HAVE you ever heard the saying ‘the way to a person’s heart is through their stomach’?
That is the case for Glenorie Butchery owners Felicity and Trevor Conn, whose tasty treats won four awards and two high commendations at the National Sausage King and Best Butchers Burger competitions on July 24.
Mrs Conn, from Kenthurst, said it was an honour to win the north-western category.
‘‘We got a little shock out here,’’ she said. ‘‘We’re pretty proud of ourselves. I mean we’re back in the sticks of Glenorie and we won.’’
She put the win down to ‘‘the boys being so fussy with the sausages’’.
The ‘‘boys’’ she is referring to are husband Trevor, whose father and uncle were butchers, and Colin Schwebel, the previous owner who still works there.
The butchery won first prize in Best Butcher Burger with a beef, onion tomato and cheese pattie and second prize with a lamb kofta pattie, which is usually available in store on wooden skewers.
The beef sausages, of which they sell about 200 kilograms a week, won second place in the National Sausage King competition and third place went to their pork sausage.
The continental style sausages and the chicken with spinach and pine nuts were highly commended.
Entries are judged on appearance, aroma, texture and flavour.
Mr Conn is the mastermind behind the secret recipes, who got some tips from his dad.
‘‘I’m still using some of his recipes now,’’ he said.
‘‘But we come up with our own recipes and bits and pieces too.’’