duck a day
We gave away a duck a day for one week in October/November. 8 to be exact – we lost count! We learnt a lot too – who knew there were so […]

Duck A Day!


butchers diary
Hey Everyone, October flew by with a flock of tasty Thirlmere duck giveaways! Check the link below for all the winners and recipes. Christmas is only 6 WEEKS AWAY. So […]

The Butchers Diary – November News


spice rub pork ribs
Mix this spice rub up in a jar, give it a good shake and it keep in the pantry for months (as if you won’t eat it before then!). This is […]

Spice Rub Pork Ribs


5 rainy day rescue recipes
It’s Summer but you wouldn’t know it! If you’ve got any time today have a crack at one of these and please those drowned rats that come home this afternoon! […]

5 Rainy Day Rescues



lamb kebab
The good old kebab. Don’t turn your nose up at it – it doesn’t only belong on the menu after midnight! Feed the crowd by slow cooking some lamb shoulders, […]

Recipe – DIY Lamb Kebabs


butchers diary october
So it’s been a while, and we have a few updates…. FIRSTLY – the Manly shop is ticking along nicely now so we are re-opening the Brookvale shop on Saturdays […]

The Butcher’s Diary – October News


beef bourguignon
This is such an old favourite and so easy. With our organic chuck beef too, it is so tender and doesn’t need as long to cook as some lower grade […]

Recipe – Beef Bourguignon




osso bucco
Osso bucco or beef/veal shin is a cheap cut of meat and full of nutritional value due to that melty marrow. You really want to be using organic meat every […]

Osso Bucco and White Beans


butchers diary (1)
So here’s what is new. Toni is leaving – she is flying the coup and heading back to New Zealand in a couple of weeks. Very sad as she has […]

The Butcher’s Diary – July News


GOAT CURRY
We have Murray River goats in at the moment. It is a really versatile and lean protein used commonly in curries and popular with many cultures including the Nepalese, Persian, […]

Recipe – Nepali Goat Curry


HOME REMEDY
It’s that time of the year and everyone around you is coming down with colds and the flue. Maybe you have succumbed too. Get lots of rest, eat plenty of healthful […]

Winter Colds – Home Remedy by ...



BEEF MASSAMAN CURRY
This curry is always a favourite even with the kids – and if you have a favourite massaman paste that doesn’t have any nasties in it then use that. Or […]

Recipe – Beef Massaman Curry


chili con carne
This is so easy and healthy – and you can go easy on the heat too please everybody – and just add fresh chilli or chilli sauce to the lava […]

Recipe – Chilli Con Carne


shiralee the app
We are thrilled to announce the arrival of our brand new app – which allows you to place orders for pick up at the Manly shop. It is available in […]

Announcing … Shiralee The App!


scotch eggs
Scotch eggs are a speciality all over the UK – not just Scotland. They’ve become a bit of of a food fad lately – dude food of sorts for the […]

Recipe – Scotch Eggs



fire pit lamb
Anyone who has been to Sydney’s Porteno will attest to the deliciousness of the 8 hour wood fired lamb. The aroma fills the restaurant – and you can recreate this […]

Recipe – Fire Pit Lamb



spotlight on helen padarin
Every month we will put the spotlight on one of the professionals that work with us – nutritionists and other health and wellness professionals, as well as our restaurants and […]

Spotlight on … nutritionist Helen Padarin


april - chef diary
Shiralee has a new chef – so watch the video to meet Josh! He is creating the meals that you can buy to take home from the Brookvale shop, and he […]

Chef’s Diary – April




chicken liver pate
So many people consider Chicken Liver Pate to be unhealthy yet liver was once considered the number one brain food and was always highly recommended for mums to be, where […]

Recipe – Chicken Liver Pate by ...


TURMERIC CHICKEN
Turmeric is so good for you. Curcumin is the main active ingredient in turmeric. It has powerful anti-inflammatory effects and is a very strong antioxidant. It is reported to prevent dementia […]

Turmeric Chicken – Quick & Tasty


the best leftovers
Hash is a traditional dish usually leftover cooked meat, potatoes and other vegies – heated up in a frying pan. It is a bit of an American tradition -and its counterpart […]

Hash – Nourish Bowl – Bubble ...