"Staying with Jodie and Shane in Glenair is a truly unique experience. I recommend taking a stroll to the nearby beach, which was so beautiful and at the far end has these cool rock pools to hang out in (remember bug spray though). We loved the room which had all you could ask for, as well as the yummy food service provided by Shane and Jodie." - Anja Jensen
Mountain pepper, also known as Tasmannia Lanceolata is a shrub native to south-eastern Australia. The shrub grows from 2 to 10m high and prefers the cool to temperate climates from Tasmania to Northern Victoria into the rainforests of Southern NSW.
Mountain pepper have a unique pepper flavour with a hot, zingy, warm sensation. Paired well with red meat, game, and other savoury dishes, they are also ideal with most fruits, particularly berries. A native superfood known for its anti-inflammatory properties may help symptoms of arthritis, asthma and other inflammatory illnesses due to the unique compound "polygodial", which is also thought to have several other beneficial properties including high levels of antioxidants, antifungal and antimicrobial activities.
Use the mountain pepper berries or the leaves in recipes instead of black/white/sichuan pepper or chilli and you will be creating a unique, zingy meal that has elemental medicinal healing properties.
Pure Beauty of the Protea.
In the early 1800's Leucospermum cordifolium [ PIncushion protea ] was used widely as a cough suppressant, respiratory healer and a gastric ulcer remedy.
Native to South Africa, Leucospermum is a genus of about 50 species of flowering plants in the family Proteaceae. Vivid, attractive and a little bit whimsy make this a perfect shrub for the garden. Bees have been known to use the resin to seal their hives and sugarbirds and bats feast on the stems of these ancient flowers.
With origins dating back over 30 million years these flowers have adapted, evolved and transformed into a variation of over 1600 plants.
Tenacious, courageous and outrageously beautiful. The protea.
"Was very lucky to have stayed in this lovely spot! Jodie and Shane were wonderful hosts. Our private room was clean and comfortable. We opted to have dinner & it didn't disappoint! Breakfast was also delicious. Jodie & Shane also gave us some great tips for things to do in the area. Highly Recommend." - Lori Field
"My stay at Jodie and Shane's is the best Air BnB experience I've had. The room itself is exquisite, with the most comfortable bed, a clean and chic bathroom, and welcoming touches like complementary tea and fruit. The location cannot be beat as a base for the Great Ocean Road. Jodie and Shane have a passion for hosting and are just lovely people. If you're lucky, Shane will share some of the secrets of the property and surrounding area. If I could change anything, I would have stayed for a week!" - Allison Coady
"Jodie and Shane has been a very friendly and thoughtful hosts, Jodie is a great cook, I enjoyed every single meals. Great location in the middle of the great ocean road, easy to drive to popular attractions. Also there is a secret and romantic beach nearby, please ask hosts and go for a visit in sunset..." - Yinjie Liang
"Great Place! Everything was fantastic and we enjoyed every minute of our stay. The room was very clean and had everything we needed. The breakfast was amazing. Not to mention Jo and Shane were lovely and catered to all our needs. One of the best experiences and customer service we had. Highly recommended. Thank you very much, we would love to come and stay again :)" - Diana Oliger
"Cannot recommend this place enough. Very convenient location along the great ocean road, and perfect for day trips to Cape Otway, Triplet Falls and the Redwoods. Jodie and Shane are wonderful hosts, they'll provide you with everything you need and are very knowledgable about the area. The room itself is spotless with a very comfortable bed and a great shower. And if all of this isn't enough - you will start your day with an amazing breakfast prepared by these guys! Will definitely book again when in the area. " - Karin Lems
An ancient herb used in apothecaries all over the world, Lemon Balm or Melissa Officinalis derives from Melisso-phyllon which is a Greek term meaning "bee leaf". When in bloom you will find nature's little pollinators surrounding this plant with wild abandonment. Oh, For the love of bees!
Lemon Balm belongs to the mint family and is a fast growing perennial. It self sows easily and doesn't take much fuss. It may be harvested anytime however the flavour increases right before it begins to flower and if your snip the flowers back you will get another delicious crop.
Lemon Balm has a host of medicinal uses, some of the more common treatments include anxiety, depression, nervous disorders, heartache, upset stomach, as well as having key constituents that help combat viral and bacterial infections. It also has properties that may effect the thyroid gland therefore if you have an issue with your thyroid, you should seek Dr approval before indulging in this herb.
Lemon Balm is a tasty, lemon flavoured herb that may be used as a tisane or added to your cooking, salads, soups and more. You may find that if you add it to your bath it might help to dispell negativity and calm your spirit.
My Cup of Chi and the information shared within is for educational purposes only. It should not be used as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your Health Care Practitioner prior to making changes to your individual health and wellness program. Copyright 2016 Chi Medicinal Farm/ My Cup of Chi.
"Very welcoming host! The room has a private entrance and an amazing view overlooking the farm. That was a completely an unforgettable stay for my friend and I. We will definitely come back sometime soon. Hotes tres accueillants ! La chambre a une entree privee et une vue splendide sur les champs environnants. Mon amie et moi avons apprecie la nuit passe la-bas, et cela sans mentionner le petit dejeuner, qui etait delicieux. Nous recommandons, sans hesitation. Kita disambut hangat oleh tuan rumah. Suasana kamar sangat menenangkan dan berlokasi di tengah tengah kebun. Cocok sekali untuk pengunjung yang ingin berganti suasana." - Gebi Palmer
"We really enjoyed staying at Chi Medical farm. Jodie and Shane were very friendly and helpful, the room was very modern and clean, the breakfast was delicious and made with love. The view from the house was so nice. Its close to a beach. It's such a pity we could not stay longer." - Viktoria Baumgartner