Called Schwarzwderkirschtorte in German, the cake got its name from the traditional costume worn by women in the Black Forest.
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Guest Blogger - Tennille of Yarra Valley Life - writes about her visit to Coonara Springs.
Whatcha gonna do when you have a sports BYE and it's a sunny, winter day in the Dandenong Ranges? Go catch Pokemon that's what!
Warm up in the chilly winter nights with a gorgeous pasta dish with Asparagus and Mushrooms. Recipe by Ann Creber
Even though it is still a bit early for the lavender season, the daffodils are waving their trumpets, & the magnolias are in bloom.
There seems to be an abundance of citrus fruits this Winter, even a usually meagre-fruiting grapefruit tree has borne generously!
Spring is coming and turns our thoughts to entertaining after coming out of Winter hibernation and these delectable savoury morsels are perfect.
Your guide to hiking in Melbourne' Dandenong Ranges using public transport.
Guest Blogger - Tennille of Yarra Valley Life - writes an open letter to the team at The Independent
In the heart of the Yarra Valley, Warratina Lavender Farm is renowned for its peaceful setting amongst fields of lavender.