We celebrated my Grandma’s 80th Birthday at Wild Cattle Creek Winery on the weekend.
The area is beautiful and surrounded by many vineyards, trees and gorgeous open spaces. The autumn leaves were stunning and the sun blessed us with it’s rays during the afternoon.
We all enjoyed sharing platters for entree and I chose the salmon as my main meal.
The variety on the patter was wide, with olives, feta, cold meats, herb crusted cheeses, prawns, bread sticks & marinated vegetables.
I filled my plate with prawns, cheese, olives and some of the cold meats.
Each platter came with a side of warm herb bread with garlic butter.
I was glad to see the green beans with my salmon as I am crazy for them at the moment.
We all posed for some family photos before dessert.
Haha this is a fun one with my cousin and Aunt!
Wild Cattle Creek is located in Wandin in Melbourne. It is a quaint, pretty place with the most amazing staff members- they call you Madame or use Sir & are very polite and genuine.
The gardens give that mystical feel and are so pristine and neat. Wild Cattle Creek also makes the perfect wedding venue, the photos would be amazing.
Spent a couple of nights away at Willow Brook Cottages in Daylesford.
A quaint little place with six self contained cottages with a fireplace & cosy verandah. Perfect accomadation for what we needed but also very run down & actually for sale.
Perfect weather for our first day but woke up to a chilly foggy second morning.
Very small, cute town with a couple of awesome antique stores. Lots of vintage items to purchase from shoes to toys to old oil cans.
We visited the lovely Himalaya Bakery for a Vegan breakfast. They’re the first place I’ve found that actually use soy ice cream in their smoothies. Although I opted for a Tofu Scramble & fair trade organic soy chai latte.
Tofu is light in calories & can be used as the high protein part of a meal. It absorbs any flavour and can be used in sweet & savoury dishes. Silken Tofu is usually used for a scramble as it’s airy and jelly-like, more ‘eggy’.
Himalayan Bakery had a very good range of vegan, gluten free & dairy free options. Meals, cakes, milks & breads.
After our late breakfast we drove to Hepburn Springs & went on a few small walks & then on a hike through the Hepburn bush trails.
It was a very pretty track that took a good hour to complete, we even spotted an Echidna.
It’s been a good couple of days away, good food & plenty of walking. Was the break I needed & felt good to just have points of just doing nothing & watching movies.
We relaxed at night in front of the fireplace with wine & snacks.
We had packed fruits, low calorie dinners & protein bars to keep our energy up
We had a mix of Lara Bars, Luna Bars & Quest Bars. It’s always better to snack on fruits & veggies though, only opting for protein bars if you’re looking at replacing meals or pre workout.
My good friend Jess came away with me so it was a great to spend more than a couple of hours on catch up & a break for her too.