Avocado and Pumpkin Salad

Make the most of Tasmanian pumpkins and avocados this season, both in plentiful supply at Harvest this Saturday. Source: www.avocado.org.au Ingredients 500g butternut pumpkin, seeded, peeled, cut into 2cm cubes (Mooreville Gardens, Old School Farm, Seven Springs Farm, Steve’s Vegies) Salt & pepper to taste 2 tablespoons olive oil (Coronea Grove Olives, Mt Direction Olives)… Read more

Berry Tart with Lemon Curd Mascarpone

Source: www.foodiecrush.com A light, tangy dessert favourite, perfect for the summer season. Ingredients For the tart crust: 1 ½ cups all purpose flour ½ cup almond flour 1 teaspoon kosher salt (or use Tasman Sea Salt) 2 teaspoons powdered sugar ½ cup unsalted butter, 1 stick, very cold and diced into ¼ inch pieces 1… Read more

Char-grilled Zucchini with Feta and Mint

This delicious summer recipe is perfect to have as a light meal or a side dish. Enjoy with a riesling or sparkling wine from one of Harvest Launceston’s wine producers. Source: Australian Gourmet Traveller, August 2011 www.gourmettraveller.com.au Ingredients 4 zucchini, cut lengthways into 3mm-thick slices (Laos Fresh Farm, Mooreville Gardens, Old School Farm, Steve’s Vegies)… Read more

Cherry Clafoutis

Source: omgchocolatedesserts.com A rustic French dessert dusted with powdered sugar and served lukewarm. Ingredients Approximately 3 cups fresh sweet cherries – stemmed and pitted (Eversley Cherries, Ferniehurst Cherries, Somercotes Cherries) 3 eggs (Mooreville Gardens, Mt Roland Free Range Eggs) 2 tablespoons unsalted butter-melted and cooled ½ cup granulated sugar ½ cup flour Pinch of salt… Read more

Coffee Ice Cream Float with Toasted Hazelnuts

Source: www.annabarnettcooks.com Ingredients 65g good quality ground coffee (Provenance Coffee Co., Ritual Coffee) 1 vanilla pod – seeds scraped out 450ml full fat organic milk (Elgaar Farm) 6 egg yolks (Mt Roland Free Range Eggs) 50g caster sugar 65g dark muscovado sugar 350ml organic double cream (Elgaar Farm) 70g hazelnuts, lightly toasted (Hazelbrae Hazelnuts) then tossed in… Read more

Courgette flowers with goat’s cheese, honey and hazelnuts

Zucchini flowers stuffed with goat’s cheese, fresh herbs and spices make for a delicious starter or a light lunch. Source: www.greatbritishchefs.com. Recipe by Tess Ward. Ingredients Stuffed courgette flowers: 8 courgette flowers (Laos Fresh Farm, Steve’s Vegies) 200g soft goat’s cheese (Southern Sky Cheese Company) 1/2 teaspoon chilli flakes 2 tablespoons chopped parsley (Laos Fresh Farm,… Read more

Creamy Blueberry Overnight Oats

Source: baking-ginger.com A delicious, easy to make breakfast recipe that will be ready and waiting for you when you wake up in the morning. Ingredients 3/4 cup Oats (The Grain Family) 1 1/2 cups almond milk (alternatively use organic cow’s milk from Elgaar Farm) 1 teaspoon honey (Honey Tasmania, West-Bee Honey) 3/4 cup blueberries (Sheffield… Read more

Grilled Sumac Lamb with Couscous Tabouli

A delicious summer lamb and salad recipe, easy to make and perfect for the barbecue. Source: www.donnahay.com.au Ingredients ⅓ cup (65g) couscous ⅓ cup (80ml) boiling water 4 x 200g lamb backstraps, trimmed (Braefield Prime Lamb) 2 tablespoons sumac 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, plus extra to serve (Coronea Grove Olives, Lentara Grove) Sea salt and… Read more

Honey-roasted pumpkin, borlotti bean, broccolini and hazelnut salad

Pumpkin roasted with honey and rosemary is a delicious combination of flavours, with seasonal greens, leaves and hazelnuts to match. Try adding some freshly blanched and peeled broad beans to the mix for their vibrant green colour, creamy texture and subtle nutty flavour. Source: www.sbs.com.au Recipe from Superlegumes: Eat Your Way to Great Health by… Read more

How To Make a Cheese Platter

Below are some Tasmanian inspired ingredient suggestions to make an impressive cheese platter, perfect for summer entertaining, to take to the polo, or to pack up and take with you on your next road trip! Adapted from: http://iowagirleats.com/2014/11/12/how-to-make-a-cheese-platter-for-entertaining/ Ingredients 3 assorted cheeses: Soft cheese, semi-hard cheese, hard cheese (Coal River Farm, Elgaar Farm, Southern Sky Cheese… Read more

Mushrooms on Toast with Poached Eggs and Hollandaise

Source: gourmettraveller.com.au Ingredients 100ml olive oil (Coronea Grove Olives, Lentara Grove, Mt Direction Olives, Village Olive Grove) 400g mixed mushrooms, such as pine and chestnut (alternatively use oyster mushrooms from Wild Spore) 40g butter, coarsely chopped (Tasmanian Butter Co.) 2 golden shallots, finely chopped (Old School Farm) 1 garlic clove, finely chopped (Tasmanian Natural Garlic… Read more

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Olive Oil and Sauternes Cake with Roast Pears

The olive oil in this recipe makes for a light but moist cake wonderfully matched with roast pears. Try substituting the Sauternes in each element of the dish with a Tasmanian sweet botrytis riesling. Source: www.gourmettraveller.com.au Recipe from Good Food by Neil Perry. Ingredients Roast pears: 4 beurre bosc pears, halved or quartered lengthways, core… Read more

Panzanella (Tuscan tomato & bread salad)

Source: http://www.jamieoliver.com Ingredients 200g stale loaf of bread (Apiece, Manubread, Sandy’s Sourdough) 600g ripe mixed tomatoes, roughly chopped (Tamar Valley Hydroponics, Tasmanian Natural Garlic & Tomatoes) Sea salt Freshly ground black pepper 1 handful small capers, drained 1 small red onion, peeled and very finely sliced (Laos Fresh Farm, Old School Farm, Steve’s Vegies) 280g jarred… Read more

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Real English Fish and Chips with Yorkshire Beer Batter

As we welcome chef Donovan Cooke to Launceston this week, here is a nod to where it all began for him, cooking with fresh, quality seafood. Source: www.food.com. Recipe by French Tart. Ingredients 4 cod fish fillets or 4 haddock fillets (or any fresh firm white fish from George Town Seafoods) 6 ounces plain flour 1 teaspoon… Read more

Strawberry Smash Cocktail with Gin and Basil

The combination of sweet strawberries and aromatic basil makes for a deliciously refreshing cocktail to enjoy during the festive season. Source: www.recipefiction.com Ingredients 2 ounces of gin 4 large or 6-7 small ripe strawberries, cut into quarters (Seven Springs Farm, Sheffield Berry Gardens) 2 leaves of basil, julienned (Laos Fresh Farm, Old School, Seven Springs… Read more

Summer Fruit Bowl Tartlets

A classic French crème pâtissière is the perfect filling for these lovely summer fruit tartlets. Source: www.bbcgoodfood.com Ingredients For crème pâtissière: 300ml milk (Elgaar Farm) 1 vanilla pod 3 large egg yolks (Mt Roland Free Range Eggs, Tasmanian Natural Garlic & Tomatoes) 50g caster sugar 1 rounded tablespoon plain flour Knob of butter (Tasmanian Butter… Read more

Summer picnic inspiration

What essentials do you think every picnic should have? We’ve selected some of our favourite goodies that you can pick up from the Harvest Launceston Community Farmers’ Market during summer. Hot smoked salmon fillets and rillettes from 41 Degrees South Tasmania, sliced ham from Mount Gnomon Farm, and smoked wallaby and salami from Lenah Game… Read more

Super Simple Quesadillas

This season we have teamed up with Hawthorn Football Club to bring you Hawka’s Fork! Every local game we will have a visit from Hawka who will be foraging around the market to find the ingredients for his Hawka’s Fork recipe. Each recipe will be healthy and simple so your children can find the ingredients… Read more