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Bone Broth for Everyone

Since the new year, The New York Times, The Today Show, Time Magazine and chef blogs have extolled the virtues of bone broth. The terms bone broth and stock are used interchangeably, though some folks differentiate them by the ratio of bone to meat used. Whatever you like to call it, it’s good stuff; and we’re serving it hot by the cup at The Local Butcher Shop. […]

It’s Burger Time!

The days are getting longer, the nights are getting warmer, and we’re ready to fire up the grill and eat some burgers! While a traditional grilled hamburger made from our 100% grassfed beef tastes good any day of the year, we’ve gathered up some some other burger inspiration for this grilling season. Smoky Pork Burgers […]

Cumin Lamb Tacos

The preparation of the lamb in this recipe is based on a traditional Moroccan dish of steamed lamb shoulder. Seasoned with salt, cumin and garlic, it’s a simple, hands-off alternative to braising that results in moist flavorful meat. You could serve it simply with couscous and roasted vegetables, or you could do what I did […]

Easter Hams and Lambs

Will you be serving a Glazed Ham or Leg of Lamb from The Local Butcher Shop this Easter Sunday? Here are our tips and tricks for cooking your holiday roast. Glazed Ham Take the ham out of the refrigerator 2-3 hours before you plan to warm it. Pre-heat oven to 300 degrees. Put the ham […]

Stock and Schmaltz for your Matzoh Ball Soup

Anticipating the approach of Passover, we’ve been collecting bones and fat from our pastured chickens to fill our icebox with poultry stock and schmaltz. Matzoh Ball Soup is a simple and comforting dish in which these ingredients will really shine. Pick up some matzoh meal and come on by, we’ve got pastured eggs for you […]

Christmas Hams and Rib Roasts

Well, it’s that time of year again.  Halloween came and went in a blur and it’s dark out at five o’clock in the evening.  Thanksgiving was a whirling tornado of turkeys, sweet potatoes, brussels sprouts and oddly enough, potato latkes.  Now we are laying down our hams for Christmas, ordering geese and ducks and trying […]

How to cook a turkey?

It’s turkey time again!  We love this holiday so much and while it is fun to change up the side dishes each year, we always have turkey.  The methods for cooking a turkey well do not change and thus, we are re-posting our blog post from last year on how to cook a turkey.   […]

Autumn Dinners at the Rocchino’s

Autumn is officially here and cool mornings are giving way to warm afternoons. By evening, sweaters go back on and I crave a warm dinner. Produce at the farmer’s market straddles Summer and Fall with tomatoes and eggplant still plentiful, and winter squashes and hardy greens also on display. Aaron and I recently helped with […]