P: 1800 816 020 I M: 0408 875 305 I E: mangohillcottagebb@bigpond.com

News & Events

Cooler days.. time for inside things

When the mercury drops, thoughts turn to things to do in the warmth of the kitchen, especially if  you are lucky enough to have a north-facing window. (I do!) Time for … oven roasting capsicum and eggplant. Nothing for lunch?  Never, when you have smoky sweet strips of ripe red capsicum anointed with EVO Oil,…

Read More

Buon appetito!

Two vital ingredients for any meal …. 1. an appetite and 2.  appreciative diners! We had both in abundance at  WINTERFEAST on Saturday 14th. Maria the Little Cellar Rat was chuffed with the response to her version of TIRAMISU ( which of course means ‘pick-me-up’) Matched with local SSS STRAWBERRIES  it was a light but…

Read More

They came on board, they joined the story, they were perfect guests!

The frosty Saturday morning morphed into the most glorious winter’s day. Everyone loves a story and everyone has their own story to tell.  WINTERFEAST 2018 gave TERRANZO THE WINEMAKER and MARIA  THE LITTLE CELLAR RAT the chance to welcome such wonderful guests to our table to celebrate the  producers of this region and traditions handed…

Read More

When it comes to herbs, FRESH IS BEST!

FRESH HERBS…. THE vital ingredient. Must have them near the kitchen, especially for ‘just-before-you-serve’. My fave – Lemon thyme (sorry BASIL, you too) strip and add to marinated feta, lamb meat balls, lemon chicken. Oh, I could go on! What about watering you ask. My tip – next post. buoa cucina! #cantbeatitalian,  

Read More

ROMANCING ROMEO THE ROMAN OVEN!

Terranzo the winemaker and Maria the Little Cellar Rat have been talking about it for ages and now it’s happening…. THIS SUNDAY 24 JUNE 11.30 am on. *WOOD FIRED PIZZAS (Large and Small – GF also) * a simple Salad *Hill of Promise Wine by the glass and Bottle *VITTORIA Plunger Coffee Bookings not necessary…

Read More

Citrus season…. little golden balls of zesty flavour

We count ourselves very lucky to have very generous friends who are so happy to share the bounty of their home gardens. The Little Cellar Rat uses lemons and limes  all year round and oranges and mandarins when they are in season …. and that’s right now!  A big THANK YOU TO our generous friend…

Read More

WINTER is finally here but Brother sun still lingers

Winter has finally arrived and touching all with his long thin fingers but Brother sun hasn’t deserted us.  You can still enjoy his company on the sunny cottage veranda, seated in a comfortable steamer chair, catching up on that promised novel or flicking through DELICIOUS and ITALIANICIOUS magazines.

Read More

A Feast, a food feast, friends and fun!

It’s in our blood….. sharing a long table with friends, feasting on delicious locally sourced dishes accompanied by our artisan wines. That was the FEAST OF THE 3 SAINTS on the first Sunday in May. It’s become a tradition now and you can see why! Want to be part of events such as this??? Contact…

Read More