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Cooking with the Marrung Junior Chefs

I have been fortunate to be able to cook with the Murray students, based in Stawell. I did two cooking classes: one for high school students and one for primary students. The high school students came to Dimboola where we ventured to the Dalki Garringa Nursery.

It Takes Many Hands to Pull Off a Food Weekend

A huge shout-out to my incredible team and friends who helped make this weekend's event a success. Coordinating a three-course alternative drop for 219 guests on Saturday night in Dimboola, followed by a cooking demonstration for the Heritage Harvest Weekend at Sovereign Hill Ballarat on Sunday, required meticulous planning and weeks of preparation.

New Lunches & New Venue - Dimboola Bowls Club 2024

We are thrilled to announce that our winter lunches this year have a new venue. We have moved from the VRI Hall in Dimboola to the Bowling Club! It's wonderful to utilise another local venue and showcase all the beauty that Dimboola has to offer.

Connecting With Fitzroy Crossing Youth Through Food

I've been back from WA for a week now, fully immersed in catering and teaching. Before my time there becomes a distant memory, I'm eager to share my experiences working with the youth.

Two Events in One Weekend

When you embrace the opportunity to participate in events, incredible experiences often unfold. Late last year, amid our plans to attend the barefoot waterskiing competition, we found ourselves committed to a 150km event on Saturday.

Embracing Zucchini Season

As we continue to revel in the abundance of zucchini season, it's worth exploring the versatility of this humble vegetable. During my food journey, zucchinis were often overlooked, overshadowed by other more glamorous ingredients.

First Luncheon of 2024

Yesterday marked the commencement of our home luncheons for the year 2024, albeit with a small hiccup - a typo on the table menus indicating 2023.Which if you havent noticed with my typing and spelling there will always be mistakes.

Bountiful Harvest: utilising beautiful ingredients when in season - Peaches and Plums

Embracing the bounty of the current season is a delightful food adventure, and this week has gifted us with peaches and plums.

The Bush Apple Berry : Muntries: Elevating Your Kitchen Creations with a Dash of bush flavour

As we approach the Muntrie season, the anticipation of using these native apple berries in culinary delights is truly exciting.

Cultivating Change: A Gardener's New Year Resolution

As we embrace the promise of a new year, the age-old tradition of crafting resolutions takes center stage. While I'm not one for grand "new year, new me" declarations, I've chosen to focus on a specific facet of my life—the garden beds that have become my personal sanctuary.

Day 4: Friday – The BIG Event

We rose early to start the big day of finalizing prep and small bits for the dinner. Arriving around 7:30am, we did our regular stop-off at the camp kitchen to pick up our croissant, iced coffee, and say hi to Frankie.

Day 3: Culinary Foraging Adventure in Fitzroy Crossing

The sun had already painted the Kimberley sky with its golden hues as I woke up on Wednesday, the third day of our adventure in Fitzroy Crossing. The anticipation of the day ahead filled me with excitement.