Archive for August 2011
Tucked away in Arcadia Street at Noosa Junction is another welcome addition to the Noosa dining scene. Jardin Japonesque opened about 4 months ago and is run by Owner/Chef Kisa Juri Kobayashi who was previously a full-time chef at award-winning Wasabi restaurant in Noosa. Serving a scrumptious selection of Japanese dishes at very reasonable prices, this place is exactly what Noosa has been missing!
Our very own Spanner Crabs Noosa has picked up two awards in the prestigious 2011 Produce Awards. Now in their sixth year, the Produce Awards encourage, showcase and reward Australia’s top producers in categories including “From the Earth”, “From the Dairy”, “From the Paddock”, “From the Sea” and “Artisan”.
Noosa Spanner Crabs was recognised as one of three medallists in the “From the Sea” category for their raw crabmeat, and was inducted into the new “Hall of Fame Awards” category which recognises consistent excellence.
All producers who entered the awards were shortlisted by a panel of Australia’s leading chefs from around the nation before being presented to the national judges – Matt Moran, Philip Johnson, Cheong Liew, Alla Wolf-Tasker, and Maggie Beer, patron of the Produce Awards.
Congratulations Spanner Crabs Noosa – we’re proud of you!
Sunday mornings wouldn’t be complete for me without a visit to the Noosa Farmers Market to stock up for the week. I should probably be more organised and take a shopping list compiled from planned meals, but more often than not I come home with a trolley full of goodies, not knowing how I will use them. As a result, my cooking is often experimental, and this has resulted in some pretty tasty meals made from fresh local produce.
Living in Noosa I am lucky enough to have access to a wide range of interesting and innovative local products. One such product is Lime Salt, made by Suncoast Limes. This totally natural product is made using the highest quality Australian sea salt and limes grown on the Suncoast Lime orchard at Tandur, about 40 minutes west of Noosa. No additives whatsoever are used in this product, which always gets a big tick from me.