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The Butcher’s Kitchen– Indulge in organic, hormone and antibiotic free meats

If the recently opened The Butcher’s Kitchen sounds familiar, it’s because it is opened by renowned butchery The Butcher which has been in Singapore for 14 years. This is one of the rare few places in Singapore where you can purchase your favourite meats to cook at home after sampling them for lunch or dinner.

The Butcher's Kitchen - Steaks

Photo credit : The Butcher’s Kitchen

The Butcher’s Kitchen’s philosophy is to retail or serve meats that are certified organic from naturally raised animals, free from antibiotics, hormone promoters and steroids. The Butcher works directly with award-winning accredited producers, visiting their farms and processing facilities to authenticate the farm to table experience.

Being a person who cares about eating clean and natural foods, it is always good to be able to have more organic options. Although it naturally costs more to go the organic route, at least such options are made available, and hopefully this means more people become exposed to the philosophy of knowing what goes into their food.

When at The Butcher’s Kitchen, one naturally has to check out the meats. The meats are prepared by grilling or pan frying with minimal marinating to focus on the quality and not the sauces. But actually, their menu is quite wide, and they have also have fish, pizzas, pastas, pies and even ice-cream, 2 huge counters worth in fact!

Scroll down to see what we sampled.

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Real Food Revisited 3

In line with the healthy theme these 2 weeks thanks to Zespri’s Kiwifruit Challenge, I decided to take my parents to the new Real Food outlet that just opened at Killiney Road. The original Real Food cafe is at The Central just above Clarke Quay MRT Station and I’ve been there many times over the last 2 years.

It’s interesting how when you do something unappealing a number of times, it soon becomes more palatable, and may even turn into a habit? After having a Kiwifruit daily, plus the more or less raw dinner at The Living Cafe, my mind is more attuned to the benefits of eating healthily which was why I instantly thought of Real Food for Saturday brunch.

Real Food strives as much as possible to utilise organic ingredients in its food. Also, no meat is used. However, you would be really hard pressed to miss it because all the other flavours in each dish come together so nicely even without the meat! Another reason why I like coming to Real Food is because the prices are very affordable, and comparable to non-organic cafes!

Real Food - Dumpling Soup (Dumplings handmade with 10 ingredients like carrots, mushrooms, bean curd, french beans and chest nuts) $7

Dumpling Soup (Dumplings handmade with 10 ingredients like carrots, mushrooms, bean curd, french beans and chest nuts) $7

For example, this dumpling soup. There is no meat in the dumplings but because it’s bursting with other ingredients, and chestnuts to give it a bite, you don’t miss the meat at all. In fact, my mother asked me if the dumplings contained minced meat as it was so flavourful. The soup itself is also a delight to drink, and has a peppery base that warms you.

I almost always order this dumpling soup, or the dumpling noodles. I believe most customers who patronise Real Food consider the dumplings to be one of their signature dishes.

Real Food - Organic Fried Quinoa with french beans, mushrooms, carrots and crushed black peppercorn $7.80

Organic Fried Quinoa with french beans, mushrooms, carrots and crushed black peppercorn $7.80

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Singapore has a Farmer’s Market!

It’s incredible, I thought only the Western countries such as New Zealand and the UK has such things, but yes we have our very own Farmer’s Market in Singapore. It’s organized by The Pantry. The Farmers’ Market is held on the first Saturday of every month from 8:30 am to 2 pm. So this means it’s on this Saturday!!!

I can’t wait to go to take a look at what they have on offer. It will be interesting to see if they have a lot of organic produce available for cheap. There are hardly any farms left in Singapore, let alone organic farms. The farmer markets overseas that I am used to pride themselves on selling fresh locally produced food, food that is produced with love. If The Farmers’ Market imports lots of veggies from overseas, that would kind of be like defeating the purpose. We shall see.

I am also looking forwards to the baked goods section. I don’t know if there will be one this Saturday, but I am presuming that there must be one. If not, I’m going to book myself a stall for July 2010 to sell scones, muffins and brownies! Either way, it’s going to be a really wonderful Saturday. I can’t wait!

Here are some photos of the farmers markets I enjoyed in Hawkes Bay New Zealand. Tip: Go during the summer months if you want to have a wide variety of farmers’ markets to choose from.

Hawkes Bay Farmer's Market

Nothing beats a clear blue sky, a cool breeze and lots of open space to liven up your mood!

Hawkes Bay Black Barn Always eat Organic and GM Free when possible. And source for locally grown food.

Hawkes Bay Apple Seller at Farmers MarketApple Seller doing brisk business!

Jun 3, 2010 @ 22:43

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