Not everybody has a local, independent butcher and perhaps there are additional reasons that someone might buy meat from the supermarkets... convenience, cost, accessibility, etc. I did it myself for years.
So living within walking distance of more than one quality, independent butcher is a luxury.
Looking at these photos, I'm guessing you don't need to be told which bacon comes from where.
One is pallid, anaemic, standardised and virtually flavour-free. It shrinks when cooked as the brine and water added during processing leave the meat. You pay for a weight greater than that of the actual edible product you're left with. Effectively, you've paid extra for nitrate-rich, waste water.
The other is from Andrew Francis Butchers in Ludlow. Textured, dark, bursting with smoky flavour, thick cut, fresh and locally sourced. No added water, no added nitrates or ascorbic acid and no single-use plastic packaging.
Definitely an example of how supporting a local business is mutually beneficial. Plus Andy and his staff are just really knowledgable, helpful and lovely people.
So really, when faced with the above choices, I don't really have any choice at all.
As I'm eating far less meat than I used to and spending more time preparing vegetarian meals, I'm always on the look out for tasty, mains options.
Mrs. LF and I spied the recipie for these spiced 'chorizo' pastry slices in the BBC Good Food magazine. They're really easy to prepare (another bonus as Little Ludlow Foodie likes to assist with the cooking) and the flavours are fantastic. They really do taste like chorizo. We had them with a side of minted baby potatoes and peas in creme fraiche.
Ok folks, listen up, we are going to have another GIVEAWAY!!! Please see the pic for the prize❤️. This is our Valentine’s Day Special Prize!!! These earrings are called ‘My Heart Is Not Chaste’ as it’s a “hilarious” play on the term ‘Chassing’ which describes the work done with a hammer to create an effect on metal. So...... see? The heart has not been hit with a hammer so it hasn’t been ‘Chased’ and so, is not ‘Chaste’?? Geddit? Watch those sides for splitting now 😏😉😂😂❤️. Now, these earrings are sooooooo versatile. Easy to dress up or down, they can be worn with a super smart dress or a T-shirt and jeans. An absolutely classic item of jewellery to have in your stash!
These earrings are handmade made from hand-hammered and distressed aluminium (nickel free) looped and joined to the main jump-ring with a heart charm.
So, what do you have to do to win a pair of these? Just comment with your favourite colour metal out of ‘Silver’ and ‘Copper’
Don’t forget to tag friends or family members that might also like a chance to win this prize.
This will end at 6.30pm Sunday 10 Feb 2020 - Winner will then be announced immediately after drawing the answer. Follow the Phoenix In The Attic (either insta or on Facebook) page so you’ll know who the lucky person is ❤️❤️❤️ *If you do not win this but still fancy a pair, you can find them for sale for £15 (inc p&p to Mainland UK) on my Etsy shop or drop me a PM and we can sort it out. ❤️ So....... come on guys, THIS IS NOT A DRILL ❤️❤️❤️ #giveaway#giveawaycontest#etsyukseller#etsyuk#shopsmallbusiness#ludlowbusiness#ludlow#localtoludlow#handmadegifts#handmade#handmadewithlove
Gorgeous pendants made from vintage glass. £9 without a chain or £12 with a silver plated 18” chain or leather thonging.
1 427 January, 2020
@kadaifirebowls are confirmed as our Fire Kitchen stage sponsor, for the 4th year in a row! 👏 All sorts of sponsorship opportunities are available - so if you want to be like the clever people at @kadaifirebowls get in touch with Hannah, our Events Manager, to discuss sponsorship in more detail and getting your brand out there to 15,000+ of our lovely Ludlow Food Festival visitors! Email email@example.com for more information ✨