Friday, 28 March 2008

Passed the test

Well as soon as I got those bags of offcuts open, they were in the stock pot!
Lamb stock is the kind that you must let cool over night in the fridge to remove the fat. It looks like a pan sized disc of white chocolate when taken out, bit of an effort you think? Possibly, but well worth it.
The next night we had lamb stew (including all those tender morsels pulled from the bones) with dumplings. I froze some and we scoffed the rest.

FYI I nagged our friendly butcher to give us every single thing from the lamb which is why we had a bit of skin, fat and lots of offcuts. I won't be so pedantic next time :o)

This week we had veggie and lamb curry (with onion pakoras and papadums) see below. That's a heck load of chutney down the bottom - love it.
I used the CHUMP CHOPS for a slower cook and it was so juicy and tender - yuuum!

WHICH CUT DO I USE? Here's a great link for those of you wondering which bit to BBQ, stew or bake.. or whatever.

Friday, 21 March 2008

"Lamb Me Tender.."

Those of us who took part in the first order of Organic Lamb, had the pleasure of meeting Tom and his wife today at Tom's Family Butchery in Annangrove.

He welcomed us to poke our heads in and showed us around the back and cool room. It was immaculate! It is so refreshing to find a butcher (or anyone for that matter) with such passion for his work and high standards of cleanliness and service.

We couldn't help but buy more from his shop. The marinated ribs, chicken and rocket sausages, Taka Tala sauce, filo and puff pastries and eggs were just some of the things that tempted us. It was so exquisitely presented, and so orderly and clean that I couldn't help but grin and feel pleased with myself for choosing him (on Roseley's recommendation of course).

Here are some pics of the Lamb for those wanting to join the next order (open now) FYI.
Click on the pics to enlarge. This filled approx the size of 5 loaves of bread in our freezer.

Below are all the cuts laid out, I've opened one of the bags (3) of offcuts to show shanks and other bones that are essential to slow cooked meals and soups.

Being the first order we didn't really know what cuts to specify so be aware that you are able to specify certain cuts if you want them.

Thanks Tom!

Wednesday, 12 March 2008

GMS - taking orders and payment NOW!

For those of you who've been hanging out for this upcoming order, you can now order and pay in advance to secure your deliciously creamy, rich and soothing Goats Milk Soap.

$3 per bar, min order 5

We only have 100 arriving in the next order so please be prompt with your payment!

Sunflower oil, Coconut oil, Palm oil, Goats Milk

A MUST for all those suffering with skin complaints, dermatitis or sensitivities