A taste of sunshine

The sun wasn’t shining as we pulled up at Sunshine & Sons. But it didn’t matter. If anything, it made tasting that drop of sunshine in each and every sip of gin, rum and vodka all the more satisfying. That’s what we were here for – the distillery tour and the tasting. And a little …


On the right track

When I visited The Shed at its previous location in Forest Glen, it took me about 30 seconds to fall in love with the eclectic mix of old and new, vintage and modern, pretty and odd. I remember describing it as an Aladdin’s Cave of wonders. So it was no wonder I felt the same …


The wow factor

We have three courses and a cocktail for your next dinner party thanks to Aden Moriarty, the head chef at Noosa Springs’ Relish restaurant. BUMBU BALI PORK (pictured) This a great marinade that I was given on my last trip to Bali. The marinade was smothered around slow-cooked pork belly. The pork was sliced and …


Sunsets, serenity and seafood

There is no denying the urge for delicious, fresh, juicy seafood when you’re sitting metres from the blue waters of the Noosa River. Especially when your seat is at the newly renovated Sunset Bar at Noosa Boathouse, and it comes complete with a cocktail in hand and uninterrupted views across Noosaville. Considering Noosa Boathouse is …


Raising the bar

The bar culture on the Sunshine Coast has gained some fabulous momentum of late. You may not have heard of these establishments but they are worth sticking on the radar. 26 Degrees, Caloundra Perched above street level at the Rumba Resort and with views over Bulcock Beach, you will find the 26 Degrees bar. Recline …


A night on the town

It’s safe to say that the Sunshine Coast hasn’t been well known for its thriving nightlife. Here, we are probably more famous for the golden beaches and rolling surf, the greenery of the hills and the boutique foodie scene. Nightlife has always been more of a Brisbane or Goldy thing. You slip out of your …


The beauty of the belt

Every cloud has a silver lining. Queenslanders often head for interstate wine destinations, but due to the restrictions we’ve all experienced of late, many wine-loving folk have opened their minds and their wallets to the wonderful wines produced on our doorstep on the Granite Belt. A leisurely four-hour drive from the Sunshine Coast will see …


Relaxed Recipe

Impress your guests with this delicious recipe from The Loose Goose in Twin Waters.MORE

Relaxed recipe

Ours. Café & Goods in Moffat Beach serves super-tasty vegan dishes that everyone will fall in love with. Try making this quick smoothie at homeMORE

Piccolino’s passion fruit panna cotta

PASSION FRUIT PANNA COTTA, MERINGUE SHARDS & WHITE CHOCOLATE GELATO Ingredients Meringue 4 large egg whites 115g caster sugar 115g icing sugar Panna cotta 6 passion fruit (pulp and juice removed into small bowl) 2 tsp of unflavoured gelatine 600ml thickened cream 250g mascarpone cheese 200g caster sugar Store-bought white chocolate gelato Method To make …