• Basil Pesto

    Basil pesto makes a perfect salad dressing, dip or pasta sauce and is super easy to make. Basil tends to grow fast at this time of year so making pesto is a great way to use up extra you might have in the garden or get the most out of a super Basil special at … Continued

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  • A Christmas Poem

    Twas the Weekend Before Christmas and all through the store we had Cherries and Berries and Veggies galore the weather was rubbish but we didn’t mind cos we’ve got the best produce that you can find. The Carrots are colourful the Avo’s are cheap The Radishes ravishing the Blueberries sweet. With Cherries a plenty the … Continued

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  • Whats on the Christmas Table?

    Sometimes its hard to find inspiration for the Christmas feast. Even harder to find simple but impressive ideas. Here at the Funky Pumpkin we like to help so we have added some Ideas for the feast table Salad Christmas Wreath Here is an easy idea using Cherry Tomatoes, Mozerella Balls, a balsamic glaze and some … Continued

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  • The Kiwi Christmas

    Well it seems we are now well into the silly season and the rush is on to get organised for the big day. There really are no hard and fast rules now when it comes to what to serve for Christmas in New Zealand. While it’s nice to do the big christmas dinner it is … Continued

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  • Summer Berries and the arrival of Cherries

    The Summer fruit season is officially underway with the arrival of Cherries in the store yesterday. They are an early variety called Earlise and are a soft but flavoursome fruit. Strawberries have been on the go for a few weeks now and we have generally been running two lines in store. One a smaller grade … Continued

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  • Purple is the new orange

    Purple carrots have been making waves in our store this year. These are available throughout the year but are often quite expensive. We have been lucky enough to be able to get these back at an excellent price for a short time. Did you know that carrots were originally purple or white and the yellow … Continued

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  • May the power of the Pomegranate be with you!

    Pomegranates are now in season and they are flying out the door Here’s why: Pomegranate is super food, with style. Its magic seeds are full of goodness and antioxidants, with its list of benefits reported to include improving heart and mental health and even fighting cancer. The juice-filled arils from this quirky red fruit can … Continued

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  • Exciting New Products

    Tofu, Sheeps Cheese and Diary Free Cheese We are happy to announce that we now have added to our range a small selection of Vegetarian options including Tofu and Sausages Also we have a range of dairy free cheese and sheeps milk products. Based in Nelson, New Zealand, Thorvald produces premium cheeses and yoghurt made … Continued

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  • What to do with an Artichoke

    Globe Artichokes have arrived in store this week! If you’re like me and you have never eaten an artichoke before and have no idea how to prepare one… well you’re in luck! I have been trawling the internet for the best explanation of how to prepare these for eating and what parts to eat and … Continued

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  • Fancy Asparagus

    Here’s another gem from our manager Caro FANCY ASPARAGUS This delicious concoction is made using Chopped Bacon, Fresh Asparagus and Panko Breadcrumbs   Quantities are pretty loose, you can pretty much use as much or as little as you please. Cook the bacon in a little olive oil in a fry pan Chuck the Asparagus … Continued

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