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At Last Figs at Reasonable Prices!

Finally, I have spotted figs at the Queen Victoria Market at the reasonable price of $10/kg. While most are the purple variety, which look fabulous, I would actually advise you to seek out the Adriatic “white” variety that are an even light green colour. To my mind they have a much better flavour. Figs are…

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heritage apple farmer's market

Summer Apples

Summers apples are making a showing at markets now and lesser known and heritage varieties such as Akane, Abas, Pipins and Gravensteins can be found at some farmers markets. I also spotted Gravensteins at Organics Shed I, Queen Victoria Market ($6/kg). The Gravensteins are a great cooking apple with a sweet yet tart flavour. They…

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mushrooms company mushrooms

More Than Swiss Brown Mushrooms

While summer is a time for tomatoes, lettuces, stone fruit and melons I can’t help but tell you about the lovely exotic mushrooms available from the mushroom co. This summer why not include a mushrooms salad with fresh herbs or char grilled king mushrooms to accompany your barbequed meats or fish (see recipe tab). Be…

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