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Thursday, 22 December 2011

Christmas Adelaide Central Market Watch

Fruit and Veg
With three days until Christmas, the Central Market is packed to the rafters with brilliant quality produce and artisan produced foods like never before.
Golden pineapples from Yeppoon are sensational and $4 each, whole watermelon $0.99kg, new season purple carrots are $3.99 bunch and crunchy Lebanese cucmbers are $5.99, all at House of Organics, S34/35. For the exotic tropical fruits and berries, Coco's, S20/21 has dragonfruit for $7.95kg, pomegranites are $5.99 kg, pomelos are $9.99kg and lychees are $25kg. Aubergines, S57, has beautiful cherries for $9.99kg and all the top quality stone fruits for $4.99kg.

Meat, poultry and seafood
Buy a Kangaroo Island goose ($19.99kg) at Vegas,S62. Barossa Fine Foods, S60, for boned and roasted ducks with morello cherry, fresh herb and bacon stuffing $20.99kg. Samtass Seafoods prawns are cooked and snap frozen, hours after being caught. Buy frozen and defrost in the chiller overnight for Christmas Day. Try the medium 10/15 size for $32.99kg.

Christmas Specials
Breadz'n'More, S43, has terrific plain ($1.90ea) and almond croissants (two for $7) cooked on the spot. Gourmet to Go, S42, has Abbotsford Country House Christmas puddings (1kg $43.95) and are made using Barossa brandy and Angaston fruits to a Scottish recipe. Smelly Cheese, S44, has this week only , the Woodside Noel goat cheese for $4.99 each, and Say Cheese, S46 has whole rounds of white-mould, double cream, White Pearl for $35 each.
Marino Fine Foods on Gouger St, has box-set gift hampers containing olive oil, balsamic vinegar , chilli paste and tapenade $59.95, Lucia's Fine Foods has ready to serve polenta by Moretti. Slice and panfry and the polenta stays moist with a smooth texture. $6pack.
Providore, S66, for the best range in handmade chocolates and cakes. Try the new gluten-free, dark chocolate and walnut cake $4.50 per slice or $49 whole. Whole will serve 12-20 people.

Merry Christmas from all the Traders at the Market and its sign-off time from me in this final Advertiser Market Watch.

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