Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Places not to miss around the Bay of Fire

Many people know the Bay of Fire by reputation - it's a GREAT place! We went a little further afield this time (not TOO far mind you!) and found some places well worth visiting. For some strange reason, they're all related to food. Dunno why that is... Dave, pass that Oyster will you?

Blueberry Cottage
Yumm! Trudy's jams and marmalades are really good - and her Onion Marmalade is extra special!!! If Jams aren't enough for you, the things that makes this place REALLY worth visiting are the beautiful gardens, orchard and a stunning driveway. Once you get there, you'll find Trudy - a real Lady - who makes her own Gollies (that's the new 'Politically Correct' name for Black Skinned rag dolls I used to have as a child. I STILL call them Golliwogs!) cushions and amazing jams. You'll find her tucked behind the Pancake place on the Elephant Pass Road. Please say 'Hi' from us if you do visit!

Sir Loin Brier - Bicheno
After visiting Trudy, keep heading south to Bicheno. It's a lovely town with an amazing smallgoods shop. They have a huge array of sausages, fresh meats, smoked and picked fish, cheese - completely un-expected!

Eureka Farms - Upper Skamander
Fruit, berries, ice-cream, jams and Worcestershire Sauce. Make sure you have a bottle of bubbly handy after this visit!

OYSTERS! Straight from the Oyster Farm - fantastically fresh and yummy! They're at 444 Binnalong Bay Rd. half way between St Helen and Binnalong Bay.

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