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Bush food popular with judges

IF you are lucky enough to taste some of bush food producer Jenny Taylor’s quondongs, which have been poached in peach schnapps, spare a thought for how many kilometres she has driven to collect the fruit. The Jane Brook resident ...

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Mimmo wins gelato crown

A SMALL Helena Valley producer has scooped a major prize at the 2016 Perth Royal Dairy Show for the mouthwatering gelato he makes in a shed in his backyard. Domenico Sabatino, best known as Mimmo, is pleased with the achievement ...

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Handmade cheese a valley attraction

THE Cheese Barrel, Sandalford Winery, Caversham House and Lamonts are all great places to visit if you want to sample some of WA’s handmade cheeses. The outlets stock handmade cheeses by Robert St Duke from Ha Ve Harvey Cheese and ...

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Swan Valley wine show awards

THE 2016 Singapore Airlines Swan Valley Wine Show awards are on Friday, August 26 at Mandoon Estate. The Swan Valley & Regional Winemakers Association said this year two Singapore Airlines sommeliers, who work on board Singapore Airlines, would work as ...

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Choosing the state’s best steak sandwich

The Mundaring Hotel’s well-loved steak sandwich is yet again headed for a cook-off in the WA’s Best Steak Sandwich competition next month. Now in it’s ninth year, the Australian Hotels Association (AHA) Annual Steak Sandwich Competition recognises Western Australia’s best ...

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Asian fruit a new industry

PERTH Hills, Gidgegannup and York growers are producing a popular Asian fruit, which can be eaten fresh, dried or processed and used in confectionery such as breads, cake, candy, compote and jam. Called jujubes or Chinese dates the small apple-like ...

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Tomatoes put to the taste test

TOMATO growers will have the chance to vie for the “Best Tasting Tomato” award in a competition being run this month by The Green Life Soil Co in Midvale. Owner Linda Mitchener said she wanted to encourage people to try ...

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Fruit and veg store signs long lease

THE green army behind a successful community campaign to stop an independent fruit and veg store being replaced with a major liquor retailer, are celebrating another success with the Swan View Fruit and Veg shop granted a seven-year lease. Swan ...

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Gold Plate winners praise staff

By Anita McInnes CHESTERS of Heafod Glen, Caversham House, Sandalford Winery and The Coffee Club all picked up gongs at the annual Gold Plate Awards on the weekend. For the third year in a row Chesters of Heafod Glen won ...

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