Welcome to the Nineteenth Edition of the Hakubaku Newsletter
Hello to all of our registered members.
How are you all keeping? Did you see the Tour De France? Our Factory Manager is a mad keen cyclist and always follows the Tour avidly. We all got a little swept up in the excitement of the local boy made good. Three cheers to Cadel Evans, the first Australian to win the Tour. Long may he defend his title - fingers crossed!.
Speaking of winners, it is time to announce the winner of the Autumn 2011 Seasonal competition. We received a positive avalanche of entries this season and I've gone for something a little different - not quite so Japanesy, but definitely easy. I hadn't thought to use Hakubaku noodles this way and so was a little surprised at how well it worked. The Winter 2011 Seasonal recipe competition is now underway and so as always we encourage everyone to enter their favourite recipe using seasonally available produce. See our website for all competition details.
Our Autumn Seasonal Recipe Competition
Thank you to all who sent in entries. The variety was wonderful and all very tempting.
Our winner is Colleen of Victoria.
Coleen's recipe is our featured recipe for this month especially for our newsletter subscribers and will later be available for all on our website.
Our recipe competition continues on a seasonal basis and so we welcome more entries.
Start thinking of the great winter vegies available and let us know how best you like to eat them with Hakubaku Organic noodles.
Go to www.hakubaku.com for all terms and conditions.
Our Autumn Merit Prizes go out to the following: Tracy Cauci of VIC, Vivien Wong of WA, Kate Naidu of NSW, Michelle Freeman of VIC, Katie Waycott of QLD and another entry from NSW . We would like to thank all who have taken part in the Autumn competition.
Noodle, Zucchini & Potato Frittatas
These little frittatas may be eaten hot or cold and are great with humus or sour cream for dipping. Other vegetables may also be added, eg: peas, grated carrot.
Little hands and taste buds love these when made as mini-muffins or it also works well when made into a slice. Other Hakubaku noodles may be substituted for the Somen.
Native to Central America, the sweet potato takes on a few different forms. They do not belong to the potato family but have a similar appearance.
In Australian supermarkets you will often see sweet potatos labeled as 'Kumera' which is the New Zealand name. World wide, the sweet potato is a staple food for so many people.
Sweet Potatos are starchy, tuberous root vegetables that have a sweet taste (hence the name). Dietary fibre, complex carbohydrates, beta carotene and many different vitamins are just a few of the humble sweet potato's many virtues.
I went along to the farmers market that was held along the lake on Saturday 23 July and while it was a cold old day the amount of things that I came home with almost made supermarket shopping redundant this week. I think my eyes were bigger than my fridge's storage capability!
As always, the regular markets are an enjoyable outing with plenty to see and buy. Other upcoming markets include:
The Hope for Wheat Harvest
The farmers from Balranald in New South Wales who have traditionally supplied our wheat have been unable to produce wheat in recent years because of the drought which was then followed by floods. They have just finished sewing their next crop and so we are hoping for rain in September and dry weather from November on during the harvesting period. Here's to a successful Organic Wheat Harvest for 2011.
That's all from us for now. We look forward to hearing your thoughts and opinions on our products and our newsletter.
Please forward this email on to all friends and family who may be interested in Hakubaku noodles. They may have great recipes that we haven't heard of yet.
If you would like to receive your own copy of the Hakubaku newsletter, please go to www.hakubaku.com and sign up. You also will get to access lots of great noodle recipes.We look forward to seeing what you have created in your kitchens for our Seasonal recipe competition. Don't forget to include Winter seasonal produce in your recipes.
From Jenny and the Hakubaku Team