Have an ale of a time in the Yarra Valley

The Yarra Valley is one of Australia’s most popular wine regions but the area is also ripe for cider and beer-lovers to get their fill of top brews.

Melbourne Plant Sale: Christmas edition

A few months ago, I wrote about my good friend Melissa and her partner Chris’s new business venture, the Melbourne Plant Sale (read that here). Their motto is “bringing plants to the people” and since starting they’ve had monthly sales at different events around the inner suburbs of Melbourne. In the lead-up to Christmas theyContinue reading “Melbourne Plant Sale: Christmas edition”

A chat with Mia Freedman

Being a community news journalist means there is a massive variety of stories I get to write and edit. Last week, Mia Freedman, founder of the website Mamamia amongst a whole list of achievements, came to Ringwood to speak at a business lunch, and I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to meet her,Continue reading “A chat with Mia Freedman”

A truffle treat at Locavore Studio

Sometimes I forget just how lucky I am to live so close to the Yarra Valley and all the amazing food and wine. So when an invitation came up recently to cook with some of the best, well, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity!