Nice Sunday for getting your hands dirty and planting that spring harvest! Organic Birdland seeds are available in store.
Beat the '7 degrees blues' with a luscious hot chocolate topped with home made marshmallows.
The simple pleasures in life.
Another fairly significant 'Human of the General' is none other than chef/co-owner Dougie himself!
Q: Where do you live?
Q: How are you a Human of the General?
A: I'm one half of the brains behind it all. Officially, I'm the operations manager but I wear many many hats.
Q: What’s your General go-to?
A: When we make a batch of our jalapeño sauce I like to include it in a cheese and ham toasted sandwich. So simple, but deeply satisfying!
Q: Favourite season and why?
A: Early autumn. The seasonal produce is plentiful which means more menu creativity. The evenings are warm enough to still eat salad but cool enough to start slow cooking meats again. Mushrooms are also in season and local foraging ensues.
Q: How do have your coffee?
A: I don't! I stopped drinking caffeine a few years ago. My go to is Rooibos tea, a caffeine free African red bush tea alternative. Not very rockstar, I know!
Q: Best thing about life in the Hills?
A: So many! Community stands out to me as the best thing. I mean, we have beautiful walks and parks, and we're just a short drive to get to most places, but the community is number 1. I love bumping into people whilst out and about, it's a very special thing and makes us feel connected as humans, which is one of the most important things in life.
Q: Favourite musician?
A: I'm not really a favourites kind of guy! I seek out new music all the time, for myself and our customers. Recently, I've been closely following a musician called Jordan Rakei. He's from Australia but has been kicking goals over in the U.K. His dad lives in Emerald, so it's nice having that connection too.
Q: What is your guilty pleasure? Food... gelato, for sure. I also love musical theatre ... watching and singing (when no one is listening!) Q: What would be your last meal on earth?
A: My Mum's lasagne with a side of green leaves dressed with a simple vinaigrette. And, an obscenely large serving of tiramisu for afters.
Q: What's for dinner tonight?
A: A simple risotto with roasted beetroot and onion. And, lots of Parmesan.
Q: What's been a pivotal moment in your life?
A: Moving to Australia 13 years ago
What an amazing weekend here in Emerald! I caught this stunning view when I went for a walk at dusk today. It was great to hear rumbling lawn mowers; sweeping brooms, and clattering chainsaws, as I walked. Everyone out in the fresh air caring for their patch. Move over winter - spring is coming. 🌱🌞🐣
So many juicy plump lemons around the Hills this time of year! Looks like they have found a yummy home...
Well if that's not a sign, we don't know what is! Double rainbow, right here right now!
Whow! Lots of team birthdays this month! Enjoy a little gift from us folks :) - D&B Thanks for the cards today @behindthetrees_