Last Updated: October 22, 2014

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Glimmer of hope in cancer battle

CANCER can strike anyone without prejudice, with one in three of us likely to suffer it.

Ready, set ... goat

THERE will be plenty of goats to spot in the town of Bullarto on Sunday.

Time to plant basil

THE weather should be sufficiently warm enough now to start off that most prized of herbs, basil.

Mont De Lancey is a treasure

Mont De Lancey

SURROUNDED by orchards, Mont De Lancey homestead sits snugly in a postcard-perfect landscape.

A taste of France in cider vinegar

Country Living: Michel Renoux, handmade vinegars

“CREPES, cider and vinegar,” says Michel Renoux in his deliciously strong French accent.

Glimmer of hope in cancer battle

Spokes of Hope

CANCER can strike anyone without prejudice, with one in three of us likely to suffer it.

Ready, set ... goat

Ready, set ... goat

THERE will be plenty of goats to spot in the town of Bullarto on Sunday.

Favourite events Country festivals battle for top honours

 Ballarat Begonia festival. Flowers. (for Victoria Secret extrago March 6)

TWO Victorian festivals — from Ballarat and Bendigo — are in the running to be named Australia’s Favourite Event.

Tuppal’s nod to farming roots

Tuppal’s nod to farming roots

THOUSANDS flocked to the inaugural Tuppal Food and Fibre Festival at the weekend.

Plumbing the depths

AT FIRST, walking a steep path down into the earth’s crust does not feel so bad.

San Fran just made for kids

Supplied Travel FW: Pic # 1 Golden Gate Bridge as seen from the lookout at the Marin Headlands

FINDING family-friendly activities in big cities isn’t always easy, but San Fran is full of them.

Return to the Blue Mountains

Harry Karavias

TRAVELLERS are encouraged to return to the Blue Mountains, as the region recovers from bushfires.

A land of contrasts

A land of contrasts

IT is the world’s most populous nation, and home to villages that haven’t changed in hundreds of years.

Temples of delight

 DE12AG Street scene, Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, Southeast Asia, Asia alamy positional, fee for high res Picture: Sup...

IT IS a region that has captured the hearts of many travellers to South-East Asia.

Grow the right pumpkins

THERE’S not much point growing a big crop of pumpkins if the varieties selected are poor keepers.

A spring in their step

A spring in their step

SOMETIMES even the most hardy of flowering performers need a good feed to lift their spirits.

Spuds with little effort

Spuds with little effort

AFTER almost four months away from our vegetable patch I returned to be confronted by giant weeds.

Open Gardens’ last stand

 Neil Robertson, former CEO of Open Gardens Australia. NB This is a Fairfax photo so only use as a tight headshot Picture: Su...

FOR 27 years Open Gardens Australia has been showcasing beautiful properties around the nation.

Pest control, naturally

Pest control, naturally

ABOUT two years ago I tried an experiment in spray-free pest control that was a great success.

Make your own chocolate bites

ALMONDS are one of the great assets of the kitchen, used in both sweet and savoury cooking.

Flippin’ heck Australian pancake recipe goes viral

Australian pancake recipe goes viral

AN AUSSIE pancake recipe has gone viral in the most unexpected way.

Make your own tahini

Jeremy Vincent CL Food

TAHINI, or sesame seed paste, is a staple of Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cooking.

Bake it to make it

Jeremy Vincent CL Food

RICOTTA is an Italian curd cheese. Made from whey, it is traditionally a byproduct of making cheeses such as mozzarella.

What to eat for breakfast

Jeremy Vincent CL Food

BREAKFAST can be a rushed affair during the week.

Shed of the week

BACK Paddock has been thinking about what agricultural architecture is worthy of preservation.

Have a dip at names

Have a dip at names

BACK Paddock was driving on Challicum Rd last week and off the to the right was Dip Rd.

That’s probably not roadworthy

That’s probably not roadworthy

HAY bale artists are inspired and churning out new installations.

Calf in a wheel tight spot

Calf in a wheel tight spot

PETER Marzorini discovered one of his calves in a spot of bother recently.

Laughing gear: Check-up

Laughing gear: Check-up

A SWEET grandmother telephoned St Joseph’s Hospital and asked about a patient.

The Shed

Shed Farm’s salute to the steam age

Lakeside Antique Machinery Museum

GIPPSLAND locals are accustomed to seeing Peter Coleman chugging along on his steam roller.

Warracknabeal Museum Museum’s good medicine

Longerernong, Agricultural College

A BEQUEST from a Warracknabeal doctor has the town’s Wheatlands Agricultural Museum on the move.

Museum gets a ray of Sunshine

Liza Dale-Hallett. Museum Victoria

HUGH Victor McKay himself would surely be proud.

Bike bliss on show at Motorclassica

Jon Munn

CHILDHOODS are fertile breeding grounds for far-fetched ambitions, and Jon Munn’s was no different.

Miranda

Women need to be seen and heard

Women need to be seen and heard

MANY of you will have read critiques of newspaper reporting of recent violent deaths in families.

The age of anxiety is upon us

The age of anxiety is upon us

EARLIER last month was women’s health week and I missed it!

Late-life passions feed the soul

Late-life passions feed the soal

WOMEN in Pat Gabb’s mother’s era might not recognise the lives of country women aged 60 plus.

Learning difficulties no barrier

Learning difficulties no barrier

HAVE you ever been asked who you’d invite for dinner if you could invite anyone from any lifetime?

Bookshelf

The Climb

The Climb

WOMEN remain woefully under-represented on boards and in positions of power.

An Unsentimental Bloke

An Unsentimental Bloke

LITTLE was known about Australian poet C.J. Dennis, who penned more than 3000 poems, until now.

BOOKS One Boy Missing

Supplied Editorial Author Stephen Orr (picture: Philip Martin); One Boy Missing by Stephen Orr

A MISSING boy, a body washed up on a beach, and a suspicious house fire — all in one small country town.

Beautiful Food

Beautiful Food

OH, for simpler times when we weren’t sorting high GI from low GI foods, and stockpiling super grains.

Top Ten Stories

  1. Crete in Camberwell: Price gets my goat

    Taste Restaurant Review: Elyros

    REVIEW: The food of Crete comes to Camberwell at Elyros, but at a cost that reviewer Dan Stock finds difficult to stomach.

  2. Surprising trick to beat Ebola

    Surprising trick to beat Ebola

    WHEN Ebola was found in a city of 21 million, fears of an ‘apocalyptic outbreak’ were rife. Now one country has been dubbed a ‘spectacular success’.

  3. Designer Oscar de la Renta dies

    FILE: Oscar De La Renta Dies At 82

    ONE of Oscar de la Renta’s last acts was to design Amal Alamuddin’s wedding dress. Today the fashion elite are mourning the death of a legend.

Top Ten Stories

  1. Multi-million dollar auctions

    19 Hanby St, Brighton

    SEVEN Melbourne houses sold for upwards of $3 million at auctions over the weekend. SEARCH THE WEEKEND’S RESULTS

  2. Save thousands on your mortgage

    Save thousands on your mortgage

    HOME BUYERS are throwing away thousands in interest payments. Find out how making your own coffee and other tricks can help you save $32,000 on your mortgage.

  3. This is why your house won’t sell

     Man and woman with house for sale. Property. Couple. Generic image.

    YOU’VE had it on the market for months but no bites yet. Check out the five reasons why your house hasn’t sold.

Top Ten Stories

  1. Airport ruined two years after being built

    Airport ruined two years after being built

    THIS airport sits in ruins just two years after being built. A bullet ridden carcass, it is a brutal reminder of a bloody war. These are the haunting photos.

  2. The ultimate Aussie bucket list

    The ultimate Aussie bucket list

    THIS couple has travelled the globe and says no destination can beat Australia. Here are the top 10 places close-ish to home that you need to see before you die.

  3. 10 big cruise ships you need to know

    ocean

    WATER wars are on the cards as new megaliners launch and cruise companies vie for attention. Check out the must-sees at sea in 2015.

Spring sizzler kicks in

Spring sizzler kicks in

THE deteriorating season in parts of northwest Victoria and the NSW Riverina is expected to worsen.

Dayne backs his calling

Dayne Barry Young Racecaller

DAYNE Barry is calling the shots on his fledging career as he embarks on becoming Victorian horse racing’s youngest racecaller.

Store lamb market on fire

 11/6/2010 Griffith lamb sale. This pen of light lambs was bought by a restocker for $104.50. They had an estimated kill weig...

A SURGE in confidence in prime lambs has created a stellar market for restocker lambs this spring.

Case mid-sized tractor ungraded

Case mid-sized tractor ungraded

CASE IH has hit the 100hp market with its new Farmall C mid-size tractor range.

Mont De Lancey is a treasure

Mont De Lancey

SURROUNDED by orchards, Mont De Lancey homestead sits snugly in a postcard-perfect landscape.

Editor’s Letter: October 2014

 Natalee Ward. Weekly Times. HWT staff.

THE Weekly Times held its first FORUM last month, a day for farmers to get together and hear from some successful producers and marketing gurus on how to build a strong business brand.