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Bog Butter

Butter, or anything associated with a cow, was seen as a sign of wealth, importance and was valuable. “Butter was seen as a luxury item back then. People made it with the intention of eating it, or selling it to pay their taxes and rent,” Savina added. Well, those were the days! Touch the butter…[…]

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Kittens and Butter

It’s a well known wives-tale to spread some butter on a new kittens paws to feel more at ease in a new home. I have tested this theory many times, and if there is something I can be certain of, kittens love butter. With minimal lactose (as kittens can’t digest normal cows’ milk), and all the high[…]

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hot buttered rum balls

We’re making easy butter balls for you to drop in your hot rum drink this winter! This recipe is an American favourite – no reason why we can’t have these down under. To do: Grab 3/4 cup of rum and 2 cups of boiling water. Stir in 4 butter balls until the butter dissolves (serves 4). Serve in a mug garnished with[…]

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miso butter

A favourite butter at Japanese restaurant Momofuku, David Chang said the inspiration for miso butter came  when he would use a knob of butter mixed with the end of a bowl of miso ramen. Spread deliciously on winter veggies, corn, seafood, stirred into ramen or even pasta!

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It’s Better

After over a century of attempted swaying on the health benefits of margarine over butter, the cream has risen to the top. As Shakespeare has oft lamented – fooling Mother Nature is never a good idea!  The invention of margarine started from an interesting demand by Emperor Napoleon III in the 1800s – looking for a clever butter[…]

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Benefits of Butyric Acid

This is the compound that was first discovered in butter! Discovered in 1815 by Frenchie, Michel Eugène Chevreul, he described it as the component responsible for the smell of butter. Since this compound was discovered in butter, it’s name comes from the Latin word for butter – butyrum (booty-rum!) – hence, butyric acid. Butyric acid in its[…]

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cinnamon + raw honey + full cream ricotta

Cinnamon was a crafty spice used in witchcraft in medieval times – a tribute to its intoxicating flavour! For many, this butter is a morning ritual melted over crispy hot crumpets. Creamy, fluffy with ricotta and sweetened with raw, locally made honey – this is a wholesome, belly warming butter treat.

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