Delicious Australian Grown Apples from Orange

Early this morning at Parklea Markets in outer Sydney we were spoilt for choice for the finest apples and pears brought to us direct from the premier fruit growing region of Orange in NSW.

With those magnificent apples, just picked, crisp and delicious, it was hard to decide which varieties to buy this week. Then there were the many different varieties of sweet pears.

I have written before about the great fruit that is brought to us every weekend by fruit growers Boris and Rod Ostini and thought it was time to remind those who live in the Sydney area to get to Parklea Markets and buy the best value, crispest apples and sweetest pears you will ever taste.

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Every weekend, grower, Boris Ostini, is always there with a ready smile and his wonderful fruit.

Look out for Stall No. 257 and the this banner:

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This is what I bought today: Corella and William pears, Granny Smith, Fuji, Jonathan, Jonagold, Snow, Gala and Sundowner. I can’t describe the heady perfume of the apples upon opening the shopping bags when I got home. Needless to say I have munched my way through two already!

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Here is a just selection of what was on offer today…so many varieties:

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Jonagold, Snow and Gala apples.
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Buy as many as you need or try a mixture to experience each apple’s unique flavours and textures.
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Granny Smith apples perfect for you pies and cakes and superb for eating fresh as well.

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Thanks Boris and Rod for bringing us fresh Australian apples, pears and other seasonal fruits every week. We city slickers salute all the fruit producers of the Orange region and I encourage everyone to come along and taste the wonder of this fruit for yourself!

I repost two images that Boris shared with us of the farm in Orange . What an amazing sight.

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Recipes:

 Apple Recipes:

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Peach and Apple Pie

 

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Choko and Apple Pie with Streusel Topping

 

IMG_20160525_121117-Roasted red cabbage and sausages

 

Roasted Red Cabbage, Sausage, Apple and Pumpkin

 

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Apple and Lemon Tea Cake

 

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Apple Pie with Cinnamon

 

Tourte_nissarde

 

Sweet Silverbeet, Apple and Brandy Pie

 

 

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Apple, Banana and Sultana Cake

 

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Plum and Apple Pie

Pear Recipes:

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Dominique’s Stewed Pears in Spiced Wine Syrup

 

 

Pear Upside down cake

 

Spiced Pear Upside Down Cake

 

 

 

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