Pollen allergies, bananas and the future of food

With spring closing in on summer, what could be better than a pasta on the porch for lunch. We have a great range of pasta from Pasta Regalo. For those who don’t enjoy or can’t tolerate wheat or gluten, there’s also rye, spelt and buckwheat pasta available. And, to go along with the pasta, a new range of products this week: pesto from Burchells Gourmet Africa Foods. We’ve started by offering a standard basil pesto, a sun-dried tomato and cashew, and a more adventurous coriander chilli and cashew variety.

Spring also means allergy season, and a suggested treatment for pollen allergies is to eat a small amount of unprocessed honey each day, produced from the same plants that trigger the allergies. We don’t have any honey from the Peninsula, but we are offering unprocessed honey from Bloublommetjies farm, in Wellington.

The beady-eyed may notice bananas on the site again. We trust the truck will arrive this time! Apologies again to all those who were disappointed last week.

And there’s more disappointment for those who’ve enjoyed Continental Bakery’s breads to date. Their baker has disappeared, so we’re unable to offer their breads. Luckily we still have two fine sources of bread – Camphill Bakery supply an organic, biodynamically grown Hearth Loaf, as well as a Rye loaf, while Organic Alive offer a range of raisin breads, spelt breads and whole-wheat breads.

For those who haven’t yet seen it, I strongly suggest seeing the Future of Food, a documentary showing at the Labia on Sunday (22nd) at 6.15 pm, Monday at 8.30 and Tuesday at 8.30 pm. It investigates the disturbing disturbing issues behind the unlabelled, patented, genetically engineered foods that have quietly filled particularly U.S. grocery store shelves for the past decade. Sadly the situation here is not much better. Please book early to avoid disappointment. There will be a discussion afterwards.

Apologies also to those who were disappointed at the markets last week – we had a bit of a supply crunch! There are two markets this week, Saturday at 9am, and hopefully there will be more on offer:
* Hout Bay: Library Foyer
* Noordhoek: Garden Emporium, Chapmans Peak drive

To order, head on over to www.ethical.org.za

Be Well,
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The Co-op team