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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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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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APRIL SHOWERS…

Weather this week definitely keeps you on your toes but the sound of rain on the roof and the song of a pair of spangled Blackbirds in the garden bring joy to the heart!

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BUONA PASQUA!

Bring something for lunch on the verandah…. cheese platter or quiche. Enjoy wine by the glass or bottle and finish with our great VITTORIA PLUNGER COFFEE. GIVE MARIA THE LITTLE CELLAR RAT A CALL if you are making a special trip. We don’t like to disappoint! 0408 875 305 4126 3470

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ANY PLANS YET FOR THE FIRST WEEKEND IN MAY??

May is almost on our doorstep and there’s a delicious edge of crispness to the days. Any plans for the FIRST WEEKEND?? Worry no more’ cause we’ve got the weekend planned out for you. -ARRIVE @ MANGO HILL COTTAGES on FRID 3rd May -WINETASTING @ HILL OF PROMISE CELLAR DOOR -SLEEP IN SATURDAY MORNING 4th…

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Come to share our story

 ‘Story’ and the ‘telling of it’ are as old as society itself.  Stories are added to with the passing of the years. Stories reflect our challenges, our dreams, our struggles, our journey. Come and hear our story. But that’s only half of it…. we  ask to hear yours as well! CELLAR OPEN basically 7 DAYS…

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The joy of gardening…

The intention might be to spend just an hour, do a little tidying up, pick up that pile of prunings, rake up that patch of fallen leaves  and before you know it you’ve spent a full day in the garden!  Gardeners amongst you will know what I’m talking about. That touch of Autumn in the…

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