15 results for author: Vicki Ebert


Some Yummy Recipes To Try

We have just finished this year's tours. We have met some wonderful people, and hope that they enjoyed their time with us as much as enjoyed showing them our Bella Tuscany. During out time off, we have been able to explore different regions of Italy, including the rolling hills of Marche. The Olive all' Ascolana in the following blog are from this region. And the Crostini with a Peperonata Salsa is to die for! Follow these up with the Slow Braised Pork Ribs and Finnocchi Gratinata.  Buonissimo!! Crostini with a Peperonata Salsa Serves 6 as a canapé  Ingredients  2 red capsicums, roasted and peeled                ...

Market Madness!

For all you shopaholics who just love a bargain, the South West has numerous markets dotted around the region, all designed to make your shopping experience an interesting and unique one. From local produce to cute trinkets and home-made gifts, you can get everything you need at a local market, and here's where you can find them: MARGARET RIVER: Farmer's Market - every Saturday, 8am to noon until November. Lions Club Garage Sale - every 2nd and 4th  Saturday of the month, 8.30am - 12.30pm. Lions Shed, Burton Road, LIA. World Food Night Market - December 15th, 5.30pm - 8.30pm. Memorial Park. Town Square Markets - October 29th then ...

Spring has Sprung in the South West!

The weather is finally warming up here in Yallingup (well, slightly!) and people are slowly but surely coming out of hibernation. The beaches are looking stunning, the flowers are blooming, the bees are buzzing and the birds are singing! There are some fun activities planned for the next few weeks too - here are just a few of them: Margaret River Agricultural Show - Friday 13th October (3pm - 10.30pm) & Saturday 14th October (9am - 2.30pm) at Gloucester Park. Quilt Fair - Saturday 22nd October to Sunday 22nd October (10am - 4pm) at St Georges Family Centre, Dunsborough. Busselton Show - Friday 3rd November (4pm onwards) & ...

Cooking School Fun!

Ever thought of spending a wonderful day, learning to cook, having a few vinos, meeting new friends, and finishing with a scrumptious banquet? Then book in at Wildwood Valley for one of our renowned cooking schools. Learn Tuscan, Thai or Wood-Fired Cooking. Everyone has a fun time - have a look at Trip Advisor and Facebook reviews! Schedule for 2017 - 2018 - follow this link - http://www.wildwoodvalley.com.au/cooking-classes/ Phone or email Vicki or Julie to book - 9755 2120 / stay@wildwoodvalley.com.au And why not make an occasion of it and book one of our gorgeous cottages for a couple of nights. We can accommodate any number from a ...

Yummy Recipe

My vegetable garden is producing so many vegetables and herbs that I am able to feed the family and all the neighbours daily with a great vegetarian diet! Naturally every few days Carlo and the kids say, “Mum can’t we get a big bistecca or pork ribs to put on the BBQ?” This salad using farro is a great salad to use many vegetables and herbs out of the garden, ripe tomatoes, baby zucchinis, red capsicums, rocket, basil parsley and more. Farro is also a great substitute for Arborio rice to make a yummy risotto, fantastic in soups and processed into flour to use in breads. Farro, also called emmer in some parts of the world, is a type of ...

Pick A Patch Of Margaret River

A recent report in The Sunday Times Travel Magazine highlighted the never ending list of things to do in the Margaret River Wine region, and the wisdom of just " picking a patch" to do. The Yallingup area, where Wildwood Valley is situated, has more than enough to fill your time during your stay with us. Yallingup Beach is not only good in summer - the adventure playground is a must for the youngsters, and who doesn't love a walk along a windswept beach? Then head back to Yallingup general Store for a coffee, cake or one of their famous burgers.  Award winning wine is just a hop, step and a jump from Wildwood Valley. Windance Winery is our ...

Blue Wren has a facelift!

Our gorgeous Blue Wren Cottage, which can sleep up to 8 guests, is perfect for families or friends. Over the summer, Carlo worked very hard and renovated the exterior. The result is a beautiful new raised and roofed deck area. Along with the grassed area at the back, this is now the place for the perfect family holiday.

Amelia Park Lodge open for business

Amelia Park Lodge has recently opened in the historic Newtown House site. Open 7 days for breakfast, lunch, dinner and high teas. The Amelia Park name will guarantee the best cuts of meat! Another great place for our guests to eat.

Margaret River Bubbles Tour

Last Saturday, the Wildwood Valley girls had a day out with Mark from Margaret River Bubbles Tour. Not all about the bubbles - plenty of opportunity to try lots of wines. We visited a variety of cellar doors - Mongrel Creek, Clairault, Brookwood, Credaro  and House Of Cards  - all very different. Included was a delicious lunch at Rustico. Finished off with chocolate from Gabriels. Recommended!

Busselton Fringe Festival

If you are down south over the long weekend, the Busselton Fringe Festival, from 5th - 12th March, has something for everyone. Family friendly entertainment includes the Hairball Theatre, street performers, belly dancing, choirs and singing, plus of course the usual face painting and bouncy castle. Taste food from many nations including wood-fired pizzas, Mexican fare, Dutch pancakes and Italian gelato. See a wide variety of art and arty activities, and a virtual cavalcade of theatre, comedy and cabaret at a diverse group of venues in the region.      For details, go to      busseltonfringefestival.com.au