Since 1938 Barber & Haskill has been a family owned business serving the Barrie, Midland and Orillia areas. We are dedicated to providing you with the best in products, services and pricing.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Buttercream Recipe Plus How To Ice Cupcakes!



In case you missed it, a couple weeks ago we cooked cupcakes on our Traeger Bbq. When we first started carrying the Traeger, Tom told us that at high heat the Traeger works just like a convection oven. To be honest, I was a skeptic. How would this BBQ that at low heat is a smoker turn into a convection oven at high heat? We decided to test it out by cooking my favourite thing, cupcakes. 

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Online Treasure Hunt!



First Annual Barber and Haskill Online Treasure Hunt 
Win a family of 4 movie pass (including snacks) and a $100 Gift Card to Boston Pizza

The game is simple and fun. 

Starting Saturday, April 23rd at 8 am we will be releasing clues on our Facebook page to a secret location in Midland. The first person to comment on the most recent clue with the correct location wins the prize.  The clues will be released approximately every half an hour and will go until someone guesses the correct location. Guess up to 3 times per clue.

Let the games begin!

The family pass includes 2 kids and 2 adults.

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Selecting the right BBQ Sauce

Since we have been carry the line of wood pellet grills from Traeger it has become evident that these guys care about food especially meat!  Not only do you have the option to use 8 different flavours of wood pellets when cooking to enhance the flavours of anything you are doing low and slow.  Traeger also has a complete line of seasonings with shakes and rubs for any protein you want to cook.  Today let’s take a quick look at the 4 of the BBQ sauces from Traeger and how to best pair them.

Friday, February 5, 2016

Retro Appliances – Is it your kitchen style?


Some people like professional styled appliances, some like a little more simple and some like the style to match themselves.   Is retro your style ?

A new piece on our store floor is the Top Mount Fridge by Elmira Stove Works in Buttercup Yellow, shown above.  

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

What I Learned While Self Cleaning My Oven

OK, so sadly I confess, I have a very dirty oven. I also have a self cleaning oven which I have never used. My oven cleaning experiences have only ever consisted of two options:

  • “Easy Off”, rubber gloves and a bucket of water
  • Turning A Blind Eye (definitely the method I have been using on my oven at present)

Because I had never used the “self cleaning” option before and I am not typically one to read instructions I have just simply ignored my oven as you can clearly see.