Pork Ewe to Plastic Bags

Pork Ewe is going plastic bag free!

Plastic bags have been around for 30 years now. It is estimated world wide that 1 trillion bags are used and discarded every year.

Australians use 3.92 billion plastic bags a year, that's over 10 million new bags being used DAILY. 

An estimated 3.76 billion bags or 20,700 tonnes of plastic are disposed of in landfill sites throughout Australia every year.

Australians dump 7,150 recyclable plastic bags into landfills every minute or 429,000 bags every hour.

It is estimated that around 50 million bags enter the Australian litter stream every year. 

With these unbelievable figures in mind Pork Ewe has made a the decision to forgo the plastic bags and we are encouraging our customers to join us!

We will have paper bags available as well as used boxes but we encourage you to bring your own bag and carry small items freely.

We hope that you will get behind our small but important step to changing the use of plastic bags in Australian!

 

Tilligerry Organic Eggs

Terry Barton has run his certified organic Farm, Tilligerry Organic Produce since 1996, making beautiful eggs as natural as they come.

Terry has a modest 300 head of lovely ladies (chickens) and just 3 very lucky roosters.

They all graze very happily in the field, living a fairly relaxed life. Relying on grazing alone the chickens would strip the farm of it's essential insects and bugs in order to obtain the protein required to to lay. Therefore they are also fed on organic grain, enriched with protein essential for the production of eggs. 

Terry does not add any colouring, commonly added in both organic and other egg farming practices to achieve a bright yolk. This means the yolk is natural in colour, producing interesting colour variations.

Terry is about good, old fashioned farming with no intervention and really the proof is in the taste. 

Guanciale

A cheek above the rest!

Guanciale is cured pork jowl, commonly seasoned with black peppercorns and spices, sometimes garlic, rosemary or fennel.

Originating in central Italy, it is a traditional ingredient, used  like pancetta or speck, it has a high fat to meat ration, which is exactly why it is such a tasty ingredient.

A simple recipe to celebrate Guanciale

4 hearty portions

Ingredients

500g spaghetti or pasta of choice

1 tablespoon olive oil

220g guanciale, cut into square chucks about an inch

½ cup white wine 

1 cup grated Pecorino, you could use toscano or even truffle, get a little extra for garnish and cooking snacks

Salt and pepper to taste

Method

DIRECTIONS

1. Bring a large pot of water boil adding a little salt cooking the pasta to al dente and reserving 1 cup of the cooking liquid.

2. Meanwhile, heat the olive oil over medium heat in large fry pan. Add the guanciale and cook, until browned.

3. Add the white wine and cook for a couple of minutes, add the reserved cup of cooking liquid and simmer.

4. Add the pasta and the cheese and toss to glossy, thick and coated. Season with salt and pepper.

Pork Ewe Delivered

Pork Ewe Deli... Delivered to you!

 

Did you know we have a range of hampers and a small speciality range of gifts that can be ordered online and delivered? 

Choose a hamper designed for the French lover, the sweet tooth, or the cheese lover to name a few.

These are then delivered with a personalised message, perfect for a thank you to a colleague, or a gift for a loved one.

We also have a small and specialised range of groceries for something really interesting and beautiful delivered to you or a lucky someone.

Pure Pumpkin Seed Oil

Pumpkin seed oil has an intense nutty taste and is rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids. 

Pumpkin seed oil is made by pressing roasted, hull-less pumpkin seeds, from a local Slovenian variety of pumpkin, the Styrian pumpkin. It has been produced in Slovenia since the 18th century.

Made from the best Slovenian pumpkins the oil is a treasure of vitamins. It contains vitamins A and E. Vitamin E is especially important due to its antioxidant properties. pumpkin seed oil is one of the vegetable oils with the highest vitamin E content. Pumpkin seed oil we stock is from The Pumpkin House and contains 50 mg of vitamin E per 100 grams of oil. Vitamin A is also indispensable to our health because it works similarly to vitamin E, as a free-radical scavenger, strengthens the immune system and maintains good eyesight.  

Aside from the health benefits pumpkin seed oil is a culinary specialty, which has a variety of used. Make full flavoured salad dressing, add to pesto's and use for desserts to add a rich nutty flavour. Why not try making a pumpkin seed oil mayonnaise in the below recipe.

Pumpkin Seed Oil Mayonnaise

Ingredients

250 g Mayonnaise

30 ml Pumpkin seed oil

Method

Mix Mayonnaise and oil in the bowl.

It is an amazing match with chips or wedges!

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Smoked Seafood has never been so good!

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Brilliant Food are VERY good at what they do, sourcing incredible Australian seafood to create an array of outstanding smoked delicacies.

They are our go-to this Easter for seafood that will have you wishing every Friday was Good Friday, better yet, they do the work so you don't have to!

 

So where to start?

Smoked portions of Ocean Trout, Salmon or King Fish...

A perfectly delicate fillet of Tasmanian Ocean Trout, pink on the inside, beautifully fresh with an unmistakable smoky flavour. Wood Smoked Salmon is filleted and all bones removed then hot smoked. Lovely and moist. Hot Smoked Trout King Fish is cut into medallion sized piece then smoked. They have a wonderful sweet caramelised flavour. And they are all bone free and antibiotic free!

 

Ocean Trout Gravlax is sourced from Tasmania, using only the freshest, premium quality fish which is cured using traditional Scandinavian preserving methods.  

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Trout or King Fish Rillette, almost like a chunky dip, the fish is combined with butter, yogurt and olive oil then flavoured with an array of spices, truly delicious spread on crunchy bread, added to pasta or an easy Canapé.

 

Now to accompany the fish, Brilliant Foods Pickled Tuscan Onions are a soft, sweet thinly sliced red onion which will burst on your taste buds. Or the Wasabi Cream, this subtle tasting cream is the perfect pair to our Smoked Ocean Trout or any potato dish! Or the trifecta,  Smoked Ocean Trout, Pickled Tuscan Red Onions and Wasabi Cream try the below recipe.

 

SMOKED OCEAN TROUT, WASABI CREAM & PICKLED TUSCAN ONION CANAPÉ 

20 Canapés
400g Brilliant Food Smoked Ocean Trout
200g Brilliant Food Wasabi Cream
200g Brilliant Food Pickled Tuscan Onion
20 shortcrust tartlet pastry cases
Sprig of dill (optional garnish)

Canapé assembly  and
First give a small blob of Brilliant Food Wasabi Cream in the bottom of the pastry case, top with a nice rustic chunk of Brilliant Food Smoked Ocean Trout & garnish with a small amount of Brilliant Food Pickled Tuscan Red Onion and a dill sprig.

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Pork Ewe has a sweet twist for Valentines Day.

Our love for all things cheese is fairly obvious but we do have a soft spot for sweets too.

 Especially when created by the talented pastry chef Gareth Williams. You may have seen Gareth popping up around the town selling his beautiful creations through his business Covered in crumbs.

Although Covered in crumbs is in it's first year Gareth is by no means new to the business of delicious pastry goods. Gareth has built up a wealth of experience working as sous chef at Restaurant Mason's and made headlines winning last years Hunter Culinary Associations Food Fight.

We are excited to collaborate with Gareth for Valentines Day to bring you a Cheese and Dessert Hamper full of excitement, flavour and romance.

French cheese and Tart's with flavours including Chocolate, Salted Caramel and Blackberry, or Strawberry, Almond and Yogurt you would be crazy not to take advantage of this delicious combo.
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