German Country Style Ribs

German Country Style Ribs at oldfatguy.ca

One of the great things about food is that all parts of the world give us their traditions and techniques. I had some Country Style Ribs and I wanted to try something different. Steve Raichlen’s book, Planet Barbecue had a recipe in it for pork heavily seasoned with paprika and onions and then grilled. I was inspired to give it a try and changed it to my tastes and for smoking on my Louisiana Grills pellet smoker. Continue reading German Country Style Ribs

Mountain Berry Jam

Mountian Berry Jam at oldfatguy.ca

I had a good crop of raspberries, strawberries and haskaps this year.  I wanted some jam but which kind to make? As there is just myself and She Who Must Be Obeyed, making a batch of each would be way too much jam. I had a look around the Bernardin Canning site and found a recipe for Bumbleberry Jam that uses raspberries, strawberries and blueberries. Necessity being the mother of invention, I substituted haskap berries for the blueberries. Continue reading Mountain Berry Jam

Bernardin Peach Pie Filling

Bernardin Peach Pie Filling at oldfatguy.ca

This is fresh fruit time of year in British Columbia. I got some wonderful Okanagan peaches from a fruit stand while travelling. Of course, they are great fresh but I bought enough to do some preserving. I had seen the Bernardin Peach Pie Filling in their excellent canning book and I love peach pie and cobbler. Canning some of the peaches would let me have pie and cobblers this winter. It had to be done! Continue reading Bernardin Peach Pie Filling

Crispy Q Chicken Fingers

Crispy Q Chicken Fingers at oldfatguy.ca

One of the best things about my Louisiana Grills Pellet Smoker is its versatility. I do a lot of smoking with low heat over hours but it can also kick out some high temperatures. Why not use those higher heats to make a dish I would normally do in the oven but avoid heating up the house on a summer day? I couldn’t think of a good reason. Continue reading Crispy Q Chicken Fingers

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