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Friday the 13th

It’s unclear where the superstitions surrounding Friday the 13th started but if the month starts on a Sunday then you’ll have a Friday the 13th. October brings us a Friday the 13th and Halloween.  If you are little superstitious when it comes to Friday the 13th then lets eat foods that bring us luck. Pork […]

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A Few False Starts

I saw an old mate not long ago at the markets. He saw me before I saw him and he crept up as I was spruiking my wares out the front of the stall. “Last time I saw you, you were working on a building site. Weren’t you a wall and floor tiler? Geez, is […]

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Recipe: Osso Bucco with Orange & Ginger

This is a delicious Asian inspired slow cooked dish. Serves 6. Ingredients: 4 pieces of Grass Fed Beef Osso Bucco 2 tbsps plain flour 4 tbsps oil 2 medium brown onions, cut into wedges 2 large carrots or parsnips, sliced diagonally 4 sticks celery, sliced diagonally 4 garlic cloves, thinly sliced 1.5 cup beef stock or liquid glaze (see TIP below) from […]

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Rules that Stand the Test of Time

Our young bloke Tom started school this year. No doubt many of you have shared the same joy, and possibly even the tears of watching your children start school. For us, it’s our first and another milestone along the parenthood road. Tom has handled it much better than I expected he would. Sometimes a timid […]

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My Best Ever Pitch

Long-time readers would be aware that a butcher’s November newsletter is prime time for Christmas Ham talk. You know the lines… ‘Nearly Sold Out’, ‘Last Chance’, ‘Early Bird Catches the Worm’, blah, blah, blah. Well this newsletter won’t be like that…until towards the end. Which is soon, because this is a short newsletter, ‘cause we […]

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