Thursday, April 11, 2013

SOD THE COD, LET'S EAT OYSTERS!

Local Lad and Lass, Brad Warry and Shiralee Seaman are recreating a journey from Hill End's heyday.

THE OYSTER RUN!!

This baby is from Coffin Bay South Australia. Wouldn't she go down a treat??
This is a Pacific Oyster but Pure Coffin Bay Oysters also breed, the Angasi. This native oyster was eaten to near-extinction on the Gold-fields. Maybe even by Brad's ancestors.
It is now making a comeback!
Then, of course, the unopened oysters were packed into hessian bags and hauled up the Bridle Track by horse or bullock. 

This team is hauling half a house!!!! They'd get a few sacks of Oysters up the old Bridle Track in no time at all!
Bullock team transportring part of a house in the Gympie District, 1928
John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland Neg. 34800


But Brad and Shiralee are modern folk and this is their steed of choice. 



Note refrigeration unit!

Brad is a trained chef with extensive experience in large hotel kitchens. He has worked as Head Chef and supports this kitchen experience with considerable bar management expertise. A stint as a Licensee rounds off his CV.

It's impossible to rise, and operate, at this level of responsibility without knowledge of food handling and hygiene becoming ingrained. Very important with seafood. 

Shiralee is busy doing a certificate 2 in Business studies. She is grappling with the intricacies of spread-sheets, projections, and book-keeping as well as becoming acquainted with the complex joys of BAS and GST. 

The plan is simple. Drive to Sydney on Friday and collect fresh Oysters and prawns. Sell aforementioned Oysters and prawns on Saturday morning on The Avenue! 

HILL END'S OWN OYSTER BAR!!!


Winter is the best time for this esteemed mollusc. How good would the plump, creamy taste of a freshly shucked oyster be? 

The local lemon trees are coming on...!

Betty's lemons are legendary. What a combination! 
God! Imagine letting Betty loose in an Oyster Bar!
She'd cut a rug!

This is worth travelling for!

Interested?? 
10 am Saturday!
BE THERE 
The Veggie Shack@The Avenue.
Shiralee has created a schedule. For all details, including placing orders, please contact her at seamansseafood@outlook.com 
Any other haulage work?
Ring Brad of Warry's Transport & Haulage  0421 258156

This is a budding operation. It will evolve as Brad and Shiralee find their way around the markets and refine their operation. 

It's going to be a delicious part of town. Let's keep it beautiful.



The Editor would like to thank Linda Hank from Pure Coffin Bay Oysters for permission to use the photograph of one of their oysters. The photo in question, was taken by John White photos. Thanks John.
The Editor would also like to thank Margaret Warren from the Library of Queensland for help with copyright on the Bullock Team photo. 
All other photos and text KMR






6 comments:

  1. Oh lala!!! I wish I could come this WE!

    Christine

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    1. Thank you Christine
      We wish you could be here too! We must have an Avenue Party with angesi oysters! Historic!
      Cheers
      Editor
      TTT

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  2. Sounds as if we are definitely the Paris End of Beyers Ave (thank you Dame Edna) - Oysters, Prawns - fab organic veges, what next, Hill End's answer to Martin's Bar somewhere?

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  3. Hi Maggie
    I agree a funky wine bar would be fabulous. We live and yearn!
    Cheers
    Editor
    TTT

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