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A whisky discovery workshop (in pursuit of longevity)

Being fifty-something, I love a story of long livedness. This past week I came across this story of Grace, a 110-year-old who is the UK’s tenth oldest person. Grace (known affectionately as Amazing Grace) credits her longevity to having had a night-cap of Famous Grouse whisky every evening for the last 60 years. Heartening stuff… Continue reading A whisky discovery workshop (in pursuit of longevity)

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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

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Gracious & Delicious … let them eat (French) cake

Being fifty-something, I’ve got a bucket list underway. Like many other bucket lists, it features a trip to Paris. One day. Sigh. In the meantime, I’ve discovered a new, local slice of France where I can glean a Parisienne fix. Any time the desire strikes. Gracious & Delicious founders, Marcus and Caroline Gniel, opened their… Continue reading Gracious & Delicious … let them eat (French) cake