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  • Robinsons Bay Olive Oil

    Here at Moore Wilson’s Fresh we place a great importance on supporting our talented local producers, which is why you’ll find predominantly Wairarapa olive oils on our shelves. We went slightly further afield when it came to Akaroa’s Robinsons Bay Olive Oil - the newest addition to our range and our only olive oil from Canterbury.

    One of New Zealand’s most awarded olive oil producers, Robinsons Bay Grove Blend Extra Virgin Olive Oil has taken out the prestigious title of Best in Show at the Olives New Zealand EVOO awards in four out of the past five years.

    Robinsons Bay are one of the southernmost olive groves in the world. In terms of New Zealand production, Canterbury are a relatively small player, with the bulk of olive trees being in Hawkes Bay followed, at a distance, by Auckland, Northland and Wairarapa.

    The Robinsons Bay olive trees were planted in 1994 in the unique climate and rich soil of the Banks Peninsula. Owners Chris & Annette Moore took over the grove in 2006 armed with knowledge predominantly from ‘the internet and a few good books’. The semi-retired couple were thrown into their first harvest, a back-breaking 24-day slog that includes manually shaking showers of plump olives from tall trees, collecting them and trucking them to Waipara for processing.

    There are seven different varieties of olive trees in the Robinsons Bay grove. From Tuscany there are the peppery and green Frantoio and Leccino varieties. From the dry hills of Israel, Barnea and Souri as well as Nabali from Palestine, Manzanillo from Spain and Verdale from South Australia.

    Each variety has its own unique character and flavour, and a delicate blending operation is required to ensure their blended olive oil has a perfect balance and taste. Chris and Annette quickly became dab hands, blending the oil themselves, mixing and matching using on their own judgment and feel for the product.

    As well as producing their award winning Robinsons Bay Grove Blend extra virgin olive oil (awarded a Gold medal, Best in Class and Best in Show in The Olives New Zealand Awards 2016, 2015, 2013 and 2012), they also infuse high quality extra virgin oil to produce versatile infused oils. Two flavours, Mandarin/Lemon and Olive/Chilli, are available from Moore Wilson’s Fresh.

    Olives New Zealand 2016 New Zealand Extra Virgin Olive Oil Awards

    Look out for these award winning olive oils at Moore Wilson’s Fresh:

    Robinsons Bay Grove Blend Extra Virgin Olive Oil (Akaroa)
    Best in Show, Best in Class – Commercial Medium Blends, Gold Medal

    Juno Blood Orange Olive Oil (Greytown)
    Best Flavoured Oil, Best in Class, Gold Medal

    Left Field Olives Barnea Blend (Martinborough)
    Best in Class – Boutique Blends, Gold Medal

    Loopline Leccino (Masterton)
    Best in Class – Commercial Intense Single Varietal, Gold Medal

    Weka Frantoio (Nelson)
    Gold Medal

  • Herbed Potato + Asparagus Salad with Baby Beets

    The best of the season asparagus and new potatoes pair perfectly in this warm, flavoursome salad.

  • Knife Sharpening with Edge Revival

    Bring your blunt kitchen knives along (wrapped in a teatowel) and have them brought back to life by Edge Revival while you have a coffee and do your weekly shop!

    Upcoming Dates:
    - Monday 13th February, 11am-12pm
    - Monday 6th March, 11am-12pm
    - Monday 3rd April, 11am-12pm
    - Monday 1st May, 11am-12pm
    - Monday 12th June, 11am-12pm

    Where: Moore Wilson's College Street Fresh Market

    Price: $10 per knife or $9 per knife for 4 or more.
    Scissor sharpening $16 each.

    Waiting times may vary depending on demand.

    Edge Revival reserves the right to decline to sharpen a knife or scissors if it is not considered practical to sharpen. In this event a full refund will be given.

    Dates for the second half of the year will be advised in due course.

  • Dragonfly Char Siu Lamb Ribs

    This dish uses a classic Cantonese marinade, char siu. Its simplistic translation means ‘fork/roast’. Char siu typically has a distinctive red glaze and is a combination of sweet, savoury and sticky. Serves 4, generously.

  • Wedding Essentials

    In-store Wedding Gift Registry

    They say the kitchen is the heart of the home and in our Variety Departments you’ll find premium cookware, small appliances, crockery, glassware, cutlery, kitchenware, cookbooks, and more. We’ve also got a great range of manchester, bathroom accessories, luggage and giftware.

    Our philosophy is to stock quality brands and products and offer them to our customers at everyday low prices. This means you and your guests can be sure you’re getting the very best value.

    Our Wedding Gift Registry service is based in-store only so your guests will need to visit one of our 3 Variety Departments (Tory Street, Porirua and Masterton) to view and purchase from your registry.

    Cheese Wedding Cakes

    Cheese Cakes (cakes made with rounds of cheese) have become extremely popular and the cheese experts in our Tory Street Fresh Market can help you plan a beautiful cake using rounds of quality New Zealand and imported cheese. Cheese cakes can be an alternative to the classic wedding cake or enjoyed after the meal – either way they make a unique feature for your celebration!

    Wine, Beer & Spirits

    For all those toasts on and around your special day! Our Tory Street, Porirua and Masterton Wine, Beer & Spirits Departments stock a wide range from Champagnes to great value wines and beers to suit any budget. Our staff will also be happy to help with recommendations and advise on what quantities you'd need for your special event. You can also ask our staff about our sale or return policy for functions.

    To find out more about any of the above services please visit us in-store.

  • Megan May's Cacao & Raspberry Summer Torte

    Not only beautiful to look at, this raw torte manages to be delicious, decadent and good for you all at the same time. It’s a great dessert to take to a dinner party and the perfect finish to any summer feast!

    Recipe by Megan May from Little Bird Organics & The Unbakeries.

  • J. Bush & Sons Honey

    Celebrating 100 years in business.

    J. Bush & Sons is a family owned and operated business of Apiarists (Beekeepers) based in Blenheim.

    Third generation Peter and Murray Bush are currently at the helm and manage 2000 beehives spread all over Marlborough.

    It all started in 1916, when Horace Bush (Peter and Murray’s Grandfather) needed bees to pollinate an apple orchard he was involved in. Horace soon discovered he enjoyed bees more than apples, so established enough beehives to earn a full time income.

    One of Horace’s sons, John, started working with the bees as a young child, eventually running the business in his own right alongside his wife of sixty years, Joy Bush. He is now 84 years young, and still enjoys being around the bees when time allows.

    J. Bush and Sons specialise in small scale production that targets and harnesses the special flavours found in honey collected from different trees and pastures in the South Island.

    Every flower or plant produces a different type of nectar that determines the flavour, texture, and colour, and the J. Bush & Sons team work hard to ensure the hives are at their best when each flower is ready each summer.

    From light delicate Molesworth Blue Borage collected in the mountains of inland Marlborough, to the robust flavoursome Manuka and Alpine Beech Honey Dew, there is a flavour for everyone.

    None of Bush’s honeys are heat treated during processing and packing, meaning all the wonderful nutritional properties of honey are retained.

    There are many wide and varied uses for honey including sweetening drinks or baking, as a remedy for sore throats, soothing scrapes and burns or even as part of your daily beauty regime. You can’t beat a classic though - toast remains the number one destination for honey!

    For an extra special treat Murray Bush recommends trying Bush’s Comb Honey on a cracker with a soft white cheese, (or blue if you prefer), and a glass of wine to really cap it off.

    J. Bush & Sons Honey is available from all Moore Wilson’s stores. The Bush family have been a valued supplier of Moore Wilson’s for many years and we are thrilled to see them reach the milestone of 100 years in business.

    Pictured: Murray Bush presents Moore Wilson’s Director Julie Moore with a delicious fruit cake to celebrate J. Bush & Sons centenary.

  • Alan Brown's Asparagus, Shallot, Feta and Egg Pizza

    To celebrate the launch of Alan Brown’s new Recipes from the Kiwi Pizza Oven, we have a very simple recipe from its pages – and it coincides nicely with asparagus season!

    Not everyone has the space for a wood-fired pizza oven, and Alan’s recipes reflect that – but we have something exciting to show off too. Check out the new Firebox BBQ Pizza Oven, the ultimate gift for pizza lovers and a great excuse to bring out the barbecue.

    As with most pizza recipes, you’ll need to get any oven as hot as you can – 350+ degrees C in a wood oven, or 250+ degrees C in a conventional one. The recipe below is for one 10” pizza.

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