Celia and Ronnie had lots of inquisitive people visit the special Sunday Market Stall. Once again the Warrigal Greens Pesto was featured as a local foraged treat for visitors to sample. The Kiama Market supported SMH Good Food Month as a special regional event.
Celia and Vicki had a stand at the Kiama Farmers Market on Wednesday. It was very successful and lots of people questioned what Slow Food Saddleback is about? We enticed locals with a small sample of a Warrigal Greens (NZ Spinach or Cook’s Cabbage)
Bush Tucker Pesto. Here is Vicki’s recipe!
Take 1 prepared cupful of Warrigal Greens (prewashed, dipped in boiling water for 1 minute and quickly cooled in a bowl of iced water then drained/squeezed well) It’s very important to cook it first!
1 generous cup of any garden herbs (washed and drained) I used garlic chives, coriander, parsley and rocket. Basil would be nice too.
Place greens in a food processor with 1 or 2 cloves of garlic (I like to precook in boiling water for a few minutes to take away the bitterness) and process with
1/4 to 1/2 cup olive oil, 1 cup of walnuts (any nuts ok), a pinch of salt and or sugar to your taste and juice of lemon. Capers are a very nice addition too. Parmesan is another alternative.
I serve it on pasta, toast, potatoes or a cracker. Delicious!
Gerringong Public School will share in $35,000 for sustainability projects thanks to the Jemena Junior Landcare Sustainability Grants. The idea behind funding was to support schools and youth groups projects in making a positive difference to the environment and educating young people about energy safety and efficiency. The school had to put forward a creative proposal of how they would use the money under the theme of living, growing and exploring sustainability. The Garden Grubs are purchasing a native bee hive for their garden.
Penny Rushby-Smith designed this garden. She and her father Leon Sadubin have an exhibition ‘From the Tidal Zone’ featuring Penny’s artwork alongside furniture made by her father. Check out the exhibition 31st October to 8th November, 10am-4pm at unit 7/11 Bergin Street, Gerringong .