Ginger, roasted pumpkin and macadamia salad with honey and balsamic dressing

What’s GREAT at the Market this Week?

Delicious new season GINGER is at the market now. Raw grated ginger added to a pot of chai tea brewing on the stove creates so much flavour. Try it at home or buy a chai tea from master brewer Greg at Chai Harem who begins brewing the most delicious chai combinations from 6.00am every week.

A grated carrot salad with raw ginger, a few cranberries scattered through and served with an orange juice and olive oil dressing is full of flavour. And of course nothing beats lemon juice with fresh ginger and garlic to ward of a virus. And add fresh ginger to rhubarb – simply superb!


PUMPKINS are in abundance now so if you love a warm pumpkin scone or delicious pumpkin soup made with tomatoes NOW is the perfect time of year. I love a roasted pumpkin salad sprinkled with Spice Palace macadamia nut dukkah. This is the perfect way to take the chill out of a green salad; a great winter salad addition.

Check out the recipe below for Roasted Pumpkin Salad with Honey and Balsamic Dressing.

Spice Palace has the most amazing pumpkin dip at this time of year so try a sample this week.


CHANGES & COMING SOON + Seasonal produce

Coming soon – possibly as soon as mid July is Bloom Edibles. James and Katie and their team grow a variety of edible flowers that they sell in punnets. They will also have dried flowers and flower infused salt + sauces, jams curds and pastes made using local Australian native plants

AND home made pasta with herbs and flowers.

Nudgel Nuts – Ian is back 
with his delicious new season macadamias plus all the extras- macadamia sprinkles, roasted and salted macas plus choc coated and honey roasted plus macadamia spread.

Byron Cane Juice – hopefully fully recovered from fire damage.

Murwillumbah Community Men’s Shed


Blueberry Fields – Their berries are a little behind anticipated ripening dates due to the hail damage sustained in November 2017.

Narbey’s Best Avocados – with new season Hass

Weather: A chance of showers, most likely in the afternoon and evening. Overnight temperatures will fall to between 8 and 12 with daytime temperatures reaching between 16 and 20.

RECIPE: Roasted Pumpkin Salad with Honey and Balsamic Dressing.


  • 2kgs market pumpkin, peeled, deseeded, cut into 2cm-cubes
  • olive oil
  • 1/2 cup macadamia nut dukkah (I added macadamia nut sprinkles too for extra flavour)
  • 200g rocket or mixed lettuce greens plus sliced snow peas for extra crunch if desired

Honey and balsamic dressing:

  • 1/4 cup Caldera honey (I found 1 tsp was plenty)
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste


Place cubed pumpkin in a single layer on trays in a hot oven. Spray with oil or roll in coconut oil until well coated and season with salt and pepper. Roast pumpkin for 20 minutes turning midway through. Set aside to cool to room temperature.

Make honey and balsamic dressing by combining honey, vinegar and oil and salt and pepper in a stirring vigorously or shake vigorously in a screw top jar.

Place washed and dried rocket or mixed lettuce greens and snow peas in a salad bowl and top with roasted pumpkin cubes. Gentle stir these through then liberally sprinkle with macadamia dukkah. Drizzle with dressing and serve. 

Adapted from a similar recipe in

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

  • Apples–
  • Avocados –
  • Bananas
  • Beans
  • Beetroot
  • Broccoli
  • Cabbage
  • Carrots
  • Cauliflowers
  • Capsicum
  • Celeriac
  • Citrus in abundance
  • Cucumbers
  • Fennel
  • Lettuce
  • Macadamia Nuts
  • PEAS
  • Pumpkins
  • Pecan nuts
  • PawPaw
  • Pears
  • Raspberries
  • Snow Peas
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Tomatoes
  • Zucchinis

Seasonal Produce List Updated:


Beans (+organic), Beetroot (+organic), Bok Choy, (+organic) Broccoli, Cabbage, Carrots, Capsicum (+organic), Cauliflower, Chard (organic), Chilli (+organic), Cucumber (+organic), Corn, Eggplant (+organic), Fennel, Garlic (+organic), Herbs (+ organic basil, coriander, fennel, ginger, rocket, turmeric and more), Kale (+organic), Lettuce (cos organic), Fancy Lettuce and mixed salad greens, Micro green

s (+ wide variety of organic such as alfalfa, barley greens, sunflower, broccoli, chick pea, radish and pea srouts), Peas incl snow peas (+organic), Mizuna, Onion (+organic), Mushrooms, Pak Choi (organic), Potato (sebagao)

Potatoes (kipfler ++), Pumpkin (+organic), Salad Mix, Silver Beet, Sprouts (+organic), Spinach (+organic), + Egyptian spinach, Sweet Potato (+organic), Tatsoi (organic), Swedes, Tomatoes (+organic), Taro, Turnip, Watercress, Zucchini (+organic).


Apples, Apricots, Avocados, Bananas (Cavendish, Lady Fingers (organic also), Black muscat grapes,Blueberries, Carambola (star fruit), Custard apples, Dragon Fruit, Grapefruit, Grapes, Kiwi fruit (organic), Lemons + Limes (incl organic), Lychees, Mangoes, Mandarin (organic), Oranges (organic), Passionfruit, Paw Paw, Pears, Plums, Raspberries, Rock melons, Sapotes, Strawberries, Watermelons.

Flowers – Gerberas, Lisianthus, Roses, Tropical flowers – sassy heliconias.

Eggs –  organic only at the moment but free range coming soon.

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

DairyCows milk, cheeses and yoghurt, kefir, cultured butter ++ Goats milk and soft cheeses, kefir AND award winning St Billie goats cheese.

Honey – Raw unprocessed Caldera honey, creamed honey and creamed honey with cinnamon! Andbees wax candles.

 BreadsA variety of artisan sour dough breads baked with a diversity of organic flours (including spelt and rye) and many flavours that use local market products including macadamia nut bread!

Mushrooms – Gourmet mushrooms – king oysters, white oysters, pink oysters, blue oysters, shiitake and Shimeji available at Wollumbin Gourmet Mushrooms and button mushrooms at Mountain View Eggs.

Meat – Beef, pork and goat (All Natural Meat Company produced), Salami (Nimbin Valley Diary) periodically + lamb and chicken sourced within the broader market radius and locally caught fish – very seasonal.