Produce from the Southern Downs

There was blue in the sky, as we left Tenterfield. The weekend had already peaked at the High Country Table dinner. And all that was left to do was make our way home...

Annabelle had mentioned to me at the dinner about an apple tree, on your left on the way north out of town. And so with eyes locked on the side of the road, we came across the apple tree, laden with fruit, growing wild beside the old railway. 

The fruit mostly did justice to making my dining table look beautiful and rustic for the following month, only a few being used for an apple pie. They were just to beautiful to use...

Next stop was a visit to our friends at Aventine Wines where we indulged in a quick cup of tea before a little tour (Jean had never visited before) of the vines. I was then allowed to greedily collect olives from one of their many trees and Debbie gave me some advice at curing them in Brine.. I am still yet to sample my creations, as they have been busy getting tasty atop my fridge for the time being.