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Making light of shady art

QUITE literally, it was a light bulb moment.

How to cook chicken fingers

FOR the sake of our health we don’t want to eat deep-fried food every day.

Twins all fired up

GROWING up on a farm in Corryong, twins Kerryanne and Sally Reiners lived a girl’s own adventure.

Twins all fired up

 Twin sisters Sally and Kerry Reiners 22yrs have been abseling out of hovering helicopters as part of DSE rappellers training...

GROWING up on a farm in Corryong, twins Kerryanne and Sally Reiners lived a girl’s own adventure.

Making light of shady art

Jeff and Jeanette

QUITE literally, it was a light bulb moment.

Another view on farming

Fair Food Documentary

FARMERS — it’s fair to say — are not usually the attention-seeking type.

Clive seeks garden harmony

 Clive Blazey from the Diggers club in their Vegie patch at Dromana in Victoria. The Diggers Club provide seeds for vegie gar...

CLIVE Blazey has declared war on ugliness.

A new champ on the block

Henley on Mersey wood chop contest

A 50-YEAR-OLD woodchopping record has been smashed at Latrobe’s Henley on Mersey.

It’s beer — but not as we know it

Unpasteurised beer

GAS bubbles are now optional at a Geelong pub.

Helping hand for kids

Lucas Foundation. Mildura.

WHEN baby Lucas Whitelegg nearly died of a rare condition, his family travelled 500km for medical help.

Jindi’s Jones is on track

BAY CYCLING CLASSIC

AMONG the undulating green hills and dairy herds of West Gippsland, Brenton Jones is a common fixture.

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Live in the moment

I WAS devastated when, less than a week into my grand European adventure, the unthinkable happened.

Gippsland Lakes a serene getaway

 The jetty at Lakes Entrance in the Gippsland region of Victoria. Escape travel Must credit Gavin Hansford, Tourism Victoria

HERE’S a quick mind teaser for you.

Go with the flow

 SEPTEMBER, 2004: Tourists travelling aboard hired houseboat named

HAVE a need for speed? Then a houseboat holiday is not for you.

Summer fun in the sun

Summer fun in the sun

SCHOOL holidays are here and the sun is out.

Push to ‘revitalise’ Cradle

Tourism leaders push to ‘revitalise’ Cradle

TOURISM leaders have unveiled a bold new proposal to transform one of Tasmania’s most popular tourism drawcards – Cradle Mountain.

Answer is in the wind

SOME gardens I’ve come across were so windy many original shrubs and trees were blown out of the ground.

Taming tomato plants

Taming tomato plants

TOMATO plants tend to behave in weird ways, especially while in strong, active growth.

No need to gild the lily

 Lilium. Flower.

LILIUMS can be the most neglected plants in our gardens, but every year they will burst into bloom.

It pays to be picky

Harvest when firm and green

THERE’S little point in spending months growing vegetables and fruit if they are not correctly harvested.

Saving Raymond Island orchid

CL: Andrew Bould, Orchids

THERE’S an orchid on Raymond Island, in East Gippsland, that is so rare it’s got its own classification.

How to cook chicken fingers

FOR the sake of our health we don’t want to eat deep-fried food every day.

Candy’s banana cake

Global kitchen Pat Mulley

WHEN bananas get a little old they can make the perfect base for a moist, flavoursome cake.

Loving it in the raw

CL Jeremy Vincent Food

WHILE raw fish may seem to be a strange dinner choice, it is quite delicious when prepared properly.

How to preserve olives

 Steve and Pam Coleman. Olive farm. Metung. Black olives undergoing preserving.

PATRICIA Boyer of Castlemaine shares her recipe on how to preserve olives.

A merry cherry

CL Jeremy Vincent Food

LUSCIOUS cherries are in season and these tasty morsels are among the great joys of summer.

Cheeky billboard turns heads

BACK Paddock loves a bit of witty graffiti.

Empty castle $240k? Tell ‘em they’re dreaming

PROPERTY: 'The Castle' house in Bonnie Doon.

THE vendors wanted $240,000 for the Kerrigans’ holiday house at Bonnie Doon. But buyers have told them they were dreaming.

Rare catch '‘Prehistoric' shark caught in Victoria

‘Prehistoric’ shark caught in Victoria

SHARKS have terrified Aussie beachgoers across the nation this summer, but this odd looking beast might be the scariest of them all.

The Shed

Alexander the great pile of bits

John Potts homemade tractor

WHEN John Potts brings out his hand-built tractor to display at rallies, people gather to take photos.

Old Eureka still has a lot of go

Old Eureka still has a lot of go

PAUL Patton isn’t game to move his Eureka into third gear during his morning commute.

Shelves are bursting at the seams

Coach House Gallery & Museum. Wedderburn

WARNING: enter Wedderburn’s Coach House Gallery and Museum at your own risk.

Noel’s chuffed with his GP Talbot

Noel’s chuffed with his GP Talbot

NO ONE is more surprised than Noel Cunningham to be behind the wheel of a 1926 Talbot Grand Prix car.

Miranda

A break from the booze

A break from the booze

I’VE BEEN thinking about it for some time.

Recipe for humanity

Recipe for humanity

COOKING for a chef, especially one who ran Melbourne restaurants, would make most people nervous.

Keeping an eye on the future

Keeping an eye on the future

WORKING in blazing sunlight can raise a crop of eye trouble.

Online key to small town survival

Online key to small town survival

AFTER studying the form guide, I decided upon the balconette (for the larger chested) and the ruched front (hides the protruding belly).

Bookshelf

A Fig at the Gate

A Fig at the Gate

FOR author, poet and gardener Kate Llewellyn, life is all about accepting what you can’t change.

Tom Clancy’s Support and Defend

Tom Clancy’s Support and Defend

TO GET a grip on Tom Clancy’s Support and Defend, think Bruce Willis in Die Hard meets radical terrorist.

The Whole Pantry

The Whole Pantry

LAST year Belle Gibson’s app, The Whole Pantry, won Apple’s best app in the food and drink category.

The Long Paddock

The Long Paddock

‘THEY travel their stage where the grass is bad, But they camp where the grass is good.’

Young mum left stunned by note

Young mum left stunned by note

A STRANGER has handed money and a note to a young mum on a train, describing her mothering skills as a “credit to her generation”.

Celebs hit back at dumb questions

Celebs hit back at dumb questions

SOME of Hollywood’s most famous actresses are sick of being asked about their looks, so they’ve boycotted the mani-cam and are doing this instead...

‘I dated my best friend for 40 days’

‘I dated my best friend for 40 days’

COULD you fall in love with your best friend if you dated for 40 days? That’s what Jessica and Timothy set out to do in this experiment, called ‘40 days of dating’.

Portsea boatshed sells for colossal price

Portsea boatshed sells for colossal price

THIS boatshed fetched more than Melbourne’s median house price under the hammer — but it fell short of setting a record.

Vendors in boom suburbs cash in

Owners queuing to sell

HOMEOWNERS are taking advantage of surging property prices and lining up to sell in Melbourne’s boom suburbs.

Life’s a beach

Life’s a beach

CONSIDERING a sea change? We look at where you can do it on a champagne or beer budget.

‘We’ve been on holiday for years’

‘We’ve been on holiday for years’

SOME people dream about it. Others just do it. Here’s how one Aussie couple manages to stay on holiday permanently.

Qantas’ surprise for Australia Day

Qantas’ surprise for Australia Day

PASSENGERS on this Aussie airline were met with a rather unusual surprise when they went to collect their luggage from the carousel.

‘Her pants were around her ankles’

‘Her pants were around her ankles’

A FLIGHT attendant has given a graphic account of a mile-high sexual encounter between two passengers on an Air Canada plane.

Home school farce

Hand Rasied in Classroom

SPECIAL REPORT: UP to 20,000 children are being ­illegally home schooled in Victoria.

Rhiann makes dad proud

Rhiann makes dad proud

RHIANN O’Donnell has been a fixture around the Mildura West Cricket Club since an early age.

Sustainability a key to NAB lending

Sustainability a key to NAB lending

NATIONAL Australia Bank will place more emphasis on sustainable business practices when lending money to farmers.

Hands-free without a hitch

Hands-free without a hitch

JOHN Deere’s fully automated three-point linkage connection system has earned it a SIMA Innovation Award.

Twins all fired up

 Twin sisters Sally and Kerry Reiners 22yrs have been abseling out of hovering helicopters as part of DSE rappellers training...

GROWING up on a farm in Corryong, twins Kerryanne and Sally Reiners lived a girl’s own adventure.