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Magpie and Stump Hotel owners, Amanda and Paul

Magpie and Stump Hotel Celebrates Clare Valley Festival of the Lamb

The heritage listed Magpie and Stump Hotel in the heart of Mintaro dates back to 1851, making it one of South Australia’s oldest pubs. Owners Amanda and Paul, the most recent custodians of this captivating country pub, have lovingly renovated and restored the soulful character building, providing guests with a unique Mintaro experience. The ten […]
Pauletts Long Lamb Lunch celebration

Pauletts Wines Bush DeVine Restaurant – The Long Lamb Lunch

South Australia’s Clare Valley is abuzz with the second year of its new spring festival, the Clare Valley Festival of the Lamb. Celebrating the first spring buds on the vines and the prime time for lamb in the region, the Clare Valley Festival of the Lamb is unique. Intimate style events provide an opportunity for producers, chefs, […]
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Clare Valley Festival of the Lamb – A Spring Celebration

The Clare Valley community welcomes you to their glorious patch of South Australia with a culinary, spring festival celebration like no other – the Clare Valley Festival of the Lamb. Although it’s technically still winter, spring is definitely in the air! Birdsongs are louder, the scent of spring flowers fills the air and our days […]

Oleaceae – A Taste of the Mediterranean in Mount Barker

Oleaceae Restaurant & Cafe (pronounced Oh-lee-see-ya) has quickly become a firm favourite with locals in the leafy Adelaide Hills town of Mount Barker. Owner Amy Daher tells me the recently opened Oleaceae is quite unique because it not only offers all day casual dining, but a full restaurant experience for lunch and dinner. Functions and […]
honey bees Bush Organics

Bush Organics, Kangaroo Island – Nature’s Gift for Christmas

Bush Organics, Kangaroo Island – Following the Bees Bush Organics is Lara’s collaboration with nature. Lara produces organic and naturally harvested, raw medicinal Ligurian Bee honey. She uses this in her lovingly handcrafted medicinal and botanical body products, hand spun honey and beeswax candles. I am fascinated as Lara tells me her story of how […]
toasted quinoa, cacao mousse and raspberr

Interview with Erika Tangari – Creating Magic in the Kitchen

Erika Tangari, Cooking with Life Force and Energy Erika Tangari is like no other chef I’ve met – and I’ve known many chefs during my 30 years of running restaurants. When people ask, ‘can you send me a menu?’ Erika says no she cannot. “How can I know in three months what I will put […]
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