On Dec 5th we held our End-Of-Year Gathering and Master Chef Challenge, here is a recap!

Your time starts Now! The pressure was on as three teams scoured the beds for just the right ingredients. Tom Wegener, the President, went straight for the Arrowroot, sliced them thin, then into the hot oil to make chips.  Simple but delicious. Johanna and Chris went for cherry tomatoes, mint and snake beans, to add to lentils, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper to make micro salads on the garden nasturtium leaves.  They were an artistic, delicately layered tapas with a moreish, wholesome flavor. Katie and Matt, the chief community gardeners, had their foraging mapped and quickly harvested the garlic chives, parsley, sweet basil, cherry tomatoes, tarragon and parsley seeds to add to chickpeas, tahini and lemon juice to make a mouth watering humus.

Many other dishes were provided by the members based on produce from their own gardens.  It was a cornucopia reminiscent of the American original Thanksgiving.

In the end, Matt and Katie took the honours and a $20 gift voucher from Cooroy Harvest Fresh.  The Permaculture Noosa team decided that this cannot wait till next year and we should start planting for the Autumn Master Chef competition.

I have enjoyed the last few months as the newly appointed President and would like to say that next year is going to be amazing!!!

I’d like to wish you all a Merry Christmas!

Tom Wegener