We are again taking beef orders for November delivery. Check the Wholesale Beef tab for details.
We will be making deliveries of beef cuts and eggs, usually on Saturdays, to Merrickville Market: at 9:00 am, Kemptville Farmers Market: at 10:00 am and Main Farmers Market in Ottawa at 11:00 am, this fall, winter and spring. Email firstname.lastname@example.org and I will add you to the mailing list to keep you up to date on delivery dates and available cuts.
A short video by Patrick Lesage about Kitley Beef Farm
Excellent article written for producers but very informative for the consumer.
An excerpt from the excellent book “Tender Grassfed Meat” by Stanley A. Fishman
“When I use the word Sauté in a recipe, I mean cooking with some fat in a cast iron frying pan over medium heat.
1. The night before you plan to cook the steak, coat all sides with unfiltered organic extra virgin olive oil. (Remember it should be unfiltered.) Depending on the size of the steaks, 2 to 4 tablespoons should be enough. Place in a glass bowl. Let sit for 1 hour, cover, and refrigerate overnight.
2. At least 1 hour before you plan to cook the steak, remove the steak from the refrigerator so it can come to room temperature. Room temperature means that the steak is cool to the touch, not cold. (Cooking a cold steak will result in tough meat.)
3. Heat 2 tablespoons pastured butter in a cast iron frying pan over medium heat. That’s right, the heat never goes above medium.
4. When the butter is hot, bubbly, and slightly smoking, quickly sprinkle the salt lightly over both sides of the steak, then put the steak in the pan.
5. Cook for 3 to 5 minutes, (depending on how rare you want it.) Then turn it over and cook for another 3 to 5 minutes.
That’s all there is to it. You should have a nicely browned, juicy, tender steak that is just bursting with flavour, and a joy to eat.
The cooking time is based on a 1 inch steak, and should produce a steak that is medium rare at 4 minutes to a side, and rare at 3 minutes to a side. If you want it really rare 2 minutes to a side may be enough. If you want it more medium and pink, 5 minutes to a side should do the trick.
A thinner steak will take less time, a thicker steak will take more time. All burners are unique in the exact amount of heat they generate, so pay attention to what happens with your stove and your pan. Don’t hesitate to adjust the times to conform with the heat generated by your burner.”
(used with Mr. Fishman’s permission)
An excellent web site for information on cuts and cooking methods. For pan frying I would reduce setting to medium for grass finished beef. (see “how to saute a steak” under recipes in Kitley Beef website.) Remember to always thaw the beef in the fridge and leave at room temperature for 1 to 2 hours before cooking.