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Winter at Tweed River House

Wintertime dining at the Tweed River House will leave your senses warmly satiated. You can dine in comfort either on the covered River Terrace with its sweeping west facing hinterland and river views, capturing the afternoon sun, with radiant heating; or savour the inside dining room with its open fireplace, chandeliers, and pressed metal ceilings – the perfect place for dinner.

‘World’s first’ kombucha moonshine

You can make a distilled spirit from just about anything, for example the Chinese were making distilled beverages from rice beer 2-3000 years ago, arak was made from sugarcane and rice, mead from honey, and brandy from grapes.

Red hot Stoner experience

I was lucky enough to visit Stone & Wood recently to see the initial brew being made of the 2022 Stone Beer, the star attraction at the upcoming Festival of the Stone at Stone & Wood’s Byron brewery site on Saturday 4 June.

Hooper’s in Mullumbimby

Mullumbimby locals might have noticed a few changes taking place at 55 Station Street recently. After a brief stint as La Familia (during the...

InGrained Foundation grants on offer

The InGrained Foundation, started by Stone & Wood, has donated over $1m through fundraisers, and in particular over the last three years, the Large Grants program has donated $290,000.

SES says more rain coming

In a press release issued at 2.07pm today, March 24, the NSW SES has warned residents to 'prepare early ahead of moderate to heavy...

Tweed River House reopening

Simon Haslam If you’ve been to the elegant Tweed River House in Murwillumbah, you’ll know the restaurant sits right on the riverbank, in River Street...

Premier Dominic Perrottet visits Mullumbimby

NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet visited the Mullumbimby District and Neighbourhood Centre in Mullumbimby this afternoon with local member Tamara Smith.

Booth – Byron, spot on

Simon Haslam Booth is a brand-new cafe in Byron, just down from Aldi, just focused on coffee with about a dozen food items that all...

Pigs of distinction

Simon Haslam You know the real estate market’s crazy when even Byron’s pigs have million-dollar views. But the Berkshires raised by Byron Bay Pork and...

Beautiful Evans Head

Simon Haslam Evans Head – it has great beaches, a wonderful river mouth, and walks – it’s a great spot for a holiday, and given...

Local man not ‘just a loser’

In the streets of Mullumbimby you might pass seemingly ordinary people whose remarkable achievements, if you only knew of them, would serve as an inspiration to many others.

Council program helps farmers ditch Roundup

Simon Haslam Cattle grazing uses 88 per cent of agricultural land in Byron Shire, and an education program for local cattle farmers is helping to...

Fond of a Vagabond

Simon Haslam Vagabond Byron Bay is a cafe in the Habitat hamlet that has a relaxed and welcoming vibe with a plant-based menu specialising in...

More than just takeaway chicken

Simon Haslam If you’re thinking about a simple takeaway chicken, with maybe a broccoli dukka tahini pecan and dried fig salad, The Coop Rotisserie is...

South East Canteen: just the good stuff

Simon Haslam South East Canteen is the new project from Tyler Preston, trained at Melbourne’s cult classic Chin Chin, and most recently executive chef of...

Brookies bring out pre-mixed Negroni

The Negroni is my favourite cocktail. It’s quick and simple to make yourself, if you have all the ingredients (equal quantities of gin, Campari and vermouth plus ice and a slice of orange).

The Italian Byron’s secret ingredient

Simon Haslam The Italian Byron Bay, started by William and Laurie Rose about 11 years ago, is one of those ‘favourite’ restaurants that people keep...

The Great Reopening

S Haslam What a time to go out in Byron – easy to park and, for the shy retiring types like myself, a less frantic...

Mediterranean artisanal food

S Haslam There’s something very romantic and appealing about Provence, about French and Spanish food, about eating the sort of delicious cheeses and other delicacies...

More than perfect eclairs

S Haslam Practice makes perfect in turning out perfect eclairs, and the team at Eclair at the Bay, as you’d expect from their name, have...

Winter at Tweed River House

Wintertime dining at the Tweed River House will leave your senses warmly satiated. You can dine in comfort either on the covered River Terrace with its sweeping west facing hinterland and river views, capturing the afternoon sun, with radiant heating; or savour the inside dining room with its open fireplace, chandeliers, and pressed metal ceilings – the perfect place for dinner.

‘World’s first’ kombucha moonshine

You can make a distilled spirit from just about anything, for example the Chinese were making distilled beverages from rice beer 2-3000 years ago, arak was made from sugarcane and rice, mead from honey, and brandy from grapes.

Red hot Stoner experience

I was lucky enough to visit Stone & Wood recently to see the initial brew being made of the 2022 Stone Beer, the star attraction at the upcoming Festival of the Stone at Stone & Wood’s Byron brewery site on Saturday 4 June.

Hooper’s in Mullumbimby

Mullumbimby locals might have noticed a few changes taking place at 55 Station Street recently. After a brief stint as La Familia (during the...

InGrained Foundation grants on offer

The InGrained Foundation, started by Stone & Wood, has donated over $1m through fundraisers, and in particular over the last three years, the Large Grants program has donated $290,000.

SES says more rain coming

In a press release issued at 2.07pm today, March 24, the NSW SES has warned residents to 'prepare early ahead of moderate to heavy...

Tweed River House reopening

Simon Haslam If you’ve been to the elegant Tweed River House in Murwillumbah, you’ll know the restaurant sits right on the riverbank, in River Street...

Premier Dominic Perrottet visits Mullumbimby

NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet visited the Mullumbimby District and Neighbourhood Centre in Mullumbimby this afternoon with local member Tamara Smith.

Booth – Byron, spot on

Simon Haslam Booth is a brand-new cafe in Byron, just down from Aldi, just focused on coffee with about a dozen food items that all...

Pigs of distinction

Simon Haslam You know the real estate market’s crazy when even Byron’s pigs have million-dollar views. But the Berkshires raised by Byron Bay Pork and...

Beautiful Evans Head

Simon Haslam Evans Head – it has great beaches, a wonderful river mouth, and walks – it’s a great spot for a holiday, and given...

Local man not ‘just a loser’

In the streets of Mullumbimby you might pass seemingly ordinary people whose remarkable achievements, if you only knew of them, would serve as an inspiration to many others.

Council program helps farmers ditch Roundup

Simon Haslam Cattle grazing uses 88 per cent of agricultural land in Byron Shire, and an education program for local cattle farmers is helping to...

Fond of a Vagabond

Simon Haslam Vagabond Byron Bay is a cafe in the Habitat hamlet that has a relaxed and welcoming vibe with a plant-based menu specialising in...

More than just takeaway chicken

Simon Haslam If you’re thinking about a simple takeaway chicken, with maybe a broccoli dukka tahini pecan and dried fig salad, The Coop Rotisserie is...

South East Canteen: just the good stuff

Simon Haslam South East Canteen is the new project from Tyler Preston, trained at Melbourne’s cult classic Chin Chin, and most recently executive chef of...

Brookies bring out pre-mixed Negroni

The Negroni is my favourite cocktail. It’s quick and simple to make yourself, if you have all the ingredients (equal quantities of gin, Campari and vermouth plus ice and a slice of orange).

The Italian Byron’s secret ingredient

Simon Haslam The Italian Byron Bay, started by William and Laurie Rose about 11 years ago, is one of those ‘favourite’ restaurants that people keep...

The Great Reopening

S Haslam What a time to go out in Byron – easy to park and, for the shy retiring types like myself, a less frantic...

Mediterranean artisanal food

S Haslam There’s something very romantic and appealing about Provence, about French and Spanish food, about eating the sort of delicious cheeses and other delicacies...

More than perfect eclairs

S Haslam Practice makes perfect in turning out perfect eclairs, and the team at Eclair at the Bay, as you’d expect from their name, have...
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