Posts Tagged ‘Local Food’

Winter inspirations

As winter draws to a close, we’d like to share what we’ve been up to and what’s tickled our fancy of late… Read the rest of this entry »

Spring Farmers Market: Week 2

Last Saturday’s burst of Spring sunshine and warmth brought the Subi Farmers Market shoppers out of their Saturday morning hibernation in droves! Pascal had a great morning handing out samples and recipes for our Fig & Rose Muesli Bars and chatting to shoppers about Fitness for Foodies. You still have until the end of this coming Saturday’s market (31st Aug) to enter the draw to win one of 2 spots in the program!

By the time I arrived late morning with kids in tow, many of the stallholders had sold out of much of their produce – a sure sign that it had been a busy and successful day.

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Inspired by Spring Farmers Market

Spiced Roast Lamb Rump with Mint Salsa Verde and Tahini Yoghurt, Lemon Potatoes & Baby Carrots.

Fresh Strawberries with Brown Sugar Crème Fraiche.

Spring Fitness for Foodies is fast approaching, and we’re excited to be partnering with Subi Farmers Market to give away 2 complimentary passes to join us for the 8-Week Program, which commences September 2nd. What better way to start your weekend than with an energising exercise session with us, followed by a visit to the markets to get inspired and stock up on provisions for the week ahead? Be sure to stop by and say hello next weekend (24th August) when we’ll have our own stand just in front of the Info stall on the upper level!

In celebration, my plan is to create some market-inspired recipes each week for the next month, showcasing our favourite stalls and products. However, my excitement, was nearly stopped in its tracks this past weekend as i’ve been suffering from the most atrocious of winter colds and there was no way that I was going to be able to make it in to Subi.

Luckily Pascal came to my rescue and without any prompting, decided to make a few purchases while he was there bright and early to drop off the competition stand. He picked up a lovely rump roast from Macabee Dorper Lamb (and had a nice chat to Anthea about her Avon Valley Farm and sustainable farming methods) as well as some gorgeous fresh produce like baby carrots, kale, avocados and new season strawberries. It was enough to inspire me to shake my sniffles and put together a little ‘end of winter’ Sunday family dinner, full of lots of fresh flavours and a VERY simple, but sweet ending! When Sophie saw me taking photos she commented that it must be a ‘pretty good dinner, then’! Here’s the result…

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Retreat to the country for fun, food & fitness

We’re super excited about our first retreat weekend for 2013!

It’s happening again at the exquisite Foragers, Pemberton in the Southern Forests region of WA, from the 10th-12th May (Mother’s Day weekend). You can find all the details on our Retreats page, and if you’d like to join us, get in touch quickly, as places are filling up. We’re especially delighted that several of our guests from last year had such a fabulous time that they’ve re-booked to come again – we think that says it all!

It’s probably timely to share some photos and insights from last year’s Spring Retreat – but don’t just take our word for it – have a peek at the deliciously foodie blog, Carolanne’s Kitchen for a review from one of our guests (she’s also kindly agreed to share some gorgeous pics of the weekend in this space, so thank you to Carolanne – currently cooking up a storm back in Ireland!)

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Équilibre Christmas Gift Guide – For Foodies

I think Christmas gift giving should be all about that little something special. It doesn’t have to be expensive,  just thoughtful, unique and something the receiver wouldn’t usually buy for themselves. New tastes and gourmet treats are a good choice and can be truly savoured and enjoyed over the holidays – a chance to slow down and really appreciate the good things in life. Homemade goodies fit the bill nicely, but when you don’t have time to cook or create, here are some favourite local picks to satisfy and surprise the foodies in your life…

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Équilibre Christmas Gift Guide – Cookbooks

Christmas has crept up on us once again (as it tends to do these days) and I thought it might be fun to put together a few gift ideas that resonate with our food and fitness ethos. Cookbooks today, followed by foodie and fitness ideas, finishing with some homemade gift inspiration. (Don’t let anyone stress you out with the term ‘last minute’, there’s still plenty of time!)

I love cookbooks, and over the years they have become my all time favourite thing to give (and receive!) I like to think that not only am I gifting something aesthetically lovely to look at, it can also be used to provide culinary inspiration for the recipient and may even help them to create new memories and food experiences with their loved ones.

These days, there are so many beautiful cookbooks from all over the world that would be worthy additions to any collection, however, I wanted to focus on a couple of new local publications that I have a soft spot for…

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