The Butcher’s Blog – March 2015

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It’s March already and Spring officially starts this month.

The featured date of the month is St Patrick’s Day, and we have a “Long’s
tradition” of preparing and selling our famous corned beef and beef brisket.

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. or

Irish Lamb Stew and Recipes (we carry grass fed
Oregon Lamb for recipes)

 “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.” 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 
including Traditional Irish Stew 

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

Our Facebook Page
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like, and let us keep you posted for events, news, and specials.
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Coming Soon ! Easter – April 5
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

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.

From all of us at Long’s Meat Market,
Have a great March and Spring season !