Urban Locavore celebrates it’s 1st birthday in December and each month we try and strike a balance of 8 great products for under $50. So far I think we’ve done a pretty good job :) When we started a year ago we had about 50 deliveries per month and Paul could do them all by [...]
On the 25th of November Urban Locavore lost it’s biggest supporter and I lost my wonderful mum. She had just turned 59. My mum loved farmers markets, street festivals, country fairs and all things craft. She grew up in Katanning and told me her happiest memories were playing in her grandmother’s fruit trees, hiding in [...]
Watching these mushrooms grow is amazing! It’s starts off about the size of a pencil eraser poking it’s way through the lid … then within a couple of days there’s a fountain of mushrooms exploding from the cup, it’s crazy! We want to see how your Mushroom Kits are growing. Take daily snaps and post [...]
Ingredients (serves 4) 1 jar of Pretsel Vineyard Pickled Walnuts (quartered) 1kg lean beef (cheaper cuts fine, diced) 40g butter 2 tbsp olive oil 50g lean bacon, chopped 2 large brown onions, finely chopped 1 tbsp plain flour 2 cloves garlic peeled & crushed 1 bay leaf 1 x 440ml can Guinness or dark stout [...]
Ingredients 3 Pretsel Vineyard Pickled Walnuts 3 tbsps balsamic vinegar 2 tbsps locally grown olive oil Approx 3 tbsps Cambray Blewe cheese, crumbled or finely chopped Method Combine all and toss over your favourite leafy greens, sprouts or salad bits – especially tasty with pear & rocket salad. [from pretselvineyard.com]
Pick of the Box for July goes to the Chocolate Ganache tartlet from Sophie at Hugo’s Patisserie, congratulations Sophie! The Chocolate Ganache tartlet scored 4.3 out of 5 stars. An honourable mention also goes to Roy’s Duck Jumplings which came in a very close second. You can now also buy Prawn and Pork Dumplings in [...]
Jeff Atkinson joined Graham Mabury and Vince Garreffa on 6PR to talk about Urban Locavore and the Mundaring Truffle Festival. Graham does a live unboxing on air while Jeff and Vince give commentary, it was a fun show and the enthusiasm for local produce is contagious! You can listen to the entire show (minus ads) [...]
They all have a ripening process. Hand made, artisan, white mould cheeses like Camembert and Brie undergo a ripening process similar to that of avocados or bananas. When they are first made, the cheeses are firm and chalky in texture. As time passes the cheese cultures work on the fats and proteins in the cheese, [...]
Roy from Jackies Cooking has put together a little video showing you how to cook Jumplings from frozen. If you can’t see the video below please check it out on his Facebook page or on his blog.
The sweet teeth have spoken again! The products from the June Tasting box were rated by you and Pick of the Box goes to Gabriel Chocolate – Ecuador Origin 58% Dark Chocolate 85g with 4.2 out of 5 stars. Congratulations Gabriel and her team in Yallingup!