Category Archives: barbeque

Coffee spice rub for beef, pork and chicken

A great blend that makes a versatile gift from the kitchen! Whenever I serve meat that’s been prepared with this rub, it gets rave reviews. While you might be tempted to make a huge quantity, it’s best to make this … Continue reading

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Smoked eggplant spread

Better than baba ghanoush: a versatile dip or sandwich topper! I have to confess that for many years I didn’t really like eggplant, called aubergine in some parts of the world. Too often, I found it prepared in ways that … Continue reading

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Grilled Mexican-Style Corn (Elotes Mexicanos)

The best way to enjoy farm-fresh corn! I’m prepared to take some heat for this admission. Many of you will be shocked to learn that I had never tasted the marvelous street food that is Mexican grilled corn on the … Continue reading

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Tex-Mex style steak and cheese sandwiches

All the flavours of fajitas – on a bun! My menfolk had requested Philly cheesesteak sandwiches a week or so ago, but I just couldn’t oblige. I didn’t want anything to do with the state of Pennsylvania after the Pittsburgh … Continue reading

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Grilled asparagus with za’atar and creamy harissa sauce

Three cheers for asparagus season! I’m always thinking about new ways to serve vegetables because I find switching things up usually means I can often get my family to eat more of them. We love grilled asparagus and typically I … Continue reading

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Grilled Chicken with Pineapple Salsa

Tangy condiment perks up a family-favourite meal! I bought my first barbeque – a rickety little thing – when I was a starving student simply because I love grilled chicken. While my grilling appliances have definitely improved over the years, … Continue reading

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Crunchy carrot and pea shoot salad

Asian-inspired dressing packs great flavour punch! I love salads, especially during barbeque season. I feel like the crunchy, fresh flavour of a salad complements whatever cut of meat, fish or seafood we’ve chosen to prepare on the grill. Having said … Continue reading

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