Breakfast doesn't have to come out of a cardboard box and the adventurous can put together their own cereal mix at Loose Produce in Como WA.
Whether it's muesli, psyllium husks, millet, puffed amaranth or, for the die-hard, organic steel-cut oats that have to be soaked and boiled to make a porridge, the possibilities are as wide as the rang in the store, which has a real communtiy spirit evident in the library facilities, comfortable armchairs and children's play area with paper , crayons, TV and video player to distract younsters whose mothers linger just a little too long.
Loose Produce sells the works: teas, coffee, cocoa, spices, juniper berries, grains, flour, honey, nuts, dried fruit, lollies, olive oil, even natural sanitary products.
Gluten free products are big as are organic and biodynamic lines, including WA grown and milled flour, Margaret River milk, and a small range of fruit and vegetables which vie for shelf space with mainstream English jelly babies, licorice allsorts and black aniseed balls.
Shoppers are encouraged to linger over a tea or coffee and anyone baking a special occasion cake can hire a tin to suit.
Shopping in Loose Produce allows you to try a recipe without breaking the bank by having to buy a whole packet of something you might never use again. Loose Produce gives you the opportunity to buy as little as is needed.
Loose Produce also holds cooking classes designed to get people back into the kitchen working with seasonal certified organic produce. Ann Meyer is a self confessed food addict with an interest in every facet of the food and agriculture industry. Ann developed her cooking skills from hands on experiences and an obsession for reading every cook book she could find and travel. After owning and running restaurants in WA, Ann now teaches hands on cooking classes at Loose Produce in Como WA.
Wednesday 23rd January 2008
Tune in every Wednesday from 3pm to 4pm and listen to great chefs and cooks, their favourite recipes and music, food producers, latest food products, food news, book and film reviews.
On tomorrow’s show we bring you Helen Frost to talk teenagers and diets
Jude Blereau on her latest cook book to be released in March ‘Coming Home’
John Ford, Minister for Fisheries, and Guy Leyland from the fishing council, to have a friendly chat about fish and the closure of fishing in Freo
Plus lots more and great music
Tune in Wednesday 23.01 at 3pm on Radio Fremantle 107.9FM
Stories should be told over superb foods so eat together at a table
2008 is the year for waging war on muffins and bad coffee. There is no excuse for anyone to put up with processed muffins and badly made coffee and there is plenty of it in WA. So for our first competition of the year we ask you to send in the name of your favourite place that bakes their muffins at the cafe and the coffee is brilliant. The Food hour team will judge each place by paying them a visit with a 10 point check list. If you’re café wins then you will pick up a food hamper filled with organic products
Check out the web site this Wednesday…… new recipes and food info for you Happy cooking