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Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Party At Parlington...

Lots of candles on the mantle piece...

And Bunting...

Lots of food...

And Bagels in the shape of 60's... 

It was a lovely way to cellebrate the passing of the years with friends and family...

Friday, 11 September 2015

Light the Dark

Last monday Mark and I went into town to be part of the light the dark event/protest...
it was amazing to see so many people gathered together to show their wish for things to be diferent in this present many candles...
As we were there early, a couple of media people asked us for comments and this clip ended up on line.

Monday, 3 August 2015

Rye Bread With Caraway Sultana and Walnut...

I've been experementing with bread latley and this one turned out really well.
We used some Walnuts that we bought at the farm door on a recent trip to King Valley.

Note to self....sometimes it's better to buy them already shelled, it can be a big job.
Thank heavens for willing helpers.

And also some home grown Sultanas from the same trip...just heated and softened  with a drizzle of Muscat.

I've settled on a dough made with half Rye flour and half Wholemeal flour with a tablespoon of Caraway seeds as a base to start from.

Once the dough has proved, add the fruit and nuts, working them in and then shaping the loaf.
After a further proving and 25 minutes in a hot oven it's all ready to be enjoyed.

Friday, 10 July 2015

Pizzini Winery...

Earlier in the week we went on a short trip through the King Valley in the Northern Victorian wine region.
One of the beautiful wineries we visited was Pizzin.
The old sheds are  relics of the Tobacco growing days, you find them dotted al over the valley.
This s a view from the back, where I think lots of dining is done in connection with the onsite cooking school.

There is a lovely ambience in the tasting room through the cellar door.

Vines all trimmed ready for the next season of growth.

The view over the bridge.
Cloud rolling in over the ranges.

Some of the plantings to the side of the property.
A very friendly Lab, looking for a pat and a sunny spot.
The King Valley was a beautiful place to visit....

Wednesday, 6 May 2015

All Saints of Rutherglen...

A very beautiful winery.

The tree lined drive.

The Autumn Vines.

Such a grand building and charming gardens.

Well worth a visit.

Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Roaming Rutherglen...

Some pix I took on a recent jaunt to Rutherglen, beautiful Autumn weather and lots of quaint places to visit.

This was at the Morris Winery.

Vineyards at dusk.

One of the Pubs in the main street.

Various views from around the town.