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Health Benefits of Grass Fed Beef v Grain Fed

by Kirrily Blomfield | February 24, 2016

If you’ve ever tasted the difference of beef fed on diverse pastures, there’s an inherent knowing that it must be better for you, because it tastes so good. But why is Grass fed Beef better for us than grain fed beef?

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Grass Fed Beef – How to Cook Each Cut

by Kirrily Blomfield | February 16, 2016

Derek and I often often chat with those who buy and enjoy our beef about suggestions for the best way to cook some of the cuts. We also share tips about how to cook for the best nourishment and share what we know about how this can contribute to good health.

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Cooking Tips for Our Grass Fed Beef

by Kirrily Blomfield | February 10, 2016

Every cut of beef is a great cut – providing you know the appropriate way to prepare and cook it. Chuck steak is one of my favourite cuts, but not if I was to throw it on the BBQ!

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Tips for Wholesome Winter Cooking

by Kirrily Blomfield | May 25, 2017

For winter warmers, I’m reaching for round, blade, ribs osso bucco and diced chuck for slow cooking, but there’s so much more we can do with grass fed beef at the change of the season to keep our tummies warm.

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Spice Roasted Root Vegetables with Sirloin Steak

by Kirrily Blomfield |

A tasty steak can easily transform from a fresh summer meal (with a crisp salad), to a wholesome winter meal when served with roasted root vegetables. Here’s a recipe for roasting with lovely spices and honey.   Ingredients 1 swede – cut into thin wedges 2 parsnip – cut lengthways 2 carrots – cut into quarters lengthways 1/2 sweet …

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Cooking with Chuck – Provencale Beef Recipe

by Kirrily Blomfield | May 2, 2017

Any meal cooked with chuck steak is bound to be delicious and nourishing leaving you feeling totally satisfied – so long as it is slow cooked and slow cooked for long enough. It doesn’t have the most gracious of names, but believe me, it’s a fabulous cut of beef, I think it’s probably my favourite cut. …

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Farm Forage Day – You’re Invited!

by Kirrily Blomfield | April 10, 2017

You’re invited to visit our farm, pick your own olives, have morning or afternoon tea on the lawns, learn about our Grass Fed Beef and chat with us, the farmers – Derek and Kirrily. Sunday, 7th May 2017.

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How Conscious Are Our Food Choices?

by Derek Blomfield | April 6, 2017

How conscious are our food choices? Do we truly understand everything involved to make informed choices? What value do we place on the life of one living creature over another? Do we even know the impact that our food choices might have? How do we change something if we don’t know what to ask? Consciously or not, our choices shape the world that we live in every single day. We’d love you to inform yourself by asking lots of questions about your food.

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Food for Developing Young Brains

by Kirrily Blomfield | February 23, 2017

Are our diets reducing the capacity of our children to learn? “There are two windows of time in which the brain is especially sensitive to nutrition: the first two years of life for a growing baby and the last couple of decades of life for a senior citizen. Both growing and aging brains need nutritious fats”.

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Cooking with Topside Steak – Recipe Ideas

by Kirrily Blomfield | February 22, 2017

Learn the best ways to cook with Topside Steak. Try these recipes for Thai Beef Salad and for these great Steak & Salad wraps that the kids will love to get their fingers into!

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How do I Eat for Best Health?

by Kirrily Blomfield | January 23, 2017

Health always forms part of my goals and the New Year is a great time to refocus on whole, nutritious eating. These are some of the things that I consider when cooking for my family. I’m not saying these things will be right for you, but being aware of how different foods might affect us, can help us to determine if they are right for us.

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Happy Healthy Tummies

by Kirrily Blomfield | November 18, 2016

If you’ve ever had digestive disturbances like a bloated stomach, you’ll know it’s not very comfortable. So, it’s always nice when we solve such a problem for a customer. I was most excited to hear from Derek that we had some feedback from a customer at the Tamworth Grower’s Markets recently that our sausages are the only ones …

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Regenerating our Farm While Producing Healthy Food

by Kirrily Blomfield | September 28, 2016

What if farmers could regenerate and improve their land while producing a healthy product? Well they can, and we do! Derek and I often write or talk about how we are regenerating our land while we produce healthy grass fed beef for you and we want to show you what we mean. We have a …

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Grass Fed Beef Steaks with Cafe de Paris Butter & Caramelised Baby Carrots

by Kirrily Blomfield | September 27, 2016

This Cafe de Paris butter adds a little more to your favourite Grass Fed Beef Steak. Serve with Caramelised Baby Carrots for a wonderful meal!

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Beef & Vegetable Stir-Fry – with cashews & fresh basil

by Kirrily Blomfield | September 15, 2016

A stir-fry is a great easy meal and is a simple way to include lots of vegetables in the meal. Here’s one of my favourite ways to cook a beef stir-fry – and it’s lovely with fresh basil leaves from the garden. Just be sure to cook your beef on a fairly high heat and …

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Silverside Cooking Tips & Beef Rendang Recipe

by Kirrily Blomfield | August 16, 2016

I love this Beef Rendang Curry (and Derek LOVES it too) which I’ve cooked with our silverside cut just this week. Before I share that recipe with you though, let’s look at the different options for preparing a silverside. Silverside is a very lean cut, so not a completely foolproof cut to cook. Fat is …

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See you at Tamworth Farmer’s Markets this Sunday

by Kirrily Blomfield | August 8, 2016

We are at the Tamworth Farmer’s Market this coming Sunday – August 14th. Come and see us there and take home some beautiful, chemical free, grass fed beef. Find out what cuts and hampers we’ll have available.

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Why Grass Fed TALLOW is a Great Choice for Cooking

by Kirrily Blomfield | July 28, 2016

What should you consider when choosing a healthy oil or fat to cook with? Learn why tallow is a healthy and versatile choice.

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How to Cook Bone Broth or Stock

by Kirrily Blomfield | June 21, 2016

There’s quite a bit of hype around bone broth at the moment – and there’s good reason for it! There is a growing recognition of the health benefits of slow cooking and cooking with bones. Making bones broths is great because of the nourishment and health benefits it provides, but also because it helps to make …

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Who’s Gonna Make the Gravy?

by Derek Blomfield | June 1, 2016

I’m proud to say I am the king of sauces, custard and gravy… well in our house, anyway! When we want something smooth and free of any lumps, I’m the go-to-man. So, I’m sharing with you, how to create that smooth, delicious home-made gravy to go with your Conscious Farmer grass fed beef roasts, but this can also …

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Where Does Your Conscious Food Dollar Go?

by Derek Blomfield | May 18, 2016

What benefit is there in buying your produce direct from the farmer? Buying direct from the farmer means choosing who (and what production system or farming methods) you would like to support. When enough people do this, it eventually shapes and influences the farmer’s means of production through supply and demand. Knowing your farmer can …

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Benefits of Cooking with Grass Fed Beef Bones

by Kirrily Blomfield | May 3, 2016

If you haven’t heard about the benefits of cooking with bones then it’s time you found out!  If you have inflammation in your body, or you just want all round wellness from being proactive about your health, then slow cooking with bones and certain cuts is a great choice for you to make… and it’s …

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Eating from Instinct & Grass Fed Beef

by Kirrily Blomfield | March 29, 2016

You may have heard us speak before about how domestic animals, like our cows, still have some instinct to know what to eat for their best health or to fix an ailment.  Wild animals certainly still have this instinct, but what about people?  Do we still have such instincts? Would instinct back up what science …

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Conscious Farmer Twist on the Classic Shepherd’s Pie

by Kirrily Blomfield | February 25, 2016

I love a classic shepherd’s pie and I also love the pumpkin & feta twist that we have put on it. So, cook it traditionally or try our twist – either way, we’re sure you’ll find it a pleaser.

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