Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Crazefest 2017

In just a few days, I'll be travelling to Crazefest 2017 on the Sutton Fair Grounds in Sutton-Georgina, Ontario, not far from Barrie.  I'll be joined by my beautiful wife as well as my great BBQ friends Sean and Tabitha from Toronto.

This will be my first professional BBQ competition.  Andrea and I have done fairly well on the Amateur circuit in the past 5 years by twice becoming Grand Champions and having a number of 1st place ribs awards at different events.

This event will be a whole new ballgame.  We will be competing against some of the best pros that Canada and the Northern US States has to offer.  If you've ever seen BBQ Pitmasters on TV, this is pretty much what this will be like.  You can watch an episode below.


On day 1, we have entered the Chicken wing division as well we dessert (Thanks to one of my teammates) and the best sauce.

On day 2, we will be cooking Brisket, Pork Shoulder, Ribs and Chicken and they will be turned in 30 minutes apart.

Hopefully, I'll be able to keep everyone updated on Facebook, but likely will not do much updating online till we get back.

All in all, I'm just hoping we won't completely suck!  Would be nice to at least get a call or a middle of the pack finish against all these teams that have competed before.

Monday, 1 May 2017

Best Baked Potato

Every once in a while I come upon an article or a recipe online and I think.... Why didn't I think of that?

This is one of those articles.

I really like the Splendid Table website.  They really dive into recipes.

What was this miraculous recipe this week?  Wait for it!!!!

How to cook a baked potato!

That's it!  Simple as that.

From chosing the right potato (russet please), to what temperature to cook the potato at (450... yikes!) to actually using a meat thermometer to judge doneness (cook to 205 internatl temp).

I made these yesterday and they were awesome.

You can find the whole blog here.