Last Updated: July 04, 2015

Weather: Canberra -6°C - 11°C . Partly cloudy.

TV cook no stranger to heat

DURING this season’s series of MasterChef, she was known as “the farmer from Korumburra”.

With Joe, every dog has his day

THEY say you can’t teach old dogs new tricks.

Foray into China’s past

I KNOW it’s a long shot, but if you are ever in central China, might I suggest a visit to the desert?

With Joe, every dog has his day

CL: Kelpie Training with Joe Spicer

THEY say you can’t teach old dogs new tricks.

Hunt is on for black gold

Hunt is on for black gold

SHADOW and Sal run across the paddock, sniffing the cold ground under trees.

He’s the bee’s knees

Gippsland Stories

WHEN Ted Ripper became a licensed beekeeper at the age of six, he was most likely the youngest apiarist in Victoria — if not Australia.

TV cook no stranger to heat

Masterchef Melita

DURING this season’s series of MasterChef, she was known as “the farmer from Korumburra”.

Tim’s new sales pitch

COUNTRY LIVING: Tim Derham Cricket bats

WHILE some farmers focus on paddock to plate, Tim Derham is into paddock to pitch.

Becky loves a sticky situation

Supplied Editorial

IT’S a sticky situation, but one that Warrnambool’s Becky Nevin Berger is relishing.

Diving into the deep end

Freediving

THE mere thought of holding your breath for five minutes is enough to make most hyperventilate.

Carer makes a difference

Yooralla volunteer David Perry

BEING a carer isn’t easy, but if you’ve got the commitment and passion to help others it’s worth it.

tea-towels
Competitions
Weekly Times send us your recipes
Weekly Times Back Paddock
Weekly Times Travel Club

Foray into China’s past

I KNOW it’s a long shot, but if you are ever in central China, might I suggest a visit to the desert?

Bewitching outback

Bewitching outback

THEY are names rusted on to folklore as authentic signposts to inland Australia — Mildura, Burra, Clare, even that mountain of gold, Ballarat.

A whale of a time

 Warrnambool Flagstaff Hill and Shipwreck Coast tour.

TO AN adult, Warrnambool is all about the romance of the sea, shipwrecks, whales and the Great Ocean Road.

Byron lords it over rivals

Supplied Editorial Fwd: Cape Byron Kayaks

BOBBING on a kayak off the most easterly point of Australia, at Byron Bay, we’re meant to be looking for dolphins.

Melbourne calling

Melbourne City Skyline cityscape Picture: Inniss Cam

IT could be the siren song of football at the MCG.

Blooms warm the soul

I ONCE had a highly embarrassing experience in Whitby in Britain and it served me right.

From little things ...

From little things ...

MANY decades ago, I was asked to landscape a primary school’s grounds on the outskirts of a big city.

A prickly prune

A prickly prune

RIGHT now is a perfect time to prune and rejuvenate almost every kind of rose plant.

Women of the roses

Women of the roses

IT’S been bitterly cold during the last few days in our quiet little Tasmanian valley.

Get planting those herbs

Get planting those herbs

WE ARE approaching the coldest time of the year, but it’s also the busiest planting time.

A fraîche, tasty snack

CRÈME fraîche, while once a novel and trendy dairy ingredient, has now settled into mainstream cooking.

Let onions be the star

Jeremy Vincent - Food for CL

THE common brown onion is a feature of much of our cooking.

Warming to the core

Jeremy Vincent - Food for CL

NOTHING says early winter quite like an apple that’s sweet, crisp, tart and juicy.

Find comfort in soup

Jeremy Vincent - Food for CL

THERE are few foods as comforting as homemade chicken noodle soup.

Their hearts will melt

Jeremy Vincent - Food for CL

WORKING with chocolate in the kitchen can have its pitfalls, particularly when it comes to applying heat for melting.

A day of moos and rainbow hues

RAINBOWS were everywhere on social media last week — not because of rain, but to support gay rights.

Mail madness Australians know a good letterbox

Letterboxes

It’s not unusual to find bulls on hay plains or tractors at Inverell but microwaves in paddocks at Yass? That’s what’s happening in the bush where farmers turned mailboxes into quirky pieces of art.

Barnaby’s map’s as clear as mud

Barnaby’s map’s as clear as mud

LOOKS like Barnaby Joyce prefers good old mud maps to Google Maps when it comes to directing people.

The Shed

Valiant work helps carve a niche

Craig Jones - Shed

CRAIG Jones created a wooden version of his 1965 Chrysler Valiant ute.

Last laugh in Kelly’s vault

Last laugh in Kelly’s vault

WAS Ned Kelly the quintessential Australian Robin Hood, a larrikin who ended up on the wrong side of the law, or a thug?

St Arnaud gets it own holy grail

St Arnaud gets it own holy grail

AUSTRALIA’S first bible museum — and the world’s only bible museum to be run by women — was off to a rocky start.

Sue’s mint Marina hits the road

Sue’s mint Marina hits the road

WHEN Sue Wilson found a 1972 Morris Marina TC Coupe Automatic for sale, she knew it was a good buy.

Miranda

Recognition for women of the land

Recognition for women of the land

FEW in farming and agriculture would recognise the name Meredith Hayes.

Safety key for mobility scooters

Safety key for mobility scooters

WEDNESDAY is community lunch day at the Hopetoun Senior Citizens Rooms.

Buddhist project big in many ways

Buddhist project big in many ways

AS A child, I was dragged along to Catholic Mass every Sunday.

Jams, scones and making a change

Jams, scones and making a change

THE Country Women’s Association in Victoria is gaining two members a day.

Bookshelf

Down Outback Roads

Down Outback Roads

RURAL romance. It’s the genre that has swept the nation’s women off their feet.

Tomorrow We Escape

Tomorrow We Escape

TOM Trumble first learnt about Australian World War II prisoner of war Ian Busst on Anzac Day 2013.

Sharing Puglia

Sharing Puglia

LUCA Lorusso spent his youth running around his Italian hometown of Puglia — the land of olive oil.

The Cottage under the big Pines

The Cottage under the big Pines

IN OPERA, there’s always debate about whether the words and plot, or the music itself, is more important.

Confessions of pizza delivery guys

Confessions of pizza delivery guys

WHILE you might not think twice about the humble pizza delivery guy who comes to your door, they think about you. Five Aussie pizza delivery guys spill the beans.

‘I was scammed by an online love rat too’

Weekend feature on Online dating scams

IF YOU have lost in love online, and also lost a whole lot of cash, you’re not alone. Survivors of web dating scams tell us how to get through it.

‘How sexy selfies ended my marriage’

‘How sexy selfies ended my marriage’

THE wife of a British MP who became famous for her cleavage-revealing selfies on social media has split from her husband, claiming he got jealous.

Sitting on a gold mine

Sitting on a gold mine

MEET the Geelong region couple who stumbled on a disused gold mine in their backyard when they bought a bush block a few years back.

Flats pack price punch

Flats pack price punch

Buyers are turning to apartments to afford to buy in Melbourne’s most expensive suburbs as new figures show the massive price gap between houses and units.

Where property prices are heading

Where property prices are heading

THE property market was supposed to slow down at the start of this year, but it’s defied predictions. Here’s what’s in store for the year ahead... and beyond.

Meet Amsterdam’s hippest suburb

Meet Amsterdam’s hippest suburb

ONCE you’ve ticked the most famed tourist sites in Amsterdam, head to De Pijp and enjoy the art, markets, cafes and bars, write Jennifer Ennion.

Clothes Qantas wouldn’t allow

Caitlin Bassett - West Coast Fever

“WHAT do they expect me to wear?” A perplexed passenger has taken to Twitter to ask the airline to please explain why she was denied entry over her outfit.

Qantas goes for the green light

Qantas goes for the green light

What Aussies are really doing at work on Mondays, Sydney’s cheapest CBD holiday accommodation and why our biggest airline is going green.

White Paper well received

Launch of Agricultural Competitiveness White Paper, Woolsthorpe

UPDATE: THE National Farmers’ Federation has given theAgriculture White Paper a “seven or eight out of 10”.

Hamilton salutes Walsh

Adelaide Crows training _ Phil Walsh

UPDATE: HAMILTON Kangaroos will hold a minute’s silence as a mark of respect for Adelaide Crows coach Phil Walsh.

Dismay at degree of decline

Dismay at degree of decline

A DECREASE in the number of horticulture students has been described as “horrific.”

First man up for the Challenger

First man up for the Challenger

A SOUTH Australian farmer is the first in the country to take delivery of a new Challenger MT800 series tractor.

Chance of rare winter cyclone

Chance of rare winter cyclone

A TROPICAL low poses a risk of developing into a rare out-of-season cyclone in the Coral Sea.