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AUTUMN 2018 ◆ ISSUE 15 ◆ FREE

SHOWTASTIC

EXCITEMENT IS AT PEAK FOR THE IMPENDING SHOW SEASON

FARM FRESH

DRAGONFRUIT TAKES CENTRE STAGE AT CHINCHILLA FARMERS’ MARKETS

SWOON-WORTHY STYLES DALBY’S OWN MILLI & ROBE HAS YOUR AUTUMN WARDROBE COVERED

BEAUTY ◆ WELLBEING ◆ FOOD ◆ TRAVEL ◆ SOCIAL SCENE www.dalbyherald.com.au

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INSIDE 03 Beauty tips

Food facials are a great alternative when needed.

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There is so much on offer from this great local business.

08 Showtime

The Dalby Show promises another fantastic spectacle.

10 Renovation fixation

Andersens has the solution for all renovation needs.

12 Fun, flirty fashion

Milli & Robe have you covered for Dalby Picnic Races fashion.

14. 70 years of Jandowae Show Celebrating the milestone.

17.Delicious Dragon fruit

Chinchilla Farmers Market has plenty on offer.

21. Easter treats

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CONTACT US Writers: Carmen Miller Advertising: Nicole McDougall, Ashleigh Griffiths, Rachael Green, Debbie Phillips, Jodie Williams Enquiries: advertising@dalbyherald.com.au Publisher’s Indemnity: Downs Style magazine is published by Newscorp Australia. Those who make advertising placement and/or supply copy material or editorial submissions to style magazine, undertake to ensure that all such material does not infringe any copyright, trademark, defamation, libel, slander or title breach of confidence, does not contain anything obscene or indecent, or does not infringe the trade practices act or other laws, regulations or statutes. Further to the above-mentioned these persons agree to indemnify the publisher and/or it’s agents against any investigations, claims or judgements. Cover: The stunning Holly Bradley dons the cover in a Wish pantsuit available at Milli & Robe. Photography by Nicole McDougall. www.chinchillanews.com.au


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FOOD FACIAL IT is no secret that as much as we would love to be able to devote endless amounts of time to skincare, making a monthly facial appointment isn’t always possible. And as all beauty specialists will tell you, nothing quite compares to the skills and expertise of a professional, but when you are pushed for time, raiding your kitchen and cupboard is a good alternative.

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UMPKIN Packed with anti-aging antioxidants and vitamins C and A, the flesh you would ordinarily scoop out can be processed into a thick mask to help hydrate and soften skin. Get two cups pumpkin flesh, four tablespoons low-fat vanilla yoghurt, four tablespoons honey and one teaspoon nutmeg, and blend together in a blender or food processor for a DIY face mask. YOGHURT It contains lactic acid which may help clear blemishes and discolouration, and reduce fine wrinkles. Mix one cup Greek yoghurt with two to three drops of almond or olive oil and a tablespoon of honey. AVOCADO Avocados are a great source of monounsaturated fats, vitamin B and potassium. They are important for heart health, and also help moisturise the skin. They are also great for dry skin. Mix together one avocado, one egg white, two tablespoons of quick oats, and one teaspoon of lemon juice for a wonderful face mask. HONEY Cleansing with antibacterial properties, honey helps the skin retain moisture (and tastes delicious). Mash together half a banana, one tablespoon of oats and one tablespoon of milk (make sure you keep it out of your hair). GREEN TEA Green tea has lots of anti-inflammatory compounds and tannins to help reduce puffiness on your skin, while fighting premature ageing. Chill damp tea bags in the fridge and put on your eyes for 10 to 15 minutes. OATS Sunburn-soothing, inflammation-reducing and gently exfoliating, oats make the perfect addition to any natural face mask.

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SUPPLEMENTS: HELP OR HARM? Understanding what we put into our bodies is imperative to our overall health

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ultivitamins are a multi billion dollar industry and are consumed by half the population. Marketing promotes multivitamins as having added benefits to health but are they beneficial or money wasters? Many supplements on our supermarket shelves are derived from synthetic sources that our bodies cannot digest – leaving our body unable to metabolise such forms of supplement which end up in the toilet bowl. Many multivitamins are reported to contain harmful metals, anti-doping agents, and microbes. For example, the synthesis of Vitamin E: manufacturers derive this vitamin from synthetic materials such as acetone, citral, methanesulfonic acid, methylbutenol, ammonium hydroxide, and dimethyl sulfoxide. These are highly flammable, cause skin irritations, are corrosive to eyes, skin and harmful to the digestive tract. Therefore it is highly important to be aware of the source of the vitamin being consumed. When we understand the symptoms and lack of nutrients in our 4

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body, we can tailor our choice of supplements and the quality of product and experience increased health. It is important to find a trusted naturopath, integrative general practitioner or health practitioner to prescribe the correct supplements. Essential vitamins and minerals are a vital part of a healthy functioning body. If our food choices lack these nutrients we will require some form of supplementation. Within the field of psychology many studies have reported the positive benefits of fermented cod liver oil. Fermented Cod Liver Oil is high in Omega 3, EFA, Vitamin D, Vitamin A and Vitamin E. Children diagnosed with ADD and ADHD often respond positively to the use of fish oil. Results showed children reported increased concentration and lower anxiety. Understanding our symptoms with correct prescription of natural substances found in a supplement form can have a positive effect on our health.

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JET, SET AND GO With the hectic pace of modern life, it’s often hard to take the time to rest and relax. BY SAMANTHA SARGENT AND HELEN HAWKES

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ith Easter around the corner, many of us are planning to jet set away on holidays for a few days. And while there are few things more exciting than a pending holiday, often our sleep suffers as a result. Most of us are faced with stress on a day-to-day basis, whether it be physically, emotionally or spiritually. It’s no wonder that many people find it difficult to fall asleep at night, suffer from poor sleep, or wake up feeling tired and flat. This issue is even more relevant when we travel. Squeezing in a quick power nap cannot only help recharge your energy levels but also improve the condition of your skin. Whether you’re on a plane, train or boat, the following tips will help you wake up looking and feeling better. SWITCH YOUR WATCH TO THE TIME OF YOUR DESTINATION WHEN YOU BOARD This will help you adjust to your holiday time, by eating and sleeping at better times. PREPARE THE SPACE Are you feeling too cool? Too hot? Is it too bright? Or too noisy? If temperature is a concern, consider packing a jumper or scarf.

If it’s too light, perhaps a silk eye mask might help. If you’re travelling on a noisy plane or train then invest in a good pair of ear plugs. It might sound over-the-top, but these little additions can make a profound difference to the quality of your sleep, and consequently how you look and feel after that quick nap. THINK ABOUT TAKING YOUR OWN MEALS, OR AT LEAST SNACKS Healthy salads or sushi can be a good alternative to salt and fat-laden airplane meals, especially if you are on a special diet. TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE HEALING BENEFITS OF AROMATHERAPY Essential oils have been used for thousands of years and can easily be integrated into daily life via means of an oil burner, adding a couple of drops to warm bath water, applied to the skin in a carrier oil such as jojoba, grape seed or rosehip oil, or sniffed straight from the bottle. HYDRATE FROM THE INSIDE Before shutting your eyes for a quick nap, drink a glass of purified water, and upon waking do the same.

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WHEN QUALITY COUNTS Bottle Tree Embroidery offer a variety of first-class services.

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ottle Tree Embroidery is more than just an Embroidery shop. We are dedicated to providing the finest quality and variety of products, from personalised Embroidery, Digital Imaging, Custom T-shirt designing, Graphic Design, Hand -made items as well as our great range of high quality, unique educational toys and learning resources. There is something here for everyone! Since we have relocated to the arcade, we are regularly updating our products, and take on ideas and suggestions from the community on what they would like to see in store. Coming soon will be a great range of quilting fabrics and haberdashery which we are very excited about. So keep an eye out on our Facebook page and/or keep popping in store for latest products.

Bottle Tree Embroidery can Personalise Embroidery on: Work Wear of all types, Baby Cubbies & Buddies, Baby Jumpsuits, Kids Back Packs, Lunchboxes, Raincoats, Umbrellas, Rolling Luggage, Bath Sheets, Queen Towels, Kids Hooded Towels, Hand Towels, Face Washers, Bath Robes, Golf Towels, Bathroom Slippers, Bridal Party-Satin Robes, Caps & Bucket Hats, Digitising of logos, 6 Pack Stubby Coolers, Double Wine Coolers Digital Images or prints transferred on to: Mugs, Drink Bottles, Mousepads, Coasters, Collapsible Stubby Coolers, Pre-Stitched Stubby Coolers, Bottle Openers, Tote Bags, Pencil Cases, Bookmarks, Key Rings-metal (round, rectangle, heart), Chroma Luxe Metal Photo Panels.

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CONSIDER BONE HEALTH

ypically when we think about our health we rarely think about our bones. Building healthy bones now can mean less fractures and possibly no osteoporosis in the later stages of your life. Many of us have heard of it, but what exactly is osteoporosis? It is a disease that causes bones to become less dense, and more susceptible to fractures and breaks. This can affect both men and women, but with a higher occurrence in women. However, there is good news! With a proper diet, exercise and lifestyle, osteoporosis can be easily preventable. Several university studies suggest the most effective way to

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increase your bone density is to do load bearing exercises two to three times a week. ‘Load bearing’ simply means any exercise where your bones are under stress from a force being applied on them. For example, a weighted squat will stress the bones in your legs and back. Similarly, a chest press exercise will stress the bones in your arms. Now is the time to consider your health from a wider perspective and take into account elements you may not have before. Make 2018 the year you focus on your “hidden health” and start working out those bones for a stronger, unbreakable you.

Grand Parade, Live Music, Blacksmithing, Silversmithing, Woodworkers, Spinners, Discount Tickets Weavers, Animal Nursery, Markets, Music, Arts & Crafts, Vintage Machinery, Beekeeping, Online! Milking the Cow, Billy Tea & Damper, Ned Kelly the Bushranger, Sausage Making, Mini-Steam Train Rides, Sheep Shearing, Hay Bailing, Bag Loading & Sheaf Tossing!

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148 YEARS OF SHOW FUN The Dalby Annual Show promises a weekend of fun for the whole family. FOR YOUR fix of entertainment, dagwood dogs and fun for the whole family, look no further than the annual Dalby Show being held over the weekend of Friday, April 20 and Saturday April, 21. This year’s line up is nothing short of spectacular thanks to a jam-packed event calendar all weekend long. Featuring Xtreme Rodeo, live music and talent quests, fireworks, new rides, animal and pavilion displays, the Young Farmers Challenge, ring and arena events, Demolition Derby and a ute muster; show-goers will want for absolutely nothing this year. This is one show not to be missed so be sure to pencil it into the calendar and prepare to indulge in a weekend of good old-fashioned, family-friendly fun. Gates open at 8am and admission is $10 for adults and 5$ for children. Help celebrate 148 wonderful years of this spectacular show. *Adults $15 after 3pm Saturday evening.

DALBY SHOW: According to treasurer Rob Parsons, 6,500 people walked through the gates at Dalby Show in 2017.

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DALBY & DISTRICT SHOW SOCIETY PRESENTS | 148th ANNUAL

FRIDAY 20th & SATURDAY 21sts APRIL 2018 08 Xtreme Rodeo Live Music & Talent Quests Bunnings Demo Fireworks & Heaps of Family Fun New Rides & Tons of Entertainment Animal & Pavilion Displays Young Farmers Challenge Ring & Arena Events Demolition Derby Ute Muster

ADULTS: $10* CHILDREN $5 | GATES OPEN 8AM *ADULTS: $15 after 3pm Saturday Night

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ESTABLISHING YOUR OWN STYLE

Andersens Dalby have you covered for every step of your renovation process Renovating your home can be very exciting and deciding on a style for your interiors is one of the most enjoyable aspects of the process. Read on for advice on how you can develop a unique style for your own renovation. Architectural style The first step is to look at the architectural style of your home. This can help you steer your styling direction. Colour palette Colour is highly evocative and can have a dramatic effect on how your home feels. If you’re struggling to define your colour palette, begin by looking at the existing colours in your home and then pick out complementary colours to integrate your renovation with the rest of your home. Picking colours that work together can be a challenge. There are interior design tools available online that you can use to generate ideas for colour palettes, but to judge colour more accurately, it’s best to compare swatch cards and material samples for real in your home so you can see how they interact with the 10

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existing design features and lighting conditions. Furniture and furnishings As with choosing colour palettes, selecting furnishings that match your existing decor will yield the most harmonious design result. However, if you like a mish mash of styles, you can go for an eclectic look that blends them all together. Of course, mixing design styles can be more of a balancing act, so consult an interior designer for the most harmonious results. Special touches Splurging a bit on additional design details or statement pieces can really elevate your style from humdrum to “who’d you hire to do this?!”. It shows you’ve put careful thought into your design and gives the eye something to focus on. With considered design choices, your home can become a shining reflection of your personality. Have fun renovating and remember if you run into roadblocks, you can always ask for help. For more design tips and the video on Establishing Your Style, visit the Andersens website. www.chinchillanews.com.au


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THE RIGHT FIT FOR YOU With New Years resolutions starting to wane, maybe a gym membership is all the motivation you need to stay on track.

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inding the right gym can be make-or-break in your health and fitness goals. LOCATION Find a gym close to work or home. If it’s not, you won’t go. Even better if you can leave some gym gear and a towel there in your own locker. COST Make sure there are no hidden costs, and look for inclusions such as initiation sessions, trial periods and cooling off periods. MEMBERSHIP Visit a couple of times to check out the kind of company you will be keeping. If you are uncomfortable working out in a male dominated environment, go for a female-only gym. Ask about the social opportunities and events. FITNESS ASSESSMENT Many gyms offer a fitness assessment to test body fat, cardiovascular strength, upper and lower body strength, flexibility and core strength. These assessments give your gym an

understanding of your fitness levels, strengths and weaknesses, and allow them to recommend classes and goals. EQUIPMENT You want a good selection of easy to use equipment addressing cardio, strength and flexibility. Cardio equipment should offer information such as kilojoules burned, heart rate and distance covered. WEIGHTS Most experts say weight training is essential to any fitness regime. A good gym will offer a variety of both machines and handweights, so you have a choice how you work out. GROUP CLASSES Ideally you want a gym that offers a good variety of classes, from stretch to spin. Barre body classes, that combine ballet, Pilates and yoga, are very hot at the moment, as are spin classes that include lights or amazing music. But other faves such as yoga, stretch, strength-based classes, cardio tone and Zumba, are great additions.

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FLIRTY, FUN FASHION

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Kick the style stakes up a notch this autumn with these swoon-worthy numbers from Dalby’s own Milli & Robe. Florals and subtle frills are going nowhere this season and we couldn’t be happier. If prints aren’t your style, Milli & Robe has block coloured pieces that scream elegance and chic. And with Dalby’s Picnic Races just around the corner, now is the perfect time to head in store and find your perfect piece.

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1. Tallulah dress 2 Stevie May, Top and Pants, bag by Elms & King 3. Dusty Pink Wish lace dress 4. Sacha Drake striking skirt 5.Tallulah gorgeous back-feature dress 6. Tallulah floral frock 7.Mela Purdie, hat by Love Kate 8. Stunning Wish dress 9. Sacha Drake maxi dress Stockists of Joseph Ribkoff

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ime is of the essence when it comes to fertility problems, and Toowoomba patients are in safe hands under the expert care of Dr John Esler and his experienced team at the Queensland Fertility Group (QFG) Toowoomba Clinic. With more than twenty years’ experience in fertility services, Dr Esler offers cutting edge techniques, procedures and treatments that are considered by leading international fertility experts as giving patients the best and safest chance of achieving a pregnancy. Dr Esler understands that infertility problems are highly distressing and he recommends that patients should seek treatment early and from an experienced fertility specialist. “Infertility is defined as the inability to fall pregnant after 12 months of unprotected sexual intercourse, and for those over the age of 35 years, it is defined as inability to conceive afters 6 months of unprotected sexual intercourse,” he said. “Fertility problems are not confined to the female - male infertility can be a contributing factor which needs to be appropriately investigated. “I see so many patients who waited too long or spent unnecessarily on procedures that were never going to help their situation, so it is very important for couples to seek treatment from an experienced fertility specialist as early as possible.”

Dr John Esler has a wealth of experience and believes in always putting patient’s needs first Dr Esler and his experienced team try to make the fertility journey easier for patients. They offer a complete range of fertility investigations and treatments based on cutting-edge science and best practice techniques that are clinically and scientifically proven to produce high pregnancy rates1 with minimal risk to the patient. Patient needs are always a priority at QFG Toowoomba and the fertility services offered range from low-cost inseminations to full IVF services. All are personalised to the needs of the patient and patient preferences for specific treatment modalities are accommodated. There are no delays in accessing treatment. The QFG Toowoomba Clinic provides a relaxed and friendly environment, with diagnostic and procedural facilities conveniently located In-house. Dr Esler is one of Queensland’s most experienced gynaecology medical, surgical and fertility specialists. He established the QFG Toowoomba Clinic in 1996, and he and his team have helped couples produce more than 1200 babies.

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HERE’S CHEERS TO 70 YEARS Locals get set for 70th Jandowae Show

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xcitement is at fever pitch for the upcoming 70th annual Jandowae Show, which is set to take place on Saturday, March 24. Seven decades of fun, excitement and the coming together of a community is certainly an event worth celebrating, and the locals intend to do just that. A Full day is planned with the day starting with the Horse and Stud Cattle Events. The children’s entertainment will start mid-morning and will also include Displays of Free Style Bike Riding. The Evening Rodeo and Fireworks will end the day. “The Stewards at Jandowae make us very proud of the Pavilion Display, “ Jandowae and District Show Society President Tanner said. “It is well worth spending some time in the Pavilion to be inspired by the really creative and talented people we have in our District, who display some wonderful exhibits. “We are making a great effort to locate previous Show Girls to

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return for the morning program where we will be enjoy getting together with old and new friends,” Mrs Tanner said. “For the 70th Show we hope that many members who have moved away will return to enjoy the friendly, casual atmosphere that our show has. “Items of Memorabilia will be on display from the past 70 years and we will have fireworks to celebrate.” Another standout event the 2017 Showgirl Amelia Bach predicts for the occasion is the Farmers Challenge, which has become quite the crowd favourite in recent years. “We would like to encourage everyone to place a team of 4 in the Farmers Challenge as this was very successful and entertaining last year,” Ms Bach said. And while the Jandowae Show had always been an event which draws tourists and out-of-towners for the day, Mrs Tanner and the Show Society were quick to acknowledge the unwavering support of locals in the show’s continued success. “Being the 70 years we would like to thank the whole community who has continuously supported the show for many years. “We have too many supporters to name just a few.” So pencil March, 24 into the calendar for a day of fun, excitement and of course, the celebration of 70 incredible years.

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Events Stud Cattle - Young Judges/Paraders Fancy Dress Horse/Pony & Rider Judged in Grand Parade at 2 pm Farmers Challenge - get a team together and Farmer Up.

Children’s Entertainment Kangagang Children’s Entertainment Face Painting - free for Children Petting Zoo - pet & feed the animals

RIDES & AMUSEMENTS 4 HOURS * FOR $35.00

OTHER ENTERTAINMENT

Red Axe Entertainments - EL JAY Bike show Night Time Fireworks Show

MUSIC - JESS BERwICk

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BARREL RACING & RODEO

Barrel Racing begins at 5.00pm OPEN BARREL RACE - $1,000 OPEN BULL RIDE - $1,500 Darling Downs Buckle Series

NRA Rules and Regulations will apply and all nominations for Jandowae may be lodged with the NRA Central Office.

*Pre Purchase your tickets at the show office for $35.00 and Ride for four hours. Show Day Tickets for four hours $40.00. Individual Rides are also available on show day.

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WOW WITH COLOUR Reinvent the wheel with these stunning make-up trends for autumn

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here’s something for almost everyone with this year’s make-up trends! On one side of the spectrum, soft and feminine colours are in – think rose pink lipstick, dewy highlights, gentle pink blush, and smoky sand-coloured eyeshadow. On the other side is a more notable look, with bold accent pieces. Retro-esque clumpy, heavy lashes will be seen everywhere. To get the look, brush your mascara over your lashes several times and optionally add some bold fake lashes as well. Eyebrows this year take an interesting turn into the world of brushed-up brows. While those of us with thick or bushy eyebrows can carry off this trend without any additions, those with thinner brows may like to add some pencil to complete the look. The smoky eye that was everywhere in 2016 has made a comeback, but with a twist. Black or light, sand-coloured shadows are used around the entire eye – bottom and top – or less commonly, just one simple 16

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smudge in the corner of the eye near the bridge of the nose. Eyeliner is taking a step further into bold; line your entire eye heavily with black. You can add a heavy flicked-up cat eye, or just a simple ‘fingerprint’ smudge instead. Speaking of eyes, also on-trend this year is a bold stripe of colour across the upper eyelid using either eyeliner or eye shadow – think emerald, teal, turquoise, bright orange, neon green, lilac, bright purple, and more. Finally, glitter and metallics both show no sign of leaving the make-up world this year. Replace your traditional highlighter with a gold one, or if you aren’t quite ready for that bold step, use a metallic liquid lipstick. Our shiny trend is taking a step up from tiny glitter to using rhinestones to line the eyelid or add accents to cheekbones. Meanwhile, traditional glitter is taking a ‘less is more’ approach with a gentle sprinkle on the inside corner of the eye or on lashes.

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DELICIOUS DRAGONFRUIT

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hen it comes to consuming something that is as good for you as it is tasty, you simply cannot go past the delicious dragon fruit. Specifically the white or red-fleshed dragon fruit boasts enormous health benefits which help ensure a cleansed and re-energised version of you. Rich in antioxidants, high in fibre and stocked with Vitamins A & C, dragon fruit helps to cleanse your kidneys and is great for your skin. Luckily for all attending the Chinchilla Farmers’ Markets, these delicious treats will be in abundance. Sourced locally from a farmer situated only 14km out of the CBD, don’t wait any longer to sink your teeth into this tasty, health-promoting fruit. You simply cannot beat the guarantee of local growers delivering produce from the farm straight to the market!

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LIVING IT UP IN STYLE Bring life into your home this autumn with a lounge room which exudes sophistication

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he living room is where we spend most of our time, and it’s certainly the room our visitors see the most of — so it’s important the space is both functional and stylish. New interior design trends are starting to emerge: think warmer colour palettes with earthy tones, layering natural materials and textures, and softer furniture shapes. Before you start searching “lounge room ideas Australia” and getting totally overwhelmed, it’s important to go back to basics and ask yourself how the space is going to be used, as your design decisions and decorative choices will be influenced by the use of the room. Curvy, plump shapes are growing in popularity for sofas and occasional chairs, and their sculptural form is a great way to begin modernising your space. Velvet and velour are here to stay, so if you’re only making minor decorative updates to your lounge room, try adding velvet

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with cushions in an earthy colour palette, or even a velvet ottoman or armchair. LIVING ROOM WALL IDEAS TO TRANSFORM YOUR INTERIOR Mirrors are regularly used for living room wall decor as they add light and ambiance, as well as creating the illusion of more space — especially if placed on the opposite side of the room to a window. If you’re thinking of trying out something bold but are worried about the cost (or even changing your mind), try removable wallpaper. Easy to install and remove (as the name suggests), removable wallpaper is becoming more popular and is a super practical and affordable way to decorate your living room walls. The best bit? It’s not permanent, which is great if you’re renting. www.chinchillanews.com.au


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WHY THE HEADLINE RATE IS JUST THE TIP OF THE ICEBERG

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ave you ever heard – my rate is better rate because it is lower? This sentiment pulses daily across the airwaves and weaves through the internet like a law unto itself – it is a truth you can be forgiven for believing. Dalby based broker Johnathon Reeves from Cliff&Moss provides a personalised service and sets the record straight on all things finance as well as what brokers do. "Firstly – the headline rate – a marvellous marketing manipulation. Does the cheapest loan equate to the best for you? Rarely. Paradoxically, the most expensive might not be the best either. The best loan is one that matches your unique situation. To show how cheaper isn’t necessarily better - say you are buying a car and want the cheapest one. You find an 18-year-old hatchback for $250. But, you want to go off-road (and make it back). So, you find a $1,000 4WD where

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the rust is its best feature. But, it needs to carry children safely…You see where I am going with this. Working out what you need your finance to do for you is the single most important job a broker does. The second is the leg work – analysing the products and policies of 30+ banks to find the right fit. Moreover, we can travel to you...anywhere!" Johnathon is happy to review your current finance, obligation free and covers all types of finance - personal, business and agri.

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AN EASTER TREAT Cookie crumble ice-cream bombes are sure to please guests these upcoming holidays RECIPE BY KERRIE RAY

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AKES: 8 Ingredients 2L vanilla ice cream, slightly softened 105g (3â „4 cup) malted milk powder Brown food colouring 500ml vanilla ice cream, extra 250g milk chocolate melts 15g Copha, plus extra to grease 160g malt biscuits or honey biscuits, finely crushed Method Use a little extra Copha to grease eight 250ml (1 cup) capacity pudding bowls. Line each bowl with plastic wrap, allowing the edges to overhang. Place the ice cream in a large bowl. Add the malt powder and gently combine without making the ice cream too soft. Add a few drops of food colouring until the ice cream becomes

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caramel in colour. Divide evenly among the prepared bowls. Spread around the bowls, leaving a cavity in the centre. Place on a tray in the freezer for two hours or until firm. Use the back of a spoon to smooth over the surface. Freeze for a further two hours or until firm. Use an ice cream scoop to scoop out balls of the extra vanilla ice cream. Press one ball of ice-cream into each cavity, smoothing the top. Freeze overnight. Combine the chocolate melts and Copha in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on high for one minute or until melted and smooth. Turn the ice cream domes on to serving plates and remove the plastic wrap. Pour over the melted chocolate mixture and sprinkle with the biscuit crumbs.

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ENJOY A LITTLE MEXICAN This Beef Burrito Bowl is a guaranteed winner for the upcoming autumn season.

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HE tender-slow cooked beef paired with guacamole provides a well-balanced and delicious Mexican meal the whole family will love. SERVES: 4–6 Ingredients 1kg gravy beef, cut into cubes 2 tbsp olive oil 3–4 cloves garlic, minced 1 tbsp paprika 1 tbsp dried oregano 1 tsp ground allspice Pinch ground turmeric Pinch good-quality salt and pepper 400g crushed tomatoes 1 cup beef broth/stock 1 cup cooked quinoa/brown rice 3 cups iceberg lettuce, shredded Fresh coriander leaves, to garnish SALSA: 1 cup cherry tomatoes, quartered 1⁄4 red onion, finely diced Juice of 1 lime 1⁄2 cup fresh coriander, chopped GUACAMOLE: 2 large ripe avocados Juice of 1 lime Pinch ground cumin Pinch of good quality salt and pepper Method In a large, deep casserole pot heat oil over medium heat. Add garlic and spices, stir for 1 minute. Add beef and brown for 3–4 minutes. Add crushed tomatoes and stock and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to simmer, cover and cook for 1.5 hours or until beef is tender. In final 15 minutes of beef cooking time, prepare fresh ingredients for the salsa, guacamole and shred the lettuce. Cook quinoa/brown rice. Prepare salsa by combining all ingredients together. Setaside. Prepare guacamole by mixing all ingredients well together. Set aside. Once meat is tender, use a fork to roughly mix and shred beef. Assemble your burrito bowls with a layer of quinoa/brown rice and top with shredded lettuce. Add beef and top with salsa and guacamole. Finish with fresh coriander to garnish. — Australian Beef 22

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