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Maldon Folk Festival is on again

The iconic Maldon Folk Festival is strutting it's stuff again on the 28th to 31st October with a huge lineup of diverse and fascinating performers and workshops.  Today's festival is a far cry from it's humble beginnings in 1974 when hay bales and an old truck served as the stage. Read More
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The Cri is back!

The return of the Criterion Hotel - a local Castlemaine icon - in late March, has proven extremely popular with locals.  The venue dates back to 1853 and Read More
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Town on a plate : The Criterion Hotel

The recent renovations at the Criterion Hotel have brought a whole new feel to the venue and town as well as new menu sensations.  The food choices will be inspired by award winning Chef Brunno who oversees all of the menus that are part of the Tombstone Hotel Group. Understudy Chef Paul Murphy has worked with ... Read More
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Simply Tomatoes, Simply Delicious

Tomatoes find their way onto everyone’s table summer and winter. They come in many varieties and are used in very many ways. However, there is a farm in Boort, northern Victoria that has taken the humble tomato to a new level. Read More
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A healthy break away

Often all you need for a healthy boost in life is a break away - a few days in a different environment where peace and quiet abounds. Perricoota Vines Retreat in Moama provides just that with their exquisite resort where the cares of the world are forgotten with all the accoutrements ... Read More
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A Retirement plan gone remarkably right

When Ian and Merilyn Woodhouse retired from dairy farming just over 10 years ago they were looking for a new challenge. Alpacas, grapes and emu farming were quickly eliminated and they were contemplating growing wildflowers when they saw a program on Black Perigord Truffles, a sought after culinary fungus that grows ... Read More
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Hard to find, but worth the effort!

By Amelia James Read More
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The Wallace Hotel – Quirky, but great.

The Wallace Hotel - Quirky but great Read More
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The Spudlight that is the Great Trentham Spudfest

The Spudlight that is the Great Trentham Spudfest Read More
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New Chef at The Convent

New chef making changes at The Convent Read More
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Regional Producers Day at Lake House

The Daylesford and Macedon Ranges Producers group, founded by acclaimed chef, Alla Wolf-Tasker 15 years ago holds an annual market style celebration in the grounds of Daylesford’s famous Lake House.  Stalls are set up in the gardens, orchard and undercover terrace where visitors can browse, taste and buy the regional ... Read More
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Mercato’s Daylesford & Town on a Plate

Richard Mee, owner and chef of Daylesford's iconic Mercato Restaurant adapted his recipe for chinese five spice quail reflecting the diversity of the town's celebration of dining.  Why not try it at home. Read More