Comfort foods in hot weather part 1 – pressed picnic sandwich

Whether or not you prefer your weather to be more of the sweater variety than sweaty, summer is here to hang around for a while yet. So we were wondering, if you love your delicious food all year long like we do, do you ever struggle to come up with a feel-good meal for when the [...]

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Back to school

As January slips by, if you’re a parent, your thoughts have mostly likely long left behind Santa Claus and have moved on to the pressing issue of finding the right shade of unicorn Contact for year-three exercise books. Yep, it’s nearly here – BACK! TO! SCHOOL! While it’s often both a blessing (yay, daytime freedom!) and [...]

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A salute to salami

Cured sausage is truly one of humankind’s greatest inventions. It’s delicious on its own or as a simple sandwich with butter, but it’s also surprisingly versatile – there are so many other ways to use this moreish, flavour-packed meat. Want to use salami more in your cooking? Next time you’re planning a meal with bacon, [...]

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Do you love offal like we do?

No? Well, to be honest, you’re not alone. People seem to be a bit funny these days about livers and kidneys. While many don’t bat an eyelid at chowing down on a juicy porterhouse, they have some offal attitudes about organ meats. (Sorry. Couldn’t resist.) But why have we developed such a strange aversion to this incredibly nutritious food [...]

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Gelatin puts the jiggle in your jelly and the bone in your broth

Gelatin is a colourless, flavourless substance, familiar to most of us in the form of jelly crystals from childhood, but today, its popular uses extend far beyond wobbly birthday-party treats. Renowned for its health benefits, it’s made from the cooking of collagen. Very high in amino acids, gelatin is almost pure protein. While research is still [...]

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It’s eye-opening videos like this one…

It's eye-opening videos like this one... that makes us as a butchery proud to stand behind our small family-run farms that have industry-leading animal welfare processes in place. This means when you buy any of our certified Organic and Free-Range meats, you can rest assured that you are not contributing factory farming but supporting practices that see animals treated with the utmost respect, where they get to live with space to run around, plenty of sunshine and a low-stress pasture raised lifestyle. 

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Butcher Dean’s sneaky guilty pleasure.

Butcher Dean's sneaky guilty pleasure, the Oyster Blade steak! Oyster Blade Steak excels when pan-fried, slow cooked, roasted or on the BBQ and deliver delicious results with minimal effort on your part! The cut is found on top of the shoulder blade and is easy to spot due to the thin line that runs right down the centre of the steak that is often mistaken for gristle but is actually, in fact, an internal band of gorgeous gelatin that melts down when cooked. Gelatin takes this cuts flavour rating from yum to seriously scrumptious!

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Origin game night snacks

Game season is here and Queensland is hunkering down for yet another stellar season. Watching a game is just not the same when there are no snacks, finger foods and refreshments on hand because cheering our team on is exhausting work!

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Vegetables vs Meat – The battle of who gives more iron.

Iron is a key mineral that the body needs in order to sustain a healthy and balanced state of being. Anaemia, the correct name for iron deficiency, is known to cause mood swings, headaches and decreased energy levels.

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Want more tender chicken breasts? Start doing this.

For so many of us, chicken is our default meat. It’s lean, versatile and doesn’t require much time or effort. But having said that many people still manage to serve chicken breasts that are on the cusp of being undercooked at the thicker end and being overcooked at the other end!

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