This simple and hearty recipe is a contemporary spin on the classic carrot and raisin salad.
The Barbeque Playbook
So you’re in the market for a new grill?
Before you get blown away by BTUs or rotated with rotisseries, there are a few things to consider. It’s true that the barbecue is now a more prominent fixture in our personal kingdoms. Today’s grills have side burners, warming racks, storage and in some, refrigerators; all of which means a bit more research and understanding as a consumer before we lay down our hard-earned cash.
We’ve come a long way from our father’s charcoal briquettes and lighter fluid fireworks. Men still rank highest in wielding the tongs – 64 per cent of us rule those 12-square feet of space directly in front of the stainless meat kiln, drooling over the aroma of a perfectly grilled T-bone. Heaven help the wayward neighbor who sticks their hand too close.
This season, as we anxiously watch the last of snow melt away from the corner of the yard, barbecues remain functional, practical and efficient. A recent consumer study revealed that 91 per cent of us use gas when it comes to powering up the ‘cue; 84 per cent with a liquid propane tank. Outdoor living is the chance to relax, socialize and recharge the batteries. In fact, a 2009 study showed that almost three-quarters of Canadian men see grilling as a perfect stress-buster after grinding it out all week at work.