EASTER BUNNIES IN WESTOW STREET? / THIS WEEK AT THE MARKET – HUNGARIAN GOULASH – AND HOPS / BREWERIES IN THE AREA / COOLWALKS GUIDE BOOK / MOTORSPORT AT THE PALACE
EASTER BUNNIES IN WESTOW STREET?
400 Rabbits are moving into the former Jay Michaels hairdressers (hare-dressers?) at 32 Westow Street.
In Aztec mythology, Mayahuel (mAH-ha-KWEL), the goddess of alcohol married Patecatl (pat-eh-KATL) the god of fermentation. They had 400 children known as Centxon Totchtin or the Four Hundred Drunken Rabbits. These deities were known for holding frequent parties and were always up for a good time, normally involving alcohol.
“We want to celebrate the coming together of pizza and beer, two of the best gifts fermentation has given us” they say on their website. “The spirit of the Four Hundred Rabbits lives on.”
SOURDOUGH PIZZA: COOKED AT AROUND 450° IN OUR WOOD FIRED OVEN, TOPPED WITH SAN MARZANO DOP TOMATOES, FIOR DI LATTE AND SEASONAL BRITISH INGREDIENTS.
CRAFT BEER: FROM SMALLER BREWERS AROUND THE WORLD AND CLOSER TO HOME, SUCH AS MIKKELLER, LONDON BEER FACTORY, BEAVERTOWN, MOOR, WILD, SIREN CRAFT AND THORNBRIDGE. BOTTLES AND SCHOONERS OR GROWLERS TO TAKE AWAY.
ICE CREAM: GELUPO IS ARGUABLY THE BEST ICE CREAM IN LONDON, MAYBE EVEN IN EUROPE. 8 SEASONAL FLAVOURS TO HAVE IN, ON THEIR OWN, AS A D.I.Y SUNDAE OR TO TAKE AWAY.
ALLPRESS COFFEE: DIRECT TRADE COFFEE, ROASTED IN SHOREDITCH AND BREWED HERE ON A LA MARZOCA FB/80. HAVE IN OR TAKE AWAY, HOME BREW KIT AND BEANS AVAILABLE TOO.
Planning permission has been granted for: Use of part of ground floor for purposes within class A3 (restaurant/cafe); change of shopfront; erection of extract ducting at the rear; erection of two wall mounted air conditioning units at the side; provision of additional car parking at the side/rear.
ELSEWHERE: Casa Cuba on the corner of Belvedere Road has closed permanently, Grand Bay on Westow Street has moved online.
THIS WEEK AT THE MARKET – HUNGARIAN GOULASH – AND HOPS
Guest lunch – Hungarian Goulash from Goulash Valley: Beef goulash soup, village chicken, hot vegetarian option, Hungarian style homemade sausage, & trifle for pudding.
Kids – two magical storytellers: 11am & 12pm – Celtic stories, old England myths & folklore with Dechen. 1pm & 2pm – Tales from our world with Adrian, The Man from Story Mountain. Suggested donation £1 per child.
Kids – book swap: raising money for Upper Norwood Library. 10am – midday
Palace Pint: Collect your pre-ordered hops from the Patchwork Farm stall. Didn’t get a chance to order in advance? They’ve ordered a few spares – pop by and see if there’s any available. Hops are so easy to grow – literally a beginners plant, and you to meet other gardeners, and even better, you get beer!
Lunch – weekly stalls: Deli item from Comfort & Joy, sausages and burgers from Jacob’s Ladder, ham sandwiches from The Charcuterie Board.
Handmade pasta & sauces: By Manu & Floriana from Pastificio Mansi: Pasta – broccoli & Charcuterie Board ‘nduja ravioli, mushroom & parmesan half moons, kale & pine nut ravioli, artichoke & pecorino ravioli, meat tortellini, gluten free tagliatelle. Sauce – tomato.
Fish: Dan says “Both boats are busy fishing this weekend in preparation for some harsher weather next week, fingers crossed for a bountiful catch from both boats. We have a good amount coming from NN733 tonight and more flat fish from our sister boat in Newhaven so our slab should be well stocked” Have a read of this great blog from A Postcard from France – they are regular visitors to Veaseys and are understandably evangelical about their sustainable, award winning fish.
Fresh fish – whole small plaice £2 each, whole Sussex sea bass £7.50 each, Sussex cod fillet £15.95kg, Sussex cod loin £19.95kg, organic salmon fillets £4.00 each (info here), sashimi quality tuna loin £3.20/100g, sea bass fillets £3.50 each or 3 for a tenner, pan ready slip soles £25kg, mackerel – whole or butterflied £2.75 each, monkfish cheeks £2.50/100g, whole bream £6 each, plaice fillets £15.50kg. Shellfish – live Cornish mussels £6kg, live Cornish oysters £1.20 each or 6 for £7, large wild tiger prawns £2.50 each, white tiger prawns £2.20/100g, Palourde clams £11.95kg, Newhaven scallops £3.90/100g, freshly dressed crabs £2.96/100g.
Place an order or make a special request by phone on 01342 822906, by email [email protected] and on Twitter @FishmongersFR Veasey and Sons.
Meat: 20% off organic, gluten free sausages. Farmer Jayne recommends teaming them up with a muffin from Chas plus Brambletye’s eggs. Breakfast of champions. Jacob’s Ladder Farms is a collection of small scale organic and biodynamic farms scattered throughout Kent and East Sussex that have come together to be able to sell a full range of meat raised in natural and traditional ways. To place an order phone Jayne Duveen on 07565 303 559 or email.
Beer by Gipsy Hill Brewery: All three of their current locally made beers will be for sale in bottles. The newest is a porter called Dissident. See Ryan on the stall to talk ale.
British cured meats from The Charcuterie Board: From Owen “Air-Dried Ham! The Italians long ago realised that rather than waiting 36 months for a whole ham to dry, they could break down the leg into smaller muscles and portions, cure them, and dry a much smaller piece far more quickly. A well-known, delicious Italian example is Culatello, and our reply to that is the Moons Green Air-Dried Pork Buttock. As with all of our meats, made from finest quality outdoor-reared British pork. Fred will be slicing to order at the stall this week. Usual favourites on the stall this week include – Ham Sandwiches; Ham, Pastrami, Hot-Smoked Belly by the slice; range of dried sausage such as Wild Boar, Juniper & Caraway and Venison, Pork & Long Pepper; Fiery ‘Nduja; Beer Sticks. Plus last chance to order a ham for Easter! £20/kg, for pickup on Easter Saturday.”
Storecupboard refills from The Grain Grocer: Wade, Tara & Tomasz’s shiny new website is up and running. Check it out and let them know what you think. If you’re in a rush on Saturdays you can now pre order on the website for “click and collect”.
Gluten free from Owl Kitchen: Lunch – Palace Pasties – beef or vegetarian, hot or cold. Goats cheese & caramelised onion quiche. Sweets – Buttermilk & sultana scones, sugar free/vegan pear & ginger upside down cake, amazing apple flapjacks, key lime pie, sugar free/lactose free beetroot torte.
Raw milk, butter, cream etc: From Hook and Son’s farmer Steve’s own organic herd near Eastbourne. There may also be some ethically raised rose veal from their own herd.
Preserves by Kush Cuisine: Sadie & Ian make zingy sauces, jellies & marinades – all with a Caribbean twist.
Fruit, veg & salad: Stein & crew at Brambletye, Jason, Paul, Tim etc at Brockmans, Adrian et al at Wild Country Organics and our own CP Patchwork Farm posse.
Brockmans: From Jason “Thanks this week, go out to mother nature for her boundless energy and ability to provide wonderful things like wild garlic. The farm has also been very productive and the market will benefit as a result. If you have never tried them, purslane, corn salad and land cress are interesting and tasty and are usually tucked away on the stall somewhere. Topaz apples are new this week. Please ask staff for a sample. On the apple front, we have been sampling some new organic apple & pear juices and we have been impressed. I will give you a heads up when they are available. This will be the last week of moro (blood oranges) but next week we will have sanguinello. Also on the stall this week: wild Garlic, lettuce, spring greens, mixed salad, black & green kale, kohl rabi, mustard leaf, broccoli, beetroots, carrots, onions, squash and much more. For market news, tweets & photographs: Brockmans Farm.
Farm news: There was a flurry of activity at the start of the week as forecasts dampened ideas of a week in the fields planting; the fields have been cultivated, de-stoned and bed-formed all ready for onion sets to be planted. The crew have been using a transplanter to try and help speed up work along with another team working by hand to make sure everything goes safely into the ground. That evening Patrick Brockman dedicatedly rolled them in before the nights rainfall took hold – check out more pictures and videos on the farm Twitter feed!
The seed sowing is going well and we’re almost beginning to challenge ourselves for room! The propagation tunnels are veritably overflowing and the tables outside will soon welcome more plants ready to experience their first few days in their new environment; in the tunnels room is slowly being cleared as lettuce finishes and is re-worked ready for a new crop whilst khol rabi and spring garlic slowly start to be harvested for the markets, a bounty begins, we hope you enjoy it!”
Patchwork Farm: Buy, sell or swap locally grown produce. Also please do bring any excess seedlings you might like to exchange. We’ll have the first of our ‘Palace Produce” seedlings from our Tudor Road greeenhouse for sale to help you get started. Let’s get growing.
Eggs: From Brambletye & Hook.
Bread: From Chas & Momo’s Thornton Heath bakery, Bread Bread (at the Grain Grocer) and Brockwell Bake (on Jacob’s Ladder).
Cakes by Brett & Bailey: Joe’s cakey love for the week “We have not one, but two brand new cakes for you this weekend. First of all, there’s our lightest, lemoniest cake yet – a citrus chiffon cake, layered with homemade orange curd and lemon frosting. We’ll also have a rich and indulgent rhubarb and custard cheesecake, topped with sweet and fragrant baked rhubarb. Elsewhere, we’ll have some scrumptious oatmeal and raisin cookies, bakewell slices, rhubarb crumble cake, chocolate Guinness cake, double carrot cake, apple and salted caramel cake, and our delectable pecan and white chocolate chunk brownies. We’ll also have plenty of semlor and sticky buns, and the last dozen jars of our handmade marmalade.”
Handmade Palace: Locally made arts & crafts. Cards (£2 – £3) & gift wrapping available. New this week organic toothpaste and mouthwash – made in Anerley. Email Beth for more information, or to ask about joining.
Handmade Palace has 2 big events this month to look forward too: From Beth “It will be 1 year since I took over the running of Handmade Palace on the Easter weekend (next week) and we became a permanent weekly stall. We have only missed one market day and that was due to severe bad weather! By December the stall had doubled to accommodate the many local makers who have now become regular members. We now have 12 to 15 makers contributing each week with enquiries from new makers all the time. I set up a Handmade Palace Facebook page in April 2014, where all the makers images can be seen with web links and we are massively supported by the community who love to buy local. This was demonstrated when we had our first ‘Meet the Makers’ Christmas Craft Market in the Alma courtyard. It was a really busy day with an amazing atmosphere helped to by the local musicians that entertained us throughout the day. Since January we have had monthly social evening meet-ups. The last two were really well attended and we now hold them on the same day as CPTT Green Drinks to enable us to join forces, which has already initiated a upcycling art project by one of our members at the coming Overground Festival! We also have linked up with Makerhood in Lambeth, who now include Crystal Place and us as makers.
Coming up on the 26th April is our Spring Craft Market again taking place at the Alma. The theme for this market is collaboration and we are planning to have guest members of Rock, Paper, Scissors from West Norwood and the SE20 Art Group joining us. There will be local musicians again as well as the Alma providing an outside BBQ and drinks for the day.”
Buskers Paradise will be entertaining us from midday.
The cafe will be open for coffee, tea, snacks or beer if you fancy it, or a glass of white to go with your freshly shucked oyster – just ask.
Would your kid like a taste of being on a stall? Free stalls available for kids, run by kids, swapping books, stickers, cars etc. Get in touch via email. For ages 6 and up.
Check out our next door neighbours Haynes Lane Market. It’s a treasure trove of collectables in there!
Foodbank: Check out this great blog about our food bank collections. Latest drop off (Tues 17 Mar) 18kg. That takes our collective total to 329.1kg! Thanks everyone. Collection point at the market every week.
CRYSTAL PALACE FOOD MARKET bottom of Haynes Lane / top of Bedwardine Road. Saturdays 10 am to 3 pm.
Now on two sites – the normal Antenna car park site and also in the Haynes Lane market courtyard.
“Meat, vegetables, fruit, eggs, honey, bread, cakes, salads, hot foods, the Cafe Thing, coffee, tea, pastries, cheese, dairy and munch munch more.”
West Norwood Food bank collection: every week at the market. Their shopping list – which changes every so often. – can be found at
(The following is copied from an email; which mentions various links – for full links please go to the market website)
BREWERIES IN THE AREA
FROM THE Norwood Action Group (originally posted on Virtual Norwood):
Round up of our most local South London breweries:
• Gipsy Hill Brewery – Gipsy Hill
• London Beer Factory.- Gipsy Hill
• Late Knights Brewery – Penge
• Florence Brewery – Herne Hill (Head in the Hat)
• Brixton Brewery – Brixton
• Clarkshaws – East Dulwich
• Brick Brewery – Peckham Rye
• Cronx – Croydon/ New Addington
• Clarence & Fredericks – Croydon
• Brockley Brewery- Brockley
• Inkspot – SE19
• Canopy Beer – Herne Hill
• Partizan Brewing (South Bermondsey)
Local suppliers: Good Taste (Westow Hill), Bobs Wine (on Anerley Road), Beer Rebellion (Gipsy Hill).
Many of the breweries and suppliers have local events, and with spring and summer coming, do check their website and facebook pages. I’m working on how this could be put on “map” to put this info altogether, and Crystal Palace could be in the middle! GH (Gipsy Hill)
‘COOLWALKS’ GUIDE BOOK
A new series of guide books for walkers in Southwark has been launched.
“Topics include Rebels and Revolutionaries, Art and Literature, Myths and Legends, film locations and more – turning a simple walk into an informative tour of our fascinating borough” said a Southwark council spokesperson.
Each of the themed CoolWalks start at one of the borough’s 12 libraries.
The CoolWalks guide book is now available to borrow from all Southwark libraries and can be found in the Health and London sections. A reference copy is also available at each library.
CoolWalks also encourage a shared experience. There are group walks held at the libraries twice a month to enable people to learn something new together, get fit and make friends.
Southwark’s cabinet member for public health, parks and leisure Cllr Barrie Hargrove said: “The CoolWalks guide book is a great resource for anyone wanting to add a very simple exercise to their plans to get fitter.
“Walking is a great way to have fun outdoors and the scheme is wonderful opportunity to learn more about the interesting and varied history of Southwark, as well as make new friends in the area.
“We are committed to making it easier for our residents to improve their health and wellbeing. “Each walk is fully accessible and we want to encourage people from all over the community to try out these walks whatever your age or abilities.”
CoolWalks is a collaboration between CoolTan Arts, Southwark council’s public health and libraries departments and NHS Southwark, which encourages physical activity and improvements to mental wellbeing.
The guide book has been created by CoolTan Arts and Southwark council. Each of the walks have been researched and led by CoolTan Arts’ volunteers to enable Southwark residents and walkers of all abilities to get out and about, to explore their local area and other parts of the borough. Each walk is fully accessible.
For more information on CoolWalks, please visit www.coolwalksblog.blogspot.co.uk (Source: Southwark council press release)
MOTORSPORT AT THE PALACE will be back on May 24th and 25th.