Market-goers are gobbling up the Christmas puddings

Pudding Lane Queensland has continued to grow and has become one of Australia's finest producers of the traditional boiled-in-the-cloth Christmas pudding.

Less cars, less cooking: Welcome to the future Coast

The concept plans for the light rail network operating along Alexandra Pde, Alexandra Headland.

Mayor Mark Jamieson gives insight into what our future holds

Are meals made from scratch now a thing of the past?

Julie Goodwin with one of her previous cook books.

Cooking skills becoming a relic of the past, survey finds

Complete guide to Sunshine Coast markets

Booval Fair Harvest Markets fruit and vegetable shop. Photo: David Nielsen / The Queensland Times

Find your bargain at markets across the region with our guide.

Make confectionery at home with chocolate workshops

Chocolate delights.

Coast chocaholics will rejoice in new Montville chocolate classes.

Woolies' new reindeer carrots hope to feed Santa's fliers

Woolies gets on board with the tradition of leaving a carrot out

Funky, flavoursome vegan food

Think vegan is boring? Think again.

OPINION: The secret to giving a great gift

WHAT do they want? What do they need? We can spend a lot of time asking ourselves these questions.

OPINION: Get organised before the Christmas crowds arrive

The mind functions better when the house is clean and tidy.

Tackle the cleaning to-do list one room at a time

There's a whole lot of luxury in this home

The Endeavour Foundation's latest prize home in Mountain Creek.

WHEN it comes to desirable homes, it's hard to go past a prize home.

Impressive to say the least

Contemporary-style Tewantin house has wide appeal

Liability problem remains for Urban Food Street

LEGISLATION restricting claims for damages for accidents on roads is unlikely to save Buderim's Urban Food Street residents from public liability insurance.

WARNING: This household item may be a snake hotspot

A carpet python spotted in a tree in Nambour.

You'll never guess where snakes love hiding

It's time to plan your summer garden

Sunpatiens are also fantastic in pots, flowering non-stop throughout the year.

Help your garden overcome the summer heat

Little fruit packs punch

Blueberries have plenty of fibre, virtually no fat and loads of vitamins.

'Berry' good addition to gardens, even in sub-tropical climates

Learn to live off the land

GROWTH SPURT: Children learn how to plant a vegetable garden.

Permaculture and nature play workshops to be held in Doonan

Mum-of-two grows start-up from seed

SPARE HARVEST: Helen Andrew's idea was sparked by an overhaul of mandarins one winter.

Sometimes all it takes is a small idea.

Gardening: Grow a mini banyan fig

Pot belly figs are hardy, resilient plants that make great indoor bonsais.

The banyan fig makes a hardy, easy-to-care-for bonsai

Three days are not nearly enough in a vibrant city

Stay more than three days in Perth, but beware if you do, you may want to move there

Mind-boggling Galeries Lafayette is a true French landmark

Travel

Awe-shopping in Paris with Ann Rickard

6 reasons to add Toowoomba to alternative travel list

Carnival of Flowers 2016. Grand Central Floral Parade.

It is an ideal place for royalty, street artists and style hunters

Fraser Coast has global appeal as visitor numbers soar

Patrick Janke from Germany is one of many international travellers who has chosen to visit Fraser Coast on his journey.

Overseas visitor numbers are up 4%.

Tangalooma: The place to get wrecked

Sea Scooter Safari great way to explore Moreton marine life

$259 flights to Honolulu: Jetstar sale launched

Jetstar is offering cheap flights to allow a beach holiday either here or overseas.

Flights from as little as $49 up for grabs in massive sale

International visitor numbers going up on Fraser Coast

The region saw 136,000 visitors in the year to September 2016.

Spiderman star used fake name to research role

TOM Holland has confessed to going undercover in a school for three days to prepare for his role in 'Spider-Man: Homecoming'.

What's on the small screen this week

A scene from the TV documentary Running Wild: Australia's Camels.

TWO new Aussie docos will pique your interest.

EXCLUSIVE: Meet Robert Irwin, wildlife photographer

SNAPPER: Apart from wildlife, photography is Robert Irwin's great passion.

Steve's boy has a passion for photography

Louis Tomlinson's tribute to late mother

Louis Tomlinson's new single is a tribute to his late mother.

Justin Timberlake stuns students with secret class

Justin Timberlake stunned high school students in Sydney

Carrie Fisher says Ford will be bugged by affair confession

Carrie Fisher is sure Harrison Ford is annoyed at her

Dakota Fanning rekindles romance with childhood sweetheart

Dakota Fanning rekindles romance with ex

Young designer jets off for London internship

An up-and-coming fashion graduate's career is off to a flying start, thanks to an international internship opportunity

STYLE: Mouths are now exclamation marks

Model Georgie Griggs wears Antique Velvet matte lipstick from MAC, RRP $36, online at David Jones/MAC.com.

Adopt a autumn shade for a summer shock.

Monogrammed goods now available on Coast

NEW BUSINESS: Celebrating the launch of new Sunshine Coast fashion business Miss Monogram were (from left) Mayoress Lorrell Jamieson, Natalie Tink and Mayor Mark Jamieson.

Business woman, Natalie Tink, launches her fourth business.

Swimwear designer is following her creative dreams

Designs by Indrah Swimwear owner Jessica Munroe, winner of Young Designer of the Year Award at this year's Sunshine Coast Fashion Festival.

Our fashion festival Young Designer of the Year is still on cloud 9.

Dive into latest swimwear trends

Metallic hues are set to make a splash this summer, like the pieces shown at the spring-summer 2017 swimwear collection by Spanish designer Dolores Cortes during the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in Madrid, Spain, in September.

From a European catwalk to your wardrobe

Salty solution for skin issues

Body scrubs are really easy to make with regular household items.

Save some cash and make your own body scrubs

King seeks fashion crown with pop queen

North Coast TAFE Applied Fashion and Technology graduate, Sam King is aiming at dressing pop royalty Beyoncé Knowles one day.

Fashion students aims to dress pop royalty

IKEA says simple swap could save Aussies a billion

Just by making one simple swap, IKEA says Australian households could save as much as $1.08 billion.

'Woolworths should be rejected': MP slams council

Woolworths sign.

Controversial community supermarket plans come under criticism

REVEALED: What we're using the web for this Christmas

Internet usage expected to surge by 30% this month according to NBN's Season of Connectivity Report.

Internet usage tipped to surge by 30% this month

How to travel Australia without robbing a bank

Beautiful Greens Pool, Denmark, Western Australia

It's the great Australian dream here's how it can be yours

Free IKEA gift vouchers at Sunshine Coast Xmas tree

Aryan Ramos with Kiara, Rylan, Alira Hillier and Evie Surtees at Sunshine Plaza  for the Ikea gift tree voucher give away.

Secret Christmas tree location to be revealed today

Nikon D3400: Great way to start out in a DSLR

Brisbane scenes using a Nikon D3400 entry level DSLR.

SnapBridge connectivity makes sharing great photos on social easy

Coles beefs up its security in Mackay

Coles has taken its security measures to the next level, placing electronic tags on its meat.

Alarms ring at supermarket when customers buy good meat

50 second memory: Diagnosed with dementia at 57

STEVE Nichol, the surfer who grew a church, built a school and was the driving force behind the Coolum carols, cannot remember any of his achievements.

Intellectual impairment doesn't stop Jayde from goals

Maryborough's Jayde Wood may be intellectually impaired and legally blind, but that doesn't stop him from creating audio music segments for a community radio station.

He is on his way to achieving his gold Duke of Edinburgh Award

How a pregnant mum's 'flu' went so wrong

Rebekka Murray and her son Jackson.

Case of flu turns out to be something much more sinister

BREAKING: Residents win battle of Buderim

PLAN: Previous plans for the aged care facility that was proposed to have a main entrance on Burnett St and staff and emergency access onto Pine St which sparked community outrage.

Serenity saved as residents score win in legal appeal

Victorian MPs to vote on assisted dying laws

VICTORIA could become the first state to legalise assisted dying.

Social media can be a boost to mental health - for some

Online networking on Facebook.

Social media isn't all bad when it comes to mental health

Kenilworth still wondering what's up with doc

Kenilworth is still without a GP.

Council submission could play key role to town's doc problems

SOAP BOX: Toilet time will be a nightmare

THOSE Huggies ads better be on the money when it comes to nappy changing or we're in big trouble.

Family's plea to help raise $500 so tot can play in water

Mayana Wyles - Dudman and nana, Eileen.

Mayana was born with her intestines outside her body

How Australia's largest family does Christmas with 16 kids

BIG CHRISTMAS: Enjoying their new PS4 is the Bonell family (back, from left) Natalie, Karl, Jesse, Samuel, Katelyn, Claire, Cameron, Brooke, Sabrina, Timothy, parents Jeni and Ray Bonell and (front, from left) Nate, Eric, Damian, Rachel, Eve and Brandon.

The Toowoomba family said the device brought them together

James Ackerman's daughter in hospital battle

FIGHTER: Milly Ackerman is battling a bout of pneumonia.

'Moo Moo' fighting in Brisbane hospital after bout of pneumonia

Have we lost the art of imagination?

One of the results of the Imagination Lab from Canon.

How kids are teaching adults to dream again

Gay teen revealed bullying before suicide

Tyrone Unsworth.

Calls for controversial Safe Schools program to be introduced

Sweaty Christmas to all

BE THANKFUL: Remember how important the people around you are at this time of year.

Making the most of family Christmases.

Gable Tostee's ex: 'Why I had to leave him'

GABLE Tostee's ex-girlfriend has broken her silence about why she ended their turbulent relationship.

Woman finds love with fellow gamer 11,711km away

A woman has found love through a farming game online

Coast brothel opens up to change 'prostitution stigma'

Emma Bennett is the manager of the coast's newest brothel, Lush, which is located at Marcoola.
Photo: Brett Wortman / Sunshine Coast Daily

Brothels are big business, and they're getting bigger

Single and ready to mingle? Here's your chance

Happy people clinking by glasses with each other

Singles get set to mingle in Maroochydore.