What is NEWS at the market?
Lyn and Em at Mad Mountain Organics have been very busy whipping up batches of their limited edition mulberry jam. Made with organic mulberries and lemon plus chia seeds they’ve created a delicious jam that is both sweet and tart to be enjoyed in many different ways. I am excited to try it this week. Are you?
They have been busily making lots of their favourite conserves to pop into gift packs for Christmas and when I popped out to the farm this weekend they were busy making their Christmas cakes too.
Their savoury gift pack has Beetroot Relish, Papaya Chutney, Bread and Butter Pickles and two mini samplers. Perfect for summer cheese platters. Their hot chilli gift pack – loved by those who enjoy hot chilli – speaks for itself!!
Coming soon – John and Frieda of Southview Orchards are returning to our market on 20th October with all their new season peaches and nectarines. If you recall last year – their peaches and nectarines were so popular they sold out early every week. The mere aroma of their stone fruit was a magnet let alone the flavour.
What is GREAT at the market?
It’s potato season. YAY! Jumping Red Ant – are digging up their new season potatoes this week so if all goes well they will have Dutch Creams and Sebagos at the market. The photo on the LHS is of their biggest potato patch and the RHS of their market display for pervious years so the prices may be different this year. Super fresh new season potatoes have such great flavour. It seems that this diminishes with age. There is no comparison between these potatoes and potatoes that have been stored.
Summit Organics has Dutch Creams and Sylva Lining Organics has both Dutch Cream and sebagos, so lots to choose from.
This week we are shining the spotlight … on zucchini.
I am always amazed at how many undervalue this very versatile vegie – actually it is a fruit but we use it as a vegie like so many others. When I spotted the Zucchini Tortilla recipe that is included in this week’s newsletter (see the link to the newsletter below) I knew it was time to share some recipes to inspire you to get creative with this particular vegie. Raw spiralised zucchini as a very refreshing and tasty substitute for pasta in a pesto salad. Toss in a few olives and sundried tomatoes on a base of English spinach or rocket and hey pesto! Easy, tasty and so healthy. One of my summer my favourites especially if you pick up a jar of pesto from Rob at Spice Palace – making it extra easy.
Zucchini tortillas can be enjoyed as a snack. If you want you can even add some tomato sauce, pepperoni and cheese on top to make a fantastic low carb pizza with a zucchini pizza crust.
The fun possibilities with these “tortillas” are endless and we’re still not tired of devouring every single batch that we make.
How about this delicious recipe for grilled zucchini with warm yoghurt and saffron butter? A great simple recipe by Yotam Ottolenghi.