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Canadians at the Grill

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In Canada, we don’t wait for summer…we barbeque all year long.

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They like to say that Canada has two seasons…winter and construction.  Whether you believe in that two season rule, or the more traditional 4 season approach to the passage of time each year, one thing is still always true…there are very few things that smell and taste as good as food cooked on a barbeque. And why let a little winter or construction stand in the way of enjoying your grilling time!

In the past, if you were standing out in your yard in mid-January, dressed in your biggest parka, toque or snowmobile mitts while you were flipping burgers on your backyard grill, your neighbours would wonder what was wrong with you! Don’t you know it’s winter?

But, it has become an accepted way of keeping the taste of summer pleasures top of mind by occasionally (or even regularly) grilling up a delicious meal for your dinner in the great outdoors. I can just smell the burgers and brats now! In fact, it COULD be argued that it tastes even BETTER in the winter, due to the extra effort and anticipation. After all, the best things in life take a bit of work and commitment.

I can’t think of a better example of commitment than standing in a snowbank up to your thighs to grill a t-bone steak or even a gourmet grilled pizza.

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I am ready for spring/summer/fall. Any season, really, that doesn’t require long underwear. And it is on the way (because the groundhog said so). In the meantime, here are some tips for you to enjoy some cool weather grilling, from Canadian Living:

–    Inspect your barbeque for safety and for critters

–    Dress for the weather and have all your tools ready to go (you don’t want to be traipsing in and out of the house in your wet boots)

–    Don’t open the lid too often, as you will lose more heat than normal. Also be sure you are fueled up, because you will run your grill longer

–    While it is tempting to pull your grill close to the house, don’t! Keep it outside and not too close to structures

–    Use a thermometer to read the temperatures of your meat – things will take a bit longer than usual to cook properly

–    Preheat your serving platter so when you are ready to pull the food from the grill, they won’t cool off too quickly

For more tips and links to grilling recipes, read more here http://www.canadianliving.com/food/cooking_school/12_tips_for_winter_grilling.php

Happy “Almost” Spring Grilling!

From your Things Engraved Social Team,

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The tools featured above are part of our 8 piece BBQ set that comes with its own aluminum carrying case (of course, you can also customize it with engraving as a gift for that intrepid barbeque expert in your life).

Things Engraved BBQ set

To purchase, visit our website or find it in a store near you.

Canada Day Store Hours

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Select Things Engraved store locations will be open on Tuesday, July 1st, 2014;  Canada Day.   If your local store is closed during the holiday, check out our website, it’s always open. Visit us on Canada Day for a special one-day sale and enjoy the holiday!

British Columbia:

Burnaby

BRENTWOOD TOWN CENTRE
Canada Day Store Hours: 11am – 6pm

LOUGHEED TOWN CENTRE
Canada Day Store Hours: 11am – 6pm

METROPOLIS AT METROTOWN
Canada Day Store Hours: 11am – 7pm

Kamloops

ABERDEEN MALL
Canada Day Store Hours: 10am – 5pm

Kelowna

ORCHARD PARK SHOPPING CENTRE
Canada Day Store Hours: 10am – 6pm

Nanaimo

WOODGROVE CENTRE
Canada Day Store Hours: 11am – 6pm

Penticton

CHERRY LANE SHOPPING CENTRE
Canada Day Store Hours: 10am – 6pm

Port Coquitlam

COQUITLAM CENTRE
Canada Day Store Hours: 11am – 6pm

Richmond

RICHMOND CENTRE
Canada Day Store Hours: 11am – 6pm

Surrey

CENTRAL CITY
Canada Day Store Hours: 11am – 6pm

GUILDFORD TOWN CENTRE
Canada Day Store Hours: 10am – 6pm

Vernon 

VILLAGE GREEN CENTRE
Canada Day Store Hours: 11am – 5pm

Victoria

HILLSIDE CENTRE
Canada Day Store Hours: 11am – 5:30pm

MAYFAIR SHOPPING CENTRE
Canada Day Store Hours: 11am – 6pm

West Vancouver

PARK ROYAL SHOPPING CENTRE
Canada Day Store Hours: 11am – 6pm

 Alberta:

Calgary

CHINOOK CENTRE
Canada Day Store Hours: 11am – 7pm

MARKET MALL
Canada Day Store Hours: 11am – 6pm

NORTH HILL CENTRE
Canada Day Store Hours: 11am – 5pm

SOUTHCENTRE MALL
Canada Day Store Hours: 11am – 6pm

TD SQUARE
Canada Day Store Hours: 12pm – 5pm

Edmonton

KINGSWAY MALL
Canada Day Store Hours: 11am -5pm

LONDONDERRY MALL
Canada Day Store Hours: 12pm -5pm

MILLWOODS TOWNE CENTRE
Canada Day Store Hours: 12pm – 5pm

SOUTHGATE CENTRE
Canada Day Store Hours: 11am – 5pm

WEST EDMONTON MALL
Canada Day Store Hours: 10am – 6pm

Grande Prairie

PRAIRIE MALL
Canada Day Store Hours: 12pm – 5pm

Lethbridge

PARK PLACE SHOPPING CENTRE
Canada Day Store Hours: 10am – 6pm

Lloydminster

LLOYDMALL
Canada Day Store Hours: 12pm – 5pm

Medicine Hat

MEDICINE HAT MALL
Canada Day Store Hours: 11am – 5pm

Red Deer

PARKLAND MALL
Canada Day Store Hours: 11am – 5pm

St Albert

ST. ALBERT CENTRE
Canada Day Store Hours: 12pm – 5pm

Saskatchewan

Regina

CORNWALL CENTRE
Canada Day Store Hours: 12pm – 5pm

SOUTHLAND MALL
Canada Day Store Hours: 12pm – 5pm

Saskatoon

MIDTOWN PLAZA
Canada Day Store Hours: 11am – 5pm

Ontario

Kingston

CATARAQUI TOWN CENTRE
Canada Day Store Hours: 11am – 5pm

Lindsay

LINDSAY SQUARE MALL
Canada Day Store Hours: 11am – 4pm

Markham

MARKVILLE SHOPPING CENTRE
Canada Day Store Hours: 11am – 6pm

Mississauga

SQUARE ONE SHOPPING CENTRE
Canada Day Store Hours: 11am – 6pm

Newmarket

UPPER CANADA MALL
Canada Day Store Hours: 10am – 6pm

Niagara Falls

NIAGARA SQUARE
Canada Day Store Hours:  11am – 5pm

Orillia

ORILLIA SQUARE MALL
Canada Day Store Hours: 11 am – 5pm

Ottawa

RIDEAU CENTRE
Canada Day Store Hours: 10am – 6pm

Pembroke

PEMBROKE MALL
Canada Day Store Hours: 12pm – 5pm

Thornhill

THE PROMENADE
Canada Day Store Hours: 11am – 6pm

Windsor

DEVONSHIRE MALL
Canada Day Store Hours: 11am – 6pm

TECUMSEH MALL
Canada Day Store Hours: 12pm – 5pm

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