What’s good this week?
In this beautiful warm weather less cooking and lots of cooling salads makes life so easy. The difference between a great salad and an ordinary one is often in the dressing. A tasty dressing can really make a salad sing.
Duska at Spice Palace has delicious olives and with a variety of tomatoes from black Russians to mini Romas at the market now is the time to enjoy a Greek salad where the secret really is in the dressing. See recipe below. Add chilled sliced or diced cucumbers – in plentiful supply at the moment – tomatoes, olives, sliced red onion and some torn up lettuce. Top this with crumbed Nimbin Valley Dairy feta or fried haloumi and the salad dressing below and you have the perfect nourishing and tasty lunch or dinner.
Iced chocolate chai – now that is total decadence!
The Chai Harem’s Iced Chocolate Chai was described by one customer last week as “the best thing she had ever had!!!”. Freshly ground ginger and spices, cocoa infusion and topped with rosewater cream make this a great icy cold thirst quencher!
Recipe of the week:
Tasty Greek Salad Dressing:
1/3 cup olive oil
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
1 clove garlic (more if preferred)
finely chopped oregano, parsley, and basil or if not available use ¼ tsp of each dried herb or the Greek Salad Herb mix – see link below for this recipe).
¼ tsp black pepper
2 tbls lemon juice and 1 tsp lemon zest
¼ tsp Dijon mustard
¼ tsp Himalayan salt
In a jar, mix together all ingredients and shake vigorously until well blended. Store tightly covered at room temperature
Stallholder update :
Crabbes Creek Wood fired pizzas are at the market THIS Week – only two more weeks.
Absent for the next two weeks only:
- TANZO Apples (back with new season apples in February)
- Farmers Choice Organic seedlings
Stallholders season end:
Nudgel Nuts returns to the market in March 2016
Narbey’s Best Avocados returns to the market March 2016 if the weather is favourable
Entertainment: Rob Csokas
Weather Forecast is for: A sunny morning with daytime temperatures reaching low to mid 30’s.
Produce of the week (newest season produce is in bold):
- Cucumbers (Lebanese)
- Dragon Fruit
- Finger limes
- Potatoes (various)
- Sweet potatoes
Seasonal Produce List Updated:
Beans (+organic), Beetroot (+organic), Broccoli, Cabbage, Capsicum, Cauliflower, Chard (organic), Chilli, Cucumber (+organic), Corn (+organic), Eggplant (+organic), Garlic (+organic), Herbs (basil + organic basil, coriander, fennel, ginger, rocket, turmeric and more), Kale (+organic), Lettuce (cos organic), Fancy Lettuce and mixed salad greens, Micro greens (+ wide variety of organic such as alfalfa, barley greens, sunflower, broccoli, chick pea), Peas incl snow peas (+organic), Mizuna, Onion (+organic), Mushrooms, Pak Choi (organic), Potato (Sebago) , Potatoes (kipfler ++), Pumpkin (+organic), Salad Mix, Silver Beet, Sprouts (+organic), Spinach (+organic), Sweet Corn, Sweet Potato (+organic), Tatsoi (organic) Swedes, Tomatoes (+organic), Taro, Watercress, Wheat grass, Zucchini (+organic).
Apples, Avocados, Bananas (Cavendish, Lady Fingers (organic also) and Little Gem), Blueberries, Carambola (star fruit), Custard apples, Dragon Fruit, Grapefruit, Grapes, Kiwi fruit (organic), Lemons + Limes (incl organic and finger limes), Mangoes, Mandarin (organic), Oranges (organic), Passionfruit, Paw Paw, Pears, Rock melons, Strawberries, Watermelons.
Gerberas, Lisianthus, Roses, Tropical flowers – currently red and yellow heliconias.
Eggs – including organic
Pecan nuts and macadamia nuts, nut oils, butters and choc coated nuts
Cows milk, cheeses and yoghurt, kefir, cultured butter ++
Goats milk and soft cheeses, kefir
Raw unprocessed honey, creamed honey and creamed honey with cinnamon! And bees wax candles.
Rice and Breads
A variety of artisan sour dough breads baked with a range of organic flours (including spelt and rye) and flavours that use local market products including macadamia nut bread!
Beef, lamb and pork (All Natural Meat Company) and goat, Salami (Nimbin Valley Diary) periodically. + lamb and chicken sourced within the broader market radius and locally caught fish – very seasonal).