Thursday, December 27, 2007

Road Trip

I took a drive to Grandview, TX (South of Ft. Worth) to visit The Burgundy Boucherie. This is the public butcher market where the Burgundy Pasture Beef ranch butchers and sells it's 100% grass-fed beef. That's right, no grain! Most grass-fed beef is finished with grain when it's sent off to the processing plant. But, since they don't send them off to a processing plant and process them in their own USDA inspected butcher market, there's no need to finish them with grain. :-) Of course, they also don't use growth hormones or antibiotics. Should a cow become sick, it is removed from the herd.

They also offer pork, lamb, and chicken.

I purchased some bone-in rib-eye steaks, which they cut and packaged in the Cryovac just minutes before I drove away with them. I took a peek into their butcher room where the two butchers where at work portioning and packaging beef.

For more info, check out their website at

Monday, December 17, 2007

Avocado Salsa Verde

Avocado Salsa Verde
Originally uploaded by mzones
Went to Taco Diner for lunch a couple of days ago. They have two kinds of salsa, but it was their salsa verde that I liked the best. It tasted as though they had blended a traditional salsa verde with avocado. So, I tried it and this is a picture of the result. It is pretty close in taste to theirs, and may actually be better but probably only because it is freshly made.