Wednesday, November 28, 2012

A Delectable Barter...

Sometimes, it just works to make a good barter...
and leave the paper monies aside

and that's what we did when someone asked for a 25 oz. bottle...
of our Pilgrim's Farm home-grown raw honey

in return, we got 4 pounds of freshly butchered, grass-fed, beef...
cut into 6, 1/2 inch thick steaks

while we are not big meat eaters...
we do love a good steak once in a while as long as it's pastured and grass fed...
and no chemicals pumped into the cow

we do not buy imported meat to the island which is wrought with hormones, antibiotics...
fed food that is un-natural to it's digestive system
(this kind of meat doesn't even taste natural) 
and more often than not, comes from animal factories where they often suffer...
before they are butchered
literally, I cannot stomach this un-Godly way of raising animals for food
it goes against the un-natural order of the Lord's creation

I seasoned the steaks with sea salt, pepper, worcestershire sauce...
oiled the very hot, smoking grill with some coconut oil...
and cooked each side for about 7 to 8 minutes

and while the steaks cooked...
a large onion was sliced and sauteed in some butter
then, some sliced dates were thrown in and cooked together for a minute or two

just a little sea salt and a tablespoon of good dijon mustard...
and stirred together till it's all combined

we had some home grown mashed pumpkin with the medium rare steaks

a simple meal topped off with a banana/walnut/coconut cake...
and it was all good, a blessing from our God

May your day or night be delectable in God's grace.


  1. bartering... I was just talking about the other day:) only if the monies could be thrown out.

  2. Wonderful meal!
    I think I can smell the yumminess from here!

  3. MMMMMM! It all looks very delicious! Dates w/ onions that's a new one! I'd love to taste that, will give it a try!
    Seeing your blog makes me hate the new changes I just made. I love the color and life you have here...I'm going to have to go back and redo I think.

  4. That all looks delicious! If you're going to eat meat, that's the way to do it. We get any meat we eat from local farmers who raise their livestock humanely and organically. Like one sheep farmer I know says, "They have a lot of really good days, then one really bad day."

    Bartering is great, isn't it? I'd love to try your honey some day. I'll bring a jar to swap with you when I make it to your island.