I was contacted by EZ Flame BBQ Inc. and asked to try out their product, the EZStart® Charcoal Chimney. There was two problems with this. First, I don’t like to take free products to review in case it sucks. Second, what could be new in the world of charcoal chimneys? You put newspaper in the bottom, coals in the top and light it. Continue reading EZStart® Charcoal Chimney Product Review
I had tried one of Rufus Teague’s barbecue sauces before and quite liked it. I was inviting some guests over and some of them are heat adverse. So I decided to try some Rufus Teague Honey Sweet Sauce. Continue reading Rufus Teague Sweet Honey BBQ Chicken Breasts
I wanted to try the last of my first bottle on some back ribs. There was a problem, I had two racks of ribs and only enough sauce left for one rack. I decided to do a head to head comparison with one of my favourite commercial sauces, Sweet Baby Ray’s. We were in for a rib off! Continue reading Koss Sauce Versus Sweet Baby Ray’s – The Rib Off
You know when you have great family. They give you fine liquor for Christmas. Mine gave me a bottle of Aurora Rare Vodka. It is a product of Elk Island Spirits in Alberta. I will start this post with a notice that I am not a vodka expert. I will just be reporting on my impression of the vodka. Continue reading Aurora Rare Vodka
I have wonderful family who, unlike your faithful writer, have a warped sense of humour. They make up for it by being very original and generous. Today, I opened this Christmas present to find a personalized cutting board with my blog address and a not to She Who Must Be Obeyed. It is very high quality with no seams and a good thickness. The art and manufacture was comes from Naturally Art by Alanna Gail.
I love the board and my family for their thoughtfulness and kindness! I will use it well!
I see all kinds of products online and social media. I caught wind of a new sauce that was being produced by a family from Virginia. It promised to be less sweet than regular barbecue sauce. I love trying products that are different and I really want there to be more small business productions of food to get more variety in what is available. I ordered my first bottle of Koss Sauce. Continue reading Koss Sauce, Product Review
OK, they haven’t made a commercial barbecue sauce that is good as my home made. However, that is unfair. When I make my barbecue sauce I have made it to meet my tastes. If I want it sweeter or spicier, I just add more of some ingredients. I am just going to like my own better. Continue reading Sweet Baby Ray’s Barbecue Sauce Product Review
We were still on our trip in Vancouver and went down to Gastown because there are some good places for food and drink. We turned down a side street at random and found the Revel Room. Great piano playing and singing drew us in. Continue reading Revel Room, Great Drinks, Great Food, Great Music and a Lot of Fun in Vancouver!
One of the benefits of social media is you meet great people. I ran across the fine owners of Paliotti’s Italian Restaurant Maple Ridge on Instagram. I kept seeing pictures of incredible food. I had to go. We had to travel to Vancouver and I stopped in. Continue reading A Great Italian Restaurant, Paliotti’s Italian Restaurant Maple Ridge.