Fennel from Oberon

Fennel from Oberon

Recipes

Baked Fennel

Pear, Fennel Parmesan Salad

John Dory, Scallops & Fennel Sauce

Baked fennel
Author: Harvest Hub
Ingredients
  • 1 bulb of fennel
  • 1.1 litres of chicken stock
  • 1 – 2 garlic
  • 500g turkey mince
  • 1 egg
  • 1 onion, grated
  • 1 carrot, grated
  • Parsley, chopped
  • Thyme, diced
  • Fresh or tinned tomatoes
  • 3-4 tbs breadcrumbs
  • Knob of butter
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven 180C.
  2. What to do with the fennel:
  3. Boil the stock, slice the fennel, put it in a baking tray.
  4. Throw in 2 or so cloves of garlic, drizzle with extra virgin olive oil, if you’ve got parsley or thyme throw that on top, seal it with foil, bake for 30-35 minutes or until soft.
  5. What do with the mince:
  6. Meatballs – put the mince in a bowl with half a cup of breadcrumbs, 1 egg, grated onion, grated carrot, chopped parsley, season with salt and pepper, add a bit of melted butter then roll into little balls, saute in a saucepan, pour a tin of tomatoes over the top, cook for 20-30 minutes at 180C. Serve with mashed potato and greens.

Pear, Fennel Parmesan Salad

Pear, Fennel, Parmesan Salad
Recipe Type: Salad
Author: Harvest Hub
Ingredients
  • 1 beure bosc (on special) or Packham pear, sliced thinly in wedges
  • 1 fennel bulb, thinly sliced
  • 50 g of rocket
  • 50 g of parmesan, sliced thinly from Harvest Hub
  • a handful of walnuts, crumbed
  • 1/2 a lemon, juice
  • olive oil
  • salt and pepper
Instructions
  1. On the plate make a bed of rocket leaves then arrange in layers the fennel and then the pear. Top with the cheese, walnuts, salt and pepper, lemon juice and a few splashes of olive oil.

John Dory, Scallops & Fennel Sauce

John Dory, Scallops & Fennel Sauce
Author: Harvest Hub
Ingredients
  • [b]Sauce Base Fish Veloute[/b]
  • 4 onions, finely diced
  • 1 head garlic, crushed
  • 1 sprig thyme
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 100ml white wine
  • 100ml fish stock
  • 100ml cream
  • 1 vanilla pod
  • 15ml almond oil
  • 20ml lemon juice
  • 20ml white wine
  • [b]Fennel Puree[/b]
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 bulb fennel, finely sliced
  • 20ml lemon juice
  • 50ml vegetable or chicken stock
  • 50ml cream
  • Olive Oil
  • [b]Seafood[/b]
  • 1 John Dory
  • 6 Scallops
Instructions
  1. [b]To make Sauce Base Fish Veloute:[/b]
  2. Combine onion, garlic, thyme, bay leaf and 100ml white wine into a pan and reduce by 2/3. Then add the fish stock and reduce again by 2/3. Next, pour in the cream, boil them pass through a fine sieve. Scrape out the seeds of half a vanilla pod and heat in a small saucepan. Deglaze with 20ml of white wine, 150ml fish veloute, lemon juice and almond oil.
  3. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. [b]To make fennel puree:[/b]
  5. Sweat the onions in olive oil without colouring for 5 minutes. Then add fennel and cool until tender (approx 5 minutes). Add chicken stock and reduce by 2/3. Pour in the cream and boil for 5 minutes. In a blender process the mix and pass through a chinois or a fine strainer.
  6. Season and mix in lemon juice.

 

 

 

Xmas Trees

Xmas Trees

Christmas trees now from Oberon, Hub or home delivered

Xmas Tree OberonHi everyone,

As announced in last week’s newsletter, we will be selling Christmas trees this year – but instead of Duffy’s Forest (who may be short on trees this year), we will be getting them from Oberon instead. Oberon is a small town with some big broccoli growers, as well as the home of Merlino’s Christmas trees. They grow the Monterey variety which is known for straightness and uniformity. Provided they are regularly watered, they keep for 4 weeks.

For every tree sold, Merlino’s plants 2 new trees. Once they reach maturity, they absorb CO2 and help to reduce carbon levels.

A better deal
Because of the lower land cost of Oberon (compared with Duffy’s Forest), the trees end up quite a bit cheaper – and because we now offer both delivery options (Hub pick-up vs home delivery), the cost reduction is pretty significant. Hub pick-up is now viable because each tree is wrapped in netting which means it’s easier to handle and will drop fewer needles.

Xmas trees in potsIn early January, you can have your tree picked up for recycling into mulch. This option costs $15, and prevents your tree from ending up in landfill. Mulching (compared with burning) will significantly reduce the release of CO2 into the atmosphere.

And last but not least, we now also offer a Live Tree option in a pot so you can enjoy your Christmas tree for many years to come (provided you look after it).

And remember: $5 of every tree sold is donated to the Salvos at Ivanhoe to pay for the Christmas dinner for the residents of Ivanhoe, as well as toys for their kids.

So here is the revised deal:

Xmas Trees cost

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STAND $40. We also offer a sturdy stand for $40. All prices include GST.

If you’ve missed the order cut-off, you can email your order info@harvesthub.com.au by noon the day prior to your Hub delivery.