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Autumn produce

I prefer to buy produce directly from the grower at Farmer’s Market, ensuring that I am purchasing the best freshest and most local produce possible.

The preferred store to shop from mid-week for essential fruit, vegetables, cheeses, condiments and cold cuts is Harris Farm…it is has such a wide range of products and the standard and freshness is superior compared to the large scale local supermarket products.

http://www.harrisfarm.com.au

…..What produce will you be cooking with this month/season?

I will be using…..

local apples from the Blue Mts in apple and rhubarb crumble

Brussel sprouts sautéed with speck

Roasted carrots with cumin seeds in a warm salad of spinach leaves and Binnorie Feta

Creamy celeriac mash with salmon fillet

Zucchini flowers stuffed with creamy ricotta, parmigano and fresh herbs

Celery, smoked chicken, dill and apple salad

Corn and capsicum fritters with crisp pancetta and guacamole

Cumquat marmalade

Baking eggplant in moussaka

Shaving baby fennel into salads with red radishes, dill and serving with seared salmon

Roasting fragrant quince with star anise and cinnamon, served with Gippsland creamy yoghurt and amaretto biscuits

Preserving my huge bowl of local lemons

Baking pears in an upside-down gingerbread cake

…and last but certainly not least, figs if I can restrain myself to not eat them straight from the fruit bowl I will be baking them wrapped in pancetta, stuffed with gorgonzola and served on a bed of rocket leaves dressed with aged balsamic,  or perhaps serve the figs in a frangipani tart with caramelised walnuts

Produce available in May [information courtesy of Harris Farm] 

Apples : Fuji Golden Delicious Granny Smith Jonathon’s Pink Lady Asian Greens
Avocados
Bananas

Beans : Broad Beans Long Flat Italian Beans

Bitter Melon
Broccolini
Brussels Sprouts
Cabbages
Capsicums
Carrots
Cauliflower
Celeriac
Celery
Chat Potatoes
Chestnuts
Chokos
Corn
Cucumbers
Cumquats
Custard Apples
Dragon Fruit
Eggplant
Eggs
Fennel
Ginger
Guava
Herbs
Kiwifruit
Kohlrabi
Leeks
Lemons
Mushrooms
Nashis
Okra
Onions
Oranges
Papaya & Pawpaw
Parsnips
Pears : Beurre Bosc JosephinePersimmons
Pomegranates
Quinces
Rhubarb
Silverbeet
Spinach
Sweet Potatoes
Turnips
Watermelon
Wild Rocket

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About BlandResistance

A crusader for the cause of all those who feel they are enslaved by a mundane and boring diet...food should be a celebration of flavours!

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