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Farming in Frosty Times

I have previously touched on the need for consumers to understand how their food is grown and seasonality is a part of this discussion. The truth is, grass fed meat eats better at some times of the year than others. The influencing factors include the location of the farm, the season, and the amount of […]

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Recipe: Slow Cooker Garlic & Rosemary Chicken

A yummy dish that includes winter vegetables and hearty herbs. I chose to brown the chicken pieces first and I think it was worth the extra step. Ingredients: 8 chicken thigh fillets 3 tbsps of flour 1 tbsp paprika 12 cloves of garlic, peeled, and thickly sliced 2 carrots, sliced 2 parsnips, sliced 1 tbsp fresh rosemary […]

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Recipe: Kumera, Feta & Lamb Salad

This warm wintery salad went down a treat and is not just a side dish. Delicious with warm slices of roast lamb, succulent lamb cutlets or lamb leftovers. Relish this. – beetroot apple n orange relish finishes off this dish perfectly. Ingredients: 400g Pasture Fed lamb fillet or 4-6 lamb cutlets Kumera (aka. sweet potato) Zucchini Red […]

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How to Dry and Brown Meat

If you’ve seen the recent Meryl Streep movie, Julie & Julia, which explores the recipes of Julia Child, you’ll be familiar with the importance of drying your meat before cooking it, and also about browning your meat. Recipes like casseroles and some roasts call for meat to be browned; do it well and your dish […]

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