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A day at Mitchelton Wines … you had me at “Alice Cooper’s Corvette”

Three things you might not know about Mitchelton Wines at Nagambie, Victoria: Some of the winery’s original buildings were designed by renowned Melbourne modernist architect, Robin Boyd, who died before construction was completed. The winery produces around 8.5 million bottles of vino each year. Deep in the bowels of the complex, beyond the barrel room,… Continue reading A day at Mitchelton Wines … you had me at “Alice Cooper’s Corvette”

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The Farmer’s Place … where ethos rules

The Farmer’s Place started popping up in my Instagram feed a few days ago. On Tuesday I saw it profiled in The Age’s Epicure section as a fresh eatery-slash-working farm-slash-farm gate market-slash-gathering place at Freshwater Creek on the Surf Coast. Best of all, The Farmer’s Market purports to be built on an underlying ethos of sustainability: fresh,… Continue reading The Farmer’s Place … where ethos rules

it's all about me · kitchen capers

Hello Circolo! – review of my new coffee machine

You might already know of my on-again off-again relationship with my boomerang coffee machine … I blogged about it over here. No wonder I was thrilled when Nescafé sent me a Dolce Gusto Circolo coffee machine as part of my prize for winning the 2014 Eat Drink Blog Writing Competition for Australian food bloggers. So thrilled, that… Continue reading Hello Circolo! – review of my new coffee machine