August 19 - 25, 2018: Issue 372

Pasadena Pantry & Fresh


The exciting new Pasadena Pantry & Fresh is set to open at the Pasadena. Long-time offshorer Colin Pitstock is the entrepreneurial spirit behind the project. Bon vivant, Woody Pointer, Christmas choir host for a phenomenal five years, and willing Elvina Bay fireshed kitchen hand, Colin says PP&F is aimed at making life easier, tastier, fresher and more convenient for residents of the Bays and Scotland Island.

“Our focus is the offshore community who will be offered a discount swipe card for their purchases,” he said. “We can’t compete with Coles or Woolies, but we’ll do our best to keep prices on everyday essentials as low as possible.”

The store will be solar powered, as plastic free as possible and provide refill stations for cleaning products, olive oils, suntan products, even fresh eggs (bring your own cartons). Soda Stream and LPG Swap ‘n Go will also be stocked.

“We’re also currently negotiating with the State Government to provide a bottle return station,” Colin said. “Anyone who’s spent time enjoying the magic of Pittwater, realises the critical importance of doing everything possible to protect the environment.”

Colin, well known for his appreciation and commitment to quality food, has travelled the State to taste and source the best cheeses, olives, dips, sliced meats, oils and vinegars for the gourmet deli section. There’s a fine cheddar from South Australia, double smoked bacon from a traditional German smokehouse in Taree, duck salami from Richmond and fabulous condiments created by providores from the Hunter Valley, Bowral and all points north and south. “Finding amazing and delicious Australian made products crafted by passionate artisans using locally grown ingredients, was a labour of love,” he said, grinning and patting his ample stomach.

Colin, who will soon be joined in the business by Venezuelan chef, Pepe Obispo, plans to offer yachties a range of tasty morsels carefully selected for twilight racing or pleasure cruising.

"Customers will be able to place orders on line or over the phone to be ready for pick-up when they arrive,” Colin said. “We’ll also stock a range of Vego, Vegan, Gluten Free, spelt and Organic products to suit every taste. If anyone has a special request, let me know and I’ll try to source it.” Pasadena Pantry & Fresh will also stock a selected range of wines and craft beers.

“I look forward to hosting regular wine and cheese tastings and to saying hello to the offshore community when we open our doors for business in the next few weeks.”

As part of his core principles, Colin hopes to employ local staff who share a love and knowledge of Pittwater and quality food. “We’re looking for motivated people, preferably with cash and computer skills, but we’re willing to train if necessary.”

Contact Colin at for more details.

Colin and Pepe

Recipe Ideas - Seasonal Fruits and Vegetables

Apricot - January Summer Fruits  

Artichoke – The Flower Vegetable that Crops in Spring  

Australian and Native Cherries (Summer Fruits) - the Duntroon Connection - Marrianne Collinson Campbell 

Autumn is Apple Season 

Autumn Feast of Fresh Fruits and Vegetables for a Healthy Body

Broccoli - Early Spring Crop

Beetroot: Summer Vegetables 

Cabbage - Winter Food 

Cherry - Australian summer Fruit 

Chick Pea Burgers with Homemade Hummus 

Classic Winter Soups

Easter Feast - modern and historic  

Edible Weeds  Eggs: Five Ways - Savoury 

Fennel - Winter Vegetable  

Full Fruit Bowl for Seasonal Health

Figs - Late Summer Fruit  

Fresh Herbs for Health

Green Beans - Spring Vegetables

Healthful Cordials And Cleansing Tonics  Hogmanay (New Year) Dinner - Australian Style  Home Grown Food Program in Fruit and Veg Month by Jess Rosman  Honey, Honey: Inaugural World Bee Day - Honey Cake Recipes Around the World

Kale: for Pure Energy  Kale, Ricotta And Chicken Cannelloni

Make Your Own Treats For Christmas Gifts - Jaffa Rum Balls, White Christmas, Gingerbread People, Spicy Nut Mix, Strawberries Dipped in Christmas, Scottish Shortbread, Spanish Polverones, Melomakarona (Greek Christmas Honey Cookies), Kourabiedes (Greek Butter Biscuits), Italian Lemon Shortbread Squares (Shortbread con crema al limone)

Mandarins Spring Fruits  Mandarins Winter Fruits  

Mangoes - Summer Fruits  

Mother's Day at Breakfast Menu for those who 'can't cook'

Mum'€™s Vegetable Soup with Macaroni 

Mushrooms Autumnal Shifts

Nectarines - Summer crop Nicoise Salad: An Autumn Salad

Packham's Triumph Pears - The Australian Pear  

Parsnip - Winter Vegetables  Pear - Autumn Fruits  

Perfect Summer Picnics  

Potato Gnocchi    Pumpkin  Pumpkin Season 2015

Sage - the 'saving' herb Remembrance Day 2012 Food  

Self-Saucing Winter Puddings  Silverbeet - Winter Vegetable  

Spring Salad Season  Spring Strawberries Spring Salads  

Summer Lilli Pillis  Summer Passionfruit  Summer Peaches, Quandongs (Wild Peach) - Marian Rowan Ellis 

Summer Raspberries Native Ones - Adam Forster

Ten Minute Spring SaladsSpring Fare 

The Food of Love  Tomato 

Vegetable Bhaji

Winter Crops Winter Vegetable Pies   Zucchini Strawberries

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