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Dry-Aged Beef Tips with Caine

Beef is aged in the cabinet at a low temperature for a number of weeks creating a very tender and tasty product.

Beef is aged in the cabinet at a low temperature for a number of weeks creating a very tender and tasty product.

As part of our recent renovations and in a first for the Sunshine Coast, we had our own custom-built Himalayan Salt Dry-Aged Beef cabinet installed.

Beef is aged in the cabinet at a low temperature for a number of weeks creating a very tender and tasty product.

When the dry-aged beef comes out of the cabinet we cut off the outside of the beef and slice into steaks or as per customer orders.

Dry-aged beef should be cooked the same way you would any other steak.

A few tips:

  • Always make sure your pan (cooking surface) is hot (near smoking).
  • Leave your meat out before you cook it so it reaches room temperature.
  • Always leave your meat to rest after cooking.

Spoil your Dad this Fathers Day with a lovely local dry-aged beef steak!

Organic Food Section Doubles

Have you noticed the organic section floor space has doubled?

Organic grocery items previously shelved throughout the store have now returned to the Organic / Health Food section.

This makes it easier for you to find all your organic items in one place. The only exception are the teas, they will be staying where they are.

Bee Man local Honey is now available in bulk sizes up to 3kgs!!

If you are wondering where Crystal Waters Honey has gone don’t panic, it will be back in stock after winter has passed, when more flowers are out.

More great news, we’ve recently taken on a new organic supplier and brought in organic flours and packet ready meals ie risottos etc.

Spring is here and if you are preparing for the beach season with shakes and smoothies check out our expanded range of powders in the Health Food Section.

I’m always on the lookout for the latest must-have organic product.

If you want a particular product ordered don’t hesitate to get in touch with me.

Universal Providers sign

Street View of Maleny IGA before the latest store front facelift.

Street View of Maleny IGA before the latest store front facelift.

As many of you know this store has been here since 1905 and is the only original business in Maleny, trading out of its original position. It was a general store providing groceries right from the beginning.

It has a long history and as Rob Outridge, owner of Maleny IGA says, “that sense of history is strong with us.”

In an effort to maintain the historical integrity of the front of the building only heritage colours were used in the building repaint after the renovation.

The Universal Providers sign is going back up on the front facade of the building and will be more prominent than it was in the past. You’ll see a much larger, illuminated sign.

All the Maleny Supa IGA signage will move to the front fascia and Universal Providers will dominate the facade.

Now the painting and renovation is complete, by the end of the year Rob  hopes to have all the signage finished.

Maleny IGA Opening Hours and Online Delivery Days

Look up and give Malcolm our Maleny Animal Trail possum a wave

Look up and give Malcolm our Maleny Animal Trail possum a wave

Opening Hours: 6am to 9pm Monday to Sunday

Online Shopping Delivery Days

Monday:  Bald Knob, Balmoral Ridge, Booroobin, Curramore, Maleny, North Maleny, Reesville, Witta, Wootha, Flaxton, Mapleton and Montville.

Wednesday: Bald Knob, Balmoral Ridge, Booroobin, Curramore, Maleny, North Maleny, Reesville, Witta, Wootha.

Bald Knob, Balmoral Ridge, Booroobin, Conondale, Curramore, Elaman Creek, Harpers Creek, Maleny, North Maleny, Reesville, Witta, Wootha.

Maleny Supa IGA 26 Maple Street, Maleny Phone (07) 5494 2257

www.malenyiga.com.au

Ananda Marga River School CBC Story

The Ananda Marga River School recently received $4,716.49 from Maleny IGA CBC Fund.  This money helped fund a large ongoing mural project.

This exciting work celebrates the Ananda Marga River School’s 21st birthday year in a tangible form that can be enjoyed everyday.

Every grade in the school has been involved, with children submitting their suggestions on what they most loved about the school.

From there, a number of ideas were chosen and combined to create a series of very large mosaic panels.

Ananda Marga River School Art Teacher Tracy Lewis and Maleny Mosaic Artist Brett Campbell have worked with the children to create this delightful project.

When completed the panels will be combined to form one large mosaic mural and mounted on the Besser block walls near the tuckshop.

Barung Landcare CBC Story

Barung Landcare recently received $8,936.78 from Maleny IGA CBC Fund.

The money went straight into buying steel and the raw materials needed to build nursery plant tables for their Landsborough Native Plant Wholesale Production Nursery.

Thanks to all the fantastic Barung volunteer labour the money went a long way and has made a big difference.

All the plants are now up off the ground at a much easier height, saving bodies from the constant bending.

Ingeniously the plants slot into the metal mesh gaps in the table and this prevents the plants from blowing over in strong winds

Barung Landcare Nursery sales and enquiries are still handled at Porters Lane, Maleny from Wednesday through to Friday.

The growing and production now happens down in Landsborough & this facility is not open to the public.

Local Product News

  • Maleny Dairies has new product packaging.
  • Bee Man Honey now comes in bulk containers up to 3kg.
  • Maleny Cheese Factory Butter is back in stock.
  • The Pastie Pom Pâtés have new packaging.
  • Kenilworth Cheese new style of Edam.
  • Woombye Cheese Company new local blue cheese “Blackall Blue”

Maleny IGA Bakery Update

Roman Taberna fresh handmade pizza bases are proving very popular.  Made in Brisbane these used to be a frozen item and are now supplied fresh in a pack of three.  Find them on the top shelf in the small deli fridge to the right of the main deli counter.

French brioche is now available in the bakery department.  From the traditional rolls to a long chocolate brioche they are tasty treat.  Brioche is considered a Viennoiserie, and made in the same basic way as bread, with a richer pastry due to the extra addition of eggs, butter, liquid (milk, water, cream, and, sometimes, brandy) and occasionally a bit of sugar.

Italian Biscuits.  Five new types of Italian biscuits are recent additions to the international bakery range.  Cantuccini also known as Biscotti, a twice baked almond biscuit comes in two flavours; Mixed Berry & Lemon.

The other three Italian biscuits are similar to Australian jam drop cookies with a fine Italian pastry filled with Hazelnut paste, Apricot jam & Raspberry jam.

Zenders Gluten Free Breads are back in stock after being out of supply for a number of months due to a production issue.  They’ve moved to a new location and you’ll now find them just down from the fresh bread in the bakery freezer.

Have you seen the new top shelf in bakery full of sweet treats.  Three of the most popular are the Glazed Donuts, Blueberry Muffins and Chocolate Chip Cookies.  All the chocolate chip cookies and melting moments are cooked in-store at Maleny IGA.

Introducing Jo James

Jo James our Seafood Specialist has been with Maleny Supa IGA for nine months.

Previously managing a seafood section for another retailer in Yandina, the expanded seafood section at Maleny IGA and the freedom to create her own display and mixes enticed Jo to make the move here.

Raised in Yamba, a little fishing village in NSW, Jo has fished and surfed all her life.  You’ll find her at Maleny IGA behind the seafood counter from 7am to 3pm five days a week.

Jo has introduced a number of new seafood mixes.  These are a quick dinner solution.  Simply toss in the wok with a bit of olive oil on high for five minutes to cook.

Seafood mixes include NZ Mussels with Sweet Chilli, Onion and Capsicum, Prawn and Scallop mix &  Marina mix.

Other new lines include: Lemon & Dill Prawn Skewers and Hervey Bay Scallops.

If you are looking for something not in our display cabinet just ask as we may have extra supplies in the cold room.

Fresh seafood arrives every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.  All of our fish is supplied fresh by a local company in Kawana.  Whole fish is a speciality, look for a new display section out the front of the Butchery Servery section

If you are late shopper and would like to pre-order your seafood, give Jo a ring and she can put it aside for you.

New local product popcorn!

Rory Cullinan, his wife and young family moved up to live on the Sunshine Coast from Brisbane in 2008.

In 2013 they started M.A.D (Make A Difference) Popcorn in Woombye and began selling it at Eumundi Markets as a social business enterprise.

Their aim was to create a viable small business and raise funds for a local charity. In April this year they introduced a new line to retail with the creation of the scrumptious Popcorn Lovers brand.

The majority of the ingredients are from Queensland. All the corn is grown in Kingaroy & the sugar is from Bundaberg, while the bases used are made overseas.  Popcorn Lovers popcorn is gluten free.  No additives or preservative options are also available.

Popcorn Lovers popcorn has a shelf life of four months thanks to a prevention barrier sheen on the packaging preventing oxygen transpiration and sugar’s natural preservative qualities. Popcorn Lovers Popcorn comes in eight delicious flavours.

Caramel, a blend of dark sugars and the most popular.  Salted Caramel, introduced recently is the current flavour trend.  Cappuccino, a caramel base with coffee running through it. Traditional Butterscotch.  Coconut, coconut bound into a butterscotch base. Choc Caramel, chocolate glaze and caramel. Macadamia, crushed local macadamia’s on a butterscotch base.  Rocky Road, a mix of chocolate, butterscotch, coconut and strawberry.

Local Frozen Meals

Gourmet Afrika Frozen FoodWhat a great opportunity to try some of the diverse flavours of South Africa, the ‘rainbow nation’. Local identity Matilda Scarfe is the driving force of Gourmet Afrika.  All her products are made in a commercial kitchen in Maleny.  While  you might be familiar with her take-home condiments did you know you can also take home her frozen meals?

Perfect for easy meals and easy entertaining! Wow your friends or family with these and no-one will know you simply reheated & served.

Unlike Indian curries, South African curries are rarely hot instead they contain a flavoursome combination of many different herbs and spices.

Meet the Maker & Taste Eumundi Guesthouse and B & B Pates and Terrines

Are you partial to a bit of Pate and crackers?  Did you grow up when Terrines were available in all the local deli's?  Sue and Dave from Eumundi Guesthouse and B & B were so disappointed with the taste of commercial pates on the market they started making their own.

From making a few batches to enjoy with friends and family it's now grown into a burgeoning small gourmet business.  Maleny IGA is the first supermarket to stock their range and it's all thanks to our fantastic customers who spotted their stand at the Eumundi Markets and kept asking and asking for it to be sold in our supermarket.

As Sue says, "I've come to learn there are pate people and non-pate people.  All I need to do is give the pate people a taste of my products and most of them become customers. They love the taste, the low food miles and the local ingredients."

All their Eumundi Guesthouse and B & B Pate's are gluten free and you have the choice of three flavours:

  • Salmon,
  • Cognac & Green Peppercorn,
  • Port & Black Peppercorn.

You can find their full range of pates  in the Maleny IGA Deli Cheese fridge along with some terrines.  Terrine's can also be made to order for special occasions - ask Janelle for more information.

Eumundi Guesthouse and B & B Terrine jars are lined with pancetta and slow cooked in a bai marie.  Flavours include:

  • Celebration - Turkey Mince, Juniper Berry, Cranberry, Pistachios, Cognac, Herbs
  • Chicken & Sage,
  • Chicken & Cranberry,
  • Chicken & Pistachio,

If you are a pate person and would like to taste Eumundi Guesthouse and B & B Pates & Terrines you are in luck as we've got two dates booked in for in-store taste testing.

Look for Sue in the Deli section inside Maleny IGA between 2 - 4 pm on Friday 11th September and Friday 2nd October.

Cheese-Making Classes return to Maleny

We’ve got great news!!! Sasha from Mad Millies is returning to Maleny on Tuesday 20th October & running Cheese Making classes in the Maleny Community Centre Verandah Room.

Three classes will be held in total. One Italian Cheese Making and two Fresh Cheese Making classes. If you were one of the ninety locals who completed the Italian Cheese Making last year you might like to book in for the new Fresh Cheese Making classes.

In the Fresh Cheese Making class you’ll have a refresher making Ricotta and learn a new skill; how to make your own squeaky Halloumi.

We are offering two times for the Fresh Cheese Making Classes on Tuesday 20th of October, one in the afternoon 2.30pm - 4.30pm  and another in the evening 6pm - 8pm.  Cost to attend is $64  and includes a Mad Millie Fresh Cheese Kit (RRP $64.90).  This kit sets you up with all the equipment and ingredients to make your own Halloumi, Feta, Cream-cheese, Quark, Cottage cheese, Goats cheeses and more!

The Italian Cheese Making Class runs from 10.30am - 12.30pm on Tuesday 20th of October. You will learn how to make fresh Mozzarella and warm fresh Ricotta.  Cost to attend is $39 and includes a Mad Millie Italian Cheese Making Kit (RRP $39.90).  The kit includes all the equipment and ingredients you need to make your own Ricotta, Mozzarella, Mascarpone, Burrata, Bocconcini & Ricotta Salata.

Book your spot @ Customer Service Kiosk inside Maleny Supa IGA, 26 Maple St, Maleny.  Note full payment is required at time of booking.

Maleny story told via our new "Place-Making" Pathway

Almost two years ago when Samantha and Rob Outridge decided to build a wet weather covered pathway as part of the upgrade of Maleny Supa IGA, they wanted it to be more than just functional. Yes, it had to shelter shoppers and visitors from the rain and sun as they made their way down the laneway between IGA and the Credit Union, but it could also provide an opportunity for local artists to add a touch of community art - to tell part of the story that is Maleny.

Samantha and Rob invited the local group of community place-making artists called Art4place to become partners in the design of the covered pathway. Art4place consulted its 30 plus members and five design concepts were put forward. The Outridges chose a design by Art4place artists Barry Smith, Edith-Ann Murray and Fiona Dempster that will tell some of the history and environmental aspects of our town. Designs went through many modifications to meet different planning, engineering and structural requirements.

The 50 metre long, three metre wide walkway will incorporate a newly laid even concrete pathway and feature a series of overlapping free standing shelters covered with rusted Corten steel. This will channel the rain in a series of cascades towards a waterfall feature with large chains at the car park end. A series of Lomandra Longifolia cutouts in the roof and Perspex covers bolted over the cutouts will allow the light through and keep the rain out.

The rusted Corten steel and bolts reminds us of the water tanks used by the early dairy farmers. The roof with its cascades and waterfall is an artistic representation of the water of the Obi Obi Creek and Gardner’s Falls. Lomandra Longifolia is an important native plant in the area that stabilises banks and acts to mitigate erosion. Finally, the chains in the waterfall feature hark back to the horses and bullocks and the chains used to haul produce to local markets.

The Maleny IGA covered walkway will not only be a practical and much needed structure, but will create a community place and piece of art designed to share a little more of the Maleny experience with visitors and locals alike.

There are many community dimensions to this community placemaking art pathway.  The artists have given their time on the art design and execution of art aspects of the work as a gift to the Maleny community. The cutouts in the Corten steel were done by workers and volunteers at the Beerwah Resource Centre as a community contribution to a green art project. This art pathway was the first such art work using Corten steel that architect Michael from F3 Design had undertaken and he generously gave extra time to make it work. And of course Murray Petersen, project builder and his workers have taken up the challenge of working with artists with grace and have found practical ways to make this functional art pathway work. And of course Rob and Sam for persisting with the art aspects of this project and helping bring this to our local community.

NOTE:  Work has begun on this exciting new addition to Maleny.  Expected time of completion is 4 weeks depending on the weather.   Please use the alternative walkway on the other side of Maleny IGA.

Creative Commons Licence Maleny story told via our new "Place-Making" Pathway by Maleny Supa IGA is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License. Based on a work at http://www.malenyiga.com.au.