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TGIF: Make An (Oat) Meal Of It

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TGIF: Make An (Oat) Meal Of It 

Let’s be honest…there are worse ways to kickstart the weekend than with a cold beverage.

And yet, it’s easy to fall into a routine of buying the same couple of beers or spirits at your favorite watering hole or the LCBO. Of course, there’s always going to be your standard go-to’s. But mixing it up (get it…mixing???) makes for a fun outing.

With that in mind, we’re taking a shot (bet you thought we would stop with the drinking puns after that first one) at finding you a weekly selection of spirits to liven up your Friday.

This week why don’t your try…

 

Barnstormer’s  – Donegal Oatmeal Stout

 

Ideal for a winter evening drink, this beer pours an initial opaque dark brown. As with most stouts, there is almost no head, just a tan fringe around the edge of the glass. The same goes for the lacing. Carbonation is mild to low, with very few of the trace bubbles rising.

The first aroma wafts of sweet smells, with a touch of malt. Swirling the glass will kick up some barnyard, and a little more malt.

As your session continues, expect a main flavor of dark roasted malt, giving way to a rounded, full bodied oat and hops. This has a darker roast flavor profile than Guinness stout. That gives way to a bit of bitters in the mid and aftertaste.

Relatively mild carbonation leads to very little foaming and the heavy body remains through the drink.

Best paired with similarly dark foods, like beef or venison stews. Steak pies or anything barbecue style would fit in nicely as well.

Find more about Dongeal Oatmeal on Barnstormer’s website!

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SHARING COMFORT FOOD With ALLIANCE BILLIARDS

SHARING COMFORT FOOD WITH ALLIANCE BILLIARDS

Georgia Makrygiannis of Alliance Billiards took time out to share a recipe with us.  Knowing that this time of year is all about comfort food, Georgia has given us Shepherd’s Pie.  Not only is this comfort food, but it’s inexpensive and great for using up leftovers.

Georgia has been feeding people for many years, leaving very happy tummies along the way.  So if she says it’s good – then it’s good!

Being of Greek heritage, Georgia tells us that “Comfort food should be a way of life, a taste of home and fill your soul with memories.”

In Greek culture that might be Moussaka (Eggplant with ground beef casserole), Pastitsio (Greek lasagna) or Fasolada (Bean soup).

As Canadians our choices of comfort food vary as much as our heritage does.  What do you think of as comfort food?  I think of hearty soups, a filling stew or lasagna – all served with fresh, hot crusty bread!

The best part of Georgia’s kitchen at Alliance Billiards is that alongside the usual “Pub Grub”, she offers family sized trays of incredibly good comfort food!

On that menu we find trays of Cabbage Rolls, Stuffed Peppers, Greek Meatballs, Lemon Chicken with potatoes and more.

It’s the perfect time right now to order a tray or two!  Call and order one for dinner and one for the freezer. What could be easier? I’ll tell you what could be easier – the prices at Alliance Billiards are extremely good – and…they offer free delivery!

 

GEORGIA’S SHEPHERD’S PIE

Mashed Potato Topping

 

2 lbs. potatoes cubed

4 tbsp. butter

¼ cup sour cream

¼ to ½ c. milk

Salt and pepper

  1. Peel and dice the potatoes. Cook until for tender, about 10-15 minutes.
  2. Drain well then return to the hot pot to rest one minute allowing any remaining liquid to evaporate.
  3. Add butter, sour cream, milk, salt and pepper. Mash the potatoes and then stir until all ingredients are well combined.

Meat Filling

1 lb. lean ground beef

1 small onion diced

2 cloves garlic minced

2 cups frozen peas, carrots and corn medley

2 tbsp. flour

½ cup beef broth

1 tbsp. tomato paste

1 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce

1 tsp. rosemary

½ tsp. thyme

1 bay leaf

  1. Sauté chopped onion in large frying pan with oil for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. Add ground beef and break it apart with a wooden spoon.
  3. Add herbs and seasonings. Stir well.  Cook 6-8 minutes until meat is browned stirring occasionally.
  4. Add Worcestershire sauce and minced garlic. Stir to combine.  Cook one minute.
  5. Add the flour and tomato paste, stir until well incorporated. Add broth and stir gently to combine.
  6. Add frozen vegetables. Bring to a boil then reduce to simmer.  Simmer 5 minutes stirring occasionally.
  7. Remove Bay leaf.
  8. Set mixture aside.

 

Assemble the Casserole

 

  1. Pour the meat mixture into a 9” x 9” baking dish. Spread it out evenly.  Spoon the mashed potato mixture on top of the meat filling.  Carefully spread evenly.
  2. If the baking dish looks very full, place it on a rimmed baking sheet to prevent oven clean up. Bake uncovered 25 – 30 minutes.  Let rest for 10 minutes before serving

ENJOY!

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Take-Out Menu @ Simmering Kettle – Included A Recipe To Cook @ Home

One of Barrie’s favorite Restaurateurs has had to face the reality of the times recently.  Shalu Persaud, owner of Simmering Kettle and Dosti Eats has found a bold way to stay in business!

Shalu has closed the doors at Dosti Eats!  But wait!  She’s moved that business into the sister restaurant Simmering Kettle.  Thank Goodness!  Find the same great food – just across the parking lot at 531 Bryne Dr. 

Shalu would like to thank her landlord, A.S. properties, managed by Kirkwood Properties for making the move as easy and seamless as possible.  Shalu states, “It’s wonderful how everyone is pulling together in such strange times!”

NEW HOURS TO SERVE YOU BETTER

Simmering Kettle/Dosti Eats is open for business Monday – Saturday from 9am-8pm and on Sunday from 9am-7pm for pickup and delivery

Shalu would like everyone to know that she’s offering some great new services as well.  There are very affordable weekly specials, as well as – wait for it….

Grocery Packages custom tailored for pick up (no more line ups!  Call Shalu and order your meat/veggies/fruit/bread/milk and eggs!)

            Family Sized meals such as lasagna/Shepherd’s Pie/Cabbage Rolls

            As well as tray service.

These new offerings are certainly added bonuses to the great regular menu options!  For anyone inquiring about the new available services, please call Simmering Kettle.

Shalu sends us a wonderful new recipe to try out as well.  Have some fun with this one and keep your eye out for more to come!

 

Grilled Haddock/Chicken Florentine

 

Haddock fillets or Chicken breast

Lemon juice

Salt/Montreal Chicken Spice

Simmering Kettle Spinach Artichoke Dip

Fresh Baby Spinach julienned

Oil

If using Haddock, squeeze lemon juice and sprinkle a little salt on the fish. Drizzle a little oil on the fish and dust in corn starch.

If using chicken breast, marinate with oil and Montreal chicken spice. Dust with corn starch.

 

Heat Oil in frying pan. Place the haddock or chicken in the hot oil and sear. Cook each side for 2 minutes then place in oven for 7 to 10minutes at 350degrees depending on size of pieces.

Heat the Simmering Kettle Spinach Artichoke Dip on low heat.

Place the fish or chicken on serving plate then top with the Simmering Kettle Spinach and Artichoke Dip. Garnish with julienned baby spinach.

Serve with steamed vegetables and rice pilaf or potatoes (mashed or baked).

 

 

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TGIF: Clutch Time

TGIF: Clutch Time

TGIF: Clutch Time

Let’s be honest…there are worse ways to kickstart the weekend than with a cold beverage.

And yet, it’s easy to fall into a routine of buying the same couple of beers or spirits at your favorite watering hole or the LCBO. Of course, there’s always going to be your standard go-to’s. But mixing it up (get it…mixing???) makes for a fun outing.

With that in mind, we’re taking a shot (bet you thought we would stop with the drinking puns after that first one) at finding you a weekly selection of spirits to liven up your Friday.

This week why don’t your try…

CLUTCH PALE ALE – REDLINE

This week we focus on the flagship beer from Redline Brewery. This week they launch their Goodest Pup Cans campaign! 15 cents from every can sale will go to @findingthemhomes. This is a canine charity that scours Ontario’s James Bay Coast and other remote locations to reduce over population through adoptions and spay and neuter clinics.

Clutch pours an inviting straw colour, topped with a creamy white head. A bombardment of flaked oats provides a luscious and soft texture. Furthermore, it’s hopped generously with Centennial, Amarillo, Citra, and Mandarina Bavaria. This drink bursts with flavours of orange peel, grapefruit, peaches and pine.

Moreover, load of dry-hops are used at the end of fermentation for lush aromas spanning fresh tropical fruit, pine, and citrus. Soft and aggressive at the same time, Clutch is a classic Pale Ale bevy.

Best paired with meaty and cheesy fare, Clutch would go well with a cheeseburger or a meat pie. Particularly on a chilly winter’s eve dinner.

You can get Clutch at the LCBO or from Redline!

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ENJOYING THE TASTES OF BARRIE!

ENJOYING THE TASTES OF BARRIE!

Here we are again working our way through another shut down.  Boy oh Boy!  Our world is sure a different place!  The family of staff at Barrie Uncovered are working diligently behind the scenes to remind everyone to stay safe and take all precautions when we need to leave our nests.

When you do have to go out, please remember our small businesses need your support.  While this does take planning and often pre-ordering for curbside pickup, it’s vital to our local economy!

While some of our favorite places have had no choice but to close their doors – others are working so hard to continue to give us the service we’ve come to love!  In this case – the foods we enjoy!

Here’s a list of some of our Favs and what they’re offering!

TANDOORI KINGDOM

428 Blake Street

705 503 1400

Monday to Thursday 11:00 am – 9:30 pm

Friday and Saturday 11:00 am – 10:00 pm

Curbside Pickup/Delivery Service/Uber Eats

SKEWERS KOREAN BBQ

9 Clapperton Street

249 880 6050

Monday to Thursday 12:00pm – 8:00pm

Friday and Saturday 12:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Curbside Pickup/Uber Eats/Skip the Dishes/Door Dash

*Specials Available

SIMMERING KETTLE

531 Bryne Drive

705 735 4358

Monday to Saturday 9:00 am – 8:00 pm

Sunday 9:00 am – 7:00 pm

Curbside Pickup/Uber Eats/Skip the Dishes/Door Dash

*Tray service and Family Meal Plans available

DOSTI EATS

531 Bryne Drive

705 735 4358

Open Daily 11:00 am – 8:00 pm

Curbside Pickup/Skip the Dishes/Uber Eats/Door Dash

*Catering Available

 

ALLIANCE BILLIARDS

1-33 Alliance Blvd.

705 309 7347 (Call or Text) or 705 737 9236 (Call)

Tuesday to Saturday 9:00 am  – 2:00 am

Free Delivery

*Georgia offers a variety of Family/Freezer sized trays to choose from as well as your favorite takeout meals

LAZY TULIP CAFE

29 Maple Avenue

705 252 0910

Open Daily from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Curbside Pickup/Skip the Dishes/Uber Eats/Door Dash

STYEN HOUSE

2 Marsellus Dr.

705 252 0989

Open Daily 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Curbside Pickup/ Skip the Dishes

*Specials: Monday – 1 lb. of wings with 1/2 lb. free…Friday Fish and Chips

LIMONCELLO ITALIAN BISTRO

41 Mary Street

249 880 4001

Open Daily 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Delivery/Curbside Pickup/ Skip the Dishes

*Ask about the Daily Specials!

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