Farmers’ Market

A Farmers Market is always on my To do List when travelling. I was at the Margaret River colourful and lively weekly Farmers’ Market and truly enjoyed few hours of my time there. This is the place go and meet your friends, shop for food and things, listen to music and just eat and drink with your family. Somehow food always taste better at a Farmers’ Market!!Read more

Hand-Made Cheese at Cambray Farm

Even as I was getting out of the car, I saw a flock of milking ewes grazing freely on pastures surrounded by native bushland and drink from natural springs. Sheep milk has superior qualities to both goats’ and cows’ milk, being richer in vitamins A, B, D and E and with over 100% more calcium than cows’ milk. There is evidence that the lactose in sheep milk is more readily tolerated than that in cows’ milk allowing many lactose-intolerant people to enjoy sheep milk products.Read more

Vasse Virgin Moisturisers and Soaps

One experiment lead to another but the success story is that today the boy is eczema free and the “home-made” products have become a big industry with a huge showroom, online sales to all parts of the world and a factory where people can walk in and watch how the soaps, lotions, scrubs, shampoo, massage oils, moisturisers are hand-made using the finest extra virgin olive oil and packed. These products are excellent for people with allergies or sensitive skin.Read more

Art of Fine Wine at Leeuwin Estate

Under the direction of the two generations of the founding family, who work alongside a dedicated team of winemakers including chief wine maker Tim Lovett, the estate produces primary varieties of Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Sauvignon Blanc and Riesling. Following European winemaking techniques, Leeuwin is concentrating on achieving complexity, balance and longevity in its wines through a blend of modern and traditional methods. The fruits are transformed into wine using temperature controlled stainless steel tanks, pneumatic presses, and a cellar of imported French oak barrels.Read more

Olio Bello – beautiful oil!

I was given a tour of the farm and pressing factory by the general manager Brett Roberts. Once the olives are brought to the factory, they are cleaned (sometimes it comes with gravel or leaves), catalogued according to size and type, weighed and then washed with only filtered rainwater. In cold press method, the extraction process kneads the olives, including the seeds gently to extract as much of the oils without heating the oil or fruits within 1 hour. These oils are then stored in huge stainless steel tanks for up to 4 months to settle down so that any residue goes to the bottom. The olive oil is then ready for packing. The by products are recycled on the farm as compost.Read more

Changing Colours at Elizabeth Quay

Elizabeth Quay was opened to the public on 29 January 2016. It is an exciting destination for people of all ages throughout the year. There are a couple of bars, restaurants, the Barrack Street Jetty, Bell Tower, Rottnest Express to engage you. Go there before sunset and stay back to watch the sun setting. The whole city front takes on a new avatar at night. It is a beautiful sight.
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Jewel in the Cave

Jewel Cave is the home to the spectacular Jewel Cave Preservation Centre. There is a retail and café area within the premise and the also conduct educational and visual tours. Entering the Jewel Cave is a surreal experience – it is an underground wonderland of a display of nature’s best works! The thousands of years old stalactites and helectites , suspended from the ceiling like vines, snakes, cobwebs and crystals are admirable. This cave also houses the longest straw stalactitesRead more

Paradise for Ingredients

Every time I am in Perth, I will ensure that I make a sensory trip to Kakulas Brothers. This shop has Perth’s largest range of spices, coffee, flours, super foods, beans, pastas, teas, preserved and dried fruits from as far as North America and many other treats. For first timers, the store can be overwhelming as there are no signs of where things are located but that is the pleasure of shopping here – discovering! Majority of the ingredients areRead more

Where Cows Rule the Town……

Cowaramup is also known as Cowtown by many people is about 12 kilometres north of Margaret River in the Shire of Augusta-Margaret River. This little town has about 40-over life sized fiber glass cows and calves displayed all over the town……..in the shops, parks, streets and even outside clinics and even petrol kiosks! I found a great place to stop over for rest and coffee – Black Sheep Deli. The organic food was awesome and I must say that everyone was very friendly in this town. Browse around the little shops that sell gifts, handcrafted soaps and local handicrafts.Read more