Valentine’s Weekend

There was no blog post last week for two reasons; one we were way too busy during the week, and two we went away for a well earned break on the weekend;  we had a wonderful time despite the temperature hitting 40 degrees on both days! While it isn’t my usual practice to share such adventures this one was certainly garden filled so I will show just a few of the photographs we took while away. We stayed in Springton in the Barossa Valley on a working farm and vineyard; the views were spectacular.

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The cottage we stayed in was very cosy and the wine tasting was thoroughly enjoyable – but then again when is a good red not enjoyable?

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One of the highlights of the weekend was dinner at Lyndoch Hill. The restaurant is set in a gorgeous garden boasting 30000 roses. An amazing feat! But what we loved the most was the vegetable garden that supplies the restaurant with the bulk of its needs.

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The chefs use only local, seasonal produce and are palm oil free. The meal was fabulous, so good that I completely forgot about taking photos of our main meal and desert! But I do have entrees to share…

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Jamie indulged in Spencer Gulf prawn escabeche with Barossa Valley apple cider, saffron, fennel and orange.

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While I had Truffle ravioli (handmade on the premises) with pea puree, confit fennel and fresh herb salsa. Jamie was most impressed with his selection while I was in pasta heaven. The vegetarian child, at home minding the garden, was extremely jealous!

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We arrived home on Sunday to Adelaide’s most impressive sunset in years!

And in case you are wondering we are not affiliated with Lyndoch Hill in any way.

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About A Kailyard in Adelaide

A Kailyard in Adelaide! We are working hard to be domestically sustainable in the foothills of Adelaide. As we both work fulltime this is not an easy task, but we do our best growing much of our own produce in our yard and in our community garden plots. We reduce, recycle and reuse as much as possible and try hard to not consume mindlessly. We have 5000 l of rainwater, a 5 kw solar system, and use a green energy provider for all our excess needs. Rachel: Mother, partner, teacher, writer, reader, crafter, cook, gardener, artist. Jamie: Father, partner, lecturer, therapist, would-be-politician, gardener, photographer, music lover.
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