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Monday, 1 September 2014   


Dear Organic Feasters

VITAL BABIES – Now starting 27th AUGUST Our Vital Babies Program is more than just morning tea. It is a relaxed group of new mums & their babies connecting & sharing this new life experience with the support of four inspirational health professionals.
Sleep | Movement | Nutrition | Play
This is a 4 week program aimed at babies 0-6 months with a new focus each week.
We provide:
Yummy morning tea, information manual, different health professional’s support each week, time to ask questions relevant to you & your baby, an opportunity to build upon your support network.
Wednesdays 10:30 - 12:00 (for 4 weeks) $60 for the 4 Weeks
For more information contact Mary at
This film is a feel good story out of Africa. It is about a food security project which has been incredibly successful. The 50 minute documentary has been made by Terry Leahy (permaculture researcher) and his sister Gillian Leahy (a documentary film maker). Copies of the dvd will be on sale for $20. Prior to  the film there will be a supper served, featuring local organic produce, and a brief talk and introduction to the film by Terry. Funds raised will be donated to Gillian and Terry project.
Brought to you in partnership, by Organic Feast and Slow Food Hunter Valley

AVOCADOES are medium sized and firm, they’ll be eating well mid week. GALA APPLES + GRANNY SMITHS Growers BAGS of 2kg of petite yummy , also available loose at $6.99kg + FUJI, PINK LADY, GOLDEN DELICIOUS + RED DELICIOUS, we’ll pack you a 2kilo bag for better value .BANANAS  are first class. STRAWBERRIES – Still great value, flush looks set to continue MINILEE WATERMELON - Good colour and tasty, a lovely surprise at this time of year. BLACK SAPOTE – nice firm pieces that will soften over a few days. Great to eat or put into a smoothie. PATERSON CITRUS is in. We have 10kg bags of BIODYNAMIC NAVEL ORANGES for $24.50, Great eating and great to juice! + ELLENDALE MANDARINS. PEARS – We have both A grade and 2nd Grade LEMON BERGAMONT PEARS, the 2nds are eating well just have more marks than the firsts. WINTER NELLIS, PACKHAM, BUERRE BOSC, NASHI + JOSEPHINE round out a great range of pears. ORANGES RED NAVELS are lovely and sweet and well priced. option. PASSIONFRUITS smaller pieces again this week. YELLOW GRAPEFRUIT are a great price and eating well! As are the sweet RUBYS. KIWI FRUIT are lovely firm pieces
CAULIFLOWERS are superb, sweet and white and great value this week. Local BROCCOLI continues to be brilliant, price has settled for the near future. Nice large florets. GREEN BEANS are looking great, crisp and crunchy.. CORN is lovely and fresh. BEETROOT BULBS are great value, plus we have bunches of local BEETROOT. CABBAGES, RED + GREEN great sizes and BIODYNAMIC, plus local.. SHALLOTS are amazing larger bunches. GREEN and RED CAPSICUMS are in good supply, the reds in particular.  EGGPLANT are well priced, firm but expect some marks . CUCUMBERS - GREENS , excellent, but price is creeping up. LEBANESE CUCUMBERS are great but supply is shortening .LETTUCE – FANCYS include, RED + GREEN MIGNONETTE, COS + ICEBERG. POTATOES are lovely fresh dug. We have DESIREE, DUTCH CREAM, SEBAGO, and NICOLA. MUSHROOMS in punnets only, but with a good price drop.  ZUCCHINI - great quality , larger pieces. Super Greens – SILVERBEET (LOCAL) , ENGLISH SPINACH bunches, BABY SPINACH, ROCKET, BOK CHOY, PAK CHOY & CHOY SUM. TOMATOES – ROUND are superb, ROMAS eating well, CHERRY TOMATOES excellent PARSNIPS very sweet, TURNIPS great in roast or soup. CARROTS A GRADE & JUICING continue to be stunning. PUMPKINS – BUTTERNUT, the colour is stunning this week, just amazing! JAP too! SNOW PEAS are very good and supply is improving which shows in the price which has dropped again this week. SWEET POTATO - PURPLE + GOLD
GARLIC Best now to store in the bottom crisper of your fridge or in a cool spot. At this time of year they will start to shoot. If shoots do appear just cut them off. Quality or flavour is not affected by this. GIANT RUSSIAN is now the only variety available and may run out before new season Italian arrives.
New season GINGER + TURMERIC, quality is great!
GARLIC great flavour. Best now to store in the bottom crisper of your fridge or in a cool spot. At this time of year they will start to shoot. If shoots do appear just cut them off. Quality or flavour is not affected by this.GIANT RUSSIAN is the best variety to buy at this time of year.
New season GINGER + TURMERIC, quality is great!
To give you an idea of what our mixed boxes contain we will include a list in our emails. There may be some variation depending on what we receive and we replace with a similar value item.
THIS WEEKS RECIPE - Raw Pear Tart with Vanilla Cream
In honour of the 2nd grade LEMON BERGAMONTS we have in this week. Though great for eating still, at this price they are a super choice for dessert. The Lemon Bergamot pear is small to medium in size. This lesser-known variety has green skin, white flesh and a delicious buttery flavour. It’s ideal for use in desserts and cooking. It is cultivated mostly in southern Italy, and is the flavouring used in Earl Grey Tea.

The tart crust:
1 cup macadamia nuts
3/4 cup blanched almonds (leave skins on if you don’t mind a darker crust)
5-6 medjool dates, pits removed
1/4 tsp vanilla powder
Pinch of himalayan sea salt
Pulse all ingredients in a food processor until fine, crumbly and sticks together when pinched.
Press into a rectangular flan tin with a removable base.
Place in the freezer to set.

The filling:
4 Ripe Lemon Bergamont pears, 3 cored and roughly chopped, 1 sliced for decoration
1/2 lemon, juiced
1 Tbsp fresh chopped rosemary
3/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp cloves
pinch of nutmeg
pinch of himalayan sea salt
Combine all ingredients in food processor and pulse until the pears are only just broken down (you don’t want a complete puree here).
Place the rosemary pear filling into a bowl and set to the side for 30 minutes for the juice to run out of the mixture (you will use this juice to make the sweet cream).
After 30 minutes, drain the pear liquid from the rosemary pear filling into a bowl. You may want to go as far as to sieve the rosemary pear filling to get rid of as much of the liquid as possible.
Remove the tart crust from the freezer. Pour the pear filling into the tart. Smooth the top then layer with the pear slices.
Set aside while you make your vanilla cream.

The vanilla cream:
1 cup cashews (soaked for 10 – 30 minutes)
Up to 1 cup of juice from the rosemary pear filling
1/2 lemon, juiced
Pinch of himalayan sea salt
Place all ingredients in a high speed blender and blend until smooth and at the consistency you wish.
Cut a slice of your pear tart and top with the vanilla cream.

This tart is absolutely delicious and tastes so fresh. However, because of the moisture from the pear, the tart will start to get soggy after being in the fridge a day or so, or when it’s been left out on a plate for a while. So ensure you make it close to when you would like to eat it. And share it round and eat it fast. A soggy tart doesn’t ruin the dish though. I didn’t mind the sogginess at all and was still eating it quite a few days later. It’s just best experienced fresh.
Have a great week





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