Today is #NATIONALBBQDAY

Time to fire up the grill and celebrate local food! Hope you picked out some delicious food from your local farmer. Here at Meal Exchange we’ve packed our picnic baskets and we’re climbing aboard the ferry to celebrate National BBQ Day on the Toronto Island. We all can’t wait to dig in to all the delectable local fare the team has prepared. Check in on our festivities by connecting with us through social media (@MealExchange).

If you haven’t registered your BBQ event, you can still do so HERE!

Hundreds of Canadians are BBQing across the country for National BBQ Day today, with some fundraiser events going on as well. We want to hear all about your National BBQ Day experience whether you’re a host or guest! Today is the day to join in on the national conversation about eating local – Tweet, Instagram and/or Facebook about your National BBQ Day event to bring awareness to the importance of eating local and to win some cool prizes, including a Napoleon grill and Epicure Selections gift basket!

Make sure you use the official National BBQ Day hashtag – #NationalBBQDay – to qualify to win prizes. More info about what you can win HERE.

Don’t use social media? E-mail us a story about your experience with some pictures to qualify.

Early-Bird Contest

Win one of four FrogWash sample packs by uploading a photo to Instagram of where you purchased your local fare. Contest deadline is today by noon! Make sure you use #NationalBBQDay in your upload so we can track entries.…

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Grilled Pizza on Homemade Dough

Grilled Pizza on Homemade Dough

With National BBQ Day only 4 days away, our Food Bloggers of Canada recipe series wraps up with a recipe shared by Mardi, blogger at eat. live. travel. write. and co-founder of Food Bloggers of Canada. Pizza with mozzarella, olive oil and basil – made on top of homemade dough and grilled to perfection.…

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Homemade Burger

Homemade Burger

If you’ve been eating store-bought, frozen burgers all your life, then you’ve seriously been missing out. Putting together your own burger patties is simple and will make the burger taste a million times better – we promise! Karen from Kravings Blog has shared with us a recipe for her Kravings Burger – saving you from the curse of the frozen burger.…

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Unconventional BBQ Foods: Switch Up Your Summer Menu

Unconventional BBQ Foods: Switch Up Your Summer Menu

A summer of BBQing can usually descend into a repetitive cycle of the same, albeit delicious, foods being prepared. Corn on the cob, asparagus, vegetable skewers and various meats are popular choices that get played out over months of BBQing throughout the summer. However, there are a number of produce choices that unexpectedly translate really well as grill items. If you catch yourself BBQing the same things, try incorporating these items into your menu. Canada spans such a large distance, so remember that one item may be local to you and another might not be.…

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