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The people behind the stories

Posted December 22nd, 2014

For the past week we’ve shared some of the content from our Summer edition of Secrets Magazine online. Now it’s time you met the talented people who contributed to the issue. Lauren Mitchell has been telling central Victorian stories for over 15 years. She has written for several newspapers and magazines and… Read more…

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To market, to market

Posted December 18th, 2014

Arriving at David and Lisa Tatman’s farm gate, you cannot help but be romanced by the magnificent views of Mount Buninyong to the south and Mount Warrenheip to the north, together with the abundance of vegetables growing in the chocolate brown soil. Combined with the original old blue stone bridge… Read more…

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Retreat to Perricoota Vines

Posted December 10th, 2014

Surrounded by weeping willows and wetlands that attract native birds and wildlife, Perricoota Vines Retreat gives true meaning to the word restful. Guests at Perricoota Vines are encouraged to take advantage of the natural environment and fresh Murray River air and allow themselves to relax with the soft sounds of… Read more…

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Amaz ‘n’ Fun at Tangled Maze

Posted November 1st, 2014

At Secrets we’re often asked, “Where can we take the kids to keep them entertained?”.  For a generation growing up with electronic gizmos and instant gratification, suggestions of physical, get the heart pumping fun times haven’t always hit the mark. However a new play park at the Tangled Maze near… Read more…

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Hepburn Springs on a Plate

Posted September 18th, 2014

If anyone can interpret Hepburn Springs on a plate, it’s twice-hatted chef, Andrew Dennis. Currently overseeing the kitchen at The Grande Hotel, Andrew has lived in nearby Coomoora for 10 years and has created a seasonal dish with all the vitality and sustainable qualities Hepburn has to offer. “When I think… Read more…

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A Popping Good Food Experience

Posted September 18th, 2014

Sara Kittelty’s hands are slippery with ghee as she chatters with students in the cooking class about how dry or damp the paratha dough should be. It’s soon clear that Sara, as Julia Child would suggest, is “the boss of that dough”! There are a dozen of us in that… Read more…

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Appy Days for the Region’s Foodies

Posted September 18th, 2014

Bendigo Wholefoods Tony Ciancio has shared his family’s Italian heritage and love of food with Bendigo for almost 30 years. He was the first person to introduce espresso coffee to a city now besotted with a good brew. Today his family-owned Epicurean deli serves a colourful array of flavours to… Read more…

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Wine & Heritage Uncorked in Bendigo

Posted September 16th, 2014

The city’s famous moveable wine festival, Bendigo Wealth Heritage Uncorked, returns this month, leading wine lovers into some of Australia’s most magnificent historic buildings while sampling the best local wines and fresh produce Bendigo has to offer. For those who enjoy a more casual affair, the event includes the inaugural… Read more…

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Maldon Folkie is Back

Posted July 11th, 2014

Running for more than four decades, the much loved Maldon Folk Festival is again strutting its stuff from 31st October to 3rd November. With a fantastic line up of Australian and international artists, the festival is designed to provide a long weekend of quality entertainment for all ages, at affordable… Read more…

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Chocolate rates as one of life’s great pleasures and as one of Hayley Tibbett’s lifelong loves, it somehow seemed a natural fit for her to build a business around this delectable morsel. Growing up in a family of entrepreneurs responsible for establishing a long list of successful, albeit varied businesses,… Read more…

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Livin’ Localita on Piper St

Posted June 28th, 2014

Any new cafe on Kyneton’s Piper Street is guaranteed to trigger immediate interest, but when the owner/operators are the team from award-winning restaurant Mr Carsisi, there’s bound to be an added element of excitement. Since opening its doors last week, Localita has welcomed a stream of customers keen to see… Read more…

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Bean and Barrow meet the maker

Posted June 14th, 2014

It’s not often when you’re enjoying a glass of wine that you get to meet the face behind the grapes, the winemaker who created the drop you’re drinking. Creswick cafe Bean and Barrow are giving customers the chance to change that for one night only, at its Meet the Maker… Read more…

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Making a mark in Macedon

Posted May 25th, 2014

When Mark Renaud was a nine-year-old living in Canada he would often help his grandmother, Olive Jones, cook for their family. “She was really into teaching me the roots of cooking,” he recalls. “When I turned 15, my grandmother said to my father, ‘He’s too good, this is what he… Read more…

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Mother’s Day at New Northern

Posted May 3rd, 2014

“O, the month of May, the merry month of May So frolic, so gay, and so green, so green, so green; And then did I unto my true love say, Sweet Peg, thou shalt be my Summer’s Queen” It is a little-known fact* that this famous poem by Thomas Dekker… Read more…

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Creswick Market is Growing

Posted April 9th, 2014

The Creswick Market started life as a craft market, but new coordinator Trevor Miller has moved it up several notches and it is now a mix of freshly made delicacies; hand made arts, crafts, jewellery and clothes; home grown fruit, vegetables and plants; over 60 specialist boutique sites. The market… Read more…

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Merindoc – More than a destination

Posted April 9th, 2014

A favoured destination for a weekend getaway is the stunning Heathcote wine region. Tooborac, known as the gateway to the region is home to Merindoc Café and Cellar Door, the perfect place to discover the elegant range of Merindoc wines.  Enjoy a relaxed lunch and a glass of award winning… Read more…

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