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Entries Tagged as 'meat'

Got my goat: an adventure in eating

December 1st, 2008 · 1 Comment · Food preparation, Food selection, local food, recipes

A few months ago, my friends Bryan and Carolyn gave me a pair of goat sirloins along with my purchase of some of their pastured beef. Although I previously tried and liked barbecued goat ribs, I’d never cooked goat, so when I finally got around to preparing it yesterday I decided to follow Carolyn’s advice. […]

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Braising makes for succulent grass-fed beef

October 22nd, 2008 · 3 Comments · Food preparation, local food, recipes

If you’ve hesitated to try grass-fed beef because you’ve heard it’s tough, you might reconsider. Just be sure to braise it. “Low and slow” are the watchwords for grass-fed beef, such as the roast I got from my friends’ cattle. And braising is a nice way to cook on a chilly, rainy day. Can you […]

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Corn, tomatoes highlight midsummer meal

August 3rd, 2008 · 2 Comments · Farmers markets, local food

Some highlights of last night’s dinner with friends. Sweet corn at its fresh and local peak. Three kinds of pasture-raised meat (beef, goat, lamb) cooked over a fire fueled with wood from the same property. Homemade coffee ice cream with chocolate chunks. Fruit salad made entirely of fruit from friends’ farm. The fruits included plums, […]

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Plain, pan-fried burger amazingly good

May 22nd, 2008 · 2 Comments · Healthy eating, local food

I went to the kitchen last night thinking I’d make myself a big, spring salad of spinach and I forget what else. Instead, I saw that in addition to all the good green spring stuff in my refrigerator I had some freshly thawed local, grass-fed and grass-finished ground beef from MJ Ranch. My plans changed. […]

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Roundup: Meat, meet and eat

May 20th, 2008 · Comments Off on Roundup: Meat, meet and eat · Farmers markets, Food in the news, Food preparation, local food, Roundup

Meaty treats. Join ranchers and Local Burger maven Hilary Brown 8 a.m.-10 a.m. this Saturday (May 24) at the Lawrence Farmers Market for Local Meat: It’s what’s for dinner! With Hilary at the grill (and doing some advance prep, too), market visitors can sample a variety of local meats. At a volunteer meeting last week, […]

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Roundup: Reports, sales, contest

May 8th, 2008 · Comments Off on Roundup: Reports, sales, contest · Food in the news, local food, Roundup

Factory farms costly. Yea, we knew it, and now the Pew Charitable Trusts has quantified it, in case you missed the news stories. Amish auction. Missouri auction house moves Amish produce to local buyers. (KC Star) Specialty meat. A McPherson custom meat processor is profiled.(KSU Extension) They’re smokin’. The 10th annual Sertoma barbecue contest is […]

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