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  • Writer's pictureAnnemarie Bolduc

Apple GeenStar Salad

Updated: Dec 11, 2023

Enjoy a bowl of freshness with some superstar ingredients!

Apple Star Salad, improvised • Photography © Bottle and Brush Studio 2021

Lettuce is at its best in spring, but there is not much other than herbs and leafy greens that I can use early in the season from the garden. Gladly, I can find local produce around that has been harvested in autumn like Batlow apples, which are stored in cool room all year long. The brilliant Greenstars are one of my favourite varieties as they are so crisp and juicy, full of vitamin C and on top of that, it’s non-browning after cutting. These work perfectly sliced on a salad (and for food photography!). For another crunchy, nutritious and local addition, the roasted hazelnuts, are fabulous on salad! And for a final touch of colour, some borage edible flowers complete this “star” salad recipe. Borage is a beneficial plant for the veggie garden, attracting bees, repelling pests, and self-seeding with edible leaves and flowers. The blue flowers are star-shaped and can also make a stunning finish to some desserts and cocktails. For this presentation, I created an ice cider vinaigrette. Ice cider is a sweet cider made from frozen apples. A speciality of Québec province. Australia’s local cideries also produce them with frozen apple juice. Bon appétit Snowy foodies!

Some stars growing in the Snowys • Photography © Bottle and Brush Studio 2018-21

LOCAL PRODUCE FEATURES: Greenstar apples are grown and available at Mouats Farm. You can also find them at Local at Learmont’s and Nest-Cinema-Café-Books. Hazelnuts are grown in Batlow by Happy Wombat Hazelnuts and are available at various local food retailers and visitor centres. Crafty Ciders produces ice ciders, available in the Batlow region.


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