Professional Gippsland photographer, Alison Landmeter, recently received two silver awards for her local newborn images and has now also qualified for the National Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP) Awards to be held later in the year.
This week popular Irish band "The Corona's" played a one-off show in Sydney and announced dates for their upcoming Australian Tour in November 2018. As a Saint Patricks day celebration on the blog I revisited an article that I wrote in November 2017, when they last played at Melbourne's iconic Corner Hotel ...........
Undoubtably having $20 on you (or local currency equivalent) is commonsense while travelling, especially if you are on your own. Having $20 in a "just in case" fund or placed in a safe place on your body or tucked into the back of your wallet that you cannot touch for everyday purchases is certainly an unwritten "rule" for me.
On the weekend I was lucky enough to sample a simply stunning dessert, as part of the Prom Local Country Dish Competition. Jaci Hicken, from Jacican in Mirboo Nth created this for the competition using local produce and it will be available at her food studio for the rest of November.
Jaci's food studio focuses on food, meals and produce from and in the Gippsland region, as well as holding high teas, private functions, and cooking classes for both adults and school aged children.
We had a lovely time with Jaci, who also took us for a welcoming wander outside in the sunshine, where we gazed upon the food produce in the garden, and met "Barbara" the goat.
Jaci's dessert, that she named the "Heart of Gippsland", is a berry and white chocolate dome atop a chocolate beetroot macaron, lightly covered with a decadent strawberry chocolate.
The Prom Country Local Dish is a friendly food competition that aims to promote local eateries and local produce. It involves local eateries to work alongside local producers to create dishes that uses a minimum of 60% local food ingredients.
If you like the dish, then give it a vote online at www.localdish.com.au and go into the draw to win one of four terrific prizes.