Melting Moments by Leonie shows just why people are raving about their homemade goodness.
THERE is nothing quite like the full flavour and freshness of homemade.
Thankfully for the customers of Melting Moments by Leonie, it is about sharing the special traditions her mother taught her, treasured recipes handed down through the generations and a range that will have you eager to try some more.
Cooking is something that Leonie has always had a passion for and thankfully in 2002 she branched out from merely sharing with her neighbours to operating Melting Moments by Leonie and the Birk St business has gone from strength to strength.
Leonie is someone who appreciates the difference that something made with time and fresh ingredients can make to a morning tea with friends, special event, family dinner or even a sneaky something extraordinary in your child’s lunchbox.
The Melting Moments retail shop welcomes you in with its homely appeal and what is showcased inside is the result of many hours of cooking for Leonie and her team to ensure that her shelves and freezers are stocked ready to fulfil her customers’ needs.
Leonie is known for her home-style meals that are nutritious, made from fresh local produce and free from additives.
You can even buy a full meal with vegetables for only $6.50.
But Leonie’s delicious goodness doesn’t stop there, because while you are at the store you can pick up one of her appealing slices, buttery shortbread or handmade fudge.
Not content just to fill everyone’s tummies with delicious cakes, slices and cookies, Leonie also has jars of her homemade tomato relish, jams, pickles, and her mum’s famous mango chutney which is delicious on your Christmas meats or as gifts.
She also has homemade salads with her own dressing. Leonie said for her, it was as simple as giving her customers friendly service and treating each and every one with courtesy.
“We always give good old-fashioned service and it is nothing to us to help an elderly customer back to their car with their goods,” she said.
“I enjoy owning my own business because I love talking to people and I think what I enjoy most about this business is the people that walk through my doors and the look on their faces at the first glance, I think they are so overwhelmed they don’t know what to buy first.
“Most of these people also become very dear to me and I have a very special friendship with many of them.”
“I always tell my customers you never retire here, you just get older and for me my plans for the future are to provide the best service I can and if that means having to rise and shine at 3am, well, so be it.
“I still have a few good years in me yet.”
Keep a look out for details in regards to Leonie’s Christmas range which she said will include traditional Christmas cakes, boiled puddings and a range of sweet treats.
YUM: Gloria Oates has passed on many of her special recipes to daughter Leonie Collins.