Barbecue Bruschetta Cheddar Recipe

Cheddar cheese and tomatoes are naturally made for each other. Their combined acidity accented with fresh herbs is a great base for the following appetizer. Salsa Ingredients: 2½ cups Roma tomatoes, seeded & diced    625 mL ½ cup red onion, minced    125 mL ¼ cup cilantro, minced    50 mL 1 jalapeño pepper, seeded & minced    1 1 garlic clove, minced    1 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil    30 mL 2 tsp fresh lime juice    10 mL ½ tsp salt     2 mL ¼ tsp Ground black pepper    1 mL 1 baguette (approx. 18-inches/45 cm)    1 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive […]

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BBQ Wines, Grill Tips and Cookbook, Thai Steak Recipe: Chef Rob Rainford

In the video below, Food Network celebrity chef Rob Rainford shares his grilling tips, his favourite BBQ wines and his new cookbook Born to Grill. There’s also a delicious recipe for his barbecued Thai flank steak and Asian noodles below. Rob has always loved cooking, but his consistent theme has always been his love for the grill. Rob Rainford is a Canadian chef with a world renowned reputation. Born in Saint Andrew Parish, Jamaica on November 30, 1966, Rob moved to Canada with his family when he was three. Rob enrolled in culinary school at George Brown College in 1994 […]

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Recipe: Beef Braciole, Grilled Tomato Sauce with Chianti Classico

Beef Braciole with Grilled Tomato Sauce Braciole is traditionally made with slices of top round steak, pounded thin and wrapped around a savoury filling, which is then braised in a tomato sauce. This version is BBQ-ready and features flank steak stuffed pinwheel-style, with proscuitto, fontina and parmesan. A summery grilled tomato and fresh herb sauce is served alongside. The dish would be a perfect match for a rich, harmonious Tuscan red like Fonterutoli Chianti Classico 2009. Serves 6 to 8 For the steak: 1 ½ to 2 lb. flank steak, well trimmed ½ cup Panko bread crumbs ¼ cup plus […]

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Italian-Style Burger Recipe with Canadian Mozzarella and Chianti

Bring the taste of Italy to your backyard this summer. July is one of my favourite months, traditionally the warmest month of the year in Canada.  It’s the perfect time to get together with friends and enjoy the best life has to offer. With warm days and spectacular sunsets, it’s easy to believe you’re in an exotic place where the weather’s more accommodating year round. To get the most out of your summer, here’s an exotic spin on an old favourite that’s best enjoyed with a bottle of wine, good conversation and the comfort of a backyard or patio. The […]

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Japanese Grilled Steak Sandwich Recipe with Canadian Havarti & Riesling

According to the calendar, summer officially starts in a week – on June 21. However, I believe that in sun-starved Canada summer starts the moment we see leaves on trees, and that’s why we’ve been enjoying it for more than a month. I suspect that many of you have fired up your barbecues long ago and by now you’ve probably cooked your fair share of burgers and steaks. So I thought you’d appreciate a fun, new idea for a simple and delicious recipe on the barbecue: Japanese-style Steak Sandwich with Canadian Havarti. This steak sandwich recipe features a mouth-watering, exotic […]

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Grilled Steak Recipe Paired with Yalumba Shiraz or Errazuriz Cabernet Sauvignon

By Tracey Black Father’s Day coincides with the start of summer, so a grilled steak is the perfect way to celebrate Dad and enjoy a great bottle of wine with el fresco dining.  You can take on the grilling yourself or let Dad take up his rightful place at the BBQ while you whip up this wonderfully easy and delicious dinner. Serve with grilled potatoes, your favourite baguette or forgo the carbs for an extra glass of wine. Be sure to make this recipe a jumping-off point to your summer as it’s easy to put together on the fly post-golf […]

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Korean BBQ Beef Sliders with Kimchi Recipe Paired with Parducci Sustainable Red

Korean BBQ Beef Sliders with Kimchi Paired with Parducci Sustainable Red In this recipe, Korean flavours add gentle spice without any major heat, making it a great appetizer to pair with both Syrah and Zinfandel.  Parducci Sustainable Red, is a blend which includes both varietals, making it a perfect choice. The recipe for the buns is simple but you can also purchase mini slider buns or Asian dumpling buns to cut down on your prep time. The BBQ beef also makes a nice main course, thinly sliced and served with sticky rice and kimchi. (Kimchi is a condiment often used […]

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Chris’s Green Onion and Pink Peppercorn Marinated Flank Steak

Sponsored Post “How’s this for hip? …a super hot Merlot-Cabernet combo that is locally grown and produced in the Niagara Region. Sporting fresh black fruit and hints of coca, it’s great for sipping alone or with cheese or grilled meat.” – Globetrotting – Food and Drink Spring 2011 Spring is here and what better way to celebrate spring than with TREND wines, designed to be fabulous by Steven and Chris! The TREND wine collection will embrace spring this year and be showcased at the Canadian Tulip Festival in Ottawa starting May 6th with a grand opening amongst the tulips at […]

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