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Oh... Fudge!

Oh... Fudge!

by Mornington Peninsula Tourism - 18/03/2014

Fudge has (allegedly) only been around for just over 120 years.  It’s one of those glorious mistakes that actually worked out okay.  A batch of caramels ‘gone wrong’ made in the US for Valentines Day in 1886 became what we know today as fudge.   This also explains why when someone makes a mistake, they are said to have ‘fudged’ it…

There is however, no mistaking the expertise of Sue and Tony Wood in the art of making fudge.

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To Market, To Market

To Market, To Market

by Mornington Peninsula Tourism - 17/02/2014

The Red Hill Market started way back in 1975, well before todays passion for meeting the maker to purchase local products. Started by four couples, the concept has grown to see markets run by the team across the state; with two on the Mornington Peninsula.  
Some of the original stall holders are still there, but there is an ever changing menu of home grown and handmade items; seasonal fruit and vegetables, preserves, juices, cider, ale and wine, cakes and biscuits, jewellery, clothes, art, childrens toys, plants and more.

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Recipe: Vanilla Panna Cotta with Mixed Berries

Recipe: Vanilla Panna Cotta with Mixed Berries

by Mornington Peninsula Tourism - 14/01/2014

Thanks to Sunny Ridge Strawberry Farm for sharing their Wine Food Farmgate recipe.  Summer berries are so delicious at this time of year. Create this cooling dessert with maximum local flavour from Mornington Peninsula berries.  For a delicious adults only version; replace the orange juice with Rebello Strawberry Liqueur.  YUM!
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HAMPER HEAVEN

HAMPER HEAVEN

by Mornington Peninsula Tourism - 18/12/2013

Kym and Ted Smirnoff reckon they have the best job in the world - they get to sample all the delicious Mornington Peninsula goodies before they decide to stock them.  Their business, Peninsula Gourmet Emporium is an Aladdin's cave of delights.  Locally made chutneys, jams and relishes perch alongside biscuits, lollipops and (of course) lots of  lots of  local wine.  Along with all the accoutrements needed to indulge; pate knives, cheese boards and more.

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Cherry Heaven

by Mornington Peninsula Tourism - 27/11/2013

Trevor Holmes is extremely proud of the fact that his pick-your-own cherry orchard is the oldest in Victoria, and possibly Australia.

Originally an apple orchard, Trevor's father turned to growing cherries when the cartage bill to send his apples to the Melbourne Market exceeded the return on the sale of the apples.  He decided there and then never to send fruit to market again.  The following cherry season he put a sign out on the corner of a nearby road and sold the entire crop without leaving his farm. And the customers loved picking the fruit themselves.  Mind you, they were only .05cents

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