16.4 C
Byron Shire
June 18, 2024

Boorabee Dorper lamb: delicious, but how can it help your arthritis?

Latest News

Do you have an IF?

When 12-year-old Bea moves into her grandmother Margaret’s apartment in New York, while her father waits for heart surgery in the same hospital where her mother died of cancer years earlier, she chafes against his playful antics, insisting she can handle the situation with maturity.

Other News

Ballina Council join study to understand water use

Ballina Council has joined Bathurst, Dubbo and the Murray River Council areas to participate in a cutting-edge artificial intelligence technology that aims to identify how people use water across regional NSW. 

A deeper dive into plans to abandon Mullum’s local water supply

With Council seeking community input on its proposal to disconnect Mullumbimby’s local water source and instead be reliant on water supplied by Rous County Council, local Greens candidate and water engineer, Elia Hauge, has added her concerns around the lack of meaningful consultation and process.

Flood-prone land subdivision DA on exhibition

A proposal by developer Callum Sked to subdivide flood-prone land near the Mullumbimby Showground is now on public exhibition on Council’s website until June 25.

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: A Spoonful of Sugar Really Does Help The Medicine Go Down

Making people fat is big business. Just ask the sugar industry. Making people not fat is potentially even bigger.

Ongoing roadworks

In response to Scott Wilson (Echo 29 May) questioning Byron Council’s spending on roads and infrastructure, the truth is...

16-year-old Mullum boy summits Imja Tse

Back in 2017, nine-year-old local boy, Finn Marshall-Rosato, became the youngest Australian to trek to Everest Base Camp, unaided and carrying all his own gear. 

Warren Wiggins – Skincare range

In a beautiful example of letting nothing go to waste, Dorper Lamb’s Warren and Marina Wiggins have created a skincare range out of tallow. Kidney fat taken from the back of the lamb is melted down then allowed to solidify, a little Grumpy Grandma’s olive oil and essential oils – lemon myrtle, lavender – added to it, and voila, a skin moisturiser!

Traditionally associated with candle-making and the tin of dripping of many post-war stoves, tallow is a natural anti-inflammatory, a powerhouse of the vitamins A, D, E and K, and, Warren tells me, very good for skin eczema, acne and arthritis. ‘Chefs,’ he says, ‘are swinging back to natural fats as opposed to seed and plant ones. The goodness out of animal fats is better for you.’

In the beginning, Warren says, he took the cream to the markets to gauge public reaction. ‘People were very open to it’, he tells me. ‘Now I’m going through 24 bottles a week! It absorbs instantly,’ he continues, sounding for all the world like a television commercial. ‘It clears up tinea overnight and all foot fungi. It’s a good natural moisturiser, both a day and a night cream.’

He himself is a walking advertisement for the moisturiser. Having long had an arthritic knee, he’s now walking limp-free. In addition, he and Marina have produced a soap made out of the tallow, soon to be available at the markets as well. ‘The soap,’ Warren tells me, ‘lathers up so much.’ He’s been using it for the past few weeks to wash his hair and ‘it’s amazing! So much better than shampoo!’

So now, apart from Warren’s glorious lamb – organic, hormone-free, grass-fed in a stress-free environment – you can buy the body moisturiser at his farmers’ market stall along with cooking tallow – and soon the soap.

Dorper Lamb is at New Brighton Farmers Market every Tuesday from 8 to 11am and at Mullumbimby Farmers Market every Friday from 7 to 11am.


Support The Echo

Keeping the community together and the community voice loud and clear is what The Echo is about. More than ever we need your help to keep this voice alive and thriving in the community.

Like all businesses we are struggling to keep food on the table of all our local and hard working journalists, artists, sales, delivery and drudges who keep the news coming out to you both in the newspaper and online. If you can spare a few dollars a week – or maybe more – we would appreciate all the support you are able to give to keep the voice of independent, local journalism alive.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Spanish Film Festival

It’s fiesta time as the 2024 HSBC Spanish Film Festival, presented by Palace Cinemas, prepares to set screens alight with a superb selection of the finest new films from Spain and Latin America. The festival’s largest lineup to date opens nationally in June at Palace Cinemas.

Byron Open Mic at Yulli’s

Byron’s newest Open Mic afternoon is on every Sunday at Yulli’s on Carlyle St.  Yulli’s want to welcome all acoustic musicians and singer/songwriters to come on down and showcase their talent.

Driven with soul

Under a different stage name Milo Green is an award-winning songwriter and musician who has supported iconic artists like Diesel, Dragon, Josh Pyke, Glen Shorrock (Little River Band) and more.

Exciting live act

One of Australia’s hottest slide guitarists, Adam Hole is one of the most exciting live acts on the circuit today.