Modern Classics: Seventies recipes reinvented, part II

Before Instagram and the rise of the food stylist, recipe books were utilitarian items.  Dog-eared and food-smeared, inside their worn covers lay culinary gems passed down from generation to generation. Belinda Neame takes inspiration from our mothers’ kitchens, reinventing four of yesterday’s classics for today’s table. 1970s Prawn Cocktail to 2017 Prawn cocktail salad INGREDIENTS […]

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View Canberra In Cake

Yep, you read that right. CANBERRA IN CAKE. Constable Kenny Koala, the Belconnen Owl, Telstra Tower, Floriade, Summernats, the Australian War Memorial and hot air balloons are some of the PANDSI Cake Off Canberra themed cakes which will be on display in the Hyatt Hotel Ballroom on 13 May 2017 – the day before Mother’s Day. PANDSI (post and antenatal depression, […]

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Pop Chinese comes to Canberra

We all know what it’s like to have an unshakable craving for Chinese food. Once it’s in your head, it won’t leave you until your tastebuds receive that delicious noodle or spring roll hit. Well, crave no more, because there is a new joint in town offering up classic Chinese cuisine… with a modern Australian […]

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First look: Sanya Bar

Canberra’s food scene has matured a lot over the past few years. But is it ready for a different take on Chinese food? This was the question JJ Chen asked herself before deciding to open Sanya Bar, Lonsdale Street’s newest resident. Like many of us, JJ was a public servant for a number of years. […]

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ANZAC Day Post-Dawn Service Café Guide

Warm up after the ANZAC Day Dawn Service with some breakfast favourites. There’s nothing worse than trying to herd your whole family or friendship group around on a chilly ANZAC Day morning just to find some hot food and drinks, especially if small children are involved. Here’s your guide to who’s looking forward to serving […]

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Cosy Canberra: Where to warm up this autumn

It might be blue skies at the moment but we all know that as soon as ANZAC Day hits, the weather goes downhill. Catch ups with friends, family outings and date nights are starting the move indoors as the leaves fall. Avoid an accidentally chilly catch up at these cosy Canberra spots. Parlour Wine Room […]

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Just Some Cafe

The sleepy streets of Collector are a long way from the fjords of Scandinavia and the Yorkshire Moors.  However, for the globetrotting Oliver Chiswell and his UK-born partner Lucy Stevens, the lure of the village “in the middle of nowhere but on the way to everywhere” has proven irresistible. “Family and friends brought us here,” […]

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Canberra cafes to write in

When HerCanberra reader Betsy wrote to us requesting an article on cafes to write in, we were happy to oblige!  We took to our HerCanberra writers community find out what cafes fit the bill of ‘a good writing spot’. What is a good writing spot, you may ask? We decided that potential spots might include accommodating […]

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Your Easter Bucket List

It’s Easter and that usually means lots and lots of chocolate… …usually the same old Cadbury Dairy Milk. But mix it up a bit with one of these Easter treat options around town this weekend…. Ricardo’s Our Golden egg Easter trifle this egg is full of hot cross bun custard, raspberry jelly, chocolate brownie, sponge […]

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Four ways to enjoy Rutherglen’s Winery Walkabout

Lose yourself in some of the best vintage wineries Victoria has to offer…drinking, eating and dancing to your heart’s content. Take a step back in time to the historic Rutherglen region across the weekend of 10 and 11 June and soak up the ambient atmosphere of this year’s Winery Walkabout. Whether you’re a serious vino […]

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