Ann Creber has been a living in the Dandenong Ranges region for almost 20 years. She's spent even longer then that in food industry as a writer, cook,
People, places, stories – we bring the Dandenong Ranges to life for you with blogs that capture the heart of this remarkable destination. Find Your Self in a heritage garden, inspired by a recipe featuring local produce or learning the secret locations that offer the best views, or the foodie experience that you will never forget.
Get the inside word on where to get the best coffee, find fabulous day itineraries, immersive cultural experiences, and perfect getaway accommodation. Live like a local and wander through nature at your pace jump on a cycling track or maybe for you it's a drive through the majestic forest trees. It’s all here.
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The word "stew" brings back my memories of childhood and Nanna's cooking. No fancy "casseroles" back then.. just stew!
I love pesto but it becomes expensive to make during the winter months when fresh basil is at a premium price!
I am particularly fond of risotto and this is a really delicious version. The bacon may be omitted for vegetarians, but the flavour is stillexcellent
Thai curry can be VERY hot (Green Thai Curry) or several degrees milder if you use either Red or Yellow Curry. Coconut milk or coconut cream mellows
Stunning wilderness, world-class parks and lush rainforest. Discover the Must See Gardens of the Dandenong Ranges National Park.
Find Your Self tasting the Dandenong Ranges this Melbourne Food and Wine Festival.
The Dandenong Ranges are home to a spectacular plethora of gardens, offering something on bloom at all times of the year. With nature like this to inspire the folks that make up the communities, it's no wonder flower power is truly alive and in bloom in the hills!
Find Your Self in the good books by choosing amazing ambience, delicious food and just the setting you know will get those love fires burning!
Heading to the Australian Open? Escape the city heat for a day and find out why the Dandenong Ranges has become such a smash hit tourist destination.