Andouille Sausage (Gluten Free!)

It all started when I needed Andouille sausage during the Christmas holiday and the local butcher had none. They usually make it fresh, but their order of pork wasn’t due for another day or two. I decided – I have a Kitchenaid Mixer with the meat grinder, I’ll just make my own! I was in … Continue reading

Jamaican Me Hungry!

A couple weeks ago, we had an impromptu dinner party at our place featuring some of our favorite Caribbean-inspired dishes. The menu ended up consisting of Jerk Chicken, fried plantains, curried apple and pineapple slaw, and festivals. We topped it all off with a pineapple upside down cake with rum caramel. As promised, here are … Continue reading

Apple Dijon Coleslaw

This is a favorite among all of my barbecue guests. Just the simple addition of apple and mustard give a traditional creamy coleslaw new life! I was inspired to create this one based on a coleslaw I tasted at a small bed and breakfast in Bedeque, PEI. Apple Dijon Coleslaw Ingredients: Salad: 1 head of … Continue reading

Apple Cider Pork Back Ribs

2 racks of pork back ribs 2 – 3 cups apple cider Rub: 2 tbsp dark brown sugar 2 tbsp paprika 1 tbsp ground black pepper 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper 1 tsp onion powder 2 tbsp course kosher salt 1 tsp garlic powder 1 tsp whole celery seed Sauce/glaze: 1/2 cup ketchup 4 tbsp molasses … Continue reading

Pulled Pork

At my house, we love our good ol’ fashioned pulled pork. There are some key components you need to keep in mind to get a good pulled pork: Good meat. I get my pork butts from a local meat market and I buy them whole, bone in, fat cap on. I don’t cut off the … Continue reading


You know, here in Canada, sometimes it’s difficult to explain the concept of “barbecue/barbeque”. We’re sort of programmed here to believe that a “barbeque” is the appliance you cook things on (usually powered by propane). This leads to everything from hamburgers to sausages being referred to as barbeque. When I traveled to the Southeastern US … Continue reading