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PERFECT SUNDAY FOR FREO’S BEST MARKET

Posted in Uncategorized, city of fremantle, markets, food, growers green markets by freoview on June 16, 2018

 

 

The sun is shining in Fremantle and the Dockers are playing good footy. Tomorrow is going to be a stunning day, until the next winter storm arrives in the late afternoon, so a perfect morning to go and spend some hours under the trees at the Growers Green Farmers Market at Fremantle College.

The new location of the market to the east of the new school building is superb, and there are several new stalls for great organic fruit and vegetables, breads, pastries, breakfast and lunch.

One of my favourites of course is the Dutch Treacle Treat stall that cooks all the favourite snacks I love from my country of birth. If you have not tried the absolutely yummy fluffy tiny pancake pockets Poffertjes, do it tomorrow! A great snack for young and old. Linda also sells Dutch beef croquettes and bitterballen, and stroopwafels.

There is live music and Farmer Damian’s animal touch farm is a favourite with children.

I’ll see you at the GG tomorrow morning! It’s open from 8am till midday on Lefroy Road, Beaconsfield.

Roel Loopers

MOLTO BENE SPECIAL AT FREO’S GALATI&SONS

Posted in city of fremantle, food, shopping, Uncategorized by freoview on June 16, 2018

 

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It took less than three hours for the very special Galati&Sons offer to sell out this morning.

The Fremantle Wray Avenue family business has been having Saturday specials from the back of a truck for months, but today’s special of only $ 1 for a 10-kilo box of tomatoes was super special. They sold 1,000 boxes!

Check out their Facebook page on Fridays to find out what Saturdays’ specials are.

Support Freo’s local small businesses!

Roel Loopers

WETTING MY WINTER APPETITE

Posted in city of fremantle, food, rain, Uncategorized, winter by freoview on June 12, 2018

 

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I tend to hibernate quite a bit, especially during the winter months, so I forced myself away from the couch, a book and the heater and went for a stroll through Fremantle.

I took the still life photos of the wet tables at the National Hotel and Lapa.

Now the pea&ham soup is slowly simmering. The best thing about winter for me are the winter meals! ; >)

Roel Loopers

BEN FRENCH COOKING UP A STORM IN HEAVEN

Posted in accidents, city of fremantle, community, food, Uncategorized by freoview on April 10, 2018

 

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I am deeply saddened to hear that that beautiful man Ben French, co-owner of the Eat No Evil foodtruck has died.

Ben had a terrible scooter accident on Koh Samui in Thailand and was flown to Perth after a huge crowd funding effort, but sadly to no avail.

Ben was a really nice guy with always a smile on his face and foodies around town will mourn for him for a very long time.

My sympathies are with Ben’s family and friends. May he rest in peace and cook up a storm in heaven!

Roel Loopers

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FUN FILLED FREO SUNDAY

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It’s a perfect Fremantle Sunday to do lots of things and connect with our community.

Start the day with our own Growers Green Farmers Market at Fremantle College on Lefroy Road from 8am till midday.

From there up to Princess May Park where Clancy’s has put up Smoking in the Port with lots of BBQs, smokers, food tips and samples, chilli, etc. Starts at 11 am.

From 2-4 pm Bongziwe Mabandla will perform at the free Fremantle Arts Centre concert.

The South African has created a truly unmatched Afro-folk sound. Singing in both Xhosa and English, Mabandla fuses elements of hip-hop and dub with soul and traditional Xhosa music. With hypnotic vocals, heartfelt lyrics and beat-heavy grooves, he has the ability to move from melancholic melodies to crowd-surfing riot.

And from 5 to 9pm you can enjoy yourselves with the Harbour Sounds on the deck of the Maritime Museum on Victoria Quay. Free entry.

Harbour Sounds at the Maritime Museum

Roel Loopers

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FISH&SIPS AT FREO’S PORT BEACH

Posted in city of fremantle, festival, food, hospitality, Uncategorized by freoview on January 29, 2018

 

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The Fish & Sips Festival celebrates this truly amazing part of Australia with its world class seafood and award winning wine at Port Beach in North Fremantle on February 2nd, 3rd & 4th. . Grazing and Tapas are the theme for the weekend, so you can sample all that is available with your free and purchased tokens.

The best of WA’s seafood suppliers including Abacus Crabs, Shark Bay Wild Prawns and KB Lobster will be bringing their produce direct to you, prepared to perfection by a number of WA’s finest Chefs including Anna Gare, Kate Lamont, Stuart Laws, Scott Bridger from Bib and Tucker and Don Hancey.

Combine this with some of WA’s most spectacular wineries featuring Vinaceous, Howard Park, Swings and Roundabouts just to name a few and you have a fantastic day out! There will also be a selection of WA’s exceptional brewers including Little Creatures, Matsos, Otherside and Black Brewing.
 

There are 5 sessions to choose from, all are packed with great entertainment from start to finish! Food demonstrations, Seafood 101 classes, Masterclasses, Beach BBQ’s plus all the action from the wine and food stalls. There will be Live music on the big stage at all sessions as well.

There are the additional events for presale ONLY.
Kate Lamont’s “3 Fish meet 3 Chardonnay” degustation dinner- $45. Be quick – some sessions have already sold out!
Giniversity Masterclass – $45. Taste, make your own blend and enjoy your personalised Gin Cocktail.

Anna Gare will have special guests Scott from Bib and Tucker and Don Hancey joining her for food demos over the weekend as well as roaming amongst the stalls talking “All Things Seafood”.
Other “Seafood 101” Classes will be running for all to learn the basics and see how these Chefs create their own twists on seafood.

Kids are free when accompanied by parents for the Friday Night, Saturday and Sunday Lunch sessions.
There will be special activities to keep them occupied and loving Seafood..

Saturday and Sunday Night sessions are 18+, with a big band and special guest DJ on the program.

Tickets are $25 (Glass and 3 special tokens included) with VIP Tickets available for $45 (Glass, additional access to special areas and extra tokens included), but hurry as some of the sessions have almost sold out.

Friday 2nd February – 4PM to 10PM

Saturday 3rd February – 11AM to 4PM
Saturday 3rd February – 5PM to 10PM (18+ event)

Sunday 4th February – 10AM to 4PM
Sunday 4th February – 4PM to 9PM (18+ event)
 

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HOT WEEKEND AT FREO’S CLANCY’S

 

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There is always something new to keep the Fremantle community delighted, and this event is a very HOT one!

Clancy’s is organising the inaugural Smokin’ BBQ and Chilli Festival in Princess May Park this coming Saturday September 23 from 10am-11pm, and on Sunday the 24th from 11am-4 pm.

What better way to start the school holidays for the challenged parents than to partake in the chilli eating competition, and for all the family to learn how to have the best BBQ at home.

There will be food and other stalls, and knowing the Clancy’s mob there will no doubt be some live music and entertainment as well.

It’s a FREE event!

Roel Loopers

VOTE ROEL FOR CITY WARD!

 

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FREMANTLE SUSTAINABLE SEAFOOD DAY

Posted in fishing, fremantle, western australia by freoview on March 30, 2017

The fishing industries and Department of Fisheries are holding the W.A. Sustainable Seafood Day at the Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour tomorrow, Friday March 31.

This is an industry day but the public is welcome, so if you like seafood and are around tomorrow go and check it out.

Could we please also have an affordable seafood day where the fishing industries try to find solutions to make seafood cheaper and more affordable. The 50+ dollar per kilo for fish is not affordable for low-income earners.

Roel Loopers

 

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LILLY STREET LASAGNA BAKE-OFF

Posted in community, food, fremantle by freoview on November 19, 2016

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The annual Lilly Street Lasagna Bake-off was on again today and the community came out in droves to connect and have fun.

It has become a great tradition and a fantastic celebration of Fremantle’s multiculturalism.

Roel Loopers

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IMPROVING ALL ASPECTS OF LIFE AT MOORE&MOORE

Posted in food, fremantle, health, hospitality, western australia by freoview on September 26, 2016

My friends at the Fremantle Moore&Moore Cafe are holding another event tomorrow in their series of Vital Table Talks.

Stef Sifandos and Tenille Bentley will talk about the importance of creating inner homeostasis and equilibrium of the mind, the holistic self and our relationships to others.

The two experts will show you how to embrace all aspects of life as a whole rather than in a fragmented manner.

There is food as well of course! Spring vegetable ratatouille with Fremantle sardines and lemons, garlic and parsley and foraged greens, and other yummy things.

It costs $ 47, concessions $ 34 and bookings are required at: vitaltable@mooreandmoorecafe.com

This event will be held at the Fremantle Bowling Club in Parry Street due to an exhibition at the Moores. It is on at 6 pm on Tuesday September 27.

Roel Loopers

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