What a great start to March we’re having. Lots of lambs already born and more to come. Our mother cows are getting ready for calving and we have even received a few new hens.
Amy our farm manager and Peter, showing the new hens around
A huge congratulations to all our Valentines competition winners who received our extra big 600g Striploins with gravy for the special day.
This month, we will have Sean’s Special corned beef all ready for St. Patricks day
You can’t get more Irish than an Irish Farm with an Original Irish breed! What a great way to surprise someone on St.Patrick's day, send them an Irish Dexter beef box. This has been one of our best sellers yet and people really love that they have fresh Dexter beef to freeze and defrost as they wish.https://donabatedexter.ie/products/6kg-prime-cuts-dexter-beef-box?_pos=4&_psq=box&_ss=e&_v=1.0
Our big news though is very close to our hearts and minds… sustainability.
We will soon have an environmentally FSC approved delivery packaging system. This system uses air and paper to keep cold air circulating in the box while being transported. It also reduces the amount of freezer packs needed for each delivery. Our delivery partners DPD also have some good news:
"The result is 100% carbon neutral parcel delivery across Europe. All at no extra cost to our customers. In 2019, we reduced CO2 emissions by 14% per parcel. We also topped the voluntary carbon offset market in the CEP sector. Through our leading tech and talented teams, the DPD Ireland Team will work tirelessly towards reducing our carbon emissions per parcel by 30% by 2025.” source: dpd.ie
This month, we are focusing on something we can sometimes find boring but can be livened up...mince. Here is a recipe for Asian mince which is simple, easy and low fat. What’s not to love..
▢1 tbsp Hoisin Sauce (or sub with Oyster)
▢2 tbsp Oyster Sauce (or sub with 1 1/2 tbsp Hoisin)
▢1 tbsp Chinese cooking wine ( sake or any rice wine)
▢2 1/2 tbsp dark soy sauce
▢2 tsp white sugar
▢1/2 tsp sesame oil
▢1/4 tsp white pepper
▢1 tbsp oil
▢2 garlic cloves, minced
▢1 small onion, finely chopped
▢500 g Dexter beef mince
▢1/2 cup shallots / scallions , sliced, plus more for garnish
1.Mix Sauce together in a bowl
2.Heat oil in a large skillet over high heat. Add garlic and onion, cook for 1 minute or until onion starts browning.
3.Add Dexter beef and cook, breaking it up as you go.
4.Once the beef has all changed from red to brown, add Sauce. Cook for a further 2 minutes, or until Sauce has evaporated and beef is cooked. If you want the beef cooked more, add a splash of water and keep cooking.
5.Stir through shallots, then serve over rice, garnished with more shallots and sesame seeds, if desired. Or for a low carb, low cal option, try Cauliflower Rice
Boerewors update: Our new Boerewors ( a South African seasoned sausage) has been flying off the shelves here. Thank you to Nathalie and Damien Hand for your lovely recipe.
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Our butchers remain open Fridays and Saturdays 10-4 (Browns butchers, 19 Bridge St., Balbriggan and
Our Farm Pop up stall is every Saturday 10-3 (Donabate Dexter Farm, Turvey Ave., Donabate K36F430)
Our online shop www.donabatedexter.ie is available as always and you can choose pick up or delivery.
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