Posts Tagged ‘Willowgrove Hill Farms’

Oh my flip what a night – Diva Q Jack Daniels Fundraiser

Well. Where do I begin. How about with a BIG Thank you.

It was an awesome night for a fundraiser at the Charlotte Room. It was a wonderful venue for this event. Can’t wait to go back. We all had an excellent time. It was amazing to see so many folks come out.  I loved every moment of it. I was truly humbled by the support. Vlad and I cooked for a week before the event to make sure we had enough food for everyone. Right up until 230 am the day of the event I was still in the kitchen and let me tell you it was worth it!!

I first of all have to thank my Jack Team. They have been working really hard towards this fundraiser for a long time. Behind the scenes they plugged our event ran around and got things did more than you can imagine.

Diva Q official Jack Team for 2011

Patrick Weir

Jessie Sweeney

Mike Miller

Jason Rees

Jamie Parisi

Vlado Dimovski

If it wasn’t for all their hard work we could not have put on this fundraiser. Or the support of all our sponsors listed above. I am really grateful for the help. You are only as good as the people that are with you in life and I tell you I am one lucky chick.

I have to say a HUGE thanks to all who came by from near and far. The dynamic duo from Team Eatapedia John Thomson and Paul Firlotte even came all the way from Ottawa to show their support. I adore the entire team. They are good freaking funny people.

John Thomson Paul Firlotte Wilfred Reinke – Photo Credit Wilfred Reinke 

I tried to get around to everyone and I think it was near impossible. I did however get to chat for a bit with my BBQ Brother Ted Reader. It was only fitting that we toasted with a shot of Jack Daniels -

Diva Q & Ted Reader toasting with Jack Daniels

The team set up as much food as humanly possible at the Buffet. Mike Miller from Big Bone BBQ ran the kitchen for the evening. I could not have done it without him and Vlad they never stopped with Patrick and Jessie running everything to floor and raffle tickets too! Jason kept the prime rib cut and Jamie ran the door (and poker) with Jennifer and Jeff G. (My friends who came early helped set up and helped anywhere and everywhere) There was prime rib, chicken, ribs, pulled pork, beans and our legendary mac & cheese which almost caused a riot when it ran out. (*Seriously I promise to make 8 trays of this next time) I love Buster Rhinos BBQ products and a lot of it was used in our BBQ. There were abt’s and pig candy brownies and cakes too! With all of the buffet and everything taken care of I could actually talk with people. This was truly terrific.

Photo Credit Wilfred Reinke 

There was so much laughter it was infectious. Nothing makes me happier than seeing a room full of happy BBQ eating folks. Many thanks  to Scott & Tania from Culinary Adventure Co. for hosting our online ticket sales and all their help with their donations. I know I will be taking some of their classes and food adventures in the near future!

There were lots of prizes and raffles to be had including a very generous donation from Traeger Canada their Traeger JR with a digital temperature control !! thanks so much to all of our donors. There was an incredible assortment of BBQ products and foodie gifts galore!

Photo Credit Wilfred Reinke 

So from now till the Jack I have 2 more contests and I will practice and then when I think I am done practicing I will practice more.

  

We are all set now to do our very best to represent at the Jack Daniels World Invitational BBQ. We are going up against the best in the world. I can’t wait. Thanks to all of you who came out sent support and helped us get there. You are all freaking awesome.

 

Smoked Paprika & Chipotle Devilled Eggs with Bacon

We have lots of birthday parties at our house. Devilled eggs are always a favorite.  This time a can of chipotle peppers in adobo sauce caught my attention at the store.

I usually buy a couple cans of these every time I see them. Terrific as a flavor booster and as an addition to BBQ sauces they are super convenient.

I personally prefer super creamy devilled eggs. These are very creamy – if you prefer your eggs less creamy cut the mayo in half.

Recipe

  • 1 dozen hardboiled eggs
  • 2/3  cup Hellman’s Mayo ( don’t even think about substituting)
  • 3 thick slices Willowgrove Hill Farms Bacon cooked (cut into 24 pcs.)
  • 2 tablespoons very finely minced chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
  • 2 tsp dried mustard
  • 1 tsp granulated onion
  • 1 tbsp smoked paprika
  • kosher salt & white pepper to taste
  • chives for garnish

Slice hard boiled eggs in half. Remove yolks to a small food processor. To the yolks add mayo, smoked paprika, dried mustard, salt, white pepper, and granulated onion. Pulse until very smooth. Stir in chipotle peppers in adobo sauce.  Spoon mixture into a ziploc bag or piping bag. Fill white cavities of eggs. Garnish with bacon & chives.  FYI Leftover yolk filling is excellent on crackers too!

Pulled pork also makes an excellent topping on devilled eggs. Try it. Trust me on this.

This weekend Thrill of the Grill II Deerhurst Resort Huntsville Ontario

I’ll be at Thrill of the Grill this weekend !! This is the second time I have gone to this fantastic weekend package offered by Deerhurst Resort. Last years Headliner was Rob Rainford and this years Man of the Weekend will be Ted Reader !!! Ill be serving up ABT’s and pulled pork Nachos featuring pork products from Willowgrove Hill Farms on Friday night and Saturday Ill be teaching a Southern BBQ Class on Pulled Pork using their pork.

Additionally I will be helping to MC the evening with Ted Reader. Its going to be lots of fun!! Here are the details:

MUSKOKA FOOD & DRINK FESTIVAL

Featuring Ted Reader & His World Famous BBQ
July 16 – 18, 2010

This quintessential Muskoka getaway stars grill master, sauce maker and BBQ book bestseller Ted Reader.

Come for the day, for an unforgettable dinner or make a whole weekend of it with our best value two night package.

GOURMET DINNER ON THE BEACH

Saturday July 17, 2010 6pm
Join celeb chef and cookbook author Ted Reader of Ted’s World Famous BBQ for a high-end, 5-plate dinner that proves just how much delicious food – including dessert – you can grill on the BBQ or make in the smoker.

Feature dishes include risotto; scallops; smoked duck and pulled pork; smoked beef brisket; and a bread pudding dessert with grilled peaches, roasted marshmallow ice cream and liquor-infused berries. This interactive event also includes beer and wine pairing stations, and live entertainment.

The evening starts with a cash bar reception at 6pm at the beach for the ultimate in “barefoot elegance.”

Just $99 per person plus tax and gratuity.
Includes: Dinner, wine & beer pairings (cash bar additional)

GOURMET GRILLER MARKETPLACE

Saturday July 17, 2010 11am – 3pm
Sip, stroll and sample at this showcase of culinary products and BBQ gear.
Includes: Ted Reader’s 12:30pm demo.
$5/person at the door.

COMPLETE WEEKEND PACKAGE

Includes: Select accommodation, Friday night BBQ reception and beer tasting, Saturday breakfast, Gourmet Griller marketplace admission and samplings, dinner with Ted Reader with beverage inclusion, and Deerhurst’s famously lavish Sunday brunch, all for two. See full itinerary below.

Rate: Two night package, from $399* per night (for two people)

BOOK HERE or call 1-800-461-4393

COMPLETE WEEKEND PACKAGE ITINERARY

All workshops require advance sign-up, don’t forget to book when you make your package reservation.

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