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Insalata di Mare and a House on Phillip Island – Casa dell’Isola

There is an air of excitement as bags are packed and esky's filled with food.It’s the 1960’s and the family pack the Ford XY with enough belongings to see them through their annual summer break to Phillip Island.A frequent drive down the southern coast to Cowes was not unusual for the in laws. Zio Pino and his wife owned a beach bungalow he built for the extended family to gather and spend not only the Christmas and Easter breaks, but also any other long weekends they could get away.
There are many photos shared and happy memories recounted by my husband of times spent on this Island.The food cooked, the trips to nearby farms to buy fresh milk so that they could make their own ricotta; popping down to San Remo to buy freshly caught fish off the boats and the many swimmer crabs caught off the pier.
I suppose it was only natural that today we find ourselves here at our own bungalow in Cowes; our peaceful home away from home nestled among Australian native plants.  We fell in love …