Pasture raised animals have a firmer meat texture and lower fat content. Their meat is leaner than commercially-raised animals and there are no fluids or preservatives injected into the meat. It needs less heat and less time to cook. Some suggest reducing heat by 15% to 25%. When cooked too fast, the high heat destroys the structure of the proteins, which can make the meat tough and chewy. The slower the meat is cooked the more it will retain its tenderness and flavor. We typically roast our birds covered, with foil or a lid, to hold in the moisture and juices. Cooking in a slow cooker or crock pot is one of our favorites. Another benefit of pastured meat, you will notice less shrinkage, you get more of what you are paying for. Pastured animals are better for your health because you are not injesting antibiotics, growth hormones and chemicals from the meat.
Have you ever wondered why egg whites might be cloudy? The white of a very fresh egg contains dissolved carbon dioxide, which gives it a cloudy appearance. Some eggs have more; some less. As the egg ages, the carbon dioxide escapes, so that the white becomes more transparent. A transparent white does not indicate a problem, as an egg that has been stored in a refrigerator is almost certain to be fresh for three to five weeks after it has been packed.
Farm fresh eggs are really fresh! They may have been laid just this morning. As such, they require a little more time when cooking. For hard or soft boiling, add two minutes to your cook time. For peeling ease, crack and peel eggs under cold water.
True raw honey will crystalize more quickly than processed honey when kept at lower temps. If you want to avoid this, do not keep in cooler places like basements or fruit cellars. If you choose to bake with honey, be aware your goods will brown faster. To avoid this, it is recommended that you lower your heat by 25 degrees. The added bonus is your baked goods will remain moist longer.
Our goal is to have happy and healthy patrons. Thank you again for choosing our products. If you have any ideas of additional offerings or recipes you would like to share, please send us an email at Telderers.RainbowsEndFarm@gmail.com or call us at (262) 224-5556