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Spices from the Gold Coast.

Markets Highlights

Another recent newcomer to the Markets, is the progessive and increasingly popular, Mudgeeraba Spices. A colourful display awaits Marklet visitors, well stocked and enthusiastically serviced. Large crowds were the order during an early March exhibit.

We've listed here some recipes involving their range of products, with so much more info. on their websitewww.mudgeerabaspices.com.au  It's a very good read !

Markets Highlights

South Indian Vegetable Curry

50mls oil, 1 tsp mustard seed, 2 inch piece fresh root ginger, 2 cloves garlic chopped, 1 onion sliced, 1 chilli/capsicum sliced (optional), 1kg mixed vegetables, 1 tsp salt, 1 cup coconut milk, 1 cup water or canned tomatoes, 2 level tbsp South Indian Vegetable Curry Blend.
 
Heat the oil in a large saucepan, when it is hot add the mustard seeds, these should start to pop straight away. Then add the ginger, garlic, onion and chilli and fry stirring occasionally until soft. Add the South Indian Vegetable Curry Blend and mix well, fry for 2 minutes. If the mixture is too dry add a small amount of water to enable the spice to fry. Add the vegetables and stir, mix in the salt, coconut milk, water or tomatoes. Cover and bring to the boil and turn down to simmer for 30 minutes or until the vegetables are cooked. Take the lid off and reduce the liquid until thick. Suggested vegetable combinations; carrots, cauliflower, potatoes and sweet potatoes, eggplant, beans, tomatoes, pumpkin and peas. This curry is excellent used for any meat, seafood, vegetables or lentils with the exception of beef. You may also change the coconut milk and substitute it with yoghurt if desired.
 
 
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 Murgh Makhani (Butter Chicken)

1kg chicken breast fillet cut into pieces, 50mls butter or ghee, 8 cloves garlic and 2 onions boiled until soft and pureed, ½ cup coconut cream, ½ cup natural yoghurt, ½ cup cream, 400g tin tomatoes pureed, 1 tsp fresh ginger chopped finely, 1 tbsp coriander leaves chopped finely, 1 tbsp chilli or capsicum chopped and seeded, 2 tsp sugar, 1 tbsp or 12.5 grams Butter Chicken Curry Blend, 1 tbsp almond meal (optional).

Melt the butter; add the chillies, ginger and coriander. Fry for a few minutes on medium heat, add the Butter Chicken Curry Blend and mix well and fry. Add the pureed onion and garlic and cook until mixture is well mixed, add the chicken and seal well, and then add the remaining ingredients. Cook until done and salt to taste. To thicken the gravy, simmer with the lid off until reaching the desired consistency. Garnish and serve hot with naan bread or rice and

 

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Convenor and Editorial - Jan Power

Farmers Markets

Most importantly, the New Farm Park/Powerhouse Farmers' Markets are held on the second and fourth Saturday of every month.

 (many thanks to Jon W.)
 
We are most pleased to announce of some success on matters involving the assessing of Australian Gourmet experiences. We ranked No. 22.

Out of the 100 long list, Jan’s Farmers Markets was the only farmers market included from Queensland, and only one of two mentioned Australia wide (the other was Barossa Farmers Market at number 60).

To arrive at the 100, the publication scoured the continent for potential experiences that emphasised food + location + sense of occasion and after many weeks had gathered more than 900. Jan’s market was beaten in the list only by such luminaries in the gourmet world as Berowra Waters, Tetsuyas, and Vue de Monde.

The list includes restaurants, producers, providers, experiences and anything remotely connected to food. This has never been attempted before, and was a massive task for the magazine.
What the judges said:
The Powerhouse New Farm markets in Brisbane are a great example of the beauty and benefits of farmers markets. 
The brainchild of Brisbane food identity Jan Power, the markets have reached critical mass, where a weekly grocery shop can be achieved in the one market location. The added joy of being able to talk directly to the producers and feel connected to the place of origin of your food is a bonus many relish. The local food artisans are all in residence, with Gympie Goats Cheeses mixing it with sweet treats from the Cupcake Parlour and slightly more travelled Li-Sun mushrooms from the NSW Southern Highlands.
Seafood and great quality meats form all over the state are also on show. Add to this the usual snacks and meals on hand, with a very small number of non-food stalls, and the New Farm Farmers Markets are the place for foodies in Brisbane. Held every second and fourth Saturday of the month, they are unmissable.
“I am absolutely thrilled and humbled to have been included on this list of Australia’s best gourmet experiences” said Jan.
“The magazine really called in the big guns in the judging panel. They are people universally applauded and respected in Australia”.
Farmers Markets

Our Saturday crowds are truly appreciative of the displays, the products and the presence of all Exhibitors. We have regularly featured individual exhibitors throughout the year, in the adjacent snippet of pics. and news. We'll continue to do so next year.

Long term exhibitors Edwin and Karen Clark continue to attract a lot of enquiries and interest from our Market visitors. For a long time, they have occupied that very public "change of direction" , just opposite our Fishmonger friend. Edwin and Karen at every opportunity upgrade their fascinationg display of maps and prints, some with much localness and others not so. The recent New Farm book releases "Reflections on New Farm " and " Tides of Teneriffe" are now included in the display. The website www.map-printmaker.com.au contains some great material.

I heard the comment that on days like these, we tend to see less pets !

We’ve got so many new ideas planned for upcoming sessions.

Our early 2010 timetables are listed here.

24th April  2010 – Saturday

8th May 2010 - Saturday

22nd May 2010 – Saturday

The current exhibitor GALLERY can be found via the lower RH Block.

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