Blood Orange Rocket and Fennel Salads

What’s GREAT at the Market this Week?

Blood oranges are juicy, sweet and just slightly tangy making them a delicious addition to salads. In the first photo they are in a rocket salad😋. Thanks @kersteintrueman for sharing and inspiring with your creative cooking. I love this salad. Another delicious combination is – shaved fennel with blood orange slices, pecan pieces and drizzled with roasted macadamia crumbs and maca oil 😋. Add a dob of yoghurt and chopped fennel tops. Or you could combine both for an extra delicious salad.

Fennel is so versatile and in season right now. Its slight aniseed flavour and fresh crunchy textured lends a superb taste and texture to salads. It is also superb cooked and I bow to Yotam Ottolenghi for his inspiration. This is his recipe for Braised Fennel with Capers and Olives. It takes only 30 minutes to cook and is worth every minute. Here is a link to this recipe: https://ottolenghi.co.uk/braised-fennel-with-capers-and-oli…

Blood oranges are available at Cousin’s Citrus outside near Tallogum Raspberries and Sylva Lining Organics.

 

Blood orange and rocket salad

Rocket is available from The Gourmet Salad Hut plus most of the organic farm stalls. 

Blood orange and fennel salad
Dehydrated blood oranges to use throughou the year

Stallholder Changes this Week: 

BACK this week:

  • Leanne and Anne Marie with their Doggie-licious treats

ABSENT due to fortnightly attendance:

  • Heart and Halo frozen vegetarian meals

 ABSENT due to seasonal variations:

  • Narbey’s Best Avocados – back in September

Entertainment: Melissa Black brings her piano inspired music evoking love of landscape this week.

Weather:

Partly cloudy with an (80%) chance of showers – possibly early with less as the morning progresses.  Overnight temperatures will be between 8 and 12 degrees with daytime temperatures reaching around 18 degrees.

Delicious new season pecans and macadamia nuts are perfect to combine with all sorts of salad ingredients and I also love the maca sprinkles on rhubarb and yoghurt or apples and yoghurt in the photo below. 

Produce of the week (newest season produce is in bold):

  • Apples –
  • Avocados – Hass at JRA
  • Bananas
  • Beans
  • Beetroot
  • BROCCOLI
  • Capsicum
  • Cabbages
  • Cauliflowers
  • Citrus of all varieties including pomelos
  • Cucumbers
  • Custard apples
  • Eggplant
  • Fennel
  • GRAPEFRUIT
  • Kale
  • LEMONS
  • LIMES
  • MANDARINS
  • Microgreens and sprouts
  • ORANGES
  • Passion fruit
  • Paw Paw
  • Pears
  • Peas
  • Radish
  • Raspberries
  • Rhubarb
  • Silverbeet and spinach
  • Tomatoes
  • Zucchinis
Many varieties of silver beet are at the market now so now is the time to try one that is new to you 🤩
Tallogum Raspberries - blueberry bushes are ripening nicely so there are more new season blueberries at the market every week.
Rhubarb is available at Summit Organics and Everest farm. Have you tried cooking rhubarb with strawberries 😋
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