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Recipe: Pan Roasted Lamb Rump

PAN ROASTED YARRA VALLEY LAMB RUMP, SPRING BEANS, ROAST CAPSICUM, HEIRLOOM TOMATO SALAD, BLACK OLIVE BUTTER AND GRAIN MUSTARD CREAM SERVES 4 4  x lamb rump (200 – 240gm each) 200gm  green beans (blanched) 2 red capssicum (roasted, peeled and sedded) 6 cloves garlic 100 ml olive oil 1 sprig thyme Salt and pepper Heat […]

Phillip Lacy

Asked to rate three priority skills to be a successful jeweller, Phillip Lacy of Meeniyan, doesn’t hesitate.  “One must have a desire to create, to learn how to transform, a curiosity and excellent listening and communication skills.” Lacy Jewellers is located in the heart of the South Gippsland town of Meeniyan. When about 16 years […]

John Champion

Stone craftsman John Champion is a wanted man. With his nearly three decades of experience working with stone in gardens and homes his skills are in high demand as stone makes a resurgence. Using hand made tools John is maintaining a craft and an art that is generally considered one of the old arts.  There […]

Zak Chalmers

On his picturesque property in Leongatha South, ceramic artist Zak Chalmers is creating serene, contemporary pieces using the age-old process of wood firing. The Valley Plains Pottery is at the end of a long driveway that snakes along a plateau, with bush on one side and a stretch of open farmland on the other. Endless […]

Sue Acheson

In Rokeby West Gippsland  is the pottery studio and gallery of Sue Acheson. Here, Sue creates practical, pots and mugs inspired by the beautiful bush around her pottery. Alongside her studio is her traditional wood-fired kiln where she fires her pieces. Sue uses a traditional kick-wheel for throwing the clay as opposed to using a […]

Lisa Kurec

Lisa Kurec is inspired by the environment and her Ukranian heritage to produce exquisitely detailed linocuts and etchings on paper. Her studio is  on a small farm in Drouin West. As a classroom teacher, Lisa deftly relayed her techniques and inspirations to those who had gathered around her press in the centre of the studio. […]

Helen Timbury

Helen Timbury creates linocut prints in her studio, a converted garage in the township of Drouin. Printing onto fabrics is her latest inspiration. Her studio is filled with her work, hand coloured cards, framed work and shelves filled with inks, paints, brushes and ornaments. “This is my solitude-my escape and my thinking place. It also […]

Grow Your Own Berries

My mother’s “to die for” loganberry jam was the highlight in the Christmas hamper she prepared for each of her adult children. She continued this tradition well into her eighties when even her grandchildren became the eager recipients. She also instilled in each generation the satisfaction and benefits of growing your own fruit and vegetables. […]

David’s Garden

When David Musker speaks of the garden he has created with partner Phillip Hunter, he speaks of the passion, the joy and an elusive ‘little bit of magic’ that has brought it all together. “We are very lucky to have this garden, but it is not just luck there is a little bit of magic. […]