Welcome to the March issue of The Butcher’s Blog, now in it’s 4th year of publishing. This month we have two major holidays, St Patrick’s on the 17th, and Easter falling on the 31st. Both have meat favorites that we will have ready for you.
St Patrick’s Corned Beef
We brine our own beef for three weeks and use mainly R&R rounds that are leaner than brisket but will also have some brisket corned beef available while it lasts. To be safe you need to order early to make sure that you have the meat that you want secured here, as it is a popular item.
“Irish stew, “ballymaloe” as it is called in Gaelic, is traditionally made of lamb or mutton (less tender sheep over two years of age), potatoes, onions, and parsley. Often, lamb or mutton neck bones, shanks, and other trimmings were the only basis for the stock. Yet, these would-be discards still held enough flavor after a long simmering process to do justice to a hearty bowl of stew. Modern recipes may add Guinness stout to the mix for additional taste.” (About.com Irish Stew History) As you may know, we have year round free range lamb available from Anderson’s ranches, raised locally in Brownsville.
View a number of Irish Stew Recipes for Ideas >
Easter Ham or Lamb ?
Both of these meats are in demand for Easter and we suggest that you order early by mid month to secure your preference for quantity and quality. Our hams and lamb are the best available for free range, hormone free, and delicious in taste. We actually also sell locally grown eggs in case you want to make us your one stop Easter shoppe! Here at Long’s we offer our own in house spiral cut and honey glaze ham on a pre-order basis (we run out of these fast – pre-order is best to make sure that you have one ready.) We also offer the leg of lamb, and rack of lamb, and our lamb crown roasts are starting to get popular.
Thanks for the Yelps
If you are inclined to yelp and want to leave a review, here’s one place to do it.
another is our Facebook page. Thanks for all of your positive feedback!
Ukranian Hand Painted Easter Eggs– A pysanka (Ukrainian: писанка, plural: pysanky) is a Ukrainian Easter egg, decorated using a wax-resist (batik) method. The word comes from the verb pysaty, “to write”, as the designs are not painted on, but written with beeswax.
The word pysanka refers specifically to an egg decorated with
traditional Ukrainian folk designs, and is not a generic term for any
egg decorated using wax resist.
Tweets for Meats
Our Twitter account, titled “Tweets for Meats” has sporadic, random, unplanned, tweets that related to recipes, a new blog, events, or other news from our store. If you want to follow us, we need to approve it to avoid spam. Thanks for your patience! Link: Tweets for Meats
Lots of activity on our Facebook page. It’s all about you. Tell us what you like, and let us keep you posted for events, news, and specials. Long’s Facebook Page>;
Wishing you a great month,
From all of us at Long’s Meat Market,
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