CELEBRATING CAPRICORN: Better Homes and Gardens presenters Johanna Griggs and Fast Ed Halmagyi filming with Pineapple farmer Ben Clifton.
CELEBRATING CAPRICORN: Better Homes and Gardens presenters Johanna Griggs and Fast Ed Halmagyi filming with Pineapple farmer Ben Clifton. Photo Contributed Rokbetterhomes

Better Homes and Gardens visits Capricorn Coast

THEY packed their cozzies for a trip to the sunny Capricorn Coast.

And while the weather may not have been what they expected, Better Homes and Gardens hosts Johanna Griggs and Ed Halmagyi will be making the most of their stay in the region.

The iconic lifestyle show was filming at Yeppoon's Valley Syndicate pineapple farm yesterday as part of its episode showcasing the Capricorn Coast, to air on October 10.

Today, they'll meet with graziers at a cattle auction before heading out to Great Keppel Island tomorrow.

Fast Ed, the show's culinary expert, said they were excited to show off the diversity of Capricornia.

He hoped the episode would change a perception that the Sunshine Coast was Queensland's pineapple capital, as well as explore the tempting range of reef fish on offer at the coast.

During their stay at Great Keppel Island, Ed said he was looking forward to scuba diving and sailing no matter the weather.

Both Johanna and Ed were excited to experience a cattle auction and meet the people behind the beef.

Johanna, who has 15 Angus cattle on her Lower Hunter Valley property, said hearing the stories of primary producers made her realise just how brutal Mother Nature could be.

"They're so resilient and so down to earth," Johanna said.

Going troppo

Fast Ed's top pineapple tips:

The bottom part of the pineapple is always sweeter than the top

Fry pineapple in a little bit of butter until golden, perfect with ice cream

Brush pineapple pieces with canola oil, grill on barbecue and top with honey, hazelnuts and dark rum for a little taste of Queensland



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