Special Events at Nanna Kerr’s Kitchen in June & July.

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Friday the 1st of June is another ridiculously good value dinner. After a recent trip to WA Jimmy and Matty will be recreating a meal with matched wines that they enjoyed at the Millbrook Winery – this is valued at $129 and available for just $49 including 3 glasses of wine.

We are holding our very first Vegan & Gluten-Free feast. this is on Saturday 2nd June canapes followed by 4 specially created courses for just $79 – this is almost sold out.

On Saturday 9th June we have our Meat, Meat & More Meat Dinner a celebration of everything Meat. Stay away from this dinner if you are vegetarian, dairy or gluten-free as there will be nothing suitable for you, you can match your 5-courses with beer or wine. Get yourself a ticket today for just $49.

Friday 6th July we have another one of Jimmy’s amazing $100 Dinners for $9. Jimmy’s cooking a 3-course dinner for an exclusive group of just 56 guests. It’s a secret set menu, everything can be gluten-free but will contain meat and dairy (no pork). Don’t eat much lunch as you won’t be hungry afterwards.

Sunday the 8th of July we have Sunday Essentials with Shane Blackett from dōTERRA. Sit back and enjoy a talk from Shane about the endless uses for essential oils and all the amazing health and wellbeing benefits that they have, while enjoying an essential oil infused 2 course meal prepared by Nanna Kerr’s Kitchen.

On Friday 13th July we have another one of our fabulous and hilarious Drag Queen Bingo & Dinner’s. For just $39 this event has sold out every month so far so get yourself a ticket fast before they’re all gone again. It is a night to not be missed.

Join Matty & Jimmy Kerr on Sunday 15th July for a hosted evening to learn all about how making the switch to organic and chemical can improve you and your family’s health.

Friday 20th July we have another one of Jimmy’s amazing $100 Dinners for $9. Jimmy’s cooking dinner for an exclusive group of just 56 guests.

Saturday 21st of July is Jimmy & Matty’s Pasta Spectacular evening. Where you can enjoy a two course Italian feast. with friends and family overlooking the Brokenback Mountains. It’s all you can eat pasta with a choice of sauces and regular or gluten-free pasta.

On the last Friday of every month we have our Nan’s Neighbour’s feast. which is local’s night.

Enjoy a 3-course meal with your friends and family. BYO is included and Macquariedale Organic Wines cellar door will stay open until 6.30pm so you can do a tasting and purchase on-site before your eat.

 

To keep up to date with all of our fantastic, good value dinners and events you can sign up to Nan’s mailing list.

 

All tickets available at kerrsorganic.com.au

 

Hangover Free Wine

 

At Nanna Kerr’s Kitchen we are as organic as we can be… sometimes the price of non-seasonal organic produce is simply too high (because there aren’t enough organic farmers) or we simply can’t get hold of anything grown in Australia so we need to look elsewhere.

We buy as much produce as we can from local growers and farmers who are using organic principles and minimal pesticides and herbicides on their properties.

Our wine list celebrates organic winemaking in the Hunter Valley so we thought we tell you a bit more about it and why it’s so important

Key benefits of organic wine

  1. Sustainable Farming
    • organic farms just as productive and far more sustainable than non-organic. Many agrichemical sprays leave residues in the plants and fruit as well as in the surrounding environment and groundwater. Farms that don’t use agrichemicals don’t create these often unseen problems or unintended consequences.
  2. Biological Soil Health
    • Biological soil health is at the heart of sustainable productive farms. The absence of harmful agrichemical sprays increases soil microbe activity and optimises plant health.
  3. Beneficial Insect, Fungi & Bacteria Protection
    • With organic farming methods the beneficial fungi and bacteria are protected (the good bugs) rather than killed off with pesticides and herbicides. The plants remain naturally resilient to fungal disease and insect attack (bad bugs).
  4. Consumer Benefits / Low SO2
    • Organic eliminates agrichemical residues in wine, meaning you don’t consume them. Organic certification on labels is your only guarantee of this.
  5. No GMOs
    • Genetically modified plants and farming inputs are prohibited in certified organic wine production. GMO crops are being shown to hold onto residual herbicides and whilst the jury is still out it’s probably not something you want to be putting into your body in too much quantity if at all.

Biodynamic is a term first used by Austrian philosopher Rudolph Steiner in the early 1990s. It describes a holistic approach to agriculture, involving the management of farms as total systems, less reliant on external inputs.

Any biodynamic farm must first comply with organic rules. Where biodynamic principles principles and prescribe homeopathic preparations are part of the farming program, then the term biodynamic is used.

Eliminate the Hangovers in your life…

Sulphur Dioxide (SO2 shown on wine labels as additives 220, 223 or 224) is added to wines by winemakers as a preservative to avoid spoilage – 1 in 100 people react to sulphur with migraine, hangover symptoms and possible skin irritations.

In general Organic winemakers in Australia use much much less sulphur that non-organic wines so they are much less likely to give you a hangover – or you can just drink a lot more before you’ll feel the effects.

Many Organic winemakers have now mastered 100% sulphur free wines. If you are looking to try some these in the Hunter Valley we recommend taking a visit to Tamburlaine Organic Winesor Macquariedale Organic Wines.

Not all wine is just grape juice…

Fining is the finishing process for wine that takes out the bitterness from any seeds, stalks and skins that get caught up in the grape crushing. Traditionally winemakers have used animal proteins derived from eggs, milk, fish and gelatine to ‘purify’ wine – some even use a petrochemical to do it!

There is an alternative and Organic winemakers are at the forefront of developing and committing to vegetable based fining agents to ensure the product tastes and looks fantastic. Look out for wines that declare they are vegan friendly and you’ll be on the right track.

  1. Nan encourages the responsible service and consumption of alcohol even when organic wines might mean that certain people can drink more it without the risk of serious hangovers.

Macquariedale Organic Wines now have a cellar door right next door to us at Nanna Kerr’s Kitchen. They are open 10am-5pm 7 days a week. Stop by and have a delicious organic lunch and a beautiful chemical free wine tasting.

 

 

Hunter Valley’s Biggest Morning Tea

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Nanna Kerr’s Kitchen as part of Kerr’s Organic is proud to be supporting Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea.

Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea is the Cancer Council’s most popular fundraising event and the largest, most successful event of its kind in Australia. All of the donations made on the day go towards helping our local Cancer Council achieve it’s mission of a cancer free future with $10 from every ticket goes to support Cancer Council.

We have 7 sittings throughout the day on Thursday 24th May and are playing to host 700 guests. If we reach our 700 guest target you will help to support Cancer Council with a donation of $7,000.

We have two delicious menus to choose from

Healthy Hippy Happy – Vegan & Gluten-Free

  • Unlimited Planet Organic Tea
  • Glass of Macquariedale Verdelho (Vegan) or Tamburlaine Scarlett Bubbles (Vegetarian)
  • Gluten-Free Open Macadamia Feta & Beetroot Relish Sandwich
  • Live Yeast Gluten-Free Fritter with Chilli Jam
  • Gluten-Free Sticky Date Pudding
  • Mango & Mint Coconut Tapioca Shot

Hunter Natural Beef Banquet

  • Unlimited Planet Organic Tea
  • Glass of Tamburlaine Scarlett Bubbles
  • BBQ Brisket Slider with Tomato Chutney
  • Mini Steak & Shiraz Pie
  • Dirty Chai Panna Cotta
  • Blackberry Frangipane Tartlet

We hope to see all of our lovely customers come together to help raise much needed funds for the Cancer Council.

This event is held at Nanna Kerr’s Kitchen 16 Pokolbin Mountains Road Pokolbin NSW 2320.
Book your table today.

Special Events at Nanna Kerr’s Kitchen in May and June.

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On Thursday the 24th of May we are proud to hosting the Hunter Valley’s Biggest Morning Tea.

There are 7 time slots available throughout the day with a massive goal to feed 700 guests and raise $7000 for the Cancer Council. If you can’t make it on the 24th you can buy ‘at-home’ kits from our website too.

 

On the last Friday of every month we have our Nan’s Neighbour’s feast. which is local’s night.

Enjoy a 3-course meal with your friends and family. BYO is included and Macquariedale Organic Wines cellar door will stay open until 6.30pm so you can do a tasting and purchase on-site before your eat.

 

Then on Saturday the 26th of May we have Long Table Luncheon hosted Macquariedale Organic Wines. Get yourself a ticket and enjoy a day of beautiful organic wines with delicious organic food and a blues band in the vines.

 

Tuesday the 29th is our very first Taco Tuesday, you can come and enjoy a 2-course Mexican inspired feast. there will be meat, vegan and gluten free options all available on the night.

 

Friday the 1st of June is another ridiculously good value dinners. After a recent trip to WA Jimmy and Matty will be recreating a meal with matched wines that they enjoyed at the Millbrook Winery – should be $129 and available for just $49 including 3 glasses of wine.

 

Our very first Vegan & Gluten-Free feast. Is on Saturday 2nd June canapes followed by 4 specially created courses for just $79 – this is almost sold out.

 

All dinners and event tickets are on sale now

 

 

More $100 Dinners for $9

Four more dates just released…

BOOK NOW

And here’s how we do it.

Tonight is the first dinner and every place setting will have this message and menu;

Hello & Welcome to Nanna Kerr’s Kitchen,

And thank you for coming along to tonight’s $100 Dinner for $9.

There are 56 guests booked in this evening and the challenge for Jimmy, one of the owners, is to cook the whole meal for under $100 and not disappoint you!

We only open in the evenings for Special Events and Private Functions (you can have the whole place to yourself for a celebration with a minimum of just 12 guests).

Recently we’ve been having some fun with our special events – you might have seen the $1 Vegan Gluten-Free Dinner; a lot of what we do here is vegan and gluten-free so we wanted to encourage people to give ‘that’ food a whirl. So far more than 100 guests have been along and really LOVED it. Make sure you are on our mailing list and follow us on Facebook so that you know when the next date is released.

We’ve got Drag Bingo, All You Can Eat Pasta and Thai Banquets coming up so grab a calendar and book yourself in.

On tonight’s menu you’ll be experiencing…

Caramelised Onion Tart with Beetroot Carpaccio & Macadamia Feta

Little Hill Farm Chicken Risotto with Marinated Mushrooms,

Crispy Kale, Roast Carrots & Candied Fennel

Dirty Chai SemiFreddo with Berry Compote & Toasted Nuts

If you’re drinking wine this evening we’d recommend a Chardonnay or Sauvignon Blanc if you like white or a Pinot Noir or Merlot if you prefer red – or a bottle of all four if you aren’t driving home.

Have a great night xxxx

Oh and the total food bill was $156. So Jimmy failed on at least one target.

If you are not disappointed then please do tell TripAdvisor just how happy you are…

Chemical Free Living

31870505_1806443862747389_4800120587483611136_nHow to Live a Chemical Free Life can seem a little daunting when you begin thinking about changing your lifestyle and house as toxic chemicals are just about everywhere.

Every step you take to eradicating toxic chemicals from your life is a step in the right direction to here are some easy ways to start…

1. House Plants

House Plants are an excellent way to reduce toxins in your home as they are natural air purifiers. By cleaning the air and absorbing the chemicals and gas, plants are able to convert them into food and energy.

The top plants for your home are the Peace Lily, Mother-In-Laws Tongue, Gerbera Daisy and Devils Ivy.

2. Natural Chemical-Free House Cleaning Products

Natural time honored cleaning products such as vinegar, baking soda, lemon juice and  organic essential oils are lovely non toxic solutions to clean your home inexpensively. These products are available at InnerOrigin and the SHOP ORGANIC link on this website.

3. Natural Candles

Candles made from natural pure ingredients are a very important factor to consider when choosing candles for your home.

Their counterparts use paraffin wax ingredients in their processing, exposing consumers to cancer causing petroleum byproducts. Those toxic byproducts work to insidiously affect the air quality of your homes, and the health of your body.

4. Natural Organic Pots And Pans

Green cookware as it is being termed,  is becoming more recognized across the world today. The evidence has shown that our beloved non stick cookware is highly toxic and produces poisonous particles and fumes when heated.

Your kitchen is your first stop in creating your chemical free home. It’s the place where home life revolves around and what better place to start than here. Nurture and love your family with wonderful fresh and healthy food to keep them well in the years to come.

5. Natural Toothpaste

Organic toothpaste, is a wise choice when choosing toothpaste for your family and children. Especially children as they can swallow a lot of toothpaste when they brush their teeth.

These natural toothpastes which care for teeth and gums, are made from all natural ingredients with no artificial colors, or flavorings.

Generally the main ingredients can include tea tree oil, neem oil, cinnamon, pomegranate,  aloe vera, and peppermint essential oil, and other non-toxic ingredients for the best dental health.

6. Read The Back Of The Jar, Box Or Packet Thoroughly

Read the ingredients list on your personal care products carefully.

Manufactures hide their ingredients under long names and often are not required to show ingredients used to make the product. These toxic substances are not part of the finished product and consequentially manufactures are not required to add them in. We still consume them in trace quantities.

Many of our personal care products are so toxic it’s not funny.

Scientific studies are showing just how toxic many of our personal care products are. They are laden with  chemical fillers, preservatives, thickeners, fragrances and colours which are all disrupting our delicate endocrine and hormonal systems.

7. Leave Your Shoes Outside

This is such a simple one, but not many people think about it. As you walk around and into your home, your shoes are carrying in, not only dirt but a load of toxic chemicals, grease, pesticides, lead, oil, bacteria and more.

8. What You Put In Your Mouth

Lastly and most importantly, be aware of the foods you choose to eat..

Choose to eat organic vegetables, fruits and meats, choose to grow your own vegetables and fruits. You don’t need a garden bed, you can grow lettuce, basil, herbs and tomatoes in pots on your balcony.

If you would like to learn more about living healthier and chemical free then come to one of our Lunch & Learn events at Nanna Kerr’s Kitchen. Each one has a special guest from InnerOrigin talking about their chemical free products they have to offer.

 

Blackberry Jam

Quinoa, Cacao & Blackberry Porridge

Serves 2

1 cup Quinoa

1.5 cups Boiling Water

1.5 cups Coconut Milk

2 teaspoons Cacao

3 teaspoons Kerr’s Organic Blackberry Jam

Add quinoa to liquids in a sauce pan and stir in cacao.

Simmer for 20-30 minutes adding a little more coconut milk if it’s not wet enough.

Just before serving stir in the Blackberry Jam

Yum…..

Jimmy likes to sprinkle some salt on the top of his

Support our Condiments for Change project here

Top tips for a great kids party

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1. Serve finger food.

If you can, keep it simple with hand held food. This makes eating while partying easier for everyone. Think platters of dips, crackers, mini sandwiches and anything canapé style. This means you can enjoy the party more as you won’t need to think about running out of cutlery.

2. Have food and drinks ready.

Be ready for your guests with some food and drinks already on tables. We all know kids are always hungry so make it easier for yourself and have some nibbles for your guests to graze on ready when the party begins.

3. Paper plates and cups.

Keep it simple with the clean up and have some paper plates and cups for your party this way no one needs to spend hours cleaning up after the party has ended. You can buy some that match your theme. Greatest part about them is they can be recycled.

4. Have rubbish bins available.

To help ensure your clean up is as easy as possible have some rubbish bins or bags around for your guests this ensures they aren’t piling the rubbish up on the cake table.

5. Activities.

Be sure to keep the kids entertained with a few different activities. It doesn’t need to be anything fancy but it is god to have some things for the kids to do. Choose activities that suit the ages of the kids at the party. It could be a bubble station, a painting station or choose things that match to your theme. Keep it simple and easy to do.

6. Preplan your music.

Music at parties is extremely easy these days with online streaming but take some time the days before the party to create your own playlist with music everyone will enjoy.

7. Take home favours.

Have some favours for your guests to take home with them. This doesn’t have to be fancy it could just be whatever they have created at the activities station or some of the birthday cake. You can get favour bags that match your theme as well.

8. To have a theme or not.

You don’t have to have a theme but if you do, let your kids pick a theme as it will make the party even more exciting and special to them. Try to focus on decorations and the cake that will fit your theme this keeps it simple for the day.

9. Have a photo booth.

This can be just a polaroid camera with a backdrop and a few fun props or a full hired photo booth. You don’t need it to be something that will blow your party budget but it is a great idea to create a fun activity for your guests of all ages to do.

10. Size doesn’t matter.

It doesn’t matter how big or small your party is as long as your kids have fun. You don’t need to make it a huge party, it can just be a few friends and family over for cake. Whatever fits your budget and busy schedule.

Or make life super simple and let the Nanna Kerr’s team do the work, with a kids High Tea party for just $29 per person including unlimited low sugar organic soft drink.

Goodbye 2017

It’s the last post for the year and what a year! We’ve served more than 25,000 customers… next year is going to be even bigger and we will be sharing some huge news in January.

Nan is shutting up shop from 4pm on Christmas Eve and will reopen at 9am on Wednesday 3rd January 2018 – everyone needs a little break.

If you are in the Hunter Valley we recommend booking a table online during the holiday period as everywhere can get very busy especially over brunchtime. Book for Nanna Kerr’s Kitchen here.

If you are still looking for some last minute gifts we’ve got some great deals on Print Your Own High Tea or egift vouchers and you can use the code MERRY at the checkout for an extra 15% off until 5pm on Christmas Day – perfect for any surprise visitors that don’t have a gift under the tree.

At the restaurant we are always looking for more ways to make a positive social and environmental impact. A couple of months ago we discovered Who Gives A Crap an organisation focused on helping 2.3 billion people (roughly 40% of the world’s population) that don’t have access to toilets. Poor sanitation causes diarrhoea related diseases that fill over half of sub-Saharan African hospital beds and kill 900 children under 5 every day. Luckily, toilets are proven to be a great solution—they provide dignity, health and an improved quality of life. And in case that wasn’t enough, it’s been shown that a dollar invested in sanitation yields $5.50 in increased economic prosperity. Toilets are magical!

What’s more is that you can order you toilet roll on subscription so you’ll never ever run out!

You can help too by just buying a different loo paper like Nanna Kerr and we’ve organised $10 off your first order.

Our annual Pokolbin Pride festival will be 3 years old in 2018. On the 12th, 13th and 14th we will be celebrating all things LGBTIQ in the Hunter Valley. Early bird tickets are now available for just $99 with access to all three parties.

Book your accomodation early and save $$$ 3-night stays are available for less than $300 for two people.

Have a very happy Christmas whoever you are celebrating with and wherever you are. We look forward to seeing you in the kitchen very soon.

Much love and gratitude,

Matty and Jimmy Kerr

xxx

I Do, I Do, I Do

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Nanna Kerr’s Kitchen is celebrating YES!

The Nanna Kerr’s Kitchen Wedding Reception Package for 2018 promises to keep your Wedding Day Smiles going long after the Big Day is over.

Where most businesses hike prices skywards the second they hear the “W Word”, Nanna Kerr’s is passionate about keeping things affordable and taking the sting out of your wedding reception budgets.

Catering to all couples, no matter what religion, race, sexual orientation or gender, the package is incredible value and promises to make your special day one to remember forever.

The entire package starts at just $7999 for up to 100 guests, including the happy couple. Couples who book before the end of January 2018 with a $1000 deposit will receive:

  • An organic two course menu designed around their likes and dislikes
  • Canapés and welcome bubbles or cocktail/mocktail for every guest
  • A two-hour drinks package, which includes unlimited Australian organic wine, local draught beer and cider, plus sparkling water / organic sparkling soft drinks
  • Exclusive use of the entire Nanna Ker’s Kitchen site, including the main dining area, veranda and garden area
  • The use of a 10m x 5m open sided marquee 
  • An outdoor stage area overlooking the vineyards and Brokeback Mountains, which is the perfect place to exchange vows

With a fantastic space for your choice of band to set up with their own dance floor, and no neighbours to complain about the noise, your party is sure to impress. There’s also plenty of on-site parking for designated drivers. Should guests wish, Nanna Kerr’s can organise transport around the Hunter valley at an additional cost.

Weddings must be start between 4pm and 6pm, with last bar orders at 10pm and carriages sweeping guests to their accommodation by midnight.

Weddings can be held any day of the year including public holidays (excluding Christmas Day and New Years Day) subject to availability.

To find if your ideal date is still available contact us today on 02 4998 7333 or email