17 results for author: lizzy


Margaret River Region Open Studios

This is a fabulous event absolutely worth attending - no matter how far you have to travel! Artists open their studios to the public from 9th - 24th April 2016. It's a fantastic opportunity to meet local artists in their own studio or home, such as Leon Pericles (pictured). At the time of writing we still have accommodation available for most of the event duration.

Birdwatching Margaret River: A guide for nature lovers

Blue wrens, honeyeaters and black cockatoos about, here's where to find them Watching and listening to birds in their natural habitat is a relaxing way to re-connect with nature. For visitors, birdwatching in Margaret River may not rank as highly as spotting a kangaroo  but one thing's for sure, there's plenty of opportunity to view Australia's feathered fauna here. Spotting the birds of the South West is a fun way to get out and about in the great outdoors. On a bird walk not only will you encounter the avifauna (galahs, wrens, cockatoos) you'll experience the beautiful landscape of this great region too. Here are 7 places around the ...

Chocolate, Peanut and Honey Truffles

Delectable treats for your loved one(s)! Valentine's Day is just round the corner, and the best gift is one made with love. A dinner, a box of home made truffles, or (for all the mums with little kids) - a sleep in would be amazing! These truffles are wonderfully simple to make. The kids always help me with the scooping and rolling - I'm sure they devour half the mixture as they work! We wish you, and your loved ones, a fantastic Valentines Day!   Ingredients 60 g butter 380g milk chocolate 110g honey 100ml cream 100g salted peanuts, chopped 200g dark chocolate, melted 50g cocoa   Method Place milk ...

Walking trails near Yallingup

Hiking is a great way to discover the Margaret River region Photos by Jennifer Morton The Margaret River region is a Mecca for nature lovers who enjoy spending a day (or more) in the Great Outdoors. When holidaying in Yallingup, you're spoiled for choice of walking trails that will allow you to discover the region's natural beauty. From short bush walks to multi-day treks along the coast, walking the trails near Yallingup and Dunsborough is an activity for just about everyone. Here are a few of our favourites walk trails in and around Yallingup to inspire you to pack your walking shoes or hiking boots. Caves Trail Head to the entrance of ...

What’s new in Yallingup? Six fabulous new restaurants

It's usually the first question returning guests ask us, "are there any new restaurants... really amazing ones?" Absolutely. 2017 has been good to us (we've been in a good paddock, so the saying goes) with six excellent new restaurants we'd happily recommend to you. Bon appetit!

How to get to Quinninup Falls

A guide on how to find Wilyabrup's most elusive waterfall Quinninup Falls near Yallingup aren't on the well-beaten tourist trail of the south west, and to be honest, they can be a little tricky to find. Electronic maps have been responsible for luring many tourists and locals alike down off-road tracks and sandy paths in search of the hidden waterfalls. But there's no reason to get lost in your search for the elusive falls. It's actually quite easy to find the walking trail that leads you straight to the bushland cascade. In this post, we'll share our tips on you how to get there, who should go and the best times to visit Quinninup Falls ...

Philip Johnson’s Panforte recipe

We are absolutely spoiled for Panforte in Italy, and this recipe of Philip Johnson’s is one of the best I have ever tasted. You'll find it in his book Bistro. I'll be making a big batch this weekend - some for us, and some to give to friends and family. Panforte makes a lovely gift. Panforte originated in the Tuscan town of Siena, a UNESCO world heritage site, not far from Cortona. Definitely worth a visit if you're in Italy - talk to me about recommendations of places to see, things to do and restaurants to dine at! Philip Johnson's Panforte recipe "Panforte looks exotic, and it is, but it's not that hard to prepare and it makes a wonderful ...

Family Friendly Winter Activities in Yallingup

Winter is a fabulous time to bring your family for a holiday in the south west: there's a wealth of things to see and do without summer's crazy queues. While it's a treat to spend rainy days relaxing and reading the newspaper, with children you might not have that luxury! So we've compiled our tips for the best places to take kids in Yallingup, Dunsborough and Margaret River this winter.

Thai Grilled Pork and Beef Skewers

These skewers are a delicious snack we whipped up at some of the Thai Temptations cooking classes ahead of the 'main event' (our big lunch). They're tasty and fuss-free, and I've had so many people email to say that these are now a staple for their BBQs repertoire. The beauty of these skewers is that you can prepare everything in advance then pop them on the BBQ and they're ready in minutes. Great as a canapé – serves 4

Baccala on Crostini with Leek Puree Recipe

Baccala also known as salt cod is used through out all regions of Italy and is very versatile. This cod has been heavily salted to preserve it and in Italy in the past was known as poor man's food. You have to plan this recipe a few days prior as you need to soak the fish in water that you change regularly for 3 days. The leek puree on the base of the crostini was my idea and works fantastically. This can be sourced from good Italian Delis, but I also know that it is available at the IGA in Hamilton Hill, Perth Makes about 20 crostini’s  Ingredients 250 gm salt cod, soaked, skinned and cleaned of any bones * sea salt and white pepper ...