Journey South

It’s home time – so after a nice lie in, we check out and head off into the sunshine. First stop is Lerida Estate at the dried up Lake George, for a bit of wine tasting. It seems like I’m the only one attacking the nectar with gusto; David is driving, and Maureen and Bryan only really like whites so, tasting the complete range of wines on offer, is a job left entirely to me. It’s tough, but I manage. I really love the Zenzi Rosata Frizzante; it’s pink, bubbly and highly addictive. After choosing a red, the bubbly and some delicious dessert wine and some tasty local preserves, we’re off on our merry way.

We’re driving back to Sydney via the Southern Highlands and this tourist drive will take us past the pretty town of Bowral, home of Australia’s cricket hero, Don Bradman. We refuel with coffee and sandwiches in one of the lovely cafes and check out the little gift and homeware shops of which there are plenty! I can’t resist the opportunity to add some more cookie cutters to my collection; a little dog and a bone! Too cute!

We drive on through the little town of Mittagong and then onto home sweet home via a quick stop at the supermarket. I can’t resist grabbing another box of mangoes, they’re just too good to miss when they’re in season! We’re all pretty pooped after our long  journey home so we rest and relax and have an easy supper.  Tonight it’s a dinner of only four ingredients;  Pea, Corn and Bacon Frittata with my favourite Ultimate Greek Salad (Maureen and Bryan don’t like olives, so without them, it’s only 4 ingredients!) and I go seasonal but stick with  four ingredients for dessert and serve up an absolutely delicious (if I say so myself!) Caramel Mango Tart.

We show Maureen and Bryan the awesome Forks Over Knives movie and we all come over feeling so wholesome and healthy. We search for  the doctor, T. Colin Campbell’s website which is great, and find a whole heap of  healthy, delicious  plant based whole food recipes  which are totally awe inspiring! Check it out here! Now that’s what I call food for thought!