Pork and Apple: A match made in Barongarook

Over the Easter weekend I had the pleasure of meeting Xav from Barongarook Pork. As the name suggests, he and his piggies reside in Barongarook, a beautiful rural area near Colac, Victoria. Xav’s pigs are definitely living the good life. They’re free to roam the paddocks and eat to their hearts content, all while taking…

Gluten-free Otway Artisan Pizzas

We recently did some recipes for the Gellibrand River Blues and Blueberry Festival using Otway Artisan products and I think they gained their new number one fans. When the delightful Justin and Boz asked us to develop some more recipes using their products we jumped at the chance. I’m a massive bread lover and, like…

Good Seafood for your Good Friday

Dad loves his fishing but unfortunately for him, my sister and I don’t eat fish. One time Mum claims that she cooked fish and told us it was chicken and apparently we ate it all. I’m still skeptical about this. Anyway, in the lead up to Easter, Dad will usually head out fishing and try…

Behind the Scenes at Apollo Bay

Last weekend we photographed our next two chapters for our book! In hindsight, it was very ambitious ticking two off in the one day, probably not something we would do again. We were exhausted, but we made it through! We had been scouring AirBnb for a while trying to find a house that fit both…

A tasting plate of local talent

I had been sitting on this idea to highlight small businesses and celebrate local talent for a while. When I finally got around to organising it I was blown away by peoples responses! Everyone was so willing and excited to be part of the shoot! The idea started when I first began following Melrose and…

Blueberry and Rhubarb Tart: The final course in our blueberry feast

If you live in the South West of Victoria, Australia, then you need to get excited because it’s only one more sleep until the Gellibrand River Blues and Blueberry Festival! Over the last few weeks we’ve been celebrating all things blueberry with some delicious recipes in preparation for the festival. If you missed them, check…

Green Salad with a blueberry twist!

Continuing on with our celebration of blueberries, we’re sharing one of our favourite salads with a little blueberry twist! It’s really refreshing and the perfect side dish (or main dish if you like it that much!) I get a bit obsessed with salads over Summer as they’re just so easy to whip up a big…

Mushroom and Blueberry Burgers

If you’ve been following us and reading our blog posts, you’re probably aware of my love for blueberries. They’re basically perfection in a cute little purple ball. I have a blueberry plant at home which is about four years old. For the first three years, I would harvest a measly five or so blueberries a…

Blueberry and Fromage Frais Toast

Kickstarting our month of Blueberry appreciation I’m sharing with you our Blueberry and Fromage Frais Toast. A very simple breakfast dish to create, but highly instagrammable. It’s a win win really! All the products mentioned in our posts over the next few weeks will all be available at the Gellibrand River Blues and Blueberry Festival…

Otway Blueberries

In anticipation of the annual Gellibrand River Blues and Blueberry Festival taking place over the weekend of the 24th and 25th February, Emma (who is slightly obsessed with blueberries) is creating a few different recipes highlighting this wonderful fruit and some of the great local produce this region has to offer. To kick start our…