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Maggie's Farmhouse
Maggie's Farmhouse

Our next stop in the Barossa was a visit to Maggie Beers’ Farmouse.  Maggie is like the Australian Julia Child / Martha Stewart / Evan Kleiman all rolled into one.  She’s warm, engaging, talented and a little scatterbrained.  She and her assistant cooked a squid dish, roast chicken (which she called “chook”), pumpkin and salad.  Dessert was “rough puff” pastry with frangipane and plum.  Since we were pressed for time, Evan and some others joined Maggie in the kitchen.  We dined on the verandah overlooking a pond with Maggie’s olive grove in the distance.  Not a bad way to spend a couple of hours…

Squid in Olive Oil
Squid in Olive Oil
Plum Tart
Plum Tart
Evan with Maggie Beers
Evan with Maggie Beers
Pumpkin Side Dish
Pumpkin Side Dish
Evan helps Maggie in the kitchen
Evan helps Maggie in the kitchen