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Flavours & Trends Red Garnet Microgreen

sydney-food-sistersAppearance: Slender leaves with a green dorsal side and pink under-surface. Fluorescent pink, elongated stems.

Flavour: Mild, sweet taste, similar to spinach

Applications: A favourite among chefs, Microgreen Red Garnet adds vivid colour to dishes. With a mild flavour this high impact microgreen allows the taste of the dish to shine. Microgreen Red Garnet is the perfect garnish. This attractive microgreen is ideal in salads and for dressing up a variety of dishes including soups, stir-fries, meats and international cuisine.

Complements: Seafood, red and white meats, pasta, risotto, egg, seasonal fruits, roasted veg, avocado and dairy.

Trends: The @sydneyfoodsisters have created a salad of baby carrots beautifully dressed in a warm honey, sumac, cumin and chilli dressing, and topped with goats cheese, roasted hazelnuts, a carrot top hazelnut pesto and Micorgreen Red Garnet.

 

Flavours & Trends: Microgreen Sage

mrmiyagi melbourneAppearance: Pristine in appearance, Microgreen Sage has elegant oval-shaped, textured green-grey leaves.

Flavour: A more intense flavour then the mature plant. Expect a strong earthy, peppery flavour with lemon / mint overtones.

Applications: Add to tomato-based sauces, white wine or creamy sauces, soups, seafood and bread dishes for vibrant flavour. Microgreen Sage is robust enough to be enjoyed raw or cooked.

Complements: Microgreen Sage combines well with egg, vegetables, red and white meats, seafood, game meats, cream, cheese, tomato, beans and legumes.

Trends: @mrmiyagimelbourne is serving up Himalayan Salt Slab Cured Kingfish with quinoa, green chilli, coriander, fennel, apple, lemon and Microgreen Sage.

 

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brae restaurantInspiring use of Australian native ingredients: Herb toast and warrigal greens, sunflower seed and green ants at @braerestaurant

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Seasonal Product: Jerusalem Artichokes

Jerusalem-ArtichokesJerusalem Artichokes are a seasonal product now available from Flowerdale Farm through the Glenora Heritage Produce range.

Native to North America, Jerusalem Artichokes are the root of a species of sunflower. The tubers are pale, elongated and uneven, resembling ginger. The white flesh of this vegetable is nutty, sweet and crunchy and is a good source of iron.

Jerusalem artichokes can be cooked in much the same way as potatoes or parsnips and are excellent roasted, sautéed, battered and fried, or puréed to make a delicious soup. They make an interesting addition to stews and Mediterranean dishes, or can be sliced thinly and enjoyed raw in autumn salads.

This season for Jerusalem artichokes is just commencing and is shaping up to be a bumper crop. We anticipate they will be available in 5kg wholesale boxes through until August / December depending upon demand. All Glenora Heritage products are picked to order, so please ensure orders are received to Flowerdale Farm by 8am each Tuesday and Friday.

 

Menu Planning: Baby Wasabi Leaf & Wasabi Florals Are Coming Soon!

Wasabi-Flowers Baby-Wasabi-LeavesWinter is coming Chef, so now is the time to be thinking about your next menu and the warming flavours ingredients can contribute. The season for Baby Wasabi Leaves and Wasabi Florals will commence in early June and are a unique way to add winter flavour and finish. Wasabi Florals offer an attractive and delicate peppery garnish for savoury and sweet dishes.

Baby Wasabi leaves possess a pleasant peppery flavour similar to rocket. Use the baby leaves as addition to salads or a beautiful garnish. Grown with the pristine rainwater of Tasmania, these beautiful products are an innovative way to evolve your menu.