Last Updated: March 03, 2015

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Olivia changes mounts

ON APPEARANCE, it would seem like a career where fairytales are made real.

Quail a game changer

NEVER tried game before? Perhaps you thought it was too difficult to cook, but it’s not.

Don’t let them bug you

SOME garden pests have a distinctly weird appearance. Scales are a good example.

Farmer Jack’s place

COUNTRY LIVING: Old sheep farmer Jack Stevens

I WAS intrigued to meet Jack Stevens, a 92-year-old farmer who lives and still works west of Euroa.

Mobbed MKR stars a big hit in Bathurst

Bathurst Race Meeting

TWO of the hottest stars from My Kitchen Rules brought a spicy edge to bush racing at Bathurst.

Skilled kid Blake will get the Show cracking

Whip Cracker

HE’S only six but Blake Kelly is already a dab hand with a whip, and his cracking skills have landed him a role as the face of Sydney’s Royal Easter Show.

Best bus bar none at Wimmera

Best bus bar none at Wimmera

IF YOU can’t get to the brewery, then Otway Estate Prickly Moses will bring the brewery to you.

Olivia changes mounts

Olivia O'Connor

ON APPEARANCE, it would seem like a career where fairytales are made real.

Food from the snowy mountains

Ben Bound

“MOUNTAIN food prepared by mountain men”, is how the Melbourne Food Festival brochure describes it.

Morwell starting to see clearly

Gippsland New Power

“THE people of Morwell are a good bunch of people,” says Ray Burgess.

Get ready to take the Veg Pledge

fresh fruit

A NEW campaign to inspire Tasmanians to eat more veg will be launched at Hobart’s Farm Gate Market.

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Sri Lanka, a taste of paradise

IT WAS one of my more surreal travel moments.

Castles on the river

Castles on the river

HISTORIC Europe beckons, with The Weekly Times Travel Club’s Grand European river cruising tour

New York a charming great city

 View from the top of the Empire State Building towards the New York Financial District. Manhattan. May 2010.

I’M from a small country town in NSW with an official population of 99.

Flying by the vines

Supplied Editorial

THE Mornington Peninsula is one of Victoria’s premier wine regions, with about 100 wineries and vineyards.

Live in the moment

Live in the moment

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

Don’t let them bug you

SOME garden pests have a distinctly weird appearance. Scales are a good example.

How to grow corn

Peter Cundall

IT PROBABLY seems a bit weird, but most sweetcorn patches should occasionally become a bog garden at this maturing stage.

Breaking new ground

Breaking new ground

THERE are always problems to overcome when creating a new garden.

Prune a plum job

Peter Cundall

I’VE been wandering through part of our garden where some fruit trees were planted about 35 years ago.

Answer is in the wind

 Protea growers Ian and Denise McLaverty's property Sancreed Flora, St Leonards. King protea.

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

Quail a game changer

NEVER tried game before? Perhaps you thought it was too difficult to cook, but it’s not.

Coconut ice slab

Coconut ice slab

THIS iced coconut slab is simple to make and tastes delicious.

Lemon snow

 Image from Jane Kennedy's book 'Fabulous Food minus the Boombah'. Apple and lemon snow.

THIS delicious recipe for lemon snow is an ideal summer dessert.

How to make ice cream

CL Jeremy Vincent Food

SUMMER and ice cream go hand in hand. These days an ice cream machine is in regular use in many homes.

Neil and Valerie’s soup

 FAMILY FOOD .. Girl Drinking from Soup Bowl

TRY this delicious soup recipe.

Dunny’s big last stand

LADIES and gentlemen, it’s time to announce the winner of our Best Worst Shed competition.

Echuca’s Captain Snooze

Echuca’s Captain Snooze

IT’S great covered saleyards are comfortable for livestock, but are they too comfortable for the buyers?

Back Paddock Rain’s on the way

Back Paddock Ant nest

BATTEN down the hatches and ready Noah’s ark to prepare for the big wet.

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Ute swear it was new

Ute swear it was new

LIKE a lot of 1950s utes, Terry Sullivan’s International L110 has seen a bit of action as a workhorse.

Meet Gracie, the great Defender

Meet Gracie, the great Defender

BY MODERN motoring standards, the Land Rover Defender falls down on many fronts.

Van fans get the bargains

Van fans get the bargains

COMPETITION is running hot in the van segment and that means great deals for customers.

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.

Miranda

Nature’s true colours revealed

Nature’s true colours revealed

WHAT makes a woman spend hundreds of hours, collecting leaves, bark, flowers, vegetables and fruits?

Rural students have most to lose

Rural students have most to lose

THE Government’s proposed changes to Australia’s higher education sector point to an Americanised system of user pays.

Alcohol not the best stress relief

Alcohol not the best stress relief

GOOGLE the history of alcohol and you’ll discover that we have been imbibing it for thousands of years.

Young people’s place in politics

Young people’s place in politics

I AM in a supermarket aisle in a country town. A headline glares from the newspaper stand.

Bookshelf

Our Kind of Love

Our Kind of Love

THERE’S no doubting the passion between Anna Morelli and Joe Blake.

The Making of Australia

The Making of Australia

WHEN gold was discovered in Victoria, Governor La Trobe was worried men would leave their families for riches.

Amina plates up

Amina plates up

AMINA Elshafei’s cooking has come a long way since, at the age of 14, she blew up the family microwave.

Supercharged Food

Supercharged Food

WHEN we eat, chances are most people think of food as primarily about taste or calories.

It’s Melbourne’s best sushi, but it’ll cost you

Taste restaurant review: Minamishima

IT might be the best sushi you’ll have in this city, but diners at Minamishima should prepare to pay handsomely for the privilege writes Dan Stock.

'My wife gave birth to four kids, then she died'

Carlos

THE father of miracle quads who were delivered safely but whose mother died hours after giving birth has spoken about his elation then devastation at the best/worst day of his life.

Man gets gold and white dress tattoo

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THE dress that broke the internet has been forever immortalised on one man’s leg. But is it blue and black or white and gold ink?

Heavenly conversion with hefty price tag

Heavenly conversion with hefty price tag

BUYERS will be flocking to this stunning church conversion — as long as the $8 million-plus asking price is not too big a cross to bear.

Housing market continues upward march

Housing market continues upward march

MELBOURNE property prices have continued their upward march in February, as lower interest rates begin impacting the market.

Properties soar above reserves

Properties soar above reserves

RESULTS from the bumper weekend show buyers faced stiff competition at auction, with one home selling nearly $1 million over reserve.

Drunk passenger forces flight back

Drunk passenger forces flight back

MORE and more domestic passengers are taking their own booze on flights — and it’s causing major headaches for Aussie airlines.

This is not your typical kitchen

This is not your typical kitchen

THIS kitchen has served up over one million eggs and more than 500,000 croissants and its chefs work in seriously tight quarters. So what’s life like on-board?

‘My holiday hell in Thailand’

‘My holiday hell in Thailand’

AN EVERYDAY act ruined this Aussie’s holiday and had an unexpectedly horrifying impact on his health. Warning: GRAPHIC.

Libs roar back in polls

Tony Abbott

TONY Abbott has staged a stunning comeback with a new poll putting the government almost into election-winning territory.

Lalbert mourns favourite son

Lalbert mourns favourite son

UPDATE: THE Lalbert community has been plunged into mourning after the death of a Mallee Eagles footballer.

WCB in Lion cheese buy-up

 Coon Tasty Cheese

WARRNAMBOOL Cheese and Butter is set to pay $137.5 million for part of a competitors’ business.

One fast pass does it all

One fast pass does it all

NEW Amazone Cirrus 03 offset discs/drill combinations enable one-pass cultivation up to 18km/h.

Farmer Jack’s place

COUNTRY LIVING: Old sheep farmer Jack Stevens

I WAS intrigued to meet Jack Stevens, a 92-year-old farmer who lives and still works west of Euroa.

Livestock Doc: Not a scrap of trouble

FARM - PIGS at Corop with Katy Brown

THE dangers of swill feeding and why is it illegal in Australia.