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Pialligo Estate: The Butcher, The Baker & The Merrymaker

By 29 June 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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Canberra is cold in winter.  Sometimes it even snows.  This is something often wielded by non-Canberrans as an excuse not to visit, an example of what is wrong about Canberra.

But some people actually like the Canberra cold.  Pialligo Estate co-owner Rowan Brennan relocated to Canberra from sunny Queensland to play for the Canberra Raiders, and [...]

Best of Canberra: Café strips

By 28 June 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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This week for Best of Canberra we have explored some of the city’s favourite café/restaurant/bar strips. Our hunt was for the best all-in-one spot to grab a bite to eat, a coffee or maybe have a few drinks with friends.
Some responses from our readers included streets such as Emu Bank in Belconnen, Lonsdale St in [...]

Best of Canberra Callout: Café strips

By 20 June 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
Lonsdale Street

I love the way that Canberra has distinct neighbourhood business districts—there’s a sense that everyone has a little section of shops nearby and their own local cafés and bars. But often we only know our closest ones best. Why not take the time to explore a part of the city you don’t often get to? [...]

First look – The Pedlar (Campbell)

By 10 June 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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After a pretty good experience with the new 79&Fine in Civic recently I was keen to try out more of the new eateries Canberra has on offer. Is it just me or does a new place to eat pop up every weekend?
I’d heard about a new gastropub in Campbell that wasn’t at the Campbell shops [...]

Five to try… a night of cocktails in the city

By 8 June 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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Are you craving a drink that is just a little bit different? Trying to brainstorm where to take you interstate friends that displays Canberra in the best light? Or want to curate a list of venues to take the girls to on a hen’s night? Well you’ve come to the right place. For this week’s [...]

Ask RiotACT: Cheap coffee in Canberra – where is it hiding?

By 8 June 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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I have recently returned to the take-away coffee market after a number of years sourcing my caffeine through alternative means.  I have been paying around $4.50 for my regular double-shot flat white (or ‘large’ flat white), or around $3.50 for a double espresso straight up, at various places around Civic, Belconnen and Woden.  But I would love to hear about [...]

Cheap Eats: $5 Breakfast Bowl at The Food Co-op Café

By 7 June 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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University precincts are known for their profusion of cheap eats. And the Australian National University’s The Food Co-op Café delivers on affordable and ethical food.
A bowl of chia coconut and banana porridge with an almond milk chai latte
Have you had that experience of buying a packet of plastic-wrapped rice, lugging it home, pouring it into [...]

Five to try … bars with fireplaces

By 2 June 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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Winter has thrust itself upon us, and going out doesn’t seem so appealing on these freezing cold Canberran nights. However, don’t be put off immediately from stepping foot outside your cosy abode. Gather up your coat, your scarf and your friends and try out these five Canberra bars and restaurants which all feature a fireplace. [...]

At home with Sophia: egg yolk ravioli (almost)

By 28 May 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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I normally only ever post recipes that are successful because most of the time the recipes I make do work out. They might not always be as amazing as I had hoped but they normally have some resemblance to the picture attached to the recipe.
There is nothing worse than finding a recipe you want to try, [...]

Pre-made home delivered meals in Canberra – Part 2

By 27 May 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
Gourmet Dinner Service

This is part 2 in a series of posts detailing some of the different options for pre-made meals that can be home delivered in Canberra.
This is for all the busy people out there, the singles who don’t like cooking alone, the people who hate cooking or are really bad at it and find it frustrating [...]

First Look – 79&Fine (Civic)

By 27 May 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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I heard a few whisperings on social media this week about a new cafe in Civic and the name drew my attention immediately. I initially thought 79&Fine was a reference to maybe someone who was 79 years old and still kicking, but as it turns out it’s actually a reference to The Hamptons and the [...]

Speaker gets baking for Biggest Morning Tea

By 26 May 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Baking madeleines

Speaker of the ACT Legislative Assembly Vicki Dunne has embraced the spirit of Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea, cooking up a batch of madeleines in her office kitchen to share with colleagues and visitor ACT Cancer Council President Christine Brill, and raising $183 for cancer research, prevention and support service programs in the process.
Ms Dunne has [...]

Fresh sourdough, French pastries and hot coffee at Autolyse

By 25 May 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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When the clock strikes midnight, it may be time for Cinderella to head home, but at Autolyse the party is just getting started.
Between 12am and 12pm, three or four experienced bakers are cooking up a storm in the Autolyse kitchen in Braddon. Using an authentic French oven, they turn out steaming hot loaves of fresh [...]

Pre-made home delivered meals in Canberra – Part 1

By 20 May 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
Penne for your thoughts

This is intended to be a 2-3 series of posts detailing some of the different options for pre-made refrigerated (not frozen) meals that can be home delivered in Canberra.
This is for all the busy people out there, the singles who don’t like cooking alone, the people who hate cooking or are really bad at it [...]

5 To Try: Healthy breakfasts in Braddon

By 19 May 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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Braddon is known for its good coffee and abundance of bars and brunch venues. But no longer does your breakfast have to be a guilty pleasure. I’ve compiled this list of healthier breakfasts you can try in Canberra’s foodie hotspot. Whilst each of these places has more calorific (and terrific) options on their menu, below [...]

Cheap Eats: Tu Do to Go

By 18 May 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
A bowl of rare beef pho noodle soup ($12)

With exciting new restaurants bursting onto the Canberra food scene, it is easy to overlook old suburban favourites. But sometimes the been-in-business-for-years restaurant at the local shops is the best choice.  And cheapest.
A bowl of rare beef pho noodle soup ($12)
One pay-day Thursday we ventured out in search of a quick bite to eat. “Food van,” [...]

Ask RiotACT: Wanted – Part time commercial kitchen

By 11 May 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Ask RiotACT

I am on the hunt for an unused commercial kitchen to use out of hours (5-10pm) up to 4 nights a week to boost my small catering business. If anyone knows of an appropriate space please contact me with details!

Creating a cafe: the build

By 11 May 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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In between sourcing suppliers for our shop, such as Gabriel Coffee (you can read about it here), the required documentation was signed off and we could finally commence the build.
We had contracted a builder very early on however, due to various commitments and other delays on the builder side, the shop continued to be at [...]

Women’s Weekly cakes will hit you right in the childhood

By 9 May 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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If you were a child in the 80s or 90s in Australia, or the parent of a child in the 80s or 90s in Australia, then you’ll definitely remember more than one birthday cake from the infamous Women’s Weekly Birthday Cake books.

There were the classic playing field cakes, animal shapes, Disney characters, birthday numbers and [...]

Capital Kitchen: Mother’s Day passionfruit sponge cake

By 8 May 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
Passionfruit sponge for Mother's Day

I think that a passionfruit sponge is the perfect treat to have and share on Mother’s Day. I have been thinking about sponge cakes this week because they remind me of my mother and growing up in the country.
My mother, May, was a dab hand at making sponges and often whipped one up for afternoon [...]

Capital Kitchen: Pumpkin and leek soup with cloves

By 1 May 2016 HEADLINE 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
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“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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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