Monday, September 27, 2010

Playing Tourists

Wednesday 22nd Sept we played tourist for the day and decided to visit some of the touristy hotspots in the area.  Our first port of call was to the Clog Barn, which features a little bit of Holland, with clog making demonstrations held throughout the day. 
The barn also features many Dutch related goodies for purchase, while the Coffee House next door sold some lovely pancakes and specialised in traditional Dutch cooking.  Through the Clog Barn was the entrance to their miniature Dutch Village, beautifully set out and well worth a visit.  Our next visit on the agenda was to Carobana situated in Korora, a lovely beach side suburb. As you could probably tell by their name they feature confectionery made with Carob.  
 Here we had the most fun with their demonstrations on making honeycomb.  We were also able to taste the end result.  I had a hard time deciding which sweet I liked the most, was it the Carob dipped honeycomb? Or was it the carob ginger? Or could it be the coconut roughs or carob peppermints.  They also feature fruits dipped in Carob, even lemon myrtle creams, which I would have loved to have tried but unfortunately they didn’t have any available on this visit.  The hosts were very hospitable and the demonstrations were such fun.  We then travelled down to Urunga to try the Honey Place. 
The honey Place has working bee hives and also an Australian honey bee which apparently doesn’t sting.  I didn’t stick my hand in to test the theory though. LOL.  There also was an excellent display of dolls in the cottage behind.  We were also able to taste the many varieties of honey.  We wound up the day with a late lunch at Sawtell, and a quick visit to the beach.
Talk again soon


Lurline said...

Looks like the sort of place I should be now! Sounds like a lot of fun and oh!, my favourite, honeycomb!
Love Lurline♥

Julia said...

Love Honeycomb!
Looks like a fun time Jan..great pics.
Julia ♥