Glass House Mountains - a Local Secret!

Just an hour north of Brisbane, the Glass House Mountains iconic skyline is well known in Queensland. The Glass House Mountains were named by Captain Cook during his voyage of discovery along Australia’s east coast.

 

The Glass House Mountains area is spiritually significant to the Aboriginal Traditional Owners, with many ceremonial sites still protected today. The bush here sustained people for thousands of years. The Glass House Mountains area provided many resources from a varied and rich environment which included river systems, open forests, coastal wetlands and mountain forests.

Image from sunshinecoastpoint.com.au
Image from sunshinecoastpoint.com.au

The rocky outcrops that make up the Glass House Mountains are remnants of volcanic activity that occurred about 25-27 million years ago. As the volcanic mountains cooled stunning vertical columns emerged.  Millions of years of erosion have removed the surrounding exteriors of the volcanic cones and softer sandstone rocks leaving the magnificent landscape features you see today. 

 

To experience it for yourself you can take a leisurely drive through the Glass House Mountains National Park. There are several picturesque lookouts along the way. If you prefer some exercise - get your blood pumping with hiking, rock climbing or abseiling.

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Classic Caesar Salad with a Twist!

  • We've given this classic recipe a twist and substituted our local producer, Happy Snack Company's Fa'Va Beans or Chick Peas for usual croutons. Extra crunch guaranteed! For another choice - substitute the Caesar dressing for one of the Pomodoras, Maleny Cuisine or Hinterland Feijoas Salad Dressing range. We use all these gorgeous products in our hampers (and our kitchen!). Recipe based on taste.com.au.
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4 Practical Ideas for Creating a Valued Workplace

If you have been fortunate enough work in an environment that buzzes with positive energy and happy personal, you can be sure the employees feel valued by management. No one could disagree that feeling valued and appreciated makes you want to ‘go an extra mile’ for the person/s involved. 

 

Conversely, feeling unappreciated or undervalued can lead to apathy and at worst resentment. As a boss, how can you make sure your employees feel appreciated in order to create a healthier and more productive environment for everyone to be a part of?

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How to ensure you buy the 'Perfect' Christmas Hamper

Purchasing a good quality Christmas Hamper for Corporate Gifts is a pretty safe bet for Corporate Christmas Gifts.

Even the Queen of England does it!

 

But with so many companies on the market and so many hampers to choose from, where do you start?

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5 Reasons Why Shopping Early is Always Better

No matter how well intentioned, most of us are sometimes guilty of waiting until the last second to buy gifts.

However making that our standard way of gift shopping is not doing us any favours.

 

Here are 5 good reasons to plan ahead and shop early.

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Why Eco Friendly Gifts Are The Only Way to Go

Giving gifts is fun.

 

Some might argue that it’s even more fun than receiving them. However, giving gifts that are harmful to the environment doesn’t leave anyone feeling good. And unfortunately this is the case for many gifts we find while shopping. Whether they are gifts that are made from materials that are detrimental to the environment or if they are simply gifts that will be tossed out too soon, like cheaply made toys that break or novel gifts that take up too much room or are just not needed.

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Organisation: The Secret Behind Success

Having your own business is a dream for many people. We have all fantasized about being our own boss.

 

But being a business owner brings a different type of stress. As a small business owner you become your own accountant, marketer, employer, customer service representative and much more.

 

The best way for a business owner not to become overwhelmed with the multiple dynamics of their job is to stay on top of organisation.

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Coolum Beach

Coolum offers the perfect beachside holiday. With world class beaches, secluded bays, scenic lookouts and a relaxed holiday vibe, it's no wonder it has long been a popular spot with visitors and locals alike.  Coolum has a unique charm and beauty you will fall in love with!

 

Despite it's fast growing population, Coolum has managed to maintain it's 'coastal town' charm. With it's beautiful surf beaches and bays being it's undisputed main attraction, the area offers a wonderful selection of accommodation, dining, entertainment and shopping options to cater for all tastes and budgets. And the nearby Mount Coolum is an imposing volcanic dome that dominates the landscape of the area.

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Mojito Magic

Our  recipe this month is from our feature producer, Suncoast Limes.

 

With Spring upon us, what better time to have a refreshing drink to serve your visitors, or just enjoy yourself. This recipe is for one serving, but you can adjust it accordingly and make a pitcher full.

 

For the non-alcoholic version, simply leave out the white rum. 

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Our Food Philosophy: Why We Do What We Do

There are a lot of different ways you can do business. But when it comes to the food we provide our clients, we believe there is only way. As a local business on the Sunshine Coast, we are dedicated to making sure that everything we do and provide is community based and excellent quality. 

 

Being part our community is what drives us each and every day and is what helps us to succeed. When people notice that you are doing good things, they want to join in.

 

We are proud of our food philosophy and happy to share our beliefs with you!

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The Real Cost of Food Wastage

Vast amounts of consumers in affluent societies fail to realise the extraordinary volume of food-waste that the average person contributes every year, resulting in the increase of greenhouse gases emitted into the Earth’s atmosphere.

 

Australians throw out $8-10 billion of food every year. As a nation we waste four million tonnes per annum of food which ends up in landfill. 1

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How Listening Will Really Help Your Business

 In every relationship a person longs to be heard.

 

There is no difference when it comes to the relationships you build with your customer. Actively listening to your customers concerns, desires and everyday rants can boost your business in ways you never thought possible.

 

To have a well-rounded brand, you need to find a balance between what you know and what you still need to learn and understand. 

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Queenslander for the Premier's Department

 

 

As a company that bases it's business on the provision of gourmet hampers that showcase quality local produce and producers, D'licious Gourmet Hampers are delighted to be selected by the Qld Premier's Department as their preferred provider of gift hampers for visiting international dignitaries.

 

There is a growing demand world wide for quality regional food which typifies the region it originates from. As proud Queenslanders, we are fortunate to be blessed with a wealth of quality produce and talented producers. Flavours such as ginger, mango, pineapple, macadamias, avocados, passionfruit, to name a few, have become synonymous with Queensland.

 

 

Our hampers provide a sampling tasting of these flavours, in quality products that are both delicious and useful. They are indeed the perfect gift for a visitor to our state, and, one which they can continue to savour when they return home and fondly remember their time spent in the paradise we call home. 

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