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Travel

Melbourne – August 2019 and Six Years Ago

October 8, 2019

We were well overdue for a trip to Melbourne. The last time we ventured to Melbourne was when we wanted to eat at the Royal Mail Hotel in Dunkeld. Dunkeld is a picturesque town at the southern end of the Grampians National Park in Victoria. That was six years ago.

Off to Melbourne we went, stayed overnight at the Parkroyal Hotel so we can pick up our hire car at the airport to drive to Dunkeld. It is between three and four hours drive depending on which route you take. The drive is lovely, through Victorian towns and the picturesque Victorian countryside.

Since it was so long ago, our memories are a bit scarce. However, I can tell you that we had accommodation across the road from the Royal Mail Hotel. Simple cottages yet more than comfortable for an overnight stay after a multi-course meal. At that time, the population was not more than 400 permanent residents. Continue Reading…

Restaurant Reviews

Blue Manna Bistro, Dunsborough – June 2019

July 18, 2019

This place sprung up a few years ago in the heart of Dunsborough where it quickly earned the reputation as a place to try. We had missed trying this place until now, visiting friends who live in Dunsborough. The reason is, it is predominately seafood and my husband is not really a fan of going to seafood restaurants. Whilst I would go to good seafood restaurants at a drop of a hat due to the fact that there really isn’t many, if really any good seafood restaurants around any more…..(please, I would welcome any recommendations). Continue Reading…

Recipes

Pork and Morton Bay Bug Dumplings

April 26, 2018

I’ve shared with you previously three recipes for Asian dumplings. One day watching one of Marion Grasby’s post on her dumplings I got inspired to make a similar dumpling commonly known at dim sum/ yum cha houses as siu mai. I don’t usually steam my dumplings but during a recent house move we helped with, I’d inherited a bamboo steaming basket so that was another sign I had to give it these dumplings a good go. Continue Reading…