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Seasonal Product: Heirloom Chilli

Flowerdale Farm is excited to offer an excellent range of specialty chilli varieties through the Glenora Heritage Produce range. These seasonal chillis are currently at their peak, with excellent supply anticipated for the next two months.

Chilli Pasilla
Mexican chilli with a long, finger-like fruit. Mildly hot and have a gorgeous intense green pepper flavour. Great in stir-fries and stews. 4/10 heat. Available in 2kg boxes.

Chilli Serrano
A Mexican chilli with a lovely pepper flavour and when they go red are very sweet and aromatic. 8/10 heat. Available in 3kg boxes.

Chilli Friggitello / Shisito
This variety is known as Friggitello in Italy and Shisito in Japan. This is a sweet chilli variety which can have a hint of heat when red. Generally pickled or fried in Italy or battered in tempura in Japan. Available in 2kg boxes.

Chilli Poblano (red and green)
A Mexican chilli variety that looks like a traditional green pepper, but with better flavour and a similar heat to Pasilla Chilli. Very versatile. 4/10 heat. Available in 2kg boxes.

Chilli Fushimi
A Japanese sweet chilli which is frequently used in tempura. Available in 2kg boxes.

Chilli Jalapeno
A Mexican chilli variety which is very fleshy with good pepper flavour. Commonly used in salsa, stews and for pickling. 5/10 heat. Available in 3kg boxes.

All Glenora products are picked to order so please ensure orders are received to Flowerdale Farm by 8am each Tuesday or Friday.

 

Flavours & Trends: Microgreen Basil

bridgeroomAppearance: Bright green, rounded micro leaves with a pale stem

Flavour: A more intense and cleaner flavour than mature basil

Applications: Juicy and soft, with strong flavour Microgreen Basil enhances any dish. Use as a signature flavour in Italian cuisine and Asian dishes. Add just before serving for maximum taste.

Complements: Brilliant in soups, salads and meat dishes, this flexible microgreen can also be used to create unique desserts, ice creams and chocolates. Combines well with seafood, tomato, salad greens, citrus, strawberries, balsamic, champagne, gin and vodka.

Trends: Scarlet prawns, spiced peppers, aged apple vinegar, orange butter, carrot salad and Microgreen Basil are on the menu at @thebridgeroom

 

Flavours & Trends: Microgreen Thyme

belandbrioAppearance: Soft and supple micro sprigs with tiny vibrant green pointed leaves

Flavour: Rich, earthy flavour

Applications: Ideal for creative cocktails. Use as an innovative garnish for red and white meats or an earthy plate element to accompany hors d'oeuvres, canapés and charcuterie. Its spicy flavour combines well with red meats, smoked fish and soft cheeses.

Complements: Red meats, kangaroo, pork, smoked fish, soft cheeses, mustard, pine nuts, chestnuts, white beans, pastry, eggs, butter, mushrooms, citrus, whiskey and spirits.

Trends: Aperol, Amaro Montenegro, Peychauds, Bitters, Lime, Prosecco and Microgreen Thyme is the perfect after work drink at Sydney's @Belandbrio

 

Flavours & Trends: Microgreen Coriander

2nd6thAppearance: Long slender leaves which occasionally have a spherical brown coriander seed attached at the tip.

Flavour: Intense aromatic coriander flavour with slight anise and pepper notes

Applications: Delicious in Indian or Asian meals. This garnish zings with flavour and is ideal for adding dimension and texture to savoury dishes.

Complements: Terrific in salads and as a garnish for savoury soups. Its strong flavour combines well with chicken, beef, pork, shellfish, avocado, tomato, finger lime, mango, natural yogurt, pumpkin, carrot and corn.

Trends: Pan seared scallops served with cauliflower puree pancetta jam and nduja crumb are crowned with Microgreen Coriander at Adelaide venue @2nd6th

 

New Seasonal Product: Lovage

lovageLovage is a seasonal product now available from Flowerdale Farm through the Glenora Heritage Produce range. Lovage leaves have a strong aromatic smell and taste similar to celery. This European herb is a member of the parsley family and is frequently used in salads, casseroles, soups and stews as well as in potato, pork and poultry dishes.

Lovage combines well with apples, carrots, zucchini, cream cheese, ham, mushrooms, rice, sweetcorn and tomatoes. It also complements bay leaves, caraway, chilli, chives, dill, garlic, oregano, parsley and thyme. A unique application of Lovage is the ability to crystallize leaves and stems for decorating cakes.

Lovage is currently available in 50g punnets, with good supply anticipated for the next few months. All Glenora products are picked to order so please ensure orders are received to Flowerdale Farm by 8am each Tuesday or Friday.