Carrot beer has them hopping

Who says social media can't be positive? It's down to social media that we now have Australia's first batch of carrot beer. Shortly after the Kalfresh Vegetables Carrot Field Day last year, I received a message via social media from Wade Curtis, a craft brewer in Ipswich. Wade had visited Kalfresh and wanted to try making a carrot beer. "Do you think your husband would … [Read more...]

Early experiences vital for children

This parenting gig is a tough one. There are plenty of books advising us on the right way and the wrong way to raise our children but ultimately (for me at least) it's a work in progress. One area I feel we could have done better in the early years was engendering a love of reading in our boys. Sure we read to them but neither have developed a real passion for reading. I … [Read more...]

Dying for a status update

Hands up who has posted a Facebook status update while driving? Sent a text to a friend from behind the wheel? You're not a lone. Apparently 84 per cent of Australians admit to texting and driving. It's so rife that it has a name Intexication. Research reveals driving and texting is as harmful as driving drunk. Yet more and more of us do it and we're setting a terrible … [Read more...]

The power of camel milk

In a world focused on super-cheap cow’s milk it seems unlikely that consumers would choose to pour $30/litre camel milk in their coffee. But Sunshine Coast camel farmer, Lauren Brisbane, says she sells out every week and can’t keep up with demand. Lauren’s Q Camel business received its Safe Food accreditation in November 2014, enabling her to sell pasteurised camel milk … [Read more...]