Monday, April 1, 2013

Sweet dreams

For more than 20 years, Christine Bowden dreamed of running her own cafe selling food cooked using produce grown in the apple and cherry orchard that has been in the Bowden family for four generations. Today her dream became reality, with the official opening of My Slice of Pie, a cafe located in the middle of the family orchards in Mountain River, just off the Huon Highway between Hobart and Huonville.

Together with husband Rodney, Christine has set up a shiny new facility offering great coffee to go with the home made delights. There are stunning views of Sleeping Beauty, so it could be a good spot for an art class. If you are coming from Hobart, turn right into Dip Road as you come down the hill, and follow the dirt road for 2km. Plenty of off-street parking. You won't regret it, although your waistline might.

P.S. If you need a dessert to take to a function and don't have time to make one, here's your answer. I didn't try to pass off Christine's yummy apple and blackberry crumble as my own, promise...

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