Pat and Lina’s Olives and Oils
Everyone who goes to the Showgrounds Farmers’ Market in Adelaide knows that Pat and Lina have the best, most organic (uncertified these days) vegetables, olives and oils.
Their stall spreads over 4 normal stall areas and out the front Pat spruiks his wares, whilst trimming garlic, arranging pumpkins or waving bunches of kale at queuing customers. Everyone who enters the marquee has to pass by Pat, who is likely to offer advice on the vitality of fresh organic vegetables and answers your questions on how to cook them or grow them. They grow a lot of Italian things which are unfamiliar to some people but Pat has all the help you need.
His quick wit and cheeky smile attract you immediately to him and he is the centre of focus while the queue slowly files through. Keeping his customers relaxed, educated and happy is important because sometimes the queues are long, so popular are the amazing array of vegetables, none of which has ever seen plastic, from seed to stall. No poly tunnels for Pat and he will tell you why….. all about the off-gassing of plastic and the horrors of plastic production and disposal. I love Pat!
It is from Pat that I learnt about chicory, like the one he is holding in the photo below, that I took at his stall. Now my garden is a haven for all self sown chicories, which are the best winter greens I know and are soooo beautiful too with colours from lime green to.bright red.
Sourdough bread is the simplest bread to make. To learn how, come to my next workshop. The photo below is exactly what you will make in my kitchen with me.
$45 / person.
Believed to have first been made in ancient Egypt, before the invention of any modern equipment or ingredients, sourdough bread remains today one of the world’s favourite breads.
Fermented foods, including sourdough breads, allow the human body to absorb all their nutrients and cause less health problems than faster methods.
My next sourdough workshop is planned for November.
For dates and bookings go to the booking sheet.
Find out more about my Sourdough Workshops by clicking here.
For those who do not reside locally, I have a room for rent in my house. Find out more here. When you book the room in conjunction with the workshop, your partner or a friend may stay for free.
If you would like to meet me please visit my stall on the stage at the next Cygnet Market, 1st and 3rd Sundays all year round.
Next Sunday, October 12th, 8.30am
The cost of the workshop is $45 and includes
Add your email address to the booking sheet here