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Kylie’s & Gerard’s Wedding

On April 23rd 2005 (St. George’s Day) Kylie and Gerard were married at our home “Danson Park”. There were around 80 guests and the weather JUST allowed the ceremony to take place in the garden at the lower pond, but … Continue reading

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GAA Trip to North East Tasmania March 2014

Every year around March the Gemmological Association of Australia Tasmania Division (GAA) does a trip to the North Eastern portion of Tasmania where a weekend is spent fossicking for gemstones, mainly sapphires along with eating, drinking and having fun. (Not … Continue reading

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A sad day at Danson Park

It is with great sorrow that Paul & Jewel have to tell you that Sam passed away on the morning 23rd September 2013. We believe he was only about 25, normally they live to be around 80 years. Paul and … Continue reading

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Tasmanian Produce

Tasmania has attained a very high reputation for the quality of its fresh produce. Known for decades as “the Apple Isle” is an indication that it produces fruit for the world. But today Tasmania is home to not only large … Continue reading

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Moroccan leg of lamb

Roast lamb is a favourite with most people especially in Australia.  So we decided to add a Moroccan touch to this one. It went really well with “our” version of Moroccan vegetables,  we also added cous cous with peas as a … Continue reading

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Jewel’s Section

My name is Jewel, (I guess it was fated that I would become a gemmologist)  and I have worked side by side with Paul over the years in our restaurant ventures and also helping  create “Danson Park”. I do have … Continue reading

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Sausage Rolls

These will freeze well so make plenty (like me). Then for a snack, party, BBQ, just thaw and finish baking (10 mins). Sausage rolls are an all time favourite with young and older alike. Put a tray on the table … Continue reading

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“Impossible” Pie

This is a quick and easy recipe to get ready for a great dinner. Accompanied by a green salad with some olives, feta, tomatoes etc in it this dish is ideal for “Al Fresco” dining on a summers evening or … Continue reading

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Zucchini relish

This is a favourite zucchini recipe when they are in season, and when they are there are lots of them !!!!!! Everybody has them !!! It is a very popular dish. because every time I make it all my friends  … Continue reading

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Chicken Liver Pate

This Chicken Liver Pate with Green Peppercorns is very popular and relatively easy to make.  Another big bonus is that it will keep in the freezer for months with no deterioration whatsoever. The recipe was given to me by one … Continue reading

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