Channel living Update July 2018

A lot has happened for the Channel Living Committee over the first half of the year.

General Update

On 8 May three members attended the CL Committee meeting and were voted in as new, welcomed members of the committee. We are pleased to announce Helen THompson (Vice President), Samantha Lake and Babs Reed are now valued members of the committee who bring great experience and enthusiasm to the committee with interest ranging in tiny houses, … read more....

2017 AGM 23rd Nov, 7pm at Peppermint Bay

This year’s AGM will mark a turning point in the direction and focus of Channel Living now that we are no longer running the Vege Box program and Wholefoods Co-op, so please read on – we need you!

Our rescheduled AGM date is Thursday 23rd November at 7pm at Peppermint Bay (Stackings room, along the far end). As usual, business will be kept brief and it will double as a social occasion – Peppermint Bay … read more....

Thanks to volunteers Stan Sheppard, Graeme Lakin and Lynnette Lakin for helping pack today….the boxes looked amazing, with many “baby” vegies being delivered today.
Below are a couple of simple recipes I have altered to use the baby produce this week, and the risotto recipe is our families favourite, passed on from a very good French friend staying in the summer holidays…ENJOY!
Baby Spring Green’s pesto
3 cups baby kale leaves
1 cup of baby
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What’s on at the Co-op…..

Steaming porridge on these frosty mornings…….

Our family love porridge for breakfast with all the toppings! By this I mean dried apricots, leatherwood honey, cinnamon, stewed fruit, maple syrup and chia seeds. We soak the oats overnight with the chia seeds, then put all the toppings in the middle of our dining room table to add to our bowls whilst we lazily get out of our cosy beds……warming and a healthy start to the day, … read more....

What’s on at the Co-op……

Winter opening hours:2.00-6.00 and Saturday 9.30-12.30

Whole Tasmanian Walnuts are half price!!
Fresh produce available from the Co-op this week: Pak Chi, beetroot, garlic, salad mix, swede, brown onions, orange carrots, purple carrots, assorted potatoes, baby silver beet, and jarradale pumpkin. Also the delicious Cam’s bread!

What’s in the vegie box/bag this week: Broccoli, orange and purple carrots, cauliflower, gourmet mushroom punnets, Geeveston elephant potatoes, salad mix, and swede. The bags have extra Pak … read more....


Sale on Northern Territory Dates, Tamar Valley Walnuts and Tasmanian rolled oats….Half price!

COF Fertiliser is still available at the Co-op…..3kg for $12.50 and 6kg for $25…..great to sprinkle around fruit trees and vegie gardens.

Cam’s Bread is available every Friday from 2.00-6.00pm and Saturday from 9.30-12.30…..Delicious, fresh and locally made in Cygnet.

Our community notice board is up at the Co-op….thanks Phil Hirst for taking time to put it in place for us.  It … read more....

What’s in the box/bag…….

I was inspired by Stephanie Alexander’s cooking bible, “Kitchen garden companion” for this weeks BROCCOLI recipe ideas:
  • Cooking Broccoli: Broccoli is frequently badly cooked. Separate florets with a knife, peel the chunky stems (once peeled are as tender as asparagus!), and cut into managaeble pieces. Cook them briefly and uncovered in a large saucepan in plenty of simmering salted water. Always make sure the serving dish is pre warmed as brocolli loses it’s heat fast.
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What’s in the box/bag this week…….

Dear Subscribers,
Thanks to volunteers Annie Wilson, Anne Edwards and Marg Thalmann for helping pack today, it is always a delightful way to spend a few hours amongst the sweet smelling basil and fresh tomatoes. A big thanks to Anni who volunteers her precious time to do up the volunteers roster each month…you are a gem!
Easy Basil and Tomato pasta sauce: In the morning, chop up tomatoes, garlic and basil and mix in some
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What’s in the vege box/bag this week…..

Dear Subscribers,

Thanks to volunteers Annie Wilson, Marg Thalmann and her daughter Phoebe and Anne Edwards for helping pack today.…we enjoyed crunchy gala apples just picked this morning and some homemade choc cake!

Some boxes have green capsicum and others will have a golden nugget pumpkin this week.
Do you need tomatoes to preserve? One of our growers is selling tomatoes at $2.50kg…..great price!
Please contact Marcus Thalmaan  0419 139 584
Tarragon is delightful
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AGM 2014

20th July 2014 from 2.00pm at WestWinds. BYO afternoon tea to share. Come and hear about our progress during the year. All members are welcome.… read more....