Lakes Entrance B & B

Lakes Entrance  Bed and Breakfast Retreat

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Accreditation  Goldsmith's in the Forest
Harrison's Track Lakes Entrance, Vic 3909 Ph. 61 03 51552518
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Local bush tucker ingredients add that extra spice to create a unique cuisine

Native pepper, Tasmannia lanceolata Tasmannia lanceolata Native to Gippsland and Tasmania

Mountain Pepper is growing on the South side, close to the house, where it gets little sun but is usually moist.
The leaves can be used fresh or dried.
Fresh leaves chopped roughly can be included in a marinade or a spice rub. The dried leaf can be ground and used instead of black pepper. The berries can be crushed and used with garlic and butter to melt over fish, steak or chicken. The flavour of the berries is totally different from that of the leaves, it is more fruity rather than hot. The colour when crushed is a deep pinky mauve.

Recipe -Kangaroo with pepperberry sauce , Pepperberry icecream

Native raspberry Rubis rosifolius

Rose leaf bramble or wild raspberry is a perfumy tasting fruit which can at times be dry, it adds colour and flavour when added to desserts or it can be eaten as you wander through the forest.

Warrigal greens Tetragonia tetragonioides

Warrigal greens or New Zealand spinach  is a sprawling ground cover type plant which can as the name suggests be a spinach substitute, it needs to be blanched before eating to remove the oxalic acid which is toxic.

We have included this with the Kangaroo with pepperberry sauce

Native mint Prostanthera lasianthos

Native Mint or Victorian Christmas bush is an understory shrub which has a distinctly minty and eucalyptus scent.

Pig face Pig face Leaves can be blanched and put in a light pickling solution. The flowers contain a sweet nectar which can be eaten
Pigface is said to used to cut the fat of the echidna. (not that I could eat echidna)

 

lillypilly The traditional dish is lillypilly jelly, although the Crimson Rosella and King Parrot enjoy the berries Raw. As well as a food source the Acmena Smithii is a popular garden tree where the berries are often considered a nuisance as they can make a mess.

Lilly Pilly Acmena Smithii

  Wattle Seed Acacia Melanoxylon
  Paper bark
  Eucalyptus - Taste as we go, the medicinal purity of the blue box, the mild sweeter taste of the stringybark and the pepperminty scent of the river Peppermint.
Lemon Myrtle Tree Lemon Myrtle - The crushed leaves make an invigorating tea, they also reprise images of schoolboy treats, of lemon sherbet lollies of years gone by.

Recipe Crisp Skinned Atlantic Salmon on Lemon Myrtle Pasta with Lemon Myrtle Sauce
Lemon Myrtle Biscuits

  White Elderberry  Sambucus gaudichaudiana