A very spoilt girl, I’ve just returned from a weekend in a rural setting in Bed and Breakfast accomodation. Bunnyconnellen is a working Olive Grove and Winery located in Crows Nest, two hours north west of Brisbane, the capital city of Queensland. The topography is predominately undulating farmland, whilst the township itself still has reminders of its historic past as a timber town and regional centre for pig sale yards.
I won’t bore you with details of the log fires, long morning walks spotting the abundant wildlife, and crisp Chardonnays with complimenting platters of food.
Once again, I was fascinated by the selection of books available in the holiday home.
The bookshelf at Bunnyconnellen reflected the country setting. Poetry by Australia’s best known bush poet, Banjo Patterson, a book on Station Life in Australia, and my favourite, Posh Eggs which was chockablock with recipes as the title suggests.
Posh Eggs: Over 70 Recipes Of Wonderful Eggy Things ( Author: Quadrille, Photographer: Louise Hagger) was an interesting distraction given the fresh farm eggs supplied for our breakfast makings.
Flitting through Posh Eggs was the perfect book for our short, but delightful, country stay. Insufficient time to experiment with any of the recipes, though I have returned home feeling a little inspired and with more of an appreciation for the humble egg.