Wow…….Food Festival 2018, what a weekend. Thanks to the meat heroes for all their hard work. Thanks to the organisers for a great event. Thanks to you guys for supporting us great to see you 😊 please come and visit us at the farm
Great blog Chris!! We would like to have a guest blogger each month so if there is something you would like to share that is food or farm related please get in touch.
I think there were 6 tractors out at once on Monday this week getting all the winter crops in, Harvey did not want to go to school…Tractor Daddy! No school – Tractor
This weekend we did a Hog Roast for the Ramsey Rugby club’s Umpa Night, thanks for inviting us , apart from the fun factor of joining in the band, there is nothing better than Hog Roast & Beer.
While serving the hog roast I decided my topic for this weeks blog:It is always funny watching the types of cracking eaters we see:
- All out lovers – fill me a bap of 100% crackling – proud and happy to be lovers
- On the side – when asked they say yes with a smile but want it on the side, not too much, I shouldn’t just a bit
- Secret sneakers – often these are men who’s partners don’t let them have fat, they like to eat as much as they can while they wait so that when they return with the baps it appears they have been good and resisted the fat, usually with beer these guys are found hoovering up the crispy tray!
- On the fence – We often get people who have never tried it so we offer them a piece while they que, we have never had it thrown back or caused gagging!
- All out haters – when asked do they want crackling they pull a strange face like I asked them shall I spit on the bap!
Which one are you!
Why do we not like to admit we love cracklin … because it is FAT and FAT IS BAD!!!!
Google had pages and pages to read about this topic
After reading a few there seems to be a common conclusion:
- It’s important to make a distinction between different kinds of meat. For example, grass-fed and organic meat is nutritionally different than factory-farmed, processed meat.
- Red meat is very nutritious, especially if it comes from animals that have been naturally fed and raised. It’s a great source of protein, iron, B12, zinc, creatine and various other nutrients.
- Some observational studies show a link between meat intake, diabetes, heart disease and death. Other studies suggest this only applies to processed meat, not unprocessed red meat.
- Several observational studies show that red meat eaters are at a greater risk of cancer, but larger reviews looking at the evidence as a whole show that the effect is weak and inconsistent.
- Several randomized controlled trials indicate that the intake of unprocessed red meat does not have negative health effects. It may even have benefits.
So I conclude buy Ballakelly Meat if you decide that you are going to eat meat!!
This leads me directly into this weeks meat deal