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Capital Kitchen: Pumpkin and leek soup with cloves

By 1 May 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
Pumpkin soup

With the 13th Collector Village Pumpkin Festival underway, I thought I’d get into the spirit and share a pumpkin soup recipe with you all. It would make the perfect lunch or dinner on this windy autumn day.
I really like this velvety Italian version with just a hint of cloves. The recipe was given to me [...]

First Look: Molto Italian

By 28 April 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
Bartender at Molto

“When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie, that’s amore,” crooned Dean Martin.  And there is something about dining in a decent Italian restaurant that captures your soul and makes you feel like you are falling in love.  Maybe it’s the food, or maybe it’s the atmosphere.  And Molto Italian seems to have found that magic ingredient.

I [...]

Capital kitchen: Anzac biscuits recipe

By 23 April 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
Anzac biscuits. Photo: Diana Lampe

Both Australia and New Zealand share the tradition of Anzac biscuits.
During World War I the women left at home made biscuits to send to the soldiers overseas.
These were called soldiers’ biscuits at first, but became known as Anzac biscuits after the Gallipoli landing in 1915.
Anzac biscuit recipes are similar to much older recipes for rolled [...]

Curator Talk: Faith, Fashion, Fusion

By 22 April 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE

[ 28 May 2016 at 12:30 pm; ] Join Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences fashion and dress curator Glynis Jones on a walk and talk through our new exhibition as she highlights the work of Muslim designers and entrepreneurs making a mark on the fashion industry.

Saturday 28 May, 12.30pm
Gallery 2
National Archives of Australia
Queen Victoria Terrace
Parkes

Our first look – Vincent

By 21 April 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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Barton’s newest wine bar and restaurant is not one that I found easy to find. From the street all that can be seen is big windows covered in dark shutters with virtually no signage. After calling them to find out where to go we realised it next door to Little Bird, in the same new [...]

Walking the Centenary Trail in 8 Days: Wright to Tuggeranong

By 21 April 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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Have you ever thought about walking the Centenary Trail? The 145km loop was established in 2013 to celebrate Canberra’s Centenary, and passes over our picturesque mountain scapes, rivers, fields and forests. Not only will you see stunning natural scenery, you’ll also explore many of Canberra’s suburbs and the Parliamentary Triangle, discovering hidden gems and visiting [...]

Cheap Eats: The Forage

By 20 April 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
Performance at The Forage

Somehow, until a few weekends ago, I had never been to The Forage. But now that I have been, I am keen to go back – I will have to wait, though, as The Forage is only held around once every three months.

The Forage has been at various venues in Canberra, including New Acton and an [...]

At Home with Sophia: Chicken Saltimbocca

By 16 April 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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I don’t know what it is, but more and more I am finding myself turning to chicken over red meat. I can be craving a meaty dish, will go out of my way to make one but then end up pushing all of the chunks of meat aside to eat only the veggies. Mike is [...]

The Brunch Run – The Cupping Room (Civic)

By 16 April 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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The Cupping Room in Civic is probably one of Canberra’s most popular cafes. Whenever I drive past, tables are always full and sometimes there’s even a line out the door. I had family in town last weekend and decided to take them here for breakfast.
We arrived quite early, about 7.50am. I thought the cafe had [...]

Top seven things to do in Canberra this weekend (15-17 April)

By 14 April 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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This weekend be transported back to a time before technology: join the Jane Austen Festival at Albert Hall and indulge yourself in everything Regency, attend a guided workshop in the (nearly lost) art of letter writing, or purchase a few retro-inspired homewares from the Old Bus Depot Markets.
ALL WEEKEND
Jane Austen Festival
Where: Albert Hall, 100 Commonwealth [...]

First look: Yat Bun Tong Dumpling House

By 13 April 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
A selection of dishes from Yat Bun Tong: clockwise from top xiaolongbao dumplings; hot and sour soup; and fried dim sims.

Who likes Chinese dumplings?  Do you prefer boiled dumplings (jiaozi), fried dumplings (guotie or gyoza), shark fins dumplings (yuchi shuijiao) or perhaps steamed Shanghai steamed bun (xiaolongbao)?  Actually the distinction doesn’t really matter so much because Yat Bun Tong has them all.  Plus a range of Cantonese, Shanghainese and even Beijing dishes.
A selection of dishes [...]

Ask RiotACT: Where to go? Braddon or Kingston?

By 12 April 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Ask RiotACT

Hi Canberrans,
I’m about to relocate to Canberra, and am trying to decide which suburb to move to. As the headline suggests, it’s between Braddon and Kingston. I’m a 30 year old professional, married, no kids, looking to buy an apartment and really want a convenient lifestyle with easy access to public transport and things to [...]

At Home with Sophia: Baked Gravce na Tavce (beans) and eggs

By 9 April 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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Breakfast is probably my favourite meal of the day. I would pick poached eggs and crispy bacon over a muffin any day! I also love eating breakfast at home; not only is it half the cost, but 95% of the time, it’s a better meal than what I could buy at a cafe. Sometimes though, [...]

Top six things to do in Canberra this weekend (8-10 April)

By 7 April 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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It’s a mixed bag this weekend: join other runners from the Capital region in the 2016 Australian Running Festival; brush up on your Shakespeare at Canberra Theatre Centre with Bell Shakespeare’s interpretation of Romeo and Juliet; and, eat some amazing local street style food at The Forage.
ALL WEEKEND

2016 Australian Running Festival
Where: Event Village is at [...]

Ask RiotACT: Reasonable Hairdresser with Great Colourist

By 7 April 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Ask RiotACT

Hi,
I am new to Canberra and I am looking for a new hairdresser.
I live at Turner but I am happy to drive anywhere for a decent and reasonably priced hairdresser.
I have red hair so I need to get my hair coloured every four weeks to maintain the shade, and so I do not want to [...]

Take a hike: Mount Arawang

By 7 April 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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Sometimes I want a lazy weekend. Sometimes the thought of getting in the car then heading off on a long, arduous hike up a faraway mountain is definitely in the too hard basket. It’s only human right? I am sure even Liesel Jones in her prime needed a weekend off. So not being an Olympic [...]

Creative Cookery: Tarragon egg salad sandwiches

By 4 April 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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I’ve made this little beauty years ago for the specialty coffee championship in Canberra for my fellow coffee judges refreshment. It is very mild and pleasant on the pallet without the harshness of a raw onion — my least favourite taste in the world!
I enjoy making this egg delight together with my son and it’s a [...]

At Home with Sophia: Chocolate Maltesers bunny tarts

By 2 April 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
Easter tarts

I’ve mentioned so many times before how much I love social media platforms for finding inspiration, they’re just so great. Just before Easter, Coles had a Facebook advertisement for the cutest Maltesers chocolate tart recipe; they were just adorable and I had to have them in my coffee shop, 3 Degrees Coffee, for Easter!
I decided to [...]

The Brunch Run – ONA Coffee (Fyshwick)

By 2 April 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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Sometimes in life you wake up on a Saturday morning and you don’t feel like that muesli and yoghurt for breakfast or the idea of a poached egg and wilted baby spinach is totally unappealing. Sometimes you just want a big, greasy fry up.  So that’s exactly what you do.
I love ONA Coffee in Fyswhick. [...]

Why we all need to rethink ageing

By 1 April 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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These days we hear of Canberrans in their 80s and older, who compete in major sports events. And many who are still working into their 70s, 80s and 90s, their occupations varying from shop assistant to running a research centre.
It’s almost as if they think they might live forever!
And why not! Laugh if you will, [...]

Looking for a new sport? Try dragon boating!

By 31 March 2016

[ 1 April 2016 to 3 April 2016. ] Females from teenagers to over forties are invited to join Diamond Phoenix for a fun paddle on Lake Burley Griffin. Don’t worry if you’ve never tried a water sport before, we’ll help you get started.

Dragon boat racing is among the fastest growing of team water sports, with thousands of participants in over 60 countries. It’s [...]

Walking the Centenary Trail in 8 Days: AIS to Wright

By 31 March 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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Have you ever thought about walking the Centenary Trail? The 145km loop was established in 2013 to celebrate Canberra’s Centenary, and passes over our picturesque mountain scapes, rivers, fields and forests. Not only will you see stunning natural scenery, you’ll also explore many of Canberra’s suburbs and the Parliamentary Triangle, discovering hidden gems and visiting [...]

Top five things to do in Canberra this weekend (1-3 April)

By 31 March 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Get out into the fresh air this weekend: take the Canberra Walking Festival challenge running on both Saturday and Sunday, join ‘Catherine Fysh’ as she takes you through her experiences in 1947 Canberra with a guided walk at the National Museum of Australia, or head to Canberra Airport to explore aircraft as part of their [...]

Cheap Eats: Thr1ve (Civic)

By 30 March 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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Thr1ve in Civic is what I guess you could call fast food, however it’s a far cry from traditional fast food eateries like McDonalds and KFC. Thr1ve serves up healthy dishes on the go. They describe themselves as offering ‘high performance nutrition so you look, feel and perform at your best.’
Often healthy food can be [...]

Creating a Cafe: Choosing our coffee

By 29 March 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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The shop plans were complete and now we were ready to build. We were very excited and we were thinking we’d be open within a couple of weeks. Oh, how wrong we were!
We realised that there was now a whole bunch of paperwork that needed to be submitted to various certifiers and Government agencies, such as [...]

How Canberran are you?

By 29 March 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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How Canberran are you? It’s a question that’s tough to answer. How would you answer that? Are you more qualified as a Canberran if you’ve been to Mooseheads, the War Memorial, the Hyperdome, and the Balloon Festival? Not quite. But one Canberran, let’s just call them HCAY, has curated a fun way for Canberrans to [...]

Canberra is flourishing with free fitness activities

By 28 March 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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Exercise is vital for people of all ages, but particularly as we get older. Studies show that people who are lifelong exercisers remain independent longer, are less depressed, and reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke, Type 2 diabetes and injuries from falls.
We are lucky to have a wide range of sporting options available in [...]

Secrets, stories, spaces: Behind The Scenes tour of the National Archives

By 27 March 2016 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 4 April 2016 4:30 pm to 13 April 2016 5:30 pm. ] Take a peek at the secret spaces of the historical East Block building that now houses the National Archives. Home to many government departments throughout its 82-year history, including the Postmaster General and ASIO. Hear stories of haunted rooms, missing mail bags, pneumatic tubes to Parliament House and the ASIO ‘green door’. Suitable for families

April [...]

Best of Canberra: Easter egg shopping

By 26 March 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Earlier this week, we asked for recommendations for Easter egg shopping in Canberra.
We wondered whether you visited specialist chocolatiers like Robyn Rowe, Lindsay & Edmunds or Bruno’s (rabbits pictured above, store pictured below), or national chocolate specialists like Max Brenner, Darrell Lea and Koko Black?

Or whether you made your selections at a department [...]

Take a Hike – with your furry friends!

By 24 March 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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A large percentage of the wonderful walks in and around Canberra are located in National Parks therefore are not dog-friendly. Fortunately there other options, you just need to look a little closer to find the great number of spots that do allow you to bring your furry friends along. Today I am going to share one [...]

Top five things to do in Canberra this Easter weekend (25-28 March)

By 24 March 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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With the cool change in weather, we recommend long cosy lunches with friends and family. However, Canberra doesn’t disappoint if getting out and about is your thing. We’ve selected the top five things to do in the capital this weekend.
ALL WEEKEND

National Folk Festival
Where: Exhibition Park in Canberra, Flemington Road, Mitchell; When: 24-28 March
Join the celebration [...]

Canberra Brickworks Precinct – Important Community Update

By 24 March 2016

[ 31 March 2016 at 7:00 pm; ] Thursday March 31, 7:00pm at Yarralumla Primary School Hall Loftus Street Yarralumla

The ACT government will shortly invite developers to submit proposals to develop the Canberra Brickworks Precinct.

The Canberra Brickworks Precinct Community Panel has been meeting since November 2015 to formulate a set of objectives, parameters and perspectives that will shape the future development.

The forum will [...]

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