Pimientos de Padron, the Padron chilli is most commonly consumed when small and green, when it has a fresh and sweet flavour. It is traditionally sauteed in olive oil and sea salt, and served in tapas bars across their hometown of Spain. When fully mature, they are red in colour and much spicier than their green counterparts. Whilst generally a mild chilli, measuring in between 500 to 2500 Scoville Heat Units, the occasional rogue Padron has earned this chilli the nickname of the 'spanish roulette' as some individual pods are significantly hotter.
This week Tegan Blue plums are a stand out. Locally grown, this plum has a purple to red skin and juicy, yellow/orange flesh. This super sweet plum is at its absolute best. Simple eat on its own for a healthy snack, or cook these into a delicious plum compote to put ontop of vanilla icecream!
These cherries are beautifully plump and large in size. Tasmania is among the best in cherry production in the world! With geographical conditions and expert planting practices, its cherry is massive in size and juice with crisp texture. Taste the premium ‘Natural Candy’! Now available from our Produce department.
- 4 Boatshed Golden Tatura peaches, halved, stones removed
- 1/4 cup (60ml) maple syrup
- 200ml thickened cream
- 1 tablespoon icing sugar, sifted
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- Vanilla ice cream and crushed shortbread biscuits, to serve
Salted caramel sauce
- 150g caster sugar
- 1/3 cup (80ml) thickened cream
- 40g salted butter
1. For the sauce, melt sugar in a saucepan over medium heat (do not stir), swirling pan until a golden caramel forms. Remove pan from heat and carefully add cream and butter (mixture may spatter). Return to a low heat and stir for 30 seconds or until smooth. Set aside to cool.
2. Preheat a chargrill pan to medium. Brush cut sides of peaches with maple syrup, then cook, cut-side down, for 3-4 minutes until tender and caramelised.
3. Meanwhile, whisk cream, icing sugar and cinnamon to stiff peaks.
4. Serve peaches with ice cream, whipped cream, salted caramel and biscuit crumbs
With immense flower heads, hydrangeas flaunt an old-fashioned charm that is hard to resist. Colors also beguile with clear blues, vibrant pinks, frosty whites, lavender, and rose—sometimes all blooming on the same plant! We have both small and large potted hydrangeas as well as freshly cut ones for the vase!
Queen Garnet Plums are a win-win fruit! Not only are they delicious but also incredibly healthy. One plum contains 5 - 10 times more anthocyanins than a normal plum. Anthocyanins help the body protect arteries and prevent the DNA damage that leads to cancer. Now available in our produce department!
Green figs are generally larger and plumper than black figs.The flesh contains a rusted strawberry colored jellied pulp laden with the seeds of the fruit. The pulp exudes a candied syrup and confectionery flavors that darker figs cannot achieve. Tese figs are full, plump and have a luscious sweet pink flesh. Paired with a creamy blue cheese or fresh mozzarella, they make for a wonderful addition to your grazing board - perfect for summer time entertaining!
Papaya is an incredibly healthy tropical fruit, loaded with antioxidants that can reduce inflammation. Our Papaya is locally grown right here in WA, it is sweet and delicious! For recipe ideas on how to use this delicious, summer fruit head here. Morel papayas are now available in our produce section.
Lychees are a wonderful, luscious fruit. The season for lychees ranges from November to the end of January. They come in a range of colours and sizes. We have boxes of the largest bumpy red variety known as Er Don Lee. Lychees need to be looked after. When bought they must be kept cool, out of the sun, and damp to keep them red.
The plums are ready. They are the highlight of summer! The fruit of this very popular blood plum is great for eating, stewing, preserving and making juice. It is rich, juicy and dark red from skin to stone and is sweet and flavoursome.
Coastwinds Farm is a small, family-owned property nestled behind the beautiful Boranup Karri forest. It is small-batch garlic that is hand-sewn, hand-picked and hand-processed! The result: a premium, high quality, local garlic that is far superior in taste and flavour!
$19.95 per 1 kg giftbox
Special available until 18 December 2019, while stocks last!
We source our delicious Lapin cherries from local grower Michael Cusato, a third generation orchardist who owns and operates Sweet Cherry Valley Farm in Donnybrook, Western Australia. These cherries have been conveniently packed in 1 kilo boxes, making them the ideal gift! Lapin cherries are known for their deep ruby colour, their lush, plump size and their juicy sweetness. Perfect in a festive dessert or simply on their own!
Marchant cherries are a large heart‐shaped variety. They have dark red skin and golden‐red flesh. They are sweetly flavoured and are available early in the season. We source our cherries from Wandin Valley Farms have orchards scattered throughout the valley which is located in Victoria. The Sebire family has a proud history - since 1893 - of growing fresh cherries, with their first orchard located at the Mont De Lancey farm in Victoria's Yarra Valley, at Wandin North. Wandin Valley Farms has been fully owned and operated by the Sebire and Jones families - with three generations of the family actively involved in the business. The love of growing only 'the finest fresh cherries' continues within the Sebire family to this day.
New to our produce department are these delicious Solar Nugget Apricots, in very limited amounts! They are medium large in size, with a clean, bright deep orange skin. They are tangy sweet and not overly juicy. They are perfect for a snack and delicious in any dessert. Try this Poached Apricots recipe which uses cardamom and rose water.
Summerina Mandarins are now available from our produce department. They are sensationally sweet and burst with flavour that is utterly delicious. They are a wholesome and healthy, guilt-free snack. Perfect for big and little hands, anytime of day. They are only around for a limited time as their season only lasts for 8 short weeks!
The succulent mango speaks of an Aussie summer. Perfect eaten on their own, mangoes are also delicious in salads, paired with chicken, in desserts or grilled on the barbecue. Our Kensington Pride mangoes are at their eating best! They are sweet, juicy and are most certainly the taste of summer. Now available in our produce department.