Kimchi with Watercress?
After a fermentation process, we're now ready to introduce our newest addition Toru Road Kimchi with Watercress to our store cupboard. I admit, I used to chuck that fermented side dish added to my korean rice omelette (first tasted at a lil mall near Queens Street in Auckland) to the side of my plate and think what's up with that! Now that I'm on the good gut health journey I pay more attention to my kai and kimchi has become a staple in house. Our kimchi has the same asian flavours that kimchi advocates will enjoy with the kiwi addition of Watercress. If you haven't tried kimchi before we have a pepe size, but if you are a full-on fan like us, then the whanau size is for you.
Another exciting addition is our Toru Road Chocoholic Granola. Whilst the granola we first started with was great, I thought that it needed to be a bit more spesh. Cacao Nibs, and Dutch Cocoa, along with NZ Manuka Honey are special additions to our granola. Super delicious and nourishing, and of course no additives or preservatives, and did I say chocolate?
We've also got our Toru Road Horopito Dukkah label done, yes. I know good things take time - I may have said that once or twice before. Finally there is a label on the packet. It looks so much cooler with a label, like ten times better!
Had an awesome day out with my younger sis on Friday last week at the Food Show. Oh, in foodie heaven. Three trips back to the car overloaded with kai. Got some great show special goodies to test out for inclusion in our products, some really good olive oils, I brought a giant size bag of hemp seeds lol, tasted some gorgeous honey, along with lots of organic kai which is right down my alley. Very cool to see so many local producers there. Looking forward to the Go Green Expo which is in Wellington this weekend as well. Augie & Keenau are coming with me this time so perhaps they might hold the reigns a bit, or on the upside at least carry what I get. Looking forward to exhibiting there next year.
And then on Saturday our boy Keenau was in his first RFN boxing match at the Lower Hutt Event Centre, so proud of him, he was outstanding and came away with the win. You can follow him on Pasifika_Wolf go take a nosey he's right into looking after himself, and his health, and he tastes absolutely every Toru Road product - providing me with genuine feedback which I appreciate and try my best to take on board, but sometimes Mum knows best, or can't hear him properly :)
Super excited for our first official Toru Road Event next week, so much so that myself and my collaborator on this one MaiTui Events have prepped and packed our event containers already to go, with just a little list of to dos to add on the day. Can't wait to share pics.
Hei kona ma
Tracey is the owner of Toru Road. Hear about her and her whānau's journey to establishing her new business.