Month: December 2011

Last full weekend before Christmas to stock up with goodies ….!

After the fabulously busy markets we attended last weekend, the kitchen is a hive of activity preparing for the Farmers’ markets we are attending this weekend:- Torquay Central and Trentham on Saturday and Talbot and Queenscliff Harbour on Sunday.

Don’t forget, your last opportunities for shopping for the big day are as follows:-

Thursday 22 December
Torquay Central Twilight Market  –  5.00 pm to 8.00 pm

Saturday 24 December
Newtown Farmers Market (corner Fyans St & Shannon Ave)  –  8.00 am to 1.00 pm
Torquay Central Farmers’ Market (Bristol Rd, Torquay)  –  8.00 am to 1.00 pm

If you don’t fancy getting up too early but don’t want to miss out on your favourite dish, phone ahead and we’ll have your order waiting for you to collect. 

To whet your appetite …..

Savoury Tarts
Three cheeses, leek & fennel
Pumpkin, silverbeet & chevre
Vintage cheddar, broccoli, onion, tomato & Italian herbs
Pumpkin, silverbeet, cous cous & chevre
Mushroom, leek & feta
Pumpkin, mushroom, silverbeet & chevre
Red onion & feta

Available in regular ($13), family size ($19) and large ($30) and in 1, 2 or 3 flavours (or 4 flavours for the $30).

Frangipane Fruit Tarts
Flavours available:- strawberry, rhubarb, blueberry, cherry, apple and lemon curd.  Available in regular $15 and family sizes $20 and in 1, 2 or 3 flavours.

Available in small $6, regular $12 or large $20

Vegetable Lasagne
Available in regular $14, large $20 or family $32

Macadamia, Parmesan & Mushroom Roast
Small $7.50, regular $15

Beetroot & Zucchini Burgers
Available 2 per pack $5

Mushroom Pate $5

Tzatziki $5

Beetroot Relish
Small $6, Regular $8, 1kg $20

Grandma Dot’s Tomato Relish
Regular $8, 1kg $20

Lemon Curd
Small $6, Regular $9


mmm … the taste (and smell!) of Christmas!

This weekend we introduce our ‘9 Fruits Fruit Mince’ tarts  –  melt in the mouth all butter shortcrust pastry tarts deeply filled with a luxury home-made fruit mince which has been maturing for six months, and that is loaded with 9 fruits including juicy sultanas, currants, raisins, glacé cherries and lashings of Grand Marnier.  Delicious warm or cold.  Who can possibly resist?  I know I can’t!

100% vegetarian with absolutely no additives, preservatives, colourings or thickeners, you can enjoy eating these knowing that they are packed full of flavour with absolutely NO nasties.  The perfect Christmas treat!

mmm … delicious!