Ingredients for a Greek Salad

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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, slicStockists-1ed 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.

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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:

Greek Salad:IMG_2314

Tasty Greek Salad Dressing:

1/3 cup olive oil

Olives - dried and flavoured1/4 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 zest10417582_864376180259881_1307882205448279589_n

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

http://www.food.com/recipe/greek-seasoning-81283

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 2016Rob Csoakas 2

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):

  • Bananas
  • Beans
  • BlueberriesIMAG0396
  • Capsicum
  • Carrots
  • Corn
  • Cucumbers (Lebanese)
  • Dragon Fruit
  • Finger limes
  • Garlic
  • Passionfruit
  • Potatoes (various)open fl 2
  • Papaya
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Sprouts
  • Tomatoes
  • Watermelon
  • Rockmelons
  • Zucchini

 

Seasonal Produce List Updated:

Lebanese cucmbers smVegetables

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).

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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.

Flowers

Gerberas, Lisianthus, Roses, Tropical flowers – currently red and yellow heliconias.

Eggs – including organic

Nuts

Pecan nuts and macadamia nuts, nut oils, butters and choc coated nuts

Dairy

Cows milk, cheeses and yoghurt, kefir, cultured butter ++

Goats milk and soft cheeses, kefir

Honey

Raw unprocessed honey, creamed honey and creamed honey with cinnamon! And bees wax candles.

Rice and Breads11069359_888358237890274_3254260131477424107_n

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!

Meat

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).