One of the most delightful privileges I have in life is to provide food for you.
You are moms & dads, gardeners and artists, CEO’s and physicians, chefs, the many winemakers who stop in our store – yet mostly, you are friends and family.
So when you pick up your meat here — every single bit of which was lovingly hand-raised by us in the manner each animal warrants: the pigs root for nuts and grubs, the cows graze knee-high grass, the chickens peck bugs and worms on fresh pasture — and then you stop in to say how it was the richest and tastiest and most tender meat you’ve ever had — that makes my day and is my great privilege.
Food Brings Your Family Together
A significant things our food does that we raise is brings you together with your family and friends and what an honor it is for me to know that.
Food is not just a tool, it is one of the most basic needs that we must satisfy daily. And when you choose food that is unprocessed and humanely handled and honored every day of its life, it affects you as much physically as it does spiritually and energetically.
I rarely just throw a meal together. Since so much work and worry on my part goes into raising each animal, I often reminisce about its ‘marvelousness’ as I’m preparing a meal.
Honoring the “Pigness of a Pig”
Perhaps a particular beef cow who used to chase the cat each time he wandered into the pasture, or the silliest pig who would shake the nut tree so all the nuts would fall faster and he’d get more than everyone else. Thus expressing his true pig-ness!
And it brings me to wonder if those eating our meat also give it the honor and respect it deserves. That may sound weird to you, huh? The idea that I want people eating our meat who respect it and the fact that we knew that animal and its unique personality.
That is one of the main reasons I’ve never sold to a restaurant – most restaurant patrons don’t think twice about the meat they are eating, how it was raised, what particular personality trait did it imbue. And I think our animals deserve that last bit of remembrance and only those who connect it with our farm will do that.
Given all that, I do have a new recipe I’ve been playing with this fall which needs to be on your fall menu immediately! You will LOVE it.
Even I tend to gravitate toward the same cut of meat most of the time. There are so many more beautiful roasts then just the chuck or pot roast I typically use. This time I had the butcher cut up some London Broil from the top round, so I could try something new.
Simple + Straightforward
I’m big into simple and straightforward when it comes to getting a *healthy* meal on the table for my family. That can often mean the crockpot, as I just don’t have the time for more complicated recipes with multiple steps.
Well this recipe is all that and more!
Along with some bone broth and wild-swarm honey from our Farm Store, this London Broil with wild-swarm honey gravy is just absolutely scrumptious!!
We have a bunch of grass-fed/grass finished London Broils in our store to help make your week an easy one – make it for Sunday dinner and eat leftovers the next day (or maybe 2!)
I put the whole thing in a video, too, to show you just how easy it is.
Watch the video below then give it a try yourself!! Hardly any experience necessary to get this on the table.
How do you honor your food?
Then I’d LOVE for you to scroll down below here to the comment section and tell me – how do you honor your food before you sit down to a meal? Or, how will you now?
Just curious. I hope it’s not too odd for you that our mealtimes often revolve around the certain guy we’re eating. Like ol’ Tommy Turkey last year. (yes that was his name!)
Please, share this post on your Facebook page or send to a friend. It will make their day and help them think about honoring their food and their family table.
See you in the store soon!!
- 1 2-4 pound boneless London Broil from our Farm Store
- 1 Tablespoon salt
- 1 cup bone broth - chicken or beef in our store now
- ½ cup balsamic vinegar
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon wild swarm honey from our store
- ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 4 cloves garlic, chopped
- Place the London Broil into the insert of your slow cooker and sprinkle salt over. In a 2-cup measuring cup, mix together all remaining ingredients. Pour over roast beef and set the timer for your slow cooker. (4 hours on High or 6-8 hours on Low)
- Once roast beef has cooked, remove from slow cooker with tongs into a serving dish. Break apart lightly with two forks and then ladle about ¼ - ½ cup of gravy over roast beef.
- Store remaining gravy in an airtight container in the refrigerator for another use.
- If you prefer a more pronounced flavor, once the roast beef has been removed, use a fat separator on the gravy and then pour the gravy into a saucepan over medium heat. Simmer until the gravy has reduced by half.