How you can be part of the fun of Sarau Festival 2011!
 
 

How you can be part of the fun of Sarau Festival 2011!

Holiday season may well be fast-approaching but there is a lot going on behind the scenes for the best Sarau Festival ever in January 2011! If you are keen to be involved and make the most of this fantastic day as a spectator, volunteer or other, read on! So, what can you do? Start creating … Continued

Neudorf Mushrooms
 
 

Neudorf Mushrooms

Neudorf Mushrooms are always a hit at Sarau Festival and they will be back again in 2011. Hannes Krummenacher grows mushrooms on the family farm in Upper Moutere and in season supplies local restaurants with gourmet varieties, such as Saffron Milk caps and Birch boletes. Click here to listen to a recent interview on Radio … Continued

Bike Race, Register Here!
 
 

Bike Race, Register Here!

Dust off your saddle, it’s on again this summer! The Moutere Valley Bike Race Registration is now open Kindly sponsored by SUJON who will provide a refreshing blackcurrant drink to all participants, numbers are limited, so get in quick for this once-a-year chance to roam through the orchards, vineyards, and hopgardens of the Moutere! We … Continued

Cooking Competition Results
 
 

Cooking Competition Results

BLACKCURRANT COOKING COMPETITION RESULTS: PRESERVES: 1st     Susie Lees with her Blackcurrant jam 2nd    Janette Stevens with her Blackcurrant and plum jam 3rd    Sue Walker with her Blackcurrant Jelly Highly recommended    Joyce Frye with her Blackcurrant Jam BAKING: 1st    Betty Rae with her Blackcurrant muffins 2nd    Susan Drew with her Blackcurrant muffins 3rd    Libby Hopper … Continued

Sunshine at Sarau 2010
 
 

Sunshine at Sarau 2010

Another sensational festival showcasing what the Moutere Community can do! There were over one hundred stalls of delicious food, drinks and so much creativity. A huge thank-you on behalf of the organisers for coming and helping to raise money for a defibrilator for Upper Moutere village. The Rai Jin Taiko drummers opened the festival and … Continued

Summer Pudding Recipe
 
 

Summer Pudding Recipe

Summer Pudding by Steve Richards of The Jester House Line a 1 litre glass bowl with stale toast slice white bread (crusts removed), (save enough to cover the top as well). In a pot warm 250g black currants with 100g sugar until the juices start to run Add 250g raspberries 250g blackberries 250g strawberries continue … Continued

Tasman Tart Recipe
 
 

Tasman Tart Recipe

Here is the recipe for Tasman Tart (Apple and blackcurrant shortcake) by Steve Richards of The Jester House: The pastry: Cream together 200g butter 125g castor sugar beat in 1 egg Add 350g flour 1teaspoon baking powder Mix until combined, knead lightly, wrap and refrigerate. Pastry will keep for several days in the fridge. The … Continued

Scarecrow prizes!
 
 

Scarecrow prizes!

Our scarecrow competition prizes come out of the kiln today! You could win a fantastic original plate. Judge Owen Bartlett, our famous local potter is looking forward to choosing the best of the best on Sunday. It’s not too late to create your scarecrow for the contest. Judging will take place at 5.45pm at Sarau … Continued

Grow your own!
 
 

Grow your own!

Geoff Langford is a renowned scientist from The New Zealand Institute for Plant & Food Research, Lincoln. We are delighted to welcome Geoff to Sarau Festival for the first time, to learn from his extensive knowledge of growing small fruits in the home garden. Hear about Geoff’s hands-on experience of growing blackcurrants – his know-how … Continued

What’s on at Sarau 2010?
 
 

What’s on at Sarau 2010?

There is so much in store at this year’s Sarau Festival. Tell everyone you know and come along for another fantastic day of Moutere Magic! Sarau Festival 2010 brings you all this and more: • The Mountain Bike race through paddocks, vineyard, hop groves, raspberry, blackcurrant and boysenberry fields – register on the website… • … Continued