Ocean Grove

Mmmmmmhhhh what a lovely smell ……

Ooooooh, the sumptuous smell of almond and blueberries is filling the kitchen air on this bright but chilly morning.  What better way to take elevenses but to sit wrapped up in the sun, taking in the view, with a steaming hot cup of coffee and a blueberry friande just out of the oven?

We’ll be able to share this joy as we will have the friandes available at the Torquay, Ocean Grove, Trentham and Talbot Farmers Markets this weekend, and our Gluten Free friends will be able to endulge too, well …….. that’s if there are any left that is!!!


Reviving Old Fashioned Foods – Simply Fresh Ingredients & Low Food Miles

With the latest food trend to bring back forgotten foods, we have decided that it is time to revive some of the good old fashioned foods that we loved from our childhood.  Recipes that our grandmothers used, sourcing simply fresh ingredients, with low food miles and with absolutely no additives, fillers or preservatives.

Our take on the Scottish dish Rumbledethumps proved extremely popular last winter, so popular in fact that we turned them into Rumble tarts for the summer.  Our original philosophy with this dish was to come up with something that included the ‘5 a day’ vegetables.  Well we exceeded ourselves, it contains 8!

This year we are happy to announce that we are introducing the ‘Homity Pie’.  A simply delicious pie that has proved a hit with vegetarians and meat eaters alike.

Homity Pie is a traditional British open vegetable pie.  Made with potatoes, onions, cheese, a hint of garlic and herbs, it has a history that dates back to WW2, when Land Girls working under rationing restrictions made pies from vegetables that were easily available in the fields.  The origin of the name of this dish is unknown, it is believed that the word ‘homity’ was made up for the pie  –  probably a local expression relating to rationing.

A little later in the autumn/winter months we will be introducing our take on another Scottish dish, Skirlie Mirlie  –  stay tuned!

Another amazing Farmers’ Market at Ocean Grove!

Last month was fantastic, sold out in an hour and a half.  This month it was truly amazing, taking twice the stock and selling out in two hours!  The customers at the Bellarine Community Farmers’ Market at Ocean Grove appear to be loving their new market and we love going there, nice venue,  lovely friendly people  –  we look forward to seeing you on Saturday 24th March!

PS   We promise to bring even more stock next time!

Bellarine Community Farmers Market

We will be attending the first Bellarine Community Farmers Market, taking place this Saturday 21st January 2012.  The market takes place on the third Saturday of each month at Ocean Grove Park, Ocean Grove (cnrs of Hodgson & Draper Sts, The Avenue & Presidents Ave), from 9.00 am to 1.00 pm.

We will have a selection of all your favourite products, the savoury and sweet tarts, beetroot & zucchini burgers, the zucchini, mint & feta burgers, beetroot relish, Grandma Dot’s tomato relish and the good old fashioned lemon curd!  We will also have a good selection of Meredith Dairy products such as the ever popular marinated cheese, yoghurt and chevre.

We look forward to seeing you there!