This Civic August Long Weekend Holiday is not a statutory holiday although it's a day off for many employees across Canada. It is probably the busiest day on highways as thousands of families go camping and to their holiday homes etc this weekend. Please stay safe, drive safe and be kind.
If you are looking for an outdoor location to visit, come to the Peachland Farmers and Crafters Market on Sunday August 2nd. I will be there with both marinades. Yes, the Rosemary Express is available again. Come to the beautiful town of Peachland, a location right on Okanagan lake and one of my favourites places in the world to hang out in the summer.
Last week BC implemented Phase 3 of BC's Restart Plan which takes a phased approach to mitigate the impacts of COVID-19. Phase 3 is a gradual return to smart, safe and respectful travel within B.C.
And because of that some Artisan outdoor markets have opened.The new Summerland Farmers & Crafters Market made its debut last Sunday June 28th, where Bareback Marinades was a vendor. Happening from 9-1 in the Summerland Arena parking lot, there are 25+ vendors.
I'm practicing safe sales by not offering samples unfortunately. Instead, I describe the Herbs & Lavender marinade tasting like roast turkey stuffing. It's delicious on roasted vegetables and as a bread dip.
I purchased a locally produced distilled hand sanitizer from Maple Leaf Spirits in Penticton. It smells so nice and very much like their cherry liqueur lol. Note * Hand sanitizer is not for internal consumption - please teach this to your kids - .
As a treat I bought myself one of their trilogy sample packs of liqueurs that sip beautifully. And did you know the owners at Maple Leaf Spirits are pheasant lovers? Go check out their beautifully feathered birds and pick up a lovely liquor to pour over ice cream or sip on ice.
A marinade is a pre-cooking soak of liquid ingredients along with herbs and spices that not only adds flavor to meats but acts as a tenderizing agent so you can use cheaper cuts and stretch your budget. Bareback Marinades flavour foods effectively with the 3 fundamental components: an acid, a fat and seasonings. Acids are the flavour foundation, fats keep the food moist and seasonings act as flavour boosters.
How Much to Use: Allow approximately ½ cup of marinade for each one to two pounds of meat.
How Long: If you already have a tender cut of meat, only 15 minutes to 2 hours of marinating time are required to add flavor. But, if tenderizing is the goal, meat should soak in the liquid for at least 6 hours but no more than 24 hours – any longer and the muscle fibers break down too much and the texture becomes mushy.
Contain It: Use a food-safe plastic bag, non-reactive glass or a stainless steel container to marinate your meat. Remember to turn or stir the meat occasionally to allow even exposure to the marinade. Do not marinate in aluminum.
Keep It Cold: Always marinate in the refrigerator.Leaving your meat to stand in marinade on the kitchen counter will encourage growth of bacteria that can make you sick.
Final Prep: After draining marinade from beef, pat all sides dry with paper towels to prevent steaming and encourage browning.
Safety: If a marinade is to be used for basting or as a sauce, reserve a portion of it before adding to the beef. Marinade that has been in contact with uncooked meat must be brought to a full rolling boil for at least one minute before it can be used for basting or as a sauce.
Excerpt from Beef loving Texans
For those of you who are customers of Localmotive Okanagan, you can now add Herbs & Lavender marinade to your CSA box. Thank you Thomas and Louise for partnering with Bareback Marinades. I'm very proud to be supported by another amazing local business.
Cut up some of their organic, local & fresh produce into fine pieces and lightly coat all sides of the vegetables with marinade to taste. Place on a baking sheet and cook in 425 F oven for 15 - 25 minutes until golden brown.
Check it out! You can easily get "Herb's and Lavender" marinade now from Little Fork Ranch. I am so happy and thankful to be working with such amazing people has Eric and Karis. They are a grass-based ranch that is currently producing eggs, broilers, pork, lamb, and beef in Boundary Country near Greenwood BC. Visit their online store where it is super easy to order at www.littleforkranch.ca.
Bareback Marinade pairs deliciously with all meats and roasted vegetables potatoes, quinoa and pasta salads. And if we need to hunker down, we might as well eat well and support local families. Stay safe everyone.