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Barbecue season is fast approaching, and nothing goes better with a cold beer than a perfectly grilled steak or hamburger.... From the size and type of unit to the best time of year to buy it, you'll find everything you need to get the right barbecue to meet your grilling needs this summer.
If you were to ask us what our favourite cooking supply is, our answer might surprise you. Aluminum foil, that kitchen staple, is an absolute must-have in our camping kits too. Foil isn't just easy to...
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It's barbecue season and there's nothing we love more than biting into a juicy drumstick fresh off the grill.
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.
Being heavily involved in the world of barbecue I have discovered that many well-known barbecue tips are in fact untrue. Having been around the barbecue block, let me share my best advice with those of you that will be lighting up your barbecues this coming Canada Day:
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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.
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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.
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Try loin or round cuts for lean options of pork or beef. Salmon and Trout are great to throw in a tinfoil package with some potatoes, onions and lemon wedges. Tofu skewers or bean burgers add good variety if you're looking to go meatless. Make veggie skewers with tomatoes, peppers, zucchini and onions or use a grill basket to make a warm vegetable salad.
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With the arrival of July, barbecuing is becoming more of a weekday dinner norm. From vegetables to meats to even baked goods, you can grill just about anything these days. But as careful as we are wh...
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...
Summer's here and that means patios, cold drinks, gelato and many, many barbeques. Why grill? Apart from the joy of being outside in fabulous weather, barbequing gives you an option for healthy, flav...
One of the great things about barbequing is that it is usually easy to suck the man of the house into actually cooking. Something to do with an open flame and the inherent explosive danger proves irre...
Summer has many smells – the fresh air of the beach, the scent of newly-cut grass – but for many of us, the most distinctive summer smell is that of our barbecues, hard at work grilling meals for our...