Summer is probably our butchers’ favourite time of year and there are two reasons for that.
First of all, because they work overnight and finish around 9am, they’re free for the rest of the day to go home and make the most of the sunshine while the rest of us are sweating our way through the working day indoors. We’ve been seeing quite a few red faces turning up for work in the last few days!
But also, hot weather brings out the caveman in the best of us, and as our butchers have access to great quality meat which is perfect for cooking on the barbecue, they're all a dab hand with the barbie. They all come into work and exchange stories of what meats they’ve cooked the previous day, and new inventive ways of preparing them.
Recently we launched a new range of BBQ rubs and sauces which are handmade in Georgia by award-winning pitmaster Ryan Lane.
Lane’s products are 100% natural, with no nasty MSG or preservatives, and they're also gluten free.
Our butchers have tried them all, and tried different combinations of them, and it’s safe to say we are massive Lane’s BBQ fans.
As it’s a long bank holiday weekend this week, we’d love for you to try Lane’s products too, and we think you’ll love them as much as we do.
We’ve put together some packs of meat with Lane’s rubs and sauces – just cover the meat with the Lane’s and grill away to your hearts' content!
Pork Ribs & Lane’s Kinda Sweet Sauce – contains two full 1kg racks of pork ribs and a 400ml bottle of Lane’s delicious sweet and tangy barbecue sauce. Meaty ribs with a moreish glaze, this is a barbecue staple with a difference.
Price if bought separately £25.50 - NOW £17.85 - SAVE 30%
Ribeye Steak & Lane’s Signature Rub – contains two 8oz Ribeye steaks taken from free-range British cattle, plus a 130g jar of Lane’s most versatile rub. Lightly oil the steaks and generously season with rub, before barbecuing as you normally would. The rub adds a delicate savoury crust with a mild spice, and it helps keep the steak moist and succulent.
Price if bought separately £18.50 - NOW £14.80 - SAVE 20%
Chicken Wings & Lane’s One Legged Sauce – contains 5kg of British chicken wings, with 3 bones, so slightly larger than are sometimes available. One Legged sauce is a smoky, spicy variation of a Buffalo sauce, and it’s perfect with our meaty chicken wings. Douse the wings in sauce before cooking and you’re in for a treat!
Price if bought separately £17.50 - NOW £14.00 - SAVE 20%
Please order by Midnight on Wednesday 24th May to make sure we can deliver to you before the bank holiday weekend. Then all you need to do is sit back and hope for sunshine!
22nd May 2017read full article
When you buy meat online from us we try to delivery as quickly as we possibly can, so the day after you place your meat order we prepare and pack your box, and then deliver it the following day.
That means you're able to receive your delivery less than 48 hours after placing it.
Of course, if you’re ordering for a special occasion or you want your order for a specific date, you can also choose a delivery date further in advance, up to 3 months ahead.
Our delivery charges have been set for some time at £7.95 for standard delivery – but all that has changed!
Because we decided our delivery charges were just too high, and so we’ve now lowered them.
From now on, our standard delivery charge is £5, and delivery is still free on orders over £75. Saturday deliveries are £20, which drops to £15 on orders over £75, and is free when you spend £150 or more.
When you receive your delivery we don’t need to get a signature if there’s somewhere safe to leave the box, so if you want to leave instructions for the driver to leave in a porch or shed, or with a neighbour, just let us know.
We also offer a click and collect service from our Smithfield store, so if you live or work locally in the Farringdon area you can pop in and collect your order.
Because we’re on Smithfield Market, our butchers start very early in the morning and all leave to go home by 9am, so we know coming in to buy from the market can be a pain and mean you need to set your alarm specially! However if you’ve ordered in advance we can put your order in our fridges and so it’ll be ready for you to collect later in the day.
Our shop is at 218 Central Markets, in the old Poultry Market, and we’re a 10 minute walk from either Farringdon or Barbican tube stations.
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15th May 2017read full article
We’re big garlic fans and we put it in pretty much everything we cook, but have you ever heard of black garlic?
Black Garlic isn’t a special variety of garlic, it’s made by taking regular white garlic and cooking it really slowly at varying temperatures, until it turns black in colour and the texture is so soft that it can easily be squashed between two fingers.
Cooking the garlic mellows the flavour, and black garlic has a mild, savoury taste very similar to balsamic vinegar, and it has none of the pungency of normal, uncooked garlic.
However it retains all of the vitamins and minerals of raw garlic, including vitamin B6 (pyridoxine), vitamin C, manganese, selenium, phosphorous, calcium, potassium, iron and copper.
Black garlic adds depth to dishes, and gives them a punch of extra flavour. We love adding a few chopped cloves to our normal Bolognese; it makes it really rich and unctuous.
For a tasty meal that looks very cheffy and impressive, simply cook some spaghetti and stir in finely sliced black garlic and good quality olive oil. We know of a chef that charges £14 for this in his restaurant!
Another very indulgent way of enjoying black garlic is also very simple – chop a couple of cloves and stir into scrambled eggs as they're cooking. It adds richness and flavour, and makes a very decadent breakfast or brunch. Best enjoyed with smoked salmon!
Our black garlic is made by Balsajo in South West London, and has been a labour of love for company founder Katy, who discovered black garlic through a friend and then worked out how to produce it herself after much trial and error!
Luckily for us she mastered the process and we’re excited to now be stocking her black garlic in store and online.
There are loads of other recipes on the Balsajo website if you’d like any more inspiration.
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11th May 2017read full article
We have been working with Feefo since last Summer, when they began collecting reviews from our customers.
The real benefit of this kind of independent feedback is that you can rely on it to be honest because it’s collected by a separate company and we have no way of influencing the results!
We send Feefo over information on of all our orders, including your name and details of the products you ordered and when they were delivered.
Then a few days after delivery Feefo get in touch with you direct and ask you to rate the service we provided, and the products themselves.
It’s easy to leave a rating out of 5 stars, and you can write a more detailed review if you want to.
Because it’s very quick to do and so helpful to other customers, we really hope you’ll leave a review of your Keevils order!
We’ve been delighted with the results of our customer feedback so far, and we’ve currently received 339 reviews on our service and scored 99% overall.
We strive to provide the best service, and we pride ourselves on the fact that the customer service we give really sets us apart from other butchers, so it’s wonderful to know that our customers agree.
To say thank you for taking the time to leave a review, each month we pick one Feefo reviewer as a winner of a £100 gift voucher to use on a Keevils order.
The winner is chosen at random from everyone who’s written a review in the month, and it doesn’t even matter if it was positive or negative feedback, everyone is eligible to win.
So please, leave your feedback when you receive the email from Feefo. Not only does it help us, it might mean you’ll get your next order free!
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3rd May 2017read full article