Our very own Winter Festival

It is winter here in Australia and here in East Gippsland we are having our very own winter festival for the first time. A festival which includes workshops, beautiful art installations, wine, local produce and live music. The Festival has venues throughout the East Gippsland region and Metung has several events to look forward to…

Tuesday travels. . .Great Western, Victoria

More travels in our home state, this time to Great Western which is really just a village or very small town.  The town is located in the region known as The Grampians. The Grampians area has several vineyards and we visited a few while we were in the district. Bests Wines is a small organic…

More Tour preparation

One of the SBS cycling commentators, David McKenzie, tweeted about a special pack that was being offered by the Bright Brewery for during the Tour de France. The pack is called Tour de Froth. Very clever as the pack contains 21 beers, one for each stage of the Tour. During the Tour it is part…

Recipe reflections

Originally posted on Gippsland Granny:
Offal is not always awful.  This particular offal is the only sort I like.  My husband enjoys kidneys and brains as well as sweetbreads, but they are not for me. Last night we had a meal for dinner that brought back many memories.  The first memory was of the time I…

A new knitting skill for me

I have just learnt a new method for casting on in my knitting.  When I first learnt to knit I was taught to cast on using my thumb and one needle,  Since that initial method of cast on I changed to Elizabeth Zimmerman’s method of long tail cast on. I learnt the method from her…

Tuesday Travels. . Ararat, Victoria

On our recent travels in Victoria, before restrictions were enforced again, one of the towns we visited was Ararat.  We were on our way to the wineries in that part of the world. We had stopped in Ararat for the night and had time to have a wander around the town before dinner.  There are…