Author Applestone Team

Since we practice whole animal butchery, we’re able to shift what we cut seasonally. April is when we move away from roasts and stews and fill the vending machines with warm weather cuts like kebabs, porterhouses, and so much more.
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As the weather warms and the snow melts, our appetites thaw, too. But we’re still weeks from seasonal local spring vegetables at farmers’ markets. The way to bridge the gap between mud season and asparagus season is to cook pork. It’s an early spring fever hack and it works — trust us.
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Maple water AKA maple sap is having a trendy moment (though people have been drinking it for centuries). If you live near maple trees, tap them and try cooking in the water to impart subtle sweetness to stews and braises. If you want sticky sweet flavor, use maple syrup.
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If you haven’t tried a lamb sirloin steak yet, you’re in for a treat. There’s nothing like them. They’re delicate and small, which makes for quicker prep and cook time than a traditional sirloin roast. Here’s our favorite method for cooking them, plus a few recipes. Enjoy!
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If you’re hosting a party, finger foods are just the thing to eat with bubbles or cocktails or anything in between. Call them appetizers or tapas, call them hors d’oeuvres or nibbles, call them whatever you want — here are a bunch of ideas for small, festive, and meaty bites.
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Beef tenderloin doesn’t only need to be slow roasted once a year for the holidays with minimal flavor. Make it for any meal — buy medallions to bring the cost down — and play around with sauces and rubs.
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Chicken is considered humble, but, roasted right, it can be anything but. Here are tips and recipes for the kind of roast chicken you want to serve guests, including how to cut up a whole chicken into parts.
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The latest installation of our Community Cookbook: Chef Emmet Moeller’s recipe for lamb shoulder chops with toasted caraway seeds and red cabbage. Inexpensive and flavorful shoulder chops are great for a week day or if you’re having people over.
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Want to learn how to spatchcock? It means the same thing as butterfly, but is a far better word. Just remove the spine and splay a chicken, turkey, or any bird open like a book. Then cook. We suggest brick chicken.
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