A few quarters -or many boxes-available for winter and early spring 2018 farm pick-up or Mpls/St Paul or Fargo metro delivery. Check the freezer and see if you need to replenish. Nice to have on hand for cold weather oven -roasting or stewing. Grilling outdoors on those rare bright, balmy late winter days.
Next Fargo delivery latter half of January 2018
Next Mpls/St Paul area delivery latter half of February 2018
Quarter orders are normally eligible to receive 2 packages each of soup bones, suet and liver for an up-charge of only $0.50 per pound of these items to cover both extra handling and delivery. Halves are eligible for double these quantities in addition to one (1) of the following: heart, tongue or oxtail. You must request w/order: not automatically included.
Limited time special offer is for DOUBLE the above quantities.
This recipe has evolved over the years from an old “Joy of Cooking” version. Better, easier and more healthy.
Begin by browning 3-4 pounds of thawed Oxtail or Soup Bones (pictured) in a skillet w/lard or tallow. Rotate each piece at least twice until browned on meaty surfaces. Transfer to a 5 quart lidded pot , fill to cover w/water and add peppercorns (10-20 each), bay leaves (3-4), and salt( 1-2 tsp). While pot is heating , saute until translucent/beginning to caramelize 1-2 cups coarsely chopped onion. Add onion to pot, bring to simmer, cover and stew for 4 hours. You can either remove bones at this point or leave them in. Meat should separate easily from bone.
When stewing time is up add 1/3 cup quick or medium pearled barley, 16 oz stewed or crushed tomatoes,1-2 cups coarsely chopped red cabbage, 3 sliced carrots, 1-2 T dried parsley, and 1 tsp each marjoram, thyme,basil and sage. Bring to a low boil and cook uncovered another 30 minutes or until reduced to desired consistency. Serve w/ course salt and pepper and a good sourdough.
Been in the food business continuously in one way or another since starting at Pillsbury R&D’s fledgling frozen foods group in 1976 as a process technician. Put together and operated a low-budget, skunk-works pilot plant for process experiments on a new Totino’s pizza concept. The engineering came naturally. Learned the basics of cooking , baking and GMP from food scientists . Left there in late 80’s- after attaining a mechanical engineering degree and process engineer title- during one of a series of takeovers and downsizing that culminated later in purchase by General Mills.
Went on to Food Engineering , a small fabricator of specialty equipment primarily for the prepared cereal industry. Lots of time spent in vast processing plants starting-up new lines, new products or diagnosing malfunctions. Spent an overnight in a South Korean instant ramen soup plant to get the kimchi drying quality they expected out of a new conveyor-type dryer with 3 temperature zones and 5 conveyor levels that required 6 hours retention time.
Quit engineering to take up beef farming/ranching in ’98 while the kids still young enough (10 and 12) to be excited about the prospect.
Stumbled into low-carb nutrition by the back door after a spring and summer of eating old-timey (fat/flavorful) pork out of their 2 Hampshire-ish sows and a stubby, round, spotted gift- boar. The family bought a half pig from them and ate pork a least 4 times a week , believing pork only had a 6 month freezer life. So much pork to eat we hardly had the appetite for carbs beyond that from vegetables. That fall, at my 30th high school re-union, I was lighter in weight (165 pounds) than any point since high school. Don’t recall exactly how I pieced together cause and effect but I’ve been a low-carb advocate since. Get a headache from high glycemic foods..
Offering the following Ground grass-fed beef in nominal one-pound packages: Chuck ($7.00/pound), Round ($7.50/pound), Sirloin ($7.50/pound). Round and Sirloin quite lean so best used with sauces or other source of fat.
Also Country Style 60/30% grass-fed beef/pork bratwursts in 1.2 pound six-packs at $7.50/ pkg. Nitrate- free and great savory flavor w/o all the salt and fat of commercial brats.
All priced at least $0.50 per package off normal.
Limited quantities and delivery charges apply. Add to Box or Quarter order -or separately if you wish.