Peperonata and Bocconcini Tartlets

2 sheets butter puff pastry

Cut  four 12cm rounds from each sheet of pastry and place on lightly oiled oven trays, then top each with 45g peperonata, 3 bocconcini halves and 1 chopped anchovy, leaving a 1cm border.

Brush egg and milk mixture over pastry border.

Bake at 220°C for 15-20 minutes or until pastry is golden and puffed.

Serve immediately, scattered with torn basil leaves.

Fill your glasses with chilled Rosè... and discover how good life can be!                                         serves 4

180g pure greed peperonata

12 cherry bocconcini, halved

4 anchovy fillets, chopped *

1 egg, beaten with ¼ cup milk

16 basil leaves

* Substitute chopped olives to make a vegetarian version.


Peperonata Pizza

Ingredients for the dough

500g unbleached flour


Mix all ingredients for the dough in a bowl and knead for 7-10 minutes. Alternatively, add to the bowl of an electric mixer (fitted with a dough hook) and beat on lowest speed for 5 minutes.

Rest dough on floured board for 10 minutes.

Cut into 4 with dough cutter, then stretch and roll the dough to the desired shape.

Spread the peperonata, cheese, basil and anchovies on each pizza.

Brush with olive oil.

Bake at 220°C for 15-20 minutes.

Fill your glasses with Sangiovese... and discover how good life can be!                                                          serves: 4

20g sea salt

10g dried yeast

350ml spring water

2 tbsp olive oil

Ingredients for the topping on each pizza:

45g pure greed peperonata

50g bocconcini, sliced

4 basil leaves

4 anchovy fillets *

a little olive oil

* Substitute chopped olives to make a vegetarian version.

You can find these and many more wonderful produce at recipes at Pure Greed.

We discovered some lovely fruit infusion teas in Pokolbin Village. Super yummy and so easy whip up a refreshing chilled tea. ...

  • 750 ml boiling water
  • 15-20 grams of fruit infusion tea
  • 1 lime, cut into segments or slices
  • Ice
  • Paper straws

Infuse tea in boiling water for 3-5 minutes.

Chill until cold.

Serve in a tall glass or mason jar with a handul of ice, a few segments or slices of lime and a funky straw or two.




Newcastle just keeps getting better. There's so much amazing food to discover from passionate local growers and makers. Here's just a little list of some of our favourite things to do in Newcastle and the surrounding Hunter:

Newcastle City Farmers Market

You'll find this bustling farmers market bursting with amazing produce most Sundays throughout the year. There's so much to pick up there, especially Tar10 sauces and preserves and Serious Delieria cold brew coffee. 

Blue Door Cafe

We loved their green breakfast bowl, and there's so much more on their brekkie menu. Friendly service and right in the middle of town in Newcastle.

Handmade in the Hunter

This lovely makers market is held regularly in the lovely grounds of Kevin Scobel's Wines. So you can indulge in some wine tasting too. Fabulous produce you will find there includes The Hot Chilli Woman's fiery hot sauce made from her own home-grown chillies

River Flats Estate Country Store

Just up the road from Kevin Scobel's Wines in Broke, pop in to the River Flats Estate's store. As well as their tasty olive oil, olives, sauces and jams you'll find amazing handmade soaps and bath salts. 


Love chillies? The Hot Chilli Woman's hot sauces are amazing. For the last 12 year Ange has been growing her own chillies and turning them into amazing hot sauce. We haven't included the 'extremely-hot' sauce, made with scorpion chillies, in our boxes this month, but that's what you love, you can get it here! And she's a regular at the Handmade in the Hunter Market