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Wangaratta Chronicle - North East Regional Extra - - Front Page - WITH ANITA McPHER­SON

THEY say it has been one of the coldest win­ters ever in many cen­tres around the re­gion which doesn’t sur­prise me or my chick­ens.

As far as eggs go, we ex­pe­ri­enced the long­est dry spell ever, the chooks pre­fer­ring to stay perched un­til the frost dis­ap­peared, only emerg­ing to squawk in protest over the lack of de­cent grass.

I blame the cold but it might also be the fact that their get­ting on a bit, and prob­a­bly con­tem­plat­ing kick­ing back in the sun­shine and put­ting their crusty old feet up.

But for now they’ve got the spring back in their step and the eggs are back on track, which means beau­ti­ful omelettes are on the menu.

Mine tend to be more of a slow scram­ble than the real thing, but I love it on sour­dough with smoked salmon and glass of Sam Mi­randa Sauvi­gnon Blanc.

The wine is crys­tal clear with just the barest green­ish tinge, made from fruit sourced from a sin­gle vine­yard in the up­per King Val­ley near Cheshunt.

It has a beau­ti­ful and fresh, sweet cit­rus blos­som and melon bou­quet.

There are zingy flavours of goose­berry and grape­fruit which lead to a clean and dry, min­eral fin­ish.

It’s re­fresh­ing on its own but makes a de­li­cious ac­com­pa­ni­ment to seafood, es­pe­cially fish and chips or salt and pep­per squid, but it’s also great with the creami­ness of eggs and rich­ness of salmon. What a way to kick start the day. Try it at the cel­lar door in Ox­ley or go to www.sam­mi­

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