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Pork & Chive Dumplings

Dumplings. Gyoza. Potstickers. They go by many names, and they’re all delicious. Here’s a recipe for Chinese-style pork and chive dumplings. For the dumpling filling, it’s important that your meat is not too lean. Fat is flavor! Our pork grind is generally about 15% fat, perfect for a succulent and flavorful dumpling filling. Hand-filled dumplings are time consuming, […]

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 […]