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Apollo Bay has been a sleepy holiday spot for as long as I can remember, and that easy going feeling I experienced as a child is still as breezy as the occasional winds that whip that unspoilt coast. We spent a week here in nearby Marengo, with the whole family in a house with a sea view that is really a must in these parts, for no matter what the weather, a view will always make you feel completely relaxed. Here are my recommendations on the local eat spots in town. Line up early for the legendary Scallop Mornay Pies at the Apollo Bay Bakery and for once, this is a bakery item that lives up to the hype. Fresh plump seafood swimming in a creamy bechamel enclosed in a crisp flaky crust. The Curried Scallop, Prawn and Salmon pies are also just as good. It’s the beachy lunch
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Apollo Bay has been a sleepy holiday spot for as long as I can remember, and that easy going feeling I experienced as a child is still as breezy as the occasional winds that whip that unspoilt coast. We spent a week here in nearby Marengo, with the whole family in a house with a […]

Olive Time

🫒 OLIVE TIME…   Being stuck in lockdown meant it was a great time to preserve the olives that are produced by my father-in-law’s bountiful tree. They are little kalamata olives that we have to be patient for, as we watch them ripen from green to black, and vigilant too, so the birds don’t get […]

I think I have always been a teacher at heart. As a littlie, my dollies would be my pupils, and as a tween, I was the one that would gather my young cousins at family get togethers, and sit them in front of a blackboard to keep them occupied. In later years, I revelled in […]

I love that moment when the pasta tumbles into the bubbling pot, quickly starting to soften within minutes as I stir it. Cooking pasta and noodles is universally one of those things that most people learn to cook early in life. In many ways it is a simple process, but there are a few DOs […]

Now that we are in the cooler months, I thought we could do some slow cooking together...on Sundays!

🇫🇷 BONJOUR!   Next week is definitely going to be a little bit French…   Not only is it Bastille Day on the 14th but we will be having our very own French celebration when the wonderful Gabriel Gaté drops in to our Cook-Along on Thursday.   Just think…a délicieux French dinner of French Style […]

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