Carrot picking joy

The look of pure joy is hard to top. Young and old, it doesn’t matter, everyone’s faces tell the same story. They’re having fun, old-fashioned, simple, out in the sun, fun. No gadgets, no new world technology, no high-speed, gut-churning rides … this fun is all down to carrots. Seriously. Last weekend, in a carrot paddock 100km southwest of Brisbane, 800 people … [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...]

Craft beer with bite

As the daughter of a dog mad mother (it's an English thing) I love meeting other people equally passionate about their furry friends. Last week I spoke to a couple who fit the bill. Their names are Tanya Harlow and Chris Herring and they run the Beard and Brau Brewery. They recently moved their business from South Australia to Tamborine in the Scenic Rim. They are in the … [Read more...]

These pantry staples are made with love

Recently I've been given some jars of gorgeous handmade jams and relishes. I hate to say it but I used to think jam-making was a little bit dull. A bit country, a bit daggy. How wrong was I. It seems to me that homemade jams and chutneys have shed their dowdy, country kitchen persona and are making a revival as the ‘must-have’ addition to a modern pantry. Lucky for me I … [Read more...]