Food for thought – looks aren’t everything when it comes to food

Hands up those who fossick through the banana stand at the local supermarket in search of a perfect yellow hand of bananas.  I do it. Same for avocados and apples. It's often said people buy with their eyes and it's true. But the way fresh produce looks doesn't always affect the way it tastes. I don't know whether the Woolworths Odd Bunch campaign, promoting wonky fruit … [Read more...]

Shining a light on food in aged care

In the twilight of your life sometimes the highlight of the day is your meals. But what happens when the food being served is bland, reheated and lacking nutrition? A Gold Coast dietician is leading the charge to inject flavour and nutrition into the aged care diet. This story first appeared in the Gold Coast Eye Magazine GOLD Coast dietician Cherie Hugo knew things … [Read more...]

Landline celebrates the mighty carrot

We've just hosted our third Kalfresh Carrot Field Day, an event which started as a bit of experiment to see if carrot eaters were interested in coming to see how the orange veg is grown, picked, washed and packed. The first year we held the open day, as part of our local Council's Eat Local Week activities, we were pleasantly surprised by the turnout. The following year … [Read more...]

Here’s a cracking QLD condiment

As you sprinkle pepper over your dinner have you ever thought about where it came from and who grew it? Chances are your pepper has travelled a long way to your dinner table, with the bulk of commercial pepper grown in India and Vietnam. But there’s a family in Far North QLD, which has cracked the local market. Since the mid 1980s the Campagnolo family has carved a … [Read more...]

Wheatgrass is just the shot

The health world moves in fads. Some fade, some are enduring. Baby wheat looks like it's here to stay. You probably know it as wheatgrass. It's generally sold by the shot (it's not the best tasting thing) and is said to do excellent things for your immune system. That's because the new shoot of wheat is filled with goodies such as chlorophyll, amino acids, minerals, … [Read more...]