A handful a day for good health
- 2 ¼ cups of broccoli
- 2 ½ cups of spinach
- 2 ½ cups of corn
Introduce more salad greens with this great salad idea
Watercress and Wild Rocket Salad
1 bunch watercress
1 bunch (packet) wild rocket
1 pear – thinly sliced
50g pine nuts, gently toasted or roasted (can substitute with salad seeds from our online store)
100 g parmigiano reggiano, shaved
10 ml extra virgin olive oil
5ml aged balsamic
5ml raspberry vinegar
season with salt and pepper to taste.
There has been a growing trend in recent years towards “product shrinkage”, you know, things get smaller, but the price still goes up a little. I can’t believe the size of the herbs at the supermarkets now. It’s all pre-packaged in tiny little serves.
We have a large selection of herbs, and all are a generous size.
Try this delicious looking berry fruit salad as a dessert, snack or energizing and uplifting start to your day. All the ingredients are available on our online store.
Handful of blueberries
2 kiwi, sliced
1 banana, sliced
1 orange, squeezed
optional: sprig of fresh basil or mint
1. Mix the strawberries, blueberries, kiwi, and banana in a bowl together.
2. Squeeze the juice of the orange or tangerine over the fruit and gently mix.
3. Serve immediately and sprinkle with fresh basil or mint if desired.
I’m not sure if asparagus and mangoes go together all that well, but they are both back in season. Locally grown asparagus from West Gippsland are always available during the footy finals.
Mangoes on the other hand seem to be coming into season, earlier and earlier. From my recollection, it was always late October/early November. September mangoes are early!
As the weather warms up, the basil in the pot gets bigger. Throughout winter, the best basil tends to be the cut basil from up north. Now that it’s warming up down here, the potted basil from ‘B&B Basil’ in Bendigo becomes a better option.
You should never keep basil in the fridge, the chill will make the leave goes black. Keep your potted basil on the window sill, and sprinkle with water every couple of days.
We now stock the locally manufactured Uncle John’s Licorice. We’re starting with the chocolate coated licorice sticks, which we are selling for $2.98 (4 sticks). It’s proved very popular among the Micky Booth staff. Record to date is seven sticks in a day! Not mentioning any names….. Ben.
Confirmation last week that the new Epping Wholesale Market will be opening on Monday 31st August. It’s an earlier start for me, so I’ll be trying to get the phone orders completed a bit earlier on a Monday evening from now on.
Have a great week!
I first visited the Melbourne Wholesale Market on Footscray Road, West Melbourne in March 1993 at the insistence of a friend of mine who had just started up his own fruit and vegetable home delivery service. I knocked on a few doors, and managed to get a couple of dozen families to commit to giving me a go. My plan was to do it for six months or so…. Well, here I am, twenty-two years later still getting up in the middle of the night, doing what I do best.
This week marks the last week I’ll be visiting the “Footscray Market”, the new Epping Wholesale Market opens on Monday 30th August. It will mean an earlier start, and a longer drive, but I’m hoping the new state of the art facility will put back a bit of pep in my step. I’m trying to stay positive about the move, change has its challenges, I think I’m up for it. Watch this space.
It’s an age-old debate: the sweet vs. the regular potato. Which should you be eating for maximum health?
Some researchers have suggested that potatoes might carry harmful anti-nutrients. Others that their glycemic index (GI) is too high. As a result, the humble spud has taken a mashing in the recent low-carb years.
Check out this link for more information about the nutritional benefits of both sweet potatoes and regular potatoes.
I recently tried parsnip and carrot mash, and really loved it. You can’t beat oven roasted parsnips with a roast dinner, or can you? The mash is quick and easy to make, and absolutely delicious. Try this recipe.
Afourer mandarins started late last week, and replace the seedless imperial variety. The afourer are much juicier than the imperials, and slightly on the tangy side. They are easy to peel, and should be available for the next four to six weeks.