The park has been proving very popular with campers this year. Powered sites are frequently occupied and there were even some tents on the last weekend in May.
Caravan 1 has been completely refurbished, new floors, walls, kitchen, furniture, decking and curtains etc. It looks amazing now.
Caravan 2 will be getting the same treatment so it too will be ready in time for the Queen’s Birthday weekend.
The old camp kitchen will be totally rebuilt this year as well as a refurbishment of the old amenities block. This will be done during the winter months when the park is a little quieter.
Stroll down to the kiosk/cafe for a well deserved coffee or tea and a bite to eat. Light evening meals can also be delivered to your caravan/cabin. You must order in advance in person at the kiosk before closing time 5pm.
We also have a birth announcement. One of our lovely peahens gave birth to 3 lovely little chicks two months ago. That makes a total of 9 adults and 3 chicks. You will see them strutting around the park daily.
June in Daylesford
- June 3rd – Smoking ceremony and Cultural exhibit. Daylesford Museum. Free from 12 noon.
- June 3rd, Silver Streak train to Bullarto and back from 5pm. Includes a light meal and drinks. must book online www.dscr.com.au approx. $60 per head.
- June 3rd – Farmers Market held first Saturday of every month at the Primary School.
- June 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th – The great Sunday Market, held every Sunday at the Railway Station in Raglan Street.
- June 10th, Saturday – Wine tasting festival at the Town Hall. 12 – 5pm Tastings, then music till 9pm. Book tickets online $30 at www.everythinginitsrightplace.com.au “Everything in its right place” Wine Festival.
- June 12th – Queen’s Birthday.
- 30th June – 2nd July. “Hollow” Play about the three lost children (150 year anniversary) Tickets are available from the information centre.
Easy Peasy Camp Recipe
Chicken Killara (Serves 4)
4 pieces chicken
2 tbls Butter or olive oil
2 cloves garlic, crushed and chopped
1 can mushroom soup
(extras if desired, 2 rashers bacon, chopped; 1 carrot, sliced and fresh mushrooms. Asparagus in spring)
Heat oven to 180C. You can fry the chicken in the butter or olive oil to brown beforehand or not. Your choice. Place chicken and other ingredients into casserole dish. Bake for 1 – 1 1/4 hours. This can also be slow cooked or cooked in a pressure cooker. Serve with mashed potato and greens of choice.
Diabetic Recipe (T2) or for those on a Sugar Free Diet.
2 cups wholemeal S.R. Flour
1/2 teas mixed spice or cinnamon
100g Butter, chopped
1/3 cup Xylitol*
2 Tbls of Currants (less fructose than sultanas)
1 Tbls mixed peel or chopped Walnuts
1/2 cup Lactose free milk, or almond milk
Heat oven to 200C. Line a Baking Sheet with Baking Paper. Into a food processor place the flour, spice, chopped butter and the Xylitol*. Blitz. If you don’t have a food processor, rub the butter into the flour, spice and xylitol using your fingertips until mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Place dry mixture into a bowl, add the currants and peel or walnuts. Mix the milk and egg together and pour into the dry ingredients. Mix until just combined. Place 14 spoonfuls of mixture onto the baking sheet. Bake until golden brown 10 – 15 minutes. Cool on a cake cooler.
*Xylitol has a low GI of 7. It has no aftertaste and is used in cooking cup for cup like sugar. You would not pick the difference between sugar and xylitol in food. Read all about it on the following websites.
Available from www.naturallysweet.com.au or www.sweetlife.com.au
Just because it does not raise blood sugar levels does not mean that you can eat far too much. One piece of cake is delightful with a cuppa. Freeze the cakes in labelled ziploc bags or a suitable container as Xylitol does not have the keeping properties of sugar. They thaw out quickly, just remove a piece 15 minutes before it is required.
Xylitol is perfectly healthy for humans but deadly poisonous to dogs just like chocolate and grapes. Do not feed sweet treats to your pets as they can’t tell you when they have a toothache.