We had a fantastic day exploring and fishing the river, but as usual, no fish to be caught! My 11 year old was amazed as we went for a walk along the river and wondered why a pelican can drop his head and swoop up a foot long fish just like that and we can't catch a jolly one and would struggle to survive if our life depended on catching fish. But we did get a tip from one of the master fishermen who catches many - "buy green prawns from the deli at Coles or Woolies, not frozen ones from the bait shop". And I love this one - "what you don't use can be thrown on the barbie later"! We will give this a go next weekend. At this stage our youngest is winning our fishing comp at 1 to zero!
In town we found some explored some great little shops and came across a cafe that makes fabulous coffee and the best passionfruit and coconut slice around. The Caper Berry Cafe is definitely worth a visit www.caperberriescafe.com.
All in all we had a fantastic time in Yamba, it was nice to chill out and relax and there are so many places to explore around Yamba.
On our many stops on the way home we found a stall on the side of the road selling beautiful strawberries. Scones, cream and strawberry jam - a match made in heaven!
Strawberry Jam500 g of strawberries
100 g of sugar
Juice of half a lemon
(makes approx 1 x 200ml jar)
Husk strawberries and put the strawberries in a large shallow mixing bowl. Sprinkle the sugar on top.
Mix in the strawberries and the sugar until well coated.
With your hand scrunch up the sugared strawberries until it turns into rough mush and pulpy, and the sugar is dissolved.
Pour the mixture to a sauce pan and bring to boil, Simmer for 30 minutes.
Skim off any foam during the cooking process.
Let cool and put it in a sterilised jar. Enjoy