I am not a natural meat eater (although I am blood type 0 so a carnivore genetically-speaking!) so I don’t eat a lot, but I seem to need beef. Many a time my family has had to march me off and make me eat a steak when I am flagging – I think I metabolise the iron in beef better than any other source.
So, I have started by ordering some beef for my freezer. The delivery cost is pretty high so best to order in bulk and stock up a bit in my view. I ordered some beef mince, beef cubes for stews and casseroles, beef steaks for desperate times, and a large beef roasting joint.
I was tempted by the burgers too, but I wasn’t sure what was in them. I received a reply from Sheepdrove today:
“Our standard seasoned beef burgers are gluten free. They just contain our organic beef mince and some salt and pepper. We can also do plain gluten free lamb, pork and chicken burgers. However these would just be mince pressed into a burger shape so you may actually prefer to buy our organic mince and then you can add your own extra ingredients and make your own burgers.”
Good advice. When the delivery arrives, I shall be portioning the mince into freezer bags and making some burgers and meatballs. Perhaps I should have ordered more?? (Can’t say I will make them as nice as Tim did in the Masterchef final last night, though – brilliant, I thought!)
I will cook the roast and then cut it into thin slices and then bag those up in 2/3 slice portions. That way, whenever anyone has a roasty-type dinner or I fancy a beef salad, thai curry or stir-fry, I have some easily available. The fewer the slices in the bag, the quicker to defrost them, I reckon.
It looks from Sheepdrove’s answer then, that you can also buy their grass-fed lamb in mince too. Personally, having just spent a weekend in the Shropshire hills surrounded by the cutest, tiniest lambs you have ever seen, I can’t quite bring myself to eat it. What a wimp!
Anyway, I shall let you know how I get on with my order. Meantime, Anthony has written in to suggest a visit to Fordhall Farm, another of our recommended grain free meat suppliers, where he went recently.
“Have you been to Fordhall Farm, which isn’t too far from Warwick, in north Shropshire near Market Drayton? We visited recently and met the lovely family who run the place – and bought some meat from them. They’re in the process of building a huge new shop plus restaurant, which will open late May. It could well be worth a day trip for your local clients – and they could have lunch there as well.”
Sounds like a plan! Thanks Anthony.