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LEMON DELICIOUS….. so easy, so refreshing!

Recipe as promised:   You need-  2 Lemons (zest of 2, juice of 2) 60 g soft unsalted butter 1 cup caster sugar 3 eggs (separated) 3 tablespoons GF SR flour 1 and 1/2 cups milk   You do- Get your baking pan for the bath of hot water ready, oven 180 C + buttered…

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At the Cellar door

When you call into the Cellar Door this week, don’t forget to take some fresh rosemary from the Winery Herb patch. It’s such an aromatic, versatile herb. goes remarkably with beef or lamb and just the ticket for that tray of mixed roast veggies. the Little Cellar Rat is chuffed with how her herb patch…

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BUON NATALE!

Terranzo the winemaker and Maria the Little Cellar Rat wish you all BUON NATALE!  May you enjoy spending time with loved ones, family and friends. May your table be graced by the stranger and peppered with interesting and lively conversation. We’ve made CAVALLUCCI di SIENA  (‘little horses’)  delicious spiced and fruited rustic biscuits, a Christmas…

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The secret is in the dressing!

Summer and salads are just made for each other and the magic in lifting your Greek or Garden Salad lies in the dressing. Flicking through the first publication by Maria Anello – NEW FARM DELI – gave me the inspiration for this one:  EV olive oil, apple cider vinegar, mustard, lemon thyme.  It’s just darn…

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24 hours into secondary fermentation

We’re proud of our 3 MARYS sparkling, made using ‘methodé champenoise’.  Yes, it involves two stages and patience and a lot of handling but the end product is definitely  worth it. Our latest is a sparkling white muscat, as was our very first (and it picked up SILVER at the Qld Wine Awards.) Terranzo the…

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Fresh, local and easy to prepare

Just have a look at these local capsicum and eggplant from ALLOWAYFARM. What do you do? Wash, slice, toss in a little EVOO and roast, turning occasionally. It’s as easy as that.

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Strawberries galore!

Who can resist them…. plump, bright red and aromatic to boot!  We’re talking  Strawberries of course and they are at their peak  right now. The Little Cellar Rat picks hers up from ALLOWAY FARM MARKETS. You can’t beat them sliced with yoghurt for breakfast, or mixed with banana, pears or whatever else is your favourite…

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It’s countdown time….

Part of the enjoyment of celebrating with food is the preparation leading up to an event….. planning the menu, sourcing seasonal produce, delivering according to the season. The glorious buttery sun is a great ‘mood setter’ for working in the kitchen. Add to that the various aromas….. garlic, fresh herbs, fruity EV Olive Oil. The…

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