What a weekend! I was invited by Ray Uotila and his wife Nicole organizers of the Owen Sound Ribfest to not only attend but to be a judge for Ribs, Chicken and Sauce. I will have a lot more on that in future postings but today I wanted to bring you a video that I took [...] . . . → Read More: Rib eating contest held at 2012 Owen Sound Ribfest with 94.5 The Bull
For the 3rd time this season the Oshawa Ogre will be judging a Ribfest here in Ontario Canada. After having a fantastic time judging both at London and in Lindsay, I will be making my way up North to Owen Sound for the 2nd annual Ribfest for this beautiful city. So what is involved in [...] . . . → Read More: Owen Sound Ribfest – September 14-16th 2012 and I am judging – Last event of 2012
Oh My Goodness……. Today I received an e-mail from Chow.com with a recipe for a patty melt. As soon as I read it I knew that I wanted to try something similar, but not with their directions exactly. Instead I wanted to use my new Grilla Pellet Smoker Grill from Fahrenheit Technologies. If you have [...] . . . → Read More: Smoked Swiss Onion Patty Melt on the Grilla Pellet Smoker Grill
It is great having Ribfest in my town here in Oshawa, 11 teams of Ribbers feeding the city that is home to the GM Auto Plant and home to me! But it is also a time of sadness since it also means that Summer is done and the cooler weather is just around the bend. [...] . . . → Read More: Oshawa hosting another Ribfest this weekend. Let’s Go!
Well it is time to take the cover off of my new Grilla Pellet Smoker-Grill for it’s first cooking. If you have not read it yet, go back to my last post where I tell you all about how this beautiful Pellet Smoker got into my hands. This is one heck of a great looking [...] . . . → Read More: My first meal on the Grilla Pellet Smoker-Grill – Butter Pan Chicken Thighs
A few months ago I read a piece written by a blogger friend of mine that lives in South Carolina, Jay Prince who does reviews of BBQ gadgets and equipment for BBQ Sauce Reviews In this particular review Jay profiled the Grilla Pellet Smoker/Grill and right away I was intrigued by this product, My [...] . . . → Read More: Me and my grill friend take a trip to Holland, Michigan… Come home with a Grilla Pellet Smoker
So I get a phone call from my friend Frank Caputo a few days back and he starts off by telling me that he has some great news! Frank was contacted by the Food Network TV Show Eat Street wanting to profile him and his business Hank Daddy’s BBQ down at the CNE in Toronto! [...] . . . → Read More: Me and Ms.D do the FireWing Challenge – Hank Daddy’s BBQ at the CNE for Eat Street TV Show
Milton, Ontario is where I was born and raised. 1960 til 1975 I called this town home. back then there was only 5,000 people living there but now there is over 84,000 residents and is one of the fastest growing towns in …. well anywhere! My sister Regina Devine has lived in Milton all of [...] . . . → Read More: Milton Ribfest 2012 Oshawa Ogre goes home
I was contacted by Alexandra Franceschini of Matchstick Inc., asking if I would use my blog to promote a kewl contest being run by Courvoisier Collective. After a few back and forth emails I agreed because I really liked the idea of how this works. As Coolio can attest too… Alexandra sent me a very [...] . . . → Read More: Courvoisier Collective: Culinary Masterpieces – Submit or vote on Cognac based Recipes
Yesterday I was in the mood for some Chicken so while in the grocery store I saw a pack of 12 Chicken Thighs on sale for $5.00… Perfect! But how would I prepare them? I remembered watching Myron Mixon on TV once cook chicken in a muffin pan which I have never tried, so why [...] . . . → Read More: Butter Pan Chicken with DennyMike’s Chick Magnet Southwest Chicken Rub Seasoning Blend
My son has taken up Welding as a hobby and has some really cool equipment (though it makes metal very hot!) and has been a very fast learner doing some awesome work. When my good friend Rob Butler of Horn Dawgs Smokin BBQ told me he needed to get a second grill made for his [...] . . . → Read More: Horn Dawgs Smokin BBQ expanding, so we made them a new grill
Today I was working on a couple of signs with my buddy of 30 years Joe Simeunovich and when we were done it was lunch time. Joe suggested we should give a new Burger joint just down the street from my house a try, so we dropped by Diamonds Grill located at 366 Wilson Road [...] . . . → Read More: Burger Joint Review – Diamonds Grill on Wilson Road in Oshawa – Kewl Burgers and Phili Cheese Steak
Ribfest season is an amazing time of the year, every weekend at least 2 or 3 cities are holding an event and I would like to be at every one of them but alas it is not practicable. Going in I had planned on only going to the shows in Mississauga and Uxbridge which myself [...] . . . → Read More: Since I was in the neighbourhood…. A visit to the Kitchener Ribfest and Craft Beer Show
Before I go any further, I want to say that I am writing this while feeling rather numb. Most of what is below in my pictures and in video had taken place on the Saturday. I returned Sunday afternoon looking forward to watching the Awards ceremony which was scheduled for 5pm. But just before I [...] . . . → Read More: 1st Annual Whitby Sunrise Ribfest Starts off so well, but ends abruptly when 17 injured by lightning strike… Lots of Video in this one
I read this press release earlier today, I will just reprint it here…. MTC Clearance Centre 154 likes connect with me! Please like us on Facebook for more frequent updates of Sales and Promotions Come on out and visit the MTC Clearance Centre tent at the Rotary Club of Whitby Sunrise Ribfest this weekend! [...] . . . → Read More: Whitby Ribfest Sponsor MTC helping out the charity SickKids Foundation by donating game systems for sale during the show
I have seen a huge spike in hits to my 2012 Ontario Ribfest Schedule this season and a lot of that has to do with the fact that many of the Ribfest organizers have now been using my site as research material to see what the other cities are doing. And not only that I [...] . . . → Read More: First year Ribfests in Ontario there are a few, and this weekend it is Whitby’s turn.
Last week when I cooked at the Artistic Edge Home Decor Charity BBQ I was introduced to Devonie Brooks owner of Divine Flavah Catering. A new friendship was born out of that experience and we both agreed that we would like to work together again. (That is one of the greatest perks of engaging in [...] . . . → Read More: Divine Flavah at the Cobourg Waterfront Festival Canada Day Weekend
A few months back Ira Pupko from Hog Heaven Foods contacted me asking if I would review his sauces, so shortly there after I get a package that had 4 of the cutest little BBQ sauce bottles I have ever seen. I feel kind of bad as it has taken me until now to review [...] . . . → Read More: Better late than never, I review the line of Hog Heaven BBQ Sauces – So worth the wait – YUM!