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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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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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What a difference a downpour makes!

After 3 months of virtually no rain, we were blessed with some decent downpours last week.  Yes, the weeds have shot off like sprinters from starting blocks, but the compensation is the beautiful lush green growth everywhere in the garden.

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HAPPY ST PATRICKS’ DAY…. 17TH MARCH 2019

Terranzo the winemaker is equally proud of his Irish heritage as he is of his Sicilian! That’s one reason, twenty years ago, we named our THREE RIGHT HANDS FORTIFIED RED formerly PORT (the name PORT has been taken from use unless of course it is made in OPORTO -PORTUGAL) taking the idea from the BYRNE FAMILY…

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The nicest place!

We have been holidaying in Australia for 6 weeks and this would have to be the nicest place we have stayed. Pity we are running out of days before we fly out. Bak and Carol UK January 2019

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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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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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