A Church In Crisis – Scones, Jam And Cream!

Robin Boyle Australian, Cakes & Biscuits, General Interest, Photos: Food, Tamar, The Cottage

We have a meeting with some or our Windermere neighbours over scones, jam and cream. (Continued from: Soup and Golf ) The neighbours rally Windermere is a semi-rural settlement with houses on half-acre or bigger blocks spread out along the road. Now there are over 100 houses along the five kilometres from the highway along the edge of the Tamar …

Visiting Old Favourites!

Robin Boyle General Interest, Launceston, Restaurant-Cafe, Tamar, The Cottage, Travel

A recent visit to Olive’s Cottage, in early spring, meant bulbs in the garden. And new season’s ingredients, and the freshest of produce from lush pastures. But it also meant some variable weather – from brilliant blue skies to grey ones – though not bad enough to stop us repeating some of our favourite experiences, or stop us trying some …

Autumn Colours Around Launceston

Robin Boyle International, Tamar, Tasmania, Travel

Our recent visit to Olive’s Cottage was at the end of April. The camellias along the front fence must have been magnificent a week or two before, but there was still a spectacular carpet of petals to be seen. In the rest of the cottage garden the leaves on the quince, plum and cherry trees were about to turn. With …

Showing Friends Around – Part 2

Robin Boyle Art & Design, Delicatessen, Eggs, International, Recipe, Restaurant-Cafe, Tamar, Tasmania, Tassie Businesses & Attractions, Wine

(Continued from:  Showing Friends Around – Part 1) Our two German friends, from Bavaria, are on a tight schedule with just five weeks in Australia overall, and just six nights in Tassie! What to do, where to take them in Tasmania? Well of course they wanted to see Olive’s Cottage, our property at Windermere on the east Tamar, and see …

Life’s A Peach!

Robin Boyle Family, Fruit, Recipe, Tamar, Tasmania

Are peaches the most delicious of all fruits? I won’t answer that question as I can’t. Finding the perfect peach What I do know is that my father, George, grew the best peaches I have ever tasted. He didn’t really have to grow his own as he had free access to the stone fruits grown in the various Tamar Valley …

Special Experiences

Robin Boyle Berry Farm, Fruit, Produce-Supplier, Recipe, Restaurant-Cafe, Tamar, Tasmania, Tassie Businesses & Attractions, Thai, Wine

(Continued from: Jobs and a Family Catchup) Tasmania is known for the quality of its produce and there are more and more outlets willing to showcase what the State can do. While it is renowned for its berries, it isn’t really known for Thai cuisine. A showcase of Tassie produce Wednesday was our last day. We had arranged with my …