Category Archives: Barbeque Is Not A Verb

National Brisket Day

That’s right – May 28th is National Brisket Day. It is also National Hamburger Day, which is an interesting coincidence since the World’s Best Burger Blend just happens to contain brisket. Funny how that works. When it comes to smoking … Continue reading

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Cookin’ Comix, Episode 2

The readers have spoken, and due to popular demand … Cookin’ Comix returns! Enjoy!

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Spatchcocking

Having roasted or barbeque chicken in the fridge and ready to use for everything from paninis to pasta dishes to a quick quesadilla is a brilliant idea. It’s tasty, healthy, neutral enough that you can go in almost any direction, … Continue reading

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Niagara Eggfest

If you live anywhere in Southern Ontario and have been thinking about buying a Big Green Egg, now is the time. The Niagara Eggfest is this Sunday and – as at all Eggfests – the demo eggs (used once, cleaned, … Continue reading

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Pellet Review – Bear Mountain BBQ Pellets

Let’s get right to the point: Bear Mountain BBQ pellets are awesome. Period. There is no sense dragging it out, because any review of pellets is going to be short anyway. Once you get past the burn quality and the … Continue reading

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More Readers, More Writing

Some nameless guy wrote: I looked at your rub recipe. It looks like it will cost about a dollar to make a tub full. Rubs at the barbeque store cost 6 bucks for a little jar. What are you leaving … Continue reading

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Prime Rib In The Big Green Egg – Redux

In the first installment, I seasoned a nice chunk of prime rib and put it in the Big Green Egg. It was started at 210C / 500F to put a “sear” on the outside. Once the meat was in the … Continue reading

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Budget Barbeque

Barbeque on a budget. Real wood and charcoal cooking, low and slow, without investing a full week’s pay into a giant piece of specialized hardware. Meat and fire on the cheap. Can it be done? The question was raised last … Continue reading

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“Shawn Won’t Eat These” Meatballs

My friend Shawn has some issues with food. If something has flavour or texture or any sort of culinary interest at all, he won’t touch it. No way, no how. Slabs of rubber and piles of sawdust would be his … Continue reading

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Ribs And Cornbread

So it’s April and it is still snowing at random and vaguely vexing times. Specifically, when I am trying to smoke the season’s first batch of ribs. The forces of light, justice, and meat prevailed, however, and at the end … Continue reading

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