Hearty Guinness Beef Stew

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 […]

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Pickled Walnut & Cambray Blewe Salad Dressing

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]

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Hugo’s Patisserie – Chocolate Ganache tartlet

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 […]

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Jeff talks about the July Box on 6PR

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) […]

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What do a banana, an avocado and a camembert have in common?

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, […]

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