Monday, July 28, 2014

Rib Off 2014





My uncle Rocky and I have been chomping at each other about a rib off for quite some time now, and finally it happened. 
Rocky: He went for a more BB Barn style; crock pot with a sweet and sour sauce
Chris: I went for a classic slow wood smoked rib with a spicy sauce
All the guest were invited to vote on their favourite... It was a split with the adults, but luckily I won the kid vote and took the bragging rights... of now... he'll be back with a vengeance in 2015.
Final vote R: 5 C: 7

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

To Brine or not to Brine - 2014

Of all the processes at work during brining, the most significant is salt's ability to denature proteins...

Six easy Brine recipes




Catering a 30th Wedding Anniversary; plan on brining pork roast and then smoke it with maple... they have no idea what awaits :-)

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Burger Bob's




Classic cantina food to be had a Burger Bob's... Nothing fancy, nothing small, nothing healthy, but occasionally on summer nights when the air is thick and kitchen closed, a burger sure hits the grease spot!

A pub, a son, and a game






Small little irish pub in Hemmingford qc took us in after a three generation golf match to watch the World Cup. A few beers, nachos and cheers were had... Great little pub - check it out!

Wits End Irish Pub

Monday, July 7, 2014

Strawberries abound in Dunham




The first of the berry crop has hit Dunham, QC hard! Sweet, plumb, juicy strawberries are abound... We took our crew to cultivate these little gems of happiness... We all left with tummy aches, which only tells me the crop is a good one this year.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Le Cheese Resto










So Le Cheese food truck just opened a sister shop in NDG; In an effort to keep my taste buds expanding we took the kids for a bite. The interior was very nice and cheesy, the food was cheesy but lacked overall flavour. We sampled the mac and cheese, grilled cheese, mac and cheese balls, the tomato soup and the philly steak, all of which were good but nothing more. I feel the overall lack of seasoning could have remedied this short coming greatly, because I really want to go back... might bring my own salt, pepper and hot sauce next time.

Friday, June 13, 2014

Summer Fun



One Chunky Monkey
One Tour de Chapeau
Two Cookie Dough
Two Chocolate

Seven Smiles....