Springtime in the Dandenong Ranges is a beautiful - and delicious - time of year.
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I imagine how Melburnians in the 1930s felt when they escape the bustle of the city.
Make sure you have plenty of time to explore and wander this not so sleepy mountain town. If you are a tea lover, child at heart or pastry lover then
Called Schwarzwderkirschtorte in German, the cake got its name from the traditional costume worn by women in the Black Forest.
A crazy name I know but these are some of the easiest delights you can make. So satisfying and so simple, the whole family will love these.
Follow in the footsteps of early excursionists who left the city in their thousands seeking respite in the Dandenong Ranges.
Guest Blogger - Tennille of Yarra Valley Life - writes an open letter to the team at The Independent
Spring is coming and turns our thoughts to entertaining after coming out of Winter hibernation and these delectable savoury morsels are perfect.
Even though it is still a bit early for the lavender season, the daffodils are waving their trumpets, & the magnolias are in bloom.