We’re back, fully refreshed from our holiday!

Well we’re back with a vengeance after our two weeks off, this weekend we are at Torquay, Essendon, Maldon Christmas in July Festival street market on Saturday and at Osborne House, North Geelong and Talbot on Sunday!

We look forward to seeing you!


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!

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