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COOL TEMPS CALL FOR WARM BONE BROTH

 

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The geese are flying south. It’s time for us to begin transitioning into wintertime foods.

With the change of seasons our bodies need different nutrients. For instance, in the Springtime our bodies crave a lighter diet after a winter of heavier eating.  And the earth is happy to provide bright and crisp veggies that spring up from the ground as the soil warms. But now we are entering late Fall with Winter fast approaching and we need to build up our immune system to ward off colds and flus. So, we turn to beneficial fats and proteins to keep us warm and healthy during the cold time. The easiest way to stay healthy this winter is with BONE BROTH.

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One of the healthiest foods you can eat for just those reason is BONE BROTH. Remember when your mom told you to eat Chicken Soup when you were sick? Well, she knew what she was talking about. Chicken Soup or Beef Broth made from a chicken carcass or beef bones are full of immunity boosting nutrients. In addition to alleviating colds and bronchitis, bone broth fights inflamation in the gut and strengthens bones and teeth.

 

Bone Broth is so easy to fix; just put some of our good pasture raised beef bones in a pot or slow cooker, add generous water to cover and a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar, turn it on simmer and come back after 24 to 48 hours.  Just be sure there is plenty of water, add more if needed.  Strain the broth in a colander away from the bones and enjoy as a supplement and immune system builder.

Another way to enjoy broth is in soup. Saute onions, celery, garlic, carrots or any vegetables of your choice in a little butter. Add to the bone broth and season with salt and pepper and herbs of your choice.  Simmer 2 to 4 hours.

Bone & Marrow Broth

If you don’t have the time to make the broth yourself, do not despair.  We have done all the work for you with these quart bags of Bone & Marrow Broth. They are pure broth with no added seasoning or vegetables, just waiting for you to make soup, stew or simply use as is. You can find them in our On Line Market along with other LoganBerry items at:

https://squareup.com/market/loganberry-heritage-farm

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Meaty SHANKS ready for the crock pot or oven. With these under appreciated, mouth watering cuts, you get a 3 for 1 punch! There is enough meat for a hearty stew, generous bone broth and the best marrow loaded with beneficial fats. Note: DO NOT skim away or discard these healthy fats!

Another great way to get bone broth and some hearty family meals is to cook cuts that have bones. For example, ribs, shanks, chuck roasts, shoulder roasts. These flavorful cuts require BRAISING which is simply searing the seasoned cut with high heat, adding liquid and slow cooking for several hours. Easy Peasy!!

BRAISED SHANKS, ROASTS and RIBS

Thaw Beef cuts in refrigerator and then bring out to room temperature. Season each one generously with LHF Garlic Powder, Sea Salt and Ground Black Pepper.

Sear each one by melting 2 to 3 tablespoons of Butter and brown on both sides or alternatively sear under oven broiler on highest heat. After one side is browned, flip with tongs to other side.

Place beef in either a slow cooker or an ovenproof covered pan. Cover generously with water and drippings from searing, plus extra salt.

Add cover and cook on low for about 8 hours or overnight in slow cooker. For oven braising, cover pot and cook in preheated 225 degree oven for at least 6 hours or until meat falls off the bones.

Serve Beef and Broth over rice, potatoes, etc., or use broth for a nutritional supplement. DO NOT SKIM THE FAT FROM THE TOP! This is the nutrient-rich, collagen-laden food you are going for!! Also, broth can be thickened with flour to make a rich sauce, and herbs can be added for more flavor.

 

Order these tasty BEEF cuts now while they are still available through our On Line Market at

 https://squareup.com/market/loganberry-heritage-farm

 

Stay healthy this Winter and remember to eat in season!

 

 

 

 

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