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Katherine Times Wed 12 Mar 2014



Katherine Times Wed 12 Mar 2014


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Australian newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Katherine; Katherine (N.T.) -- Newspapers

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V.32 issue 9

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Caranbirini Conservation Reserve is located 46 km south of Borroloola and just off the Carpentaria Highway. This 1,200 hectare Reserve protects habitats including sandstone escarpment, a semi-permanent waterhole and areas of open woodland. These play an important role in preserving the region's unique flora and fauna as the reserve is located within the ecological transition zone between the tropical north and the drier centre. A short gravel road suitable for two wheel drive vehicles leads to a car park. There are no camping facilities in the reserve, however three walking tracks provide for easy exploration and extraordinary sights. The five kilometre long Jagududgu loop walk explores some of the spinifex country in the reserve and should take around three hours to complete. Remember to bring plenty of water and a snack or two. One of the Territories most impressive short walks is the two kilometre Barrawulla loop walk. Make sure you allow plenty of time to explore this spectacular track as there are some amazing photo opportunities along the way. The track leads through the impressive spires of the Lost City formation, getting you up close to the weathered sandstone walls where you weave your way around corners and between towering pillars. A short track takes you to the semi-permanent Caranbirini Waterhole, a refuge for wildlife through the long dry season. Eagle- eyed visitors can spot many different birds and animals which may include the endangered Gouldian finch. Also known as Garambarini, the area has always been a favourite place for the local Gadanji people. The waterhole is an important source of food such as turtles, mussels and waterlilies. Important dreaming beings, the emu (Jagududgu) and the white cockatoo (Barawulla), form part of a dreaming trail passing through the site. It is said that Barawulla, who was born and still lives at Garambirini, never travels far from this site and is present as a pale stone high up on the escarpment overlooking the main waterhole. Connect to Country - with Ranger Clare Do you want to know more about flora, fauna and parks in the Katherine region?Like Northern Territory Parks and Wildlife on facebook. Lobster bisque Ingredients: 1 raw lobster tail 90 g butter 1 large onion, chopped 1 large carrot, chopped 1 stick celery, chopped cup brandy 1 cup white wine 6 sprigs fresh parsley 1 sprig fresh thyme 2 bay leaves 1 tbs tomato paste 2 tomatoes, peeled 1 litre fish stock 2 tbs cornflour cup cream Method: 1. Remove meat from lobster tail, wash and retain shell. Chop the lobster meat, cover and refrigerate. 2. Heat butter in a large pan. Add onion, carrot and celery. Cook over low heat for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are softened but not brown. 3. In a small pan heat brandy; set alight and carefully and quickly pour over vegetables. Shake the pan until flame dies down. Add white wine and lobster shell. Increase heat, boil mixture until it has been reduced by half. 4. Add parsley, thyme, bay leaves, tomato paste, tomato, and fish stock. Simmer without lid for 45 minutes, stirring occasionally. 5. Strain mixture through a fine sieve or muslin, pressing gently down to extract all the liquid. Discard vegetables and shells. 6. Return liquid to cleaned pan. Blend rice flour or cornflour with the cream. Add to the liquid. Stir over medium heat until thickened. Add lobster meat. Cook gently without boiling about 10 minutes or until lobster meat is just cooked. Garnish with oregano leaves and paprika and serve. The Katherine and District Show is in its 49th year. Fourty-nine years of rides, best sponge cakes, rodeos, show-jumping and most importantly 49 years of volunteers who help pull the event together. Volunteers are an important part of the Katherine Show. Last year over 30 volunteers helped make the 2013 show a highlight of the Katherine calendar. Volunteers work in a wide variety of areas in the show, from art and craft to rodeo and animals. Volunteers are highly valued and their interests play a part of the area they work in. The excitement of the Katherine Show draws volunteers from across the region, many of whom return year after year to help out but were always looking for more. Volunteers get exclusive inside access to the complicated task of running the show, volunteering is also a great way to meet like-minded people in the region and contribute to your local community. Without volunteers willingly giving their time, the Katherine Show would have not enjoyed the success it has over the years. If you have an interest in being a volunteer at the 2014 show please call the Show Society office on 8972 1746 or email mail@katherineshow.org.au. Its your show, become a part of it. IIttss sshhooww ttiimmee aaggaaiinn ssoooonn ...... JJuullyy 1188--1199 > By CLARE PEARCE During my challenge, I have reduced my sugar and fat intake, but have not eliminated these substances altogether. I still have avocado, coconut milk, olive oil and full-cream milk. I am allowed small amounts of honey, 100 per cent mayple syrup and even three pieces of dark chocolate. However, I dont enjoy the taste of such sweet food anymore. I guess that is what happens when you dont eat it for a while. I eat a very low gluten diet, and follow the advice of Nutritionist Natalie Buffa (pictured) who can be contacted at zestnutrition@live.com.au. Here is some advice for all of us from Natalie: Many of us are aware of the importance of re ducing fat in our diets if we wish to lose weight. So off we go to the supermarket to buy our skim milk, low fat cheese and margarine. Is this really good for us? Let's have a look at the facts. Since the low fat theory has become popular and we have switched 365 Days without junk food - by Debbie Unwin Week 47 On April 25, 2013, Katherine mother-of-two Debbie Unwin embarked on a 365 Day No Junk-food Challenge to raise money for Carers Australia and to raise awareness about Healthy living. For a year Debbie will be publishing a diary of her efforts and the success of her project in the Katherine Times. To support Debbie send an email to debbieunwin82@gmail.com or visit her website online at http://365daynojunk.com. over to low fat goods, have we noticed much change in the health of our society? Not really. People seem to be sicker and all the more unhealthier than ever. When these products are stripped of the fat they become so unpalatable that many things must be added for taste, ie. sugar. Have you noticed that skim milk is sweeter than full cream? So what should we do? Aim for a wholefood diet approach. Whole foods are unprocessed and consumed in their purest state. No sugar added. >> lifestyle & home > By Show Officer Courtney Golding www.katherinetimes.com.au KATHERINE TIMES, WEDNESDAY MARCH 12 2014 9