September 15, 2013
Gramma bought me a new cook book yesterday, It looks fabulous! It is not one that you will find in a big book store or on-line, its way better. This one is from real homes, in real kitchens, recipes that have been made for years in country kitchens! The Simcoe County International Plowing Match Cook Book. The Plowing matches are a yearly event and they are huge! My town hosted back in (I think) 2007, it was truly amazing to see. People came from all over to attend. It is not just farmers on plows (which is what I assumed, from the name), it is fields upon fields of displays and shops and equipment and baking and contests. It truly is something to see.
Back to the cook book. I love these kind of cookbooks, recipes that have been enjoyed for, maybe, generations. They are simple, yet delicious! There are over 350 pages of wonderful recipes. Sections such as appetizers, snacks, preserves, breads, muffins, main courses all of which I have not even looked at. When I look at a cookbook a head straight to the back and check out the dessert section.
I look forward to trying many wonderful desserts, cookies and squares and just maybe a few from the front sections.
April 5, 2011
I have to admit that I am a bit of a Food Network junkie, I love just about everything out it. So, when I heard that 2 Food Network stars were coming to town I was thrilled to have been able to get tickets, Thanks to Gina!
If anyone watches Iron Chef you will know Kevin Brauch, the on the floor man who updates everyone on what is happening also the host of The Thirsty Traveler and Bob Blumer star of Glutton for Punishment and the Surreal Gourmet. Kevin and Bob struck out on a 5 city tour to share behind the scene moments from both of their shows, display their talents mixing drinks and cooking and to share great stories from their careers. What a night!
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Here Kevin called Duff Goldman from Ace of Cakes. It was very cool.
Bob Blumer and I after getting his latest book signed
September 1, 2010
Cobourg is about an hour away from where we live, but every year we make the trek to attend their Rotary Rib Fest, it is one of the best around. When you get close there are signs to follow but really all you need to do is roll down your window and follow the aromas wafting from the bbq smokers…
A few pictures from the Cobourg Rib Fest
Most of the ribbers are the same so I will just show you the new ones and the ones we ate at this time….
My parents and I all ate at Bibb’s, it was fabulous! Their pulled pork was so tender and had such great flavour. Their bbq sauce was killer! I tried this one because I saw that you were able to put on your own sauce and I like mine saucy.
I may have got a little carried away with the sauce but Oh My God was it good!
Dad had their rib combo with slaw and beans. The loved the ribs, the slaw and beans were a little to be desired…kinda like canned beans and very bland slaw, but the meat made up for it.
Mike tried a new one as well this time, Uncle Sam’s From Albuquerque. He quite enjoyed it. It was finished while i was in line, so no picture….
One thing we like about the Cobourg ribfest is they also have other food fair to try. Here are a few that we could just not turn down…
The Bloomin Onion, battered and deep-fried, oh so yummy!
Butterfly Fries – basically homemade potato chips that they make to order and are warm when you get them….very good!
All in all great day, great food, but we did have to make a mad exit when it started to downpour.
July 11, 2010
I was quite excited to go Peterborough’s ribfest this year, as it is my hometown. The venue changed this year and I would not say for the better, it was just not big enough.
The Crazy Canuck was pretty good, they gave HUGE portions, this was my Pulled Pork Sandwich, for only $7
At least 2 meals out of this sucker, would have been way better with more of their sauce. Their sauce was Excellent!
I got my first pulled pork sandwich here at Jack the Ribber. Thoroughly disappointed, I think the pig must have ran across Canada getting to Peterborough it was so tough, dry and super salty! A couple bites and I couldn’t eat it, and notice the size difference and for the same price $7
Would not recommend them at all. I guess the short line should have been a red flag!
Have had Crabby’s before, it is pretty good.
Dad tried Fat Albert’s, it was more like a pork stew, quite watery. Dad really like it from here. He got ribs to take home, have not got the verdict on them yet.
Overall, we were not impressed with Peterborough’s Ribfest. Probably wont go back. Looking forward to Cobourg’s it was amazing last year!
June 5, 2010
Today was the kick of to the Rotary Ribfest Season, which brought us to Pickering, a bit of a drive but well worth it.
Look at that! You can almost smell the goodness!
Mike tried the Pulled Pork here and he really like it. It wasn’t my favourite.
This is where I got my Pulled Pork, Loved it! Mom and Dads ribs came from here, they were very good!
Best sign of the day
I really wanted one of these, but was too full, next time!
It looked better there, This is what I brought home.
Great day and looking forward to the next ribfest. So far my Favourite is Silver Bullet
August 16, 2009
I know this is not something that I made, but it was so good it is definitely worth posting! We went to the Cobourg Rib Fest on Saturday, it was amazing! Amazing ribs, pull-pork sandwiches and many other wonderful foods. My favourite was Ribber #4 from Florida. Their pulled pork was so good and sauce was amazing!! We will definitely be going back next year. Worth the drive to Cobourg.
Can’t wait for next year!