Last-for-now or maybe forever, sourdough workshop!

The June workshop dates are Friday, June 15th, 7pm – 8.30pm and Sat. June 16th, 8.30am – 10am. You must come to both sessions. $55.

To read about my sourdough workshops, click here.

For bookings of the June workshop click here. To book, add your EMAIL (NOT your name, even if I know you) to the booking sheet link now. Payment and course  details will then be emailed to you.

This is a fun and informative workshop for anyone wanting to make easy, foolproof, nutritious, delicious sourdough bread with fresh, organic, Australian ingredients.

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May Newsletter

The Garden Shed and Pantry Handover Celebration
All my customers are invited to come and celebrate the handing over of The Garden Shed and Pantry to the new owners, Esther Cooke and Paola Tanner at 11am – noon on June 1st, at 4 Winns Road, Cygnet (my place).

This will be the last day of sales from my home shop. The details of its new location will be revealed at the handover!

Esther and Paola will continue the market stall and I will go along and be a helper from time to time 🙂

Almost 8 years ago, a few months after I arrived in Cygnet, I started selling gardening stuff and organic, Australian wholefoods in a tiny little enterprise I called The Garden Shed and Pantry.

It has grown and supported me; it has brought me in touch with people who care about their health and that of the earth and many of you have become my friends. It has been a wonderful and fulfilling journey.

I am not leaving Cygnet and I will continue with my sourdough and other workshops.  

Offer of 10kg boxes of almonds
The wonderful Johnston and Somerton almonds just keep on coming and Richard (from Willunga Almonds) has a stash of 10kg boxes still available in a refrigerated warehouse in Melbourne.

The offer will be $180/10kg box. Whole boxes only. Pick up only.

ORDER ALMONDS HERE NOW.

June Sourdough Workshop
Please use YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS to book into my next sourdough workshop here.
You can read about my sourdough workshops here.

Hughsli is back
Hugh’s irresistible lamingtons and lemon tarts will be at this coming market. You will find them at my stall. $5. Nothing ordinary!

Crop Swap 8
SATURDAY MAY 26th
My front shed….. 4 Winns Road, Cygnet.
Come with something, leave with much more….. goodies + new contacts + joie de vivre.
Arrive by 11am and set your wares on my trestles (or BYO if you want to supervise yours). Please be on time.
Then we talk about what we have brought…. I love this bit as everyone has a story.
At 11.30 we take what we would like. Everyone is polite and only takes a fair share. There is a lot of chatter and laughter and good will and generosity. By 12 everything is gone and my trestles are empty. Lovely.
Then we have coffee and nibbles (usually something I make but if you’d like to bring something as your wares to share, then all the better).
PLEASE ONLY BRING THINGS RELATED TO FOOD, to Crop Swaps….. growing, cooking, preserving, eating….. books, tools, plants, garden produce, kitchen creations, animal manures, pots, seeds, jars, netting, bean poles, dumpster doings, or skills like tool sharpening, catering, fence weaving etc etc

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Square eftpos
The Garden Shed and Pantry now has credit card, debit card, chip and contactless payment facilities! Square is a simple and cheap system suited to every form of transaction. It may be cheap but it is not free, so I would still prefer cash but no longer will there be any inconvenience if you do not have enough cash with you! 

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April Newsletter… BIG news!

To read the entire newsletter click here.

The Garden Shed and Pantry evolves
Almost 8 years ago, a few months after I arrived in Cygnet, I started selling gardening stuff and organic, Australian wholefoods in a tiny little enterprise I called The Garden Shed and Pantry.

It has grown and supported me; it has brought me in touch with people who care about their health and that of the earth and many of you have become my friends. It has been a wonderful and fulfilling journey.

Now it is time to hand the reigns to Paola Tanner and Esther Cooke, two young mothers with a passion for healthy food for their families and a desire to share the passion with all of you. I could not have dreamt of better custodians for The Garden Shed and Pantry.

Over the next couple of months they will be learning everything about the ins and outs of every single item I stock; the growers, the ethics, the pricing, the newsletters and the needs of you, the customers. No stone will be left unturned!

I am not leaving Cygnet and I will continue with my sourdough and other workshops. Please come to the Cygnet Market this Sunday and meet Esther who will be helping me on my stall. She is a warm, cheerful, knowledgeable, community spirited woman who I first met through Crop Swap. I am confident you will all smile when you meet her.

Local, Campo de Flori Saffron on 936 Country Hour today at noon
Listen today or find the podcast online later. An enlightening interview with Lisa, who grows, packages and sells the saffron at Glen Huon. Hers is the saffron I sell too and her ethics perfectly align with mine. Lisa and her saffron will also be on ABC Landline at a time to be announced.

Organic, Australian chickpeas
Autumn is here and in our gardens there is abundance of seeds and nuts and dried beans. And so it is that our bodies are telling us we need seeds, nuts and dried beans and peas too. Check out my chickpea tagine recipe, and other, below….

Almonds, hazelnuts, Brazil nuts and walnuts are here
Fresh is extremely important with nuts and seeds as  they contain a lot of oil which quickly goes rancid, once the nuts are cracked from their shells and exposed to air. I have continuous, fresh supplies. Read more about nuts and their enzymes, below ….

Hughsli is back
Hugh’s irresistible lamingtons and lemon tarts will be at this coming market. You will find them at my stall. $5. Nothing ordinary!

March 1st newsletter

Almonds, hazelnuts, Brazil nuts and walnuts have arrived!
Almost everyone in Cygnet buys the almonds I get from Richard at Willunga Almonds in South Australia. As many of you will know, he sold his property recently so future supplies, from the new owners, are not certain. However, I have managed to buy some more of his remaining harvest and they will be available again from this market. $20 / kg

Fresh is extremely important with nuts and seeds as  they contain a lot of oil which quickly goes rancid, once the nuts are cracked from their shells and exposed to air. I have continuous, fresh supplies. Read more about nuts and their enzymes and a fabulous Seed Brittle recipe, below ….

April Sourdough & Cultured Butter Workshop
Stay tuned for details on this one, coming to your inbox later today.

Help Needed
I have had huge support from you, my customers, over the 7 years I have been having my Cygnet Market Stall and I am calling out for a little more help. I need someone to help me by coming to the market at 2pm and taking to my car (parked just outside the door) the leftover boxes from the market. I pack everything up and without a helper it takes far too long and poor Julie, who locks up the hall, is waiting and waiting for me as everyone is finished and gone. My most recent helper is not well so I hope to find another 🙂

Hughsli is back
Hugh had a wonderful time doing the Overland track and is now back and ready to delight us again with his irresistible cakes and tarts at this coming market. You will find them at my stall.

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Square eftpos
The Garden Shed and Pantry now has credit card, debit card, chip and contactless payment facilities! Square is a simple and cheap system suited to every form of transaction. It may be cheap but it is not free, so I would still prefer cash but no longer will there be any inconvenience if you do not have enough cash with you! 

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Home shop open times are on the photo at the top of the newsletter.

Products and Prices Update

I have just updated my product lists and price lists. You can find them by clicking on Products and Prices in the side bar. Please feel free to enquire about them or to ask me to add a new product you are looking for.

All the products I sell are sourced by me, mostly directly from the farmer who grows it (such as Campo de Flori who grow the saffron locally, as in the photo) or the people who make it (such as Adrian at L’Abruzzese pasta in Adelaide). Everything is therefore guaranteed fresh as very little comes through distributors.

Welcome to 2018 at The Garden Shed and Pantry

Below are some snippets from my February newsletter. To read the full newsletter and see the photos, click here.

Happy 2018 I have had a wonderful break, relaxing for nearly 3 weeks at my rusty, quaint, fabulous, old beach shack at Balgowan, on the Yorke Peninsula in S.A. Check out some of my holiday photos below…. Now I am back and ready for a new year of nourishing you all with freshly milled, organic wholefoods and ingredients sourced directly by me from farmers and millers in Tasmania and Australia. I very much look forward to welcoming you again to my home shop and Cygnet Market stall. Opening times are on the photo at the top of this newsletter.

March Sourdough and Cultured Butter Workshop  Come to my kitchen and make with me the simplest and best bread for your body and taste buds. Learn about a range of grains and why they must be freshly milled. Create a batch of cultured butter to take home. I offer plenty of tastings and answer all your questions. Read more below….

Pat and Lina’s Olives Not every wholefoods shop owner takes time off from her holiday, on a day of 45C, to visit the olive grower and pick up buckets of olives so that their customers will not miss out at the first market of the year! Read more below….

Shani’s Kitchen Crafts; can you help? Shani helps me at the first market of each month and for some time she has been making fantastic pot holders (which always sell out), using the back pockets of jeans and recycled fabrics but she has run out of pockets! If you have some old jeans and could cut off the legs (which she doesn’t need) and just bring the tops, including the back pockets, that would be fabulous. Please bring to the market or leave on my front verandah. For every 3 pairs you donate at the market, Shani will give you one of her beautiful, hand made soaps.  

Nutrient Dense? It seems to be the latest catch-phrase … nutrient dense…. but what is it and does it matter? Read more below….

Hugh’s lamingtons and lemon tarts  Again you would be best to be to the market early to get some of Hugh’s very popular lamingtons and lemon tarts at my stall. I have not have any since before Christmas and cannot wait!!

Crop Swap Number 6… Saturday February 10th, 10am sharp It is going to be a biggy with lots of produce flowing from our gardens and kitchens. Everyone is welcome to our gatherings, whether or not you have anything from the garden to share. Do you have gardening books or magazines, can you knock up some muffins or a zucchini cake? Anything related to food is suitable. Come for a coffee and chat. Come alone or with friends and family. Gather in my front shed. Join the Crop Swap Cygnet and Surrounds facebook page for updates or ask me to put you on the email list. Read more below…

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Square eftpos The Garden Shed and Pantry now has credit card, debit card, chip and contactless payment facilities! Square is a simple and cheap system suited to every form of transaction. It may be cheap but it is not free, so I would still prefer cash but no longer will there be any inconvenience if you do not have enough cash with you! 

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