Taking Orders for 2016 Weddings!

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Lots of enquiries coming through from excited brides planning their 2016 weddings with dried flower arrangements.  Prices for 2016 are currently still fixed at 2015 prices but this is set to change in the next few days to reflect increasing costs so do please bear this in mind if planning to order soon!

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The Return of the Christmas Hamper!

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Sam Perks Beef are delighted to announce that we are once again taking orders for our fantastic Aberdeen Angus Beef Christmas Hampers. 

Our fabulous festive hampers are a perfect gift for food lovers and are packed full of our locally and ethically reared frozen prime beef cuts. All hampers will be delivered locally free of charge, in beautiful wicker baskets, wrapped and tied in cellophane. 

The Festive Celebration Hamper (£25.00) 

Contents:

  • a pack of 2 rump steaks
  • a pack of stewing steak a
  • pack of 8 beef sausages
  • an 8oz jar of home pickled onions in balsamic vinegar
  • some homegrown potatoes
  • some seasonal mixed herbs

all wrapped up in a lovely wicker tray basket

The Christmas Feast Hamper (£45.00)

Contents:

  • a pack of 2 sirloin steaks
  • a pack of braising steak,
  • a roasting joint
  • an 8oz jar of home pickled onions in balsamic vinegar
  • an 8oz jar of Mrs Perks Christmas Chutney
  • a pack of four home baked gingerbread cows
  • some homegrown potatoes
  • some seasonal mixed herbs

All wrapped up in a beautiful large wicker shopper basket.

Please order early to ensure we are able to fulfill all orders.  We have a limited supply of beef in the winter months and wouldn’t like to disappoint.  All Christmas hampers will be delivered between 1st December  – 24th December. 

These hampers can be delivered direct to you or to the recipient.  Pictures to follow!

 

Blundeston Christmas Fair

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Pleased to announce that Sam Perks Beef will be participating in the Grand Christmas Fair at Blundeston Village Hall this coming Saturday (6th December) from 11:00 -15:00. We aim to showcase our wonderful Frozen Beef Selection Boxes, take orders for Christmas Hampers and sell some hot tasty stew to keep the shoppers warm. Please do come along and support us, we will have a selection of items to buy on the day and there will be lots of other lovely stalls, all supporting Blundeston in Bloom. 

New Value Box of Sam Perks Beef – limited number available

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Due to popular demand and a number of orders scheduled for delivery this week, we are no longer offering the £25.00 economy box (aside from those already scheduled for delivery.) We do however have a £35.00 value box available, each containing a large joint of brisket, a pack of stewing steak, a pack of braising steak, a pack of beef shin, a pack of beef skirt, one pack of mince, one pack of burgers (4 in pack) and one pack of sausages (8 in pack) Most packs are 500 gm approx in weight each and we will also include recipe cards. Retail price of items if bought individually would be £38.50 approximately. Free local delivery. Only two of these available as we only have two joints of brisket left!

The herd begins to return home!

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Today saw the start of the tiring process of bringing the Blundeston herd home to…Blundeston!  Three trailer loads of yearlings made the short journey home from the marshes – where they have been happy grazing for the past few months –  so that they can be kept warm and well fed through the winter months.  Mr Perks did well to keep his sarcasm in check when I queried the term “yearling.” Only the most moderate of smirks precluded his explanation of “cows that are a year old Carly.” My Husband:  An expert in stating the obvious!

Beefy Bangers

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After the success of last week’s bonfire hampers – featuring a packet of Sam Perks Beef Sausages – we’ve had a number of requests for recipe ideas for how to make the best of our lovely beefy bangers.  A favourite in our house is beef sausage pie topped with a creamy horseradish mash or the following goulash recipe; really easy to make and perfect comfort food on a cold winters evening.   Beef sausages are just £3.40 a pack including local delivery and chances are you’ll have most of the other ingredients already to hand.  We’d love to hear your feedback if you try this out or any of your other favourite beef sausage recipes.

 

Beef Sausage Goulash

 

Ingredients

Preparation method

  1. Preheat the oven to 150C/300F/Gas 2.
  2. Heat the oil and butter in a large ovenproof frying pan/stew pot and fry the sausages for 5-7 minutes, or until browned all over.
  3. Remove the sausages from the pan using a slotted spoon and set aside. Fry the onions and garlic in the same pan for 3-4 minutes, or until softened. Stir in the flour and cook for a further 2-3 minutes.
  4. Add the paprika, chillies and pepper and stir until well combined. Pour in the beef stock, return the beef sausage and add the chopped tomatoes to the pan and cook in the oven for 30-35 minutes.
  5. Remove from the oven and skim off any fat that’s risen to the surface with a slotted spoon. Stir in the soured cream and parsley until well combined.
  6. Serve the goulash with long-grain rice or crusty bread and enjoy!

Firewood… a must have!

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Hating the cold and rain at the moment, nicest thing is to come home to the log burner blazing and the house all warm and toasty.  Mr Perks is kind enough to bring home all the rough old wood he acquires from his various activities but for anybody else there is the option to purchase lorry loads of excellent quality split logs. We purchase these from a supplier who only take wood from a renewable, sustainable source.  The hardwood logs are cut to a standard 10 inches (8 inches also available for smaller log burners) and have been well seasoned; their moisture content is guaranteed at being 25% or less.  delivered direct to you by our Sam Perks lorry, prices are £213 for a full load (2.5 cubic metres) or £115 for half a load.  8 inch logs are a little more expensive.  Book through our contact us page or via Sam Perks Beef facebook page.  Stay warm!! X

Christmas Turkeys!

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Blundeston Farm saw the arrival of 6 turkeys this week.  Norfolk Bronzes which we will be fattening up in time for Christmas.  As always, it is important to us that our children understand and respect where their food comes from and that the animals we eat have had the best possible quality of life.  Rearing our own free-range turkeys provides us with peace of mind regarding how they are cared for, what they are fed and how they are slaughtered.  Thank you to the boys who helped construct their large pen, (providing access all day to grass and other shrubs to scratch about in) and to Florence, our youngest farmer, for welcoming them with her usual smile!  We plan to sell these for £50.00, plucked and packaged nicely and accompanied by a jar of Mrs Perks homemade cranberry sauce.  Even better; we will deliver them fresh on Christmas Eve, avoiding wasting half your day queuing in the butchers!  Any feedback (or orders!) welcomed!