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, ifyou 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 youre a parent, your thoughts have mostly likely long left behindSanta Claus and have moved on to the pressing issue of finding the right shade of unicorn Contact for year-three exercise books. Yep, its nearly here BACK! TO! SCHOOL! While its often both a blessing (yay, daytime freedom!) and...

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A salute to salami

Cured sausage is truly one of humankinds greatest inventions. Its delicious on its own or as a simple sandwich with butter, but its 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 youre planning a meal with bacon...

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Do you love offal like we do?

No? Well, to be honest, youre not alone. People seem to be a bit funny these daysabout livers and kidneys. While many dont bat an eyelid at chowing down on a juicy porterhouse, they have someoffal attitudes about organ meats. (Sorry. Couldnt resist.) But why have we developed such a strange aversion to thisincredibly nutritiousfood...

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

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

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Its 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 assuredthat 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 Deans 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 handbecause cheering our team on is exhausting work!

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Vegetablesvs 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. Its lean, versatile and doesnt 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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