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Lamb anyone?

If you enjoy lamb as much as many of our club members do, you might be interested to know that you can order a whole lamb for your freezer from the same Manitoba producer who has been supplying some of our club members for years.

Susan Proven of Minnedosa has a small flock with about 25 lambs available annually and takes orders, usually delivered around November. The lamb is delicious, of course, and you get a mixture of all the possible cuts. You can specify they way you want it cut, too.

You can order a whole (about 20kg/50lbs), or half lamb (about 10kg/25lbs). The price is $6/lb plus a processing charge which is about

Basically, a lamb will cost you about $350, and a half lamb, well, about half that.

Delivery is to Winnipeg addresses, usually some time in November. That gives you enough time to free up some space in your freezer. 

If you have never bought a whole lamb, it is much smaller than a quarter portion of beef, for instance. If you have a small deep freeze with some room, you should have no trouble fitting it in. It is also nice to go shopping all year and not need to even bother looking at the lamb there.

If you are interested, contact the Hydesmiths at 204-487-0067 and they’ll put you in touch with the producer.


lamingtonsWanna get Anzac biscuits in Winnipeg? High Tea Bakery will be making them for this ANZAC Day – $9.50 doz. And they are delicious!

You will need to pre-order because this is a special bake for a special day.

BTW, they also make scrumptious lamingtons!

And next time you’re out and about, be sure to drop in to have a cuppa, a bikkie, and to check out their newly renovated store at 2103 Portage Ave. Simply spectacular!

Celebrating Australia Day

browns 1 smIf you would like to celebrate Australia Day with a distinctly Aussie flavour, then consider dropping into Miss Browns Hot Pressed Sandwich & Coffee Co. in Winnipeg between 7:30 am and 3:00 pm on Tuesday January 26. Perhaps a coffee before work, a mid-morning break, lunch, or just to say hi.

Located at 288 William St downtown (south-east of Red River College, and south-west of City Hall), owners Jenn (Cdn) and Steve (Aus) are planning additional Australian options to complement their already amazing menu for anyone who wants to drop in and say g’day.

Famous for their breakfast, Stumptown coffee, house-smoked meats, and fresh cooked local foods, it’s one of few places in town that actually know what you want when you ask for a long black or a flat white.

Be sure to tell them you are a member – or friend – of the DUCW so they know we are spreading the word about them and their Aussie-inspired business thriving here in Winnipeg.

By the way, we will be organising a Sunday Brunch there in the near future, so stay tuned for that.

Cheers! And happy Australia Day!

New Zealand on a Plate

NZ-on-a-Plate-web-cropHey, foodies! Gusto TV – Canada’s new food and lifestyle specialty channel – is premiering New Zealand on a Plate on Thursday July 30 at 10:00 and 10:30 pm ET/PT.

The series takes viewers on a fresh and unique culinary journey of New Zealand, introduces some truly outstanding food cooked in beautiful outdoor locations by top chefs, and serves it all with excellent wines. Check it out!

By the way, they are already into Season 4 in NZ, so this one looks like it’ll be around for quite a while.

Bon appétit!