January at Jubilee Lake 2019
Here’s hoping that everyone has a Happy and Prosperous New Year for 2019.
This is indeed the time of year to enjoy camping with your friends and family. It is such a carefree time to wander and explore the world around you without having to rug up in wads of clothes. You can enjoy the great outdoors in all its glory.
We like to keep our park glorious for everybody to enjoy and with the new camp kitchen we have indeed improved the environment for many campers. If everybody cleans up after themselves by putting rubbish in the bins provided, wiping down the sinks after use, the tables, chairs and scraping down the barbecues ready for the next person to use it will be a great asset for everyone to enjoy. Our managers are unable to clean up after everybody all day long and your mothers aren’t there to do it for you either. Please keep it nice and clean so another family can enjoy the new kitchen as much as you do.
One great aspect of camping in our park is being allowed to have a fire (except when there are fire bans). Please make sure that you always have a bucket of water close by the fire as the grass is very dry. Just one tiny smouldering ash can cause devastating misery to humans, animals and wildlife if it causes a bush fire. Always make sure any fire is extinguished thoroughly. Wet the ashes of any fire until saturated. Do not go to bed or leave a fire burning as wind can arrive during the night.
We all love taking our fur babies camping with us on holidays. Our doggies enjoy being with their families and in new environments as there are lots of interesting things to smell and see. In our lovely park it is essential that all dogs, no matter how tame and friendly they are, are always kept on a leash at all times. You must also pick up after your dogs so others don’t have to spend hours trying to clean up their footwear. The Health Department has declared that no dogs are to be taken into the kiosk/cafe no matter how small, cute or fluffy they are. Food is sold in there so no dogs allowed.
Each camp site is allowed “ONE CAR ONLY.” Friends and family must leave their cars parked in the car park near the kiosk/office. We just don’t have the space for more than one car per site. Chaos ensures when more cars than permitted are taken into the camping areas.
Out and About in Daylesford.
There is heaps of stuff to do and brilliant towns around Daylesford to go and see plus wonderful cafes to explore. To find out about all these wonderful things to do, go to www.visithepburnshire.com.au Scroll down to “Upcoming Events” and there are so many different markets and things to see that you will be spoilt for choice.
For the Children
Fairy Park- A heavenly place for children that will keep them occupied all day. Pack a picnic and drive down to Anakie, down the Ballan Rd, approx. 73 kms, and you will come across a white brick fence where a giant is sitting in the gateway waiting to welcome you on the left hand side of the road. Drive through the entrance gate, up the hill and you will find every fairy tale represented and most are interactive. There is also the Camelot playground where children just love and adore Merlin’s Tower. Check out the web site for details. www.fairypark.com.au
Play Cafe- 8/39 East St, Daylesford. This is an indoor play centre for children where parents can have a much needed coffee in the cafe while they watch their children at play, phone 03 5348 1537
For those who love to Craft
Bendigo Woollen Mill- Situated in Bendigo at the rear of the Tramways Museum, this factory outlet is a heavenly place full of different yarns, patterns and needles etc. every conceivable colour in wool, blends and cottons are available. Fleece is also available for spinning or felting and cones of yarn for machine knitting. Leave your partner in the cafe next door in the Tramway Museum while you browse to your hearts content. Further details are available at www.bendigowoollenmill.com.au
Tylden Junction pub- Believe it or not this pub contains a wonderful yarn store called “Pick up Stitches”. There is a retro cafe there where you can purchase light meals, coffee, tea etc. The best bit is that there are couches and chairs where you can sit and relax with your knitting or crochet for the day and chat to like minded people. There is a lovely undercover outdoor area for this as well. Check it out as its open from Wednesday to Sunday, 10 am – 4.30 pm. www.tyldenjunction.com.au
Millrose Quilting and Gallery – 92 Inglis St, Ballan. Here there are rooms galore full of the most glorious prints and plain fabrics suitable for all your craft needs. Leave your partner in a nearby cafe to read the paper while you browse to your hearts content. www.millrosecottage.com.au
The Wool Stash- in Maldon, 32 Main Street. This little shop is located in one of Victoria’s most picturesque historical gold rush towns and well worth a visit. Local artisans have their home spun and dyed yarns there as well as other yarns available. Plus, Maldon is one of Victoria’s Gold field towns and well worth a visit. Maldon can be reached easily on a trip to or from Bendigo. www.thewoolstash.com Thursdays – Mondays 10 am – 4.30 pm
This Month’s Camp Recipe
This recipe is suitable also for diabetics or those on a low carb diet, vegetarians and vegans.
Quick Thai Noodle Salad
200g thin flat rice noodles (diabetics should use Chang’s Traditional Noodles or Splendier Noodles. made from Konjac Root. Look at Youtube for cooking directions)
2 teaspoons sesame oil
80g tube of Gourmet Garden Thai Stir-In Seasoning Paste
400g soft tofu
1/2 cup fresh Thai basil leaves
1/2 cup fresh coriander leaves
2 carrots, peeled and shredded
1 small red onion very thinly sliced
2 teaspoons soy sauce
1 cup bean sprouts, trimmed
1 corn cob, kernels removed
Cashew nuts, chopped
Fresh sliced red chilli, to serve
- Place noodles in a large heatproof bowl. Cover with boiling water. Set aside for 10 minutes or until softened. Drain, rinse under cold running water. (If using Konjac noodles, drain package thoroughly, rinse well with clean running cold water. Drain again. Then, either drop into boiling water for a while, or, stir fry in a dry non stick pan moving them around until they squeak. Drain if necessary and cool.)
- Heat sesame oil in a nonstick frying pan over medium heat. Add Thai paste, cook for 30 seconds. Add tofu and cook, stirring for 3-4 minutes until tofu is scrambled and lightly brown. Remove from heat. Stir through basil and half the coriander.
- Combine noodles, carrot, onion and remaining coriander in a large bowl. Drizzle with the soy and juice of 1 lime. Toss to combine.
- Place noodles on a serving platter. Top with bean sprouts, remaining coriander and corn. Scatter with cashew nuts and sliced chilli. Serve with the remaining lime cut into wedges.
***Extras can also be added if desired such as shredded cooked chicken or shredded coconut (unsweetened) to vary the flavour slightly.
(Home Economist and Board Member)