Archive | October, 2012

Beau’s Smoked Pulled Pork

A few weeks back Katie I went to Beau’s Oktoberfest in Vankleek Hill with a few friends. Live music, organic beer and food. Oh, the food. Beau’s did an incredible job of gathering some of the best chefs from the Ottawa Valley together to offer up a myriad of Bavarian inspired cuisine. They had it […]

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Pretzel Buns

On a New York City street-corner, at the ballpark, or at home, there’s nothing that really satisfies a carb-craving quite like a soft, salty, fresh home made pretzel. In the last year or two I’ve noticed that more and more restaurants have begun serving burgers and pulled pork on pretzel buns. Simple, but brilliant. So when I […]

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Apple Radicchio Slaw

To be honest, I’ve never been much of a coleslaw fan. But if it’s topping my pulled pork sandwich, okay – I’ll cave. So when I decided I was going to spend the weekend at my folks place smoking a pork shoulder to make some pulled pork sandwiches, I figured some home made cole slaw […]

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Chipotle Chicken Pumpkin Ale Chili

To inaugurate the start of fall, bv02 decided to hold an office chili cook-off back in September. The result was 8 chilis, 27 judges and a hot pepper eating contest. Predicting that many of my coworkers would go with the classic chili full of beef and spice, I decided to take the creative route to set […]

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Smoked Paprika Crisps with Garlic Onion Dip

Guilty pleasures. We all have them. For some it’s popcorn, others it’s cookies. For Katie and I, we have a guilty pleasure by the name of Miss Vickies. There’s just something about them that make them irresistible to us. Knowing that they are not the healthiest of snacks, we’ve tried to eat them less often. Easier said than done. […]

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Butternut Squash Ravioli with Spiced Pecans

Autumn in Ottawa Walking through Centretown yesterday it really hit me that autumn is officially here. The cool September air was filled with that classic pumpkin spiced aroma from Starbucks, Boushey’s was selling mini pumpkins and the leaves in Minto Park had not only changed colour, but many of them had already fallen off. Am I […]

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