course, the sizzle of tenderloin to find your perfect dinner spot.
"He was gagging and couldn't swallow his saliva."
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Father's Day is almost here! And we're excited to treat dad to a special day in honour of all he does for us. But if you're tired of the usual "Best dad in the world" cards, BBQ sets and mixologist gadgets, we have just what you need to make the day extra special! This year you can make him a meal he will remember forever!
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The sharp bristles can end up in your food.
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Barbecue season is officially here, which means grilling aficionados across the country are looking for better, bolder flavours to take their backyard gatherings to the next level. There are 5 grillin...
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The summer heat means heading outdoors for barbecues, picnics and patios. Having meals outdoors is one of the best parts of summer, but improperly prepared foods can affect our health. Health Canada states that between 11-13 million people have food poisoning yearly. Ensuring the safety of food can be especially challenging this time of year because of the rising temperatures.
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This summer, consider adding whiskey to the melange of beers and wines at your next barbecue. Although it may seem intimidating to include such a strong spirit into the mix, once you know the tips to serving whiskey, it can elevate your drink game and impress your guests.
Nothing is more celebrated in Canada than the arrival of summer... unofficially known as backyard barbecue party season. But how do you make sure your summer gathering extends from afternoon past sunset?
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This Father's Day, why not give Dad something a little different? While ties, shirts and golf balls are always appreciated, I have a few suggestions that are definitely unexpected but will earn some b...
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A few steps inside and already-- I'm engulfed in awe; this shop is teeming with artisan delicacies, the stars of which are the seemingly endless cheese varieties. I'm in Afrim Pristine's 10,000 sq ft....
There are some hidden dangers you need to know about if weight gain is a concern, if you want to take advantage of summer activities to slim down or if you have health concerns that need to be kept in check. Here are four summer foods, disguised as healthy choices, that may actually be causing you to gain weight.
It's barbecue season and there's nothing we love more than biting into a juicy drumstick fresh off the grill.
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Spiral hot dogs aren't just trendy, they're tastier too!
Summer is in full swing, and backyard barbecues, front porch cocktails and beach picnics are taking over your schedule. While it's amazing to enjoy the sunshine, entertaining can be hard work, especially when all you want to do is indulge.
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From a nutrition standpoint, grilling is a great way to prepare foods because it uses very little fat except to add flavour, in limited amounts, if you choose. Also you don't lose nutrients in the cooking water as you do when you boil vegetables, which is the go-to vegetable prep method for a lot of people.
Your boss walks into the lunchroom and says: "Mark your calendar: Tuesday, June 30, my house, 4 p.m., barbecue. We'll shut down the office at noon, so everyone can go home and change. And do not forget your swimsuit. My pool is open. I'll send an email with my address and details. Have a good day." Off he goes. Questions abound in your head.
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Browsing for barbecues can be daunting if you don't know where to begin. Between portable and electric, propane and natural gas or a fire pit and pizza oven, it's hard to choose an affordable grill th...
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There's nothing better than a sunny day spent outdoors cooking on the barbecue. On weekends, I often find myself at the cottage rummaging around the fridge for anything I can throw on the grill. And because there is less pomp and circumstance around meals based on the grill, you get more time to savour with your guests.
Meat-free grilling is a simple solution to a complex problem. Supply and demand issues and the outbreak of a deadly diarrheal virus on North American pig farms have sent meat prices through the roof in the last year. Yet the truth is, the meat on our supermarket shelves has been unrealistically cheap for a long time.
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Want a little more Canada in your barbecue? Just add beer, maple syrup and the great outdoors. Those are three ingredients that a group of friends brought to a cookoff that was about as Canadian as it...
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My friends, you don't have to freeze -- or move across the country -- to eat barbecue all year-round. When sun-starved Canadians crave that nostalgic taste of summer in the bleary winter months, all we have to do is turn to our favourite local barbecue joint. Problem solved.
There are hardcore folks out there who fire up their grills all winter long. But once the snow starts to accumulate and the deck gets covered many lose interest! So spring means time to give the ole g...
I've been to Whistler at least two dozen times and never once bombed down one of its mountains. Not on skis, or a snowboard, or a mountain bike. Am I missing out? I've never felt like it. That's because this haven for intense outdoor sports activities is also fabulous for soft-core warm-weather enjoyment, too, including golfing, hiking, zip lining, and cycling. It's a beautiful part of the world that never bores me.
The first long weekend of the summer is here and you need it, to recharge your batteries, unplug the techno and reconnect with loved ones. In Canada, this first three-day break of the summer generally means a combination of planting, freshening up our homes and an invitation to a barbecue. Here are five barbecue sticky situations and their solutions.
The birds are chirping, the weather is getting warmer and spring is undeniably in the air. That means it’s safe to start daydreaming about all of the summer fun right around the corner, including one...
Cottaging is a way of life for Canucks. Going to camp, hitting the cabin, swinging by the lake house/beach/what-have-you: it's in our blood. When you decide to make your grand escape, there are some basic summer cottage principles to keep in mind...
By Melissa Valiant, HellaWella.com Victoria Day and Memorial Day weekends tend to mark the start of the grilling season, with North Americans typically gathering for the three-day weekends to cook and...
Fries don't need to be burgers' only accompaniment when you're rocking the barbecue this summer. Vegetables taste amazing when put on the barbecue with a little oil to pair up with any dish you might...