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Posts by Maryterry

A country morning blessed by sunrise

Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift… that’s why it’s called ‘the present’. It might sound a little corny but hey, corny’s good, just like the gift of a country sunrise, unfettered and available to all. The Little Cellar Rat is really a lark, bathed by the sun each morning.

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HOME-MADE SOUP & WINTER…. JUST MADE FOR EACH OTHER

PUMPKIN AND SWEET POTATO SOUP RECIPE AS PROMISED: 500 g of diced pumpkin and sweet potato 200 g diced potato 2 x cloves garlic (minced) 750 ml stock or water (I use just water) 2 large tablespoons of coconut cream 2 tablespoons of desiccated coconut (optional) 2 tsp green curry paste salt to taste. Now…

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Next stage….

Original cane-cutters barracks were often made of pine… and unfortunately a favourite of white ants. Building from scratch gave us the advantage of choosing Cyprus Pine instead. Beautiful grain, gorgeous honey colour that ages well and best of all not on the Menu for Termites.

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Where it all started….. pic 1 : preparing the site.

We are always aware that the history of this area is a living, breathing thing. The sugar cane industry has been pivotal to the success of the Isis District and attracted people from all over the world to come and take advantage of the opportunity to make a new life. They came, they worked, they…

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ON THE SPOT DECISION… one of the best!

Needed to break the journey, called on the off-chance there was a vacancy. So glad we did. Did not expect to find this little gem: cottage ambience, furniture with a story, generously stocked, best sleep ever. Just hope there’s a VACANCY next time we are this way. Thanks, Mary and Terry! Glenda and Lance SUNSHINE…

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We came, we stayed, we re-charged

It’s been a challenging year. We needed ‘a bit of country’ to soothe the edges of the heart and our 4 day stay here was just that. It has been a haven to come back to each day after venturing out to enjoy the natural beauty of this part of Queensland. Thank You. Nerida and…

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Seasonal, local produce…. wow!

The Childers Bundaberg Area with its rich volcanic soil supplies 25% of Australia’s fresh produce and sweet potatoes, capsicum, tomatoes and avocados are just a sample of what you can pick up from roadside stalls and on-farm sheds. This is a glorious time of the year, with the stinging heat of summer banished to the…

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Rich red soil….beautiful produce

Living in a rural area with rich and diverse seasonal produce provides a yardstick to gauge the progress of the year and the seasons. Avocados, those wonderful green packages of flavour, creaminess and goodness and are on offer at roadside stalls in the Childers-Bundaberg area. So too are capsicum and eggplant…. and who can forget…

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IT’S BACK…. GINGER CRUSH THAT IS.

I promised to let you know and here’s the heads up…. GINGER CRUSH, our devilishly popular ginger liqueur has been made, bottled and is back on the shelves. Still $25 for that tropical, spicy and refreshingly tropical delight. Pour over ice, ice-cream or drizzle over any fruit such as pawpaw, pineapple, pear even. buon appetito!

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