Category Archives: Food and holidays

Cherry festival before Christmas

A French song “Le temps des cerises” speaks about the cherry season being the time of sweet insouciance lasting a very short period, like youth, like the season of their harvest. Next weekend, from 30th November to 2nd December, Young, … Continue reading

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Sculpture Workshop in Queensland’s Vineyard

Remember Marianne Lethbridge from Vintner’s Secret in Queensland? She announces that the Crush festival, the art venue in Bundaberg is coming soon. Col Henry, noted sculptor from the central coast of NSW, will hold two workshops over two weekends at … Continue reading

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Wine, music and art to be discovered under the palm tree

In a region you wouldn’t expect to be appropriate for anything but pawpaw and mango orchards, Marianne Lethbridge and her husband Edward Murray are growing grapes. In the sub-tropical area of Australia in a place called Vintner’s Secret Vineyard in … Continue reading

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Not a clandestine get-away to the Poachers Pantry

In this modern immaculate food laboratory, staff are preparing snack packs with olives and smoked turkey for first and business class passengers of Qantas. This is quite an unexpected activity in this peaceful countryside retreat called the Poachers Pantry. Monday … Continue reading

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The unexpected French tablecloth in the Queensland hinterland

In a patisserie in Queensland, I was stunned to find the best lemon tart I have ever tasted. I discovered the place recently, in the quite isolated village of Cooroy, in the Noosa hinterland. It is called La maison de … Continue reading

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