A stone’s throw from the city of Melbourne, you’ll find a little bit of magic hidden in plain sight. Rippon Lea Estate is home to a stunning 19th century mansion surrounded by seven hectares of magnificent Victorian gardens. With rose gardens, a wildflower garden, a conservatory and even an authentic Victorian fernery, there is so much to discover here and Karen and Melissa are doing just that. To fuel their adventure, Karen is making a summer smoked chicken salad with a cracker of a dressing you’ll be dying to recreate at home.
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