This Weeks Episode of Home in WA

Martin Gillespie



(08) 9652 9071

(08) 9305 5866

0412 684 995

Waddi Resort Koonah Road (PO Box 5)
Badgingarra WA 6521

Martin promotes the Turquoise Coast endorses and uses Calphalon cookware, Western Potatoes, Golden Eggs, Blue Waters Beef, British Sausage Company, Salitage Wines, Fini Olive oil and Whittington’s Herbs and Spices.  

The turquoise coast nestled right in the middle of the Shire of Dandaragan. The name Dandaragan is derived from the title of a watering hole, 9km north of the present town site of Dandaragan, called "Dandaraga" Spring, which, according to local Aboriginal language, meant "good kangaroo" country. Total population 200… a recent addition to Pioneer Park is the fabulous rotunda build 3 years ago for the people of Dandaragan. Mainly used for BBQ, picnics and out door is a real asset to the community.  Also just down the road there is Aggie’s cottage, built in the 1870’s this cottage is the venue for the Wolba Wolba beer festival this means very windy - not sure if is the people that are ‘windy’ or the weather?
Dandaragan also host the Waddi Music Festival - first weekend in March - not to be missed!

Retro Potato and Sausage Hot Pot

Serves 4

6 large Royal Blue potatoes (unpeeled)
1 leek sliced
2 tspns Fini olive oil
1 kilo of British Sausage Company Pork and or Beef sausages
2 tspns tomato paste
Small hand full of sage and basil
2 x 400gms can tomatoes (crushed)
2 ½ cups chicken stock
1 can of lima beans or four bean mix (drained)
Salt and Pepper to taste


Heat olive oil in a saucepan on low heat and fry leeks until soft, add sausages and fry until brown. Add herbs, stir in crushed tomato and tomato paste. Pour in stock, then season. Add cubed potatoes, cover and simmer for 30 minutes until potatoes are tender. Remove lid and fold through beans, simmer for a further 5 minutes. This dish is great made the day before.
Serve with seasonal veggies or crusty bread and your favourite Salitage wine.

Why not visit Retro on the Turquoise Coast at Waddi Bush Resort, don’t forget the Waddi Music Festival held on 1st and 2nd March 2008 for more details call 9652 9071 or on line at