Produce from the south

We just spent a slightly wet but really splendid weekend away at Honeymoon Bay in Jervis Bay. This summer has not been conducive with successful camping trips and with the warmer weather drawing to a close we’ve become increasingly desperate to get away and decided to lock ourselves in, rain, hail or shine for a trip south to Jervis bay. Despite a really wet start we had a generally pleasant time. The fabulous snorkeling was hampered by run off from the rain reducing visibility to next to nothing and giving the usually crystal clear water a crazy brown/yellow tinge.

We took advantage of the drive home to sample some of the local produce in the area and discovered a couple of gems we will definitely be visiting again. The fresh fish and meat market in Nowra is a one stop meat lovers shop with locally sourced meats and seafood and a variety of specialty meats such as emu, crocodile, kangaroo, quail, rabbit and suchlike. The rain had meant there were no oysters available but we packed a crab, half a kilo of prawns and some salmon sashimi into our van fridge and headed further north to Berry to source some fabulous bread… because of course there will be fabulous bread in Berry.

We were not disappointed. We discovered the Berry Sourdough Cafe. We were very fortunate to get the last loaf they had and there wasn’t much left on display when we passed through but the lunch menu on the counter looked amazing. Will definitely look into dropping in for lunch on another trip south in the future.

So we trundled back to Sydney with our tasty treats, beat the rain home by a whisker and proceeded to sit down to a lovely meal at home accompanied by a delicious Semillon Sauvignon Blanc from Surveyers Hill in the Canberra wine region.


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