Archive for March, 2011

Mother’s Day Recipes

Friday, March 25th, 2011

April 3rd is Mother’s Day. Cooking up a perfect roast is an ideal treat for the occasion

With this in mind, we have identified 2 great recipes

What can be simpler and more delicious than a roast dinner, Roast Lamb with Red Rine Gravy may be traditional at this time of year, but why not try this Roast Turkey and Bacon. This recipe uses a turkey breast roll, making it simple to cook and carve.

Dauphinoise Potatoes would be a great accompaniment to these recipes, but roast potatoes would work equally well alongside a mix of fresh vegetables.

The lamb recipe can be found on the BBC’s Good Food website here. As can a great recipe for Dauphinoise Potatoes

You will find the roast turkey recipe on the British Turkey website here.

The essential ingredient to buy from Mettrick’s for this meal are:

Roast Lamb

Turkey Roast

Buy British Campaign Launched for British Pork

Friday, March 25th, 2011

British Pig Farmers have launched a banner campaign urging shoppers to look for the red tractor when buying their pork, bacon, ham and sausages.

At present most pig farmers are losing about £20 on every pig they sell. This is largely due to the huge increase in price of wheat, which has more than doubled in the last five months, causing feed prices to soar.

But most supermarkets and processors are paying the farmers beneath the cost of production. This needs to change.

We hope that by making more of a conscious effort to buy British higher welfare pork, ideally from their local butcher, failing that making sure the pork they buy from their supermarket has the red tractor on, consumers will give these processors and supermarkets a clear message that British customers want British pork.

If demand goes up, the price to the farmer will go up. If the price remains the same, about 70% of British Pig Farmers will have to hang up their boots in the next 24 months.

Reasons to buy British –

  • British welfare standards are much higher (which incidentally is why imported meat is so much cheaper). About 80% imported meat in supermarkets is produced in a way that would be illegal in Britain.
  • The quality of British is far superior, largely due to the use of outdoor breeds. Most imported meat is produced using breeds purely for maximum yield, which also lowers their costs of production, whereas the British are more focused on eating quality.

Visit Mettricks at the Pavilion Gardens in Buxton

Monday, March 21st, 2011

Mettricks will have a stand at a number of events in Buxton over the coming months. These events will be taking place at the Pavilion Gardens in Buxton and will feature the best in local produce from across the region.

If you are planning a visit,  you can place an order online beforehand and then pick it up from our stand on your chosen day.

Simply select “Pick Up from Buxton” as your delivery option & select the date of the relevant event, and we will do the rest.

We will be in Buxton on the following dates throughout the year:

 

  • April 2nd & 3rd (Bank Holiday)
  • April 16th (Saturday)
  • May 7th (Saturday)
  • June 11th (Saturday)
  • July 23rd & 24th (Summer Fete)
  • September 10th (Saturday)
  • October 1st (Saturday)
  • October 15th & 16th (Great Peak District Fair)
  • November 12th & 13th

 

Bacon Connoisseurs’ Week 21st-27th March

Saturday, March 19th, 2011

It’s Bacon Connoisseurs’ Week 21st-27th March, and to celebrate we have extended our double points offer until 27th March.

Why not earn your double points in sampling some of our awards winning bacon.

During BPEX’s recent Savour Your Bacon competition event, a number of Mettricks products were recognised as Gold Standard including :

All of these are available to buy at Mettricksbutchers.co.uk and all qualify for double points until 27th March.

 

Easy risotto with bacon & peas

You will find details of this weeks recipe here on the BBC Good food website.

National Butchers’ Week – 13th-20th March

Saturday, March 12th, 2011

It’s National Butchers’ week from 13th-20th March, and to celebrate we are running a number of promotions & special offers.

During Butchers’ Week, all orders will earn double reward points, which you will be able to redeem to get discounts on future orders.

We have also put together a special sausage pack, containing 6 of each of our award winning sausages:

Old English Pork
Traditional Pork
Lemon Marmalade and Cracked Black Pepper
Dark Peak Old English
Beef and Horseradish

The pack contains 6 of each of these sausages, and is on offer for £8.90