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Supporting Locals

 

I have had a couple of things come up and surprise me over the last couple of weeks and it does surprise me. I am a great believer and pusher of Eat Local SA where anyone can come into the community and Adelaide and find our fabulous regionally grown foods. There is a fantastic website and phone App where you can find clean, premium foods close to where you are to enjoy.

I choose SA  products and lifestyle as this is where my heart and family are. We support Brand SA are members of FoodSA and proudly support local producers, growers, providores, small businesses and upcoming food trends and much more.In fact even being considered to be part of the food industry is hard work on a daily basis. I now tell people we produce meat for human consumption, ethically, humanely with no growth promotants and with much care and consideration for the source of our enterprise.

As producers of grass-fed certified meats, I like to be able to create opportunities to showcase out meat. We have worked hard and are now getting spit lamb into restaurants one being, Mischief & Mayhem Wine Lounge and Art Bar in Glenelg South Australia and we love it, we help promote it the venue and the nights (friday nights) they have lamb on.

Lamb Roast

I am also looking for opportunities locally to support our products and be involved in the community.  It’s about supporting local events and being part of a community as one should do in a country town. I have been told of an event that requires catering and though our product was recommended the person concerned with the catering stated they were not buying local. Why is that? I have no answer but if anyone does, email me so we can get ideas out there.

As members of the Limestone Collaborative, living in the clean, green environment and fantastic food bowl of South Australia. We are engaged, we are promoting our regions and producers. We love locally grown food and where I can I always buy South Australian first, Australian second and others last .

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Summer BBQ’s

The time to BBQ, it’s that time of the year in SA, well coming to it, when families want to move meal times from inside in the warmth to outside in the heat and BBQ. A few tips to make the evening pleasant – without using citronella candles that can take over the smell of a warm summer evening. One of my electrician friends tell me we do not use zappers correctly, he says to start it needs to be kept on for 5 or more nights before hand, to set up that barrier to prevent mosquito bites.

But the thing about Summer is the food, we go from comfort food in bowls to meat and salads on plates. Whether buying from supermarket, a butcher or farmer direct make sure the meat is fresh and has no smell about it.Take it back if you think it has a smell, turning food or rotten food will make animals sick so don’t feed it to them either.

What are the best meats to cook in a BBQ?  I say all of them, from beef to lamb to chicken, grilling brings a different flavour to roasting or frying, a BBQ is an Australian tradition and home chefs are only limited by their imagination and time. There is nothing nicer than having friends and family over to share a meal, where everyone can sit and enjoy each other’s company and eat some of the best meats in the world.

As well as doing the traditional lamb, beef or chicken roast, a staple in the Australian BBQ is the classic sausage sizzle. It is hard to walk past a BBQ cooking beautiful sausages, they don’t always have to be beef or lamb there are now so many flavours available to all tastes including vegan and vegetarian. Gourmet butchers have fabulous ranges as well as supermarkets. It is a matter of buying what you want cooking and eating them.

sausages-on-bbq

Depending upon the event, breakfast, lunch and dinner can be cooked outside and eaten with family, friends and or by yourself. Depending upon your time and budget there are many things to cook in a BBQ, here are some of mine

  1. Any kind of steak, Rump, T-bone, Oyster blade, Scotch Fillet, each will have a different texture and will require different cook times depending upon how you like it.
  2. Chops, I love nothing more than lamb on a BBQ, Loin, forequarter, Beef or pork, try saying no to beautiful pork ribs slow cooked on the BBQ.
  3. Sausages, beef, lamb, chicken, vegan & vegetarian as well as all of the gourmet ones available.

With the different types of BBQ’s available, you can cook not just meat, onion and sliced potato, you have different hot plates for different meats.  Never let raw meat, poultry or seafood touch cooked meat or any ready-to-eat foods, as this can cause cross-contamination. Food borne pathogens from the raw meat can easily spread to ready-to-eat foods and cause food poisoning. Always use separate plates, cutting boards and utensils to keep raw meats, poultry and seafood separate from ready-to-eat foods.

Find us on facebook: http://facebook.com/Bullysbeef

Or email me robyn@ullysbeef.com.au for home delivery order form into Adelaide and expanding to Melbourne within the month.

Lamb for dinner

He don't eat meat, that's ok I make Lamb

For us Meat producers this in the film “My Big Fat Greek Wedding.” was fantastic, it was in 2002, it really was the promotion of Lamb before we had “Eat Lamb for Australia Day” with Sam Kekovich started in 2006.

Lamb is my favourite meat of choice and it is an acquired taste, Lamb from the paddocks has a different flavour to lamb from the supermarket. Go to your butcher, they are most accommodating with the cut of the meat you want and the type of meal you want to cook, most butchers will give you tips and tricks with ingredients, cooking times and flavours.

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I love our home grown lamb, here I have scored the fat, cut holes in it to put rosemary, fresh from our garden and minced garlic, grown and minced by my mother in law. I then put about a teaspoon of virgin olive oil from Pendleton fine foods a local company with their plant approx 60 Kms or 37 miles from our farm, place it on a roast rack and pour half a cup of rain water in the bottom and cook. When finished the water and fat combine to make the best gravy around.

How do you eat your meat? If you are looking in South Australia for home delivery of lamb and chicken please email me. admin@bullysbeef.com.au We deliver free into Adelaide and SA surrounds at this time looking to growing over the coming months. We are currently undergoing a new updated website so please bare with us, we should be up in a couple of weeks so you can order on line and looking to build an order app.

 

 

For Peta’s sake buy Australian Wool and support the Industry

It had to happen didn’t it? Peta (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) finding another campaign to or group of people to attack, this time they openly say that the lamb depicted in the photo isn’t real, how can they use such scare mongering tactics? It’s appalling and offensive to farmers, shearers and those that work and rely on the wool industry for a living, I also wonder if Jona Weinhofen (also an Adelaide boy) has ever been in a shed before he agreed to do the campaign?

Most farmers I know have no issue with ethical treatment of animals they do it themselves. The farmers are out there day and night checking stock when they are ready to give birth, to assist cattle, ewes, horses well all animals under their care to birth without much complications as the rest of a terrible birth is the same as for with humans, things die and it’s awful. I myself have assisted in pulling a calf when required. So in most cases farmers are the true representation of Peta, without the scare tactics and money to photograph ‘famous people’ holding fake animals to prove a point.

The Shearing Contractors Association of Australia has acknowledge that poor treatment of animals is not tolerated nor is it endemic of their association. the footage that Peta run is from last year and they took that to the Association and it has been dealt with – each shed and Shearer has been notified and educated. That should have been the end of that, but no nearly 12 months on it become a topic to run in the media and to try to garnish a response, what did they want? do they want to shut the shearing industry like what happened with the Live Export ban? Do they want sheep to be left unshorn and suffer from this practice? or are they looking to up their membership base? One can only guess.

I am launching a campaign today and have written to many stores, wool producers and Associations asking for their support to assist the industry and get you all to buy a piece of Australian Wool, be that clothing to wear, like jackets, coats jumpers etc. or accessories to display i.e. scarfs and or Australian wool to knit with. If we don’t support the retailer, the whole industry will suffer, that is, farmers getting our of sheep, thus reducing the wool supply and putting our experienced shearers out of work. It is hard enough to get experienced teams to come and shear lets not erode the industry by supporting the fabricated campaign of Peta.

If you are a producer, or retailer or stockist of wool products and want to have a plug, please contact me of jump on my Facebook page or contact me direct robyn@bullysbeef.com.au. I want it to be full of positive things about the industry and promote Australian Made. Here is a lamb being shorn, lifted onto an old tyre, for comfort and to ease the strain on shearers

Shearing sheep - no cuts here

Shearing sheep – no cuts here

Home Delivery

Are you looking to feed your family the best quality foods, with no chemicals added and are antibiotic free? Then you need to look at 100% Grass-fed meat. We provide you with that and as at yesterday we are Certified to say this. We are also export accredited by AUS-MEAT now partnered with a Home Delivery company in Adelaide and are looking to build our business together and bring it to your door.

We are 100% SA Grown and raised and you won’t find us in supermarkets yet most buy their meat from interstate, ask them. Eat Local SA, let us help you get the best quality produce, to your door order on-line and have it delivered in time to put it on your plate or in the freezer and fridge.

Feel free to contact me here for a cut / price list and any butchers out there who would like to stock our meat, contact us. info@bullysbeef.com.au

 

We also do sausages at special pricing for Not for Profits and Schools – ask us how we can help.

roast leg