Archive for October 2012
There has been some gorgeous rhubarb available at the Noosa Farmers Market the past few weeks, and I have been cooking with it in a number of different ways. Whilst most people think rhubarb is a fruit it is actually a vegetable! Known for its tart, tangy and slightly sharp taste, rhubarb marries beautifully with strawberries, which are readily available at present.
Ceviche is a marinated fish dish where citrus juice (usually lime) “cooks” the fish. It is a poplar dish in Southern and Central America, as well as the Pacific Islands where it is known as Kokoda and coconut milk or cream is added. I love this dish when the weather is warm, as it is refreshing, low fat and healthy. Plus I can get all the ingredients I need from the Noosa Farmers’ Market, many from my own garden!
I recently attended the Real Food Festival in Maleny in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland. A celebration of local produce, this is the second Real Food Festival, this year spread over 2 days. The festival comprised of talks and discussions on various relevant topics, cooking demonstrations, market stalls, food tastings, kids activities and much more. Set in a beautiful natural environment at the Maleny Showgrounds, the festival emphasis is on “paddock to plate”, following the food chain from our passionate local producers to the talented chefs of the region.