New Horizons

Valle Laguna is expanding!!! We have purchased a neighbouring property…..because we are crazy people! As if 100 acres wasn’t enough we’ve doubled our land and work load. It is an absolutely beautiful piece of land with the gorgeous house set high up on the hilltop with stunning views across the Watagan Mountains. We have named…

Hello February!!

Well that’s January 2021 done and dusted! Phew. This is a little recap of life at Valle Laguna over January and some of our plans for 2021. How did everyone go with their New Year resolutions? Are you still on track or did you lose momentum at the 14-21 day mark. Apparently that’s usually the…

Making Tomato Sauce with Home Grown Tomatoes

Today I spent some time in the kitchen making a beautiful tomato sauce. The recipe was given to me years ago by an Italian friend and I have used it many times. Before I start I feel that I need to clarify one small thing…..this is not “Passata“. I made the mistake of calling it…

Christmas Pudding

   This is a recipe passed down from my Great Aunt. It’s certainly quicker and probably cheaper to buy a pudding , but both my parents love this pudding so I’m happy to keep the tradition alive. 750g Mixed Fruit 100g Pitted Prunes 100g Dates 250g Butter 1 1/2 Cups Brown Sugar 4 Eggs 1/2…

Food for thought…

Food For Thought…. I absolutely love our local cafes, restaurants and pubs. Friday night dinner at GNTP, Sunday breakfast at Myrtle House cafe or a special dinner with friends at Panino.  It’s one of the very special things about living in a small community-no matter where you go you are bound to know at least…

Valle Laguna Book Club March Review

Valle Laguna Book Club March Review   If ever we needed some escapism it’s now. Self-isolation might be the perfect opportunity to catch up on books, but even without guest here, there are still plenty of jobs to do here at the farm. We’ve taken the opportunity to get out in the garden, and tick…