Cooroy Fusion Festival


One of my big passions, food, combines with my love of supporting locals in the 
Edible Sunshine Coast presentations. 
These 7 presentations kicked off on Saturday with the fantastic 
Cooroy Fusion Festival
What a well crafted and put together event!
I was absolutely delighted to be a presenter and so impressed with the large crowd that drew around as I started to talk and offer some taste tests and inspiration for eating local. It wasn't long before we were surrounded by a sea of enthusiastic locals trying the Custard Apple Coconut Crumble
served with gorgeous Maleny Dairies cream and custard by special guest Meg from Maleny Dairies
http://www.malenydairies.com/
And the Haloumi Bread Salad featuring the Sunshine Coast's own award winning haloumi cheese! And not to forget the Macadamia Mustard Potato Salad
It is so wonderful to get that live feedback from your food creations as people co
me up to tell you how much they enjoyed something, to see smiling faces as they happily eat something you designed!

This little girls was soo cute as she munched away on crumble and cream!
The audience also had the fascinating Bede from Maleny Avocado Oil as a special guest pop on the microphone and chat to the audience about his amazing avocado oil and how it is a nutrient booster and how his actually has the highest smoke point of oils at 225 degrees celsius. 


Making it ideal for roasting, baking, stir frying and beautiful in a salad.
And it doesn't just stop there either! Avocado oil is great as a moisturiser and great with essential oil blends!
And did I mention this avocado oil tastes gorgeous?
I used it in the pastry for the Quinoa Pot Pies, it gave the pastry a delicious nutty flavour.

And the highlight of the demonstration for one very lucky lady was the winner of that fantastic prize pack as donated by Sunshine Coast business Nutworks; a special bottle of extra virgin cold pressed Avocado oil personally from Bede!
When I say everybody wanted to win this prize I'm not joking!
Thank you Nutworks!!


I even found my oldest backstage enjoying my salad!


I absolutely loved being a part of the Cooroy Fusion Festival and my girls had an absolute ball as well.

If your in the Sunshine Coast area, there is still time to book into 5 of the remaining 6 Edible Sunshine Coast presentations
( 1 is fully booked out)
Follow this link to book in to these free events and get inspired to Eat Local!
http://www.library.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au/sitePage.cfm?code=edible

Come along and find out why I joined forces with local supermarket Maleny IGA to produce recipes for their unique collectible Local Product Local Recipe - recipe cards.
Grab one in store!

Rebecca  xx

20 comments:

  1. We loe food festivals...we are sponsoring our local one...

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  2. The food sounds delicious and reminds me of the time I lived at Runnaway Bay, Gold Coast. I must try to get hold of avocado oil here in England. Congratulations on winning the award. It sounds as if you deserved it.

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    1. Oh it is lovely Francene! I just love this avocado oil xx

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  3. I love hearing about a food festival that would be so different than a local food festival here in upstate New York in the United States. Farmers here grow blueberries and apples, raspberries, strawberries, corn (maize), and other short season crops here. I'd love to be able to eat local avocados - "if only".

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    1. Oh I would just love to visit one of your local food festivals! All those cheap, fresh berries YUM!

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  4. I love food festivals. Food #1!

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  5. I love food festivals too. Always a great smorgasbord and really enjoyable! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. I know right! I love all the different cuisine and produce, its wonderful. Thanks for reading and commenting! xxx

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  6. Custard Apple Coconut Crumble? I would be flocking around you as well for a taste of that yummy sounding treat. Good for you for encouraging people to buy local - it really is an important message!

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  7. Sounds like a great festival. :-)

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    1. It was lovely blessedmama :)
      I love a festival!

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  8. The food festival looks amazing - we just don't have them here and I am so jealous! :)

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    1. Oh you would have loved it Sonia! The Sunshine Coast is foodie heaven! xx

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  9. Oh yummy, Haloumi bread salad?! Delish! Also, Avocado oil sounds fantastic, is that readily available?

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    1. I think you can get it around Australia through here:
      http://brisbane.foodconnect.com.au/about-us/the-people/our-hard-working-farmers/marion-and-bede-mackenzie/
      It is amazing and not like some other avocado oils out there, this one you can cook with! xx

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