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PEAR SHAPED

By | Fruit, Produce, Produce Varieties, Sydney Markets, Winter | No Comments

Q: What gives a pear its unique melting texture? While the cold weather is having an adverse reaction on many fruit and veg lines, apples and pears are a reliable addition to the menu with quality consistent and stock readily available. With harvesting taking place between Jan-May each year, apple and pear varieties have been relatively unaffected by recent weather…

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GOOD THINGS COME IN SMALL PACKAGES

By | Food Trends, herbs, Produce | No Comments

Q: Which herb did Shakespeare say improved recollection?  A recent spell of bad weather in NSW has affected the quality of local herb crops, with varieties such as sage and oregano tending to blacken quickly.  So, while we wait for the summer weather to catch up to the summer menu, why not let our delicious range of microgreens step up…

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A FLOWER FOR EVERY OCCASION

By | Food Trends, Produce, Spring, Summer | No Comments

Q: Are there any flowers that are better left off the plate??    The food service industry is just as vulnerable to ‘trending’ as fashion retail or twitter. While we may not update our dining habits as regularly as we tweet, social trends undeniably influence what appears on the menu. Edible flowers are a prime example of how cultural trends…

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THE APPLE OF LOVE

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Q: They’re tasty, but are tomatoes good for you?   A member of the nightshade family, tomatoes, or apples of love as they were once known, were introduced to the world following the Spanish conquest of Central America in the 1500s. While it is now a staple ingredient in cuisines the world over, the last 500 years has seen this lush…

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