Grill It Up Zweber Farms’ Style

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Those of you who know me best, know that I am a public radio fanatic. It is my connection to many different thoughts, ideas, people, cultures and issues. As a wanna  be foodie, I really like the Splendid Table show. When I received the Splendid Table cookbook, “The Splendid Table’s How to Eat Supper,” for Christmas this past year, I read it front to back like a novel. There are lot of great recipes in the book, but my favorite is the Crossover Spice Blend.

Crossover Spice Blend:

  • 1/4 cup ground cumin
  • 1/2 cup ground coriander
  • 1/8 cup fresh-ground black pepper

Blend the spices together in a jar, and seal. Store away from heat and light for up to 3-4 months.

The authors suggest: “rub or sprinkle the blend over vegetables and meats when roasting, saute it into stews and soups, and use it as a finishing spice on salads and grains. Try mixing the blend with an equal amount of brown sugar and rubbing it into meat before placing them on the grill. Them same mix offers a new take on grilled fresh pineapple.” YUM!

My favorite way to use this spice is to blend it with a little bit of Kosher salt and rub on lamb chops, pork chops or steaks and either bake or grill.  Hopefully, you bought pork or beef from Zweber Farms last fall and you have a freezer full of great grilling items. If not, make sure to get on our waiting list, so that you are ready next year.

Speaking of waiting lists. We don’t have a waiting list for our chickens, but if you would like them pre-cut you do need to order by next week.

Happy Grilling!


Zweber Farms is a 4th generation family operated organic dairy. We also specialize in sustainably raised beef, pork and chicken and sell it directly to customers in Minnesota.Visit our website to learn more,

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