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EATology: the science of eating

By 17 September 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

What do humans have in common with soil?
How does soil health impact upon human health?
Healthy soil grows healthy food, and healthy food makes for healthy people.
We know that a vast amount of human health problems are related to diet, yet how often do we trace nutrition back to agriculture? Join us for a Q&A style [...]

Three national awards in a row for Hotel Realm

By 17 September 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Canberra’s best hotels and venues were honoured with national accolades at the Australian Hotels Association (AHA) National Awards for Excellence last night.
Hotel Realm, East Hotel and Lucky’s at QT Canberra beat their interstate counterparts to win National AHA Awards – with Hotel Realm winning Australia’s Best Meetings and Events Venue for the third year in [...]

Best of Canberra – Eggs Benedict

By 16 September 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
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For me, one of life’s true treats is going out for a leisurely breakfast/brunch. My meal of choice is often Eggs Benedict. Runny eggs, slightly creamy (but not too gloopy) hollandaise, smoky ham (or bacon) and cracked pepper. Mmmmmm.
One of the things I missed most about Canberra when I lived overseas was [...]

Weekend Cafe Hot Spot: Wilbur’s Cafe Bar, Hackett Shops

By 13 September 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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This week I ventured slightly north to Hackett Shops and a cute little cafe/pub called Wilbur’s (I’m already taken with the name).
It’s a Friday morning and there are a number of people already here when I arrive at about 9:15am. They’ve clearly built up a loyal following with their locals which is always really nice [...]

Bag yourself some blood oranges

By 12 September 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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I have been waiting and waiting for the coming spring produce. As I have not yet been satisfied, I thought I’d write about one of my favourite seasonal citrus: blood oranges. You’ll find locally grown fruit at market at present. You’ll also find the fruit grown in other parts of the country at some of the [...]

Best of Canberra Taste Off: Cakes

By 11 September 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
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For the cake taste off, Flute in Fyshwick drew the most support with Ricardo’s in Jamieson the challenger.
I should start out by confessing that I love cake. I do however say that with one caviat. I like ‘real’ cake. The spongey, floury goodness of a bouncy cake. My favourite is [...]

Best of Canberra: Pastries

By 9 September 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
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I remember camping in France about 7 years ago. It’s not as romantic as it sounds – we had set off for 10 days camping without checking the weather. What I do recall very fondly though was the honking horn of the boulanger delivering fresh bread and pastries to hungry campers. I [...]

Where’s the Ladies? Searching out the new Plaka

By 8 September 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
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The first thing you should know about the Plaka is that it is in Dickson. Not in Manuka, which is where one of our ladies took herself instead. While we’re on the subject on geography, the Plaka used to be in Mawson for many years, disappearing for a few years before its recent re-appearance in Dickson. With fond memories [...]

Weekend Cafe Hot Spot: EQ Cafe Lounge, Deakin

By 6 September 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Another week and another café to put under the microscope!
This week I headed to EQ Café Lounge in Deakin. Now while Deakin is mostly full of medical and private businesses there are a number of surrounding suburbs that could benefit from a weekend breakfast spot.
Firstly, EQ is open Mon-Sat so sorry for those who prefer [...]

Magnificent munchy mushrooms

By 5 September 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Did you know there are two mushroom farms on the doorstep of the ACT? Majestic Mushrooms of Murrumbateman and Canberra Mushrooms of Yass are both farmed within 50 kilometres of Canberra. You can buy local mushrooms at Choku Bai Jo in North Lyneham and Curtin. A tip for young players, if you want to buy [...]

Best of Canberra Taste Off – Bacon and Egg Rolls

By 4 September 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
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Funnily enough, I had a number of offers to assist with this week’s Best of Canberra Taste Off. Bacon and Egg rolls (or egg and bacon rolls – whatever floats your boat) seem to be a general favourite of many. The nominations gave a loud shout to Ona Coffee in Fyshwick with a [...]

Aubergine takes out 2 hats in the Good Food Guide 2015

By 3 September 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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The Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide 2015 will be released on September 6th with some familiar Canberra restaurants making the grade, along with a few rookies.
Aubergine claims Canberra’s only two ‘Chefs Hats’.
Taking away one ‘Chefs Hat’ are:
– Capitol Bar & Grill
– Courgette
– eightysix
– Italian & Sons
– Malamay
– Ottoman [...]

Best of Canberra – Vietnamese

By 2 September 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Some friends of mine went to Vietnam for their honeymoon a few years ago. When they got back, they were not only all loved up and glowing from the sunny break but also clued in on how to prep some good Vietnamese food at home. It was around then I fell in love [...]

What’s for dinner? Hello Fresh!

By 1 September 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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You come in the door after a long day, kick off your work shoes and are then faced with the inevitable question: what’s for dinner? Maybe it’s your children asking, maybe it’s just your own grumbly tummy, but by this time of day your decision-making abilities are at a low ebb and you’re thinking maybe [...]

Weekend Cafe Hot Spot: U&Co., Kaleen Shops

By 30 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Being a Southsider, I haven’t been to Kaleen Shops before but took a step off my well-trodden path, under recommendation of a friend, to visit U&Co. café.
I’m pretty glad I did. The café is nothing fancy to look at from the outside, but with plenty of seating both inside and out, it was bustling (even [...]

By the grace of garlic

By 29 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Shopping seasonally brings me a great number of joys. The sweetest kale in the winter frost, the first spears of asparagus in spring, soft summer peaches and autumnal chestnuts. But with the joy of these first arrivals, comes the pain of an absent staple. The hardest time of year for me is at the end [...]

Best of Canberra – parma taste off

By 28 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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This week our taste test took us in search of Canberra’s Best Parma, or chicken parmigiana for those not in the ‘know.
Nominations gave us two favourites – Edgar’s Inn in Ainslie and Shorty’s Bar in the City.
Taste tests were undertaken over lunch times, with Edgar’s Inn up first. For those of you who haven’t [...]

Best of Canberra – Cakes

By 26 August 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
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The Best of Canberra series has been good to me so far. I’ve sampled great curry, fabulous steak, superior burgers and surprising laksa. This week I’m showing one of my own cooking weaknesses… baking! Given that my mum’s birthday is coming up, I want to know about Canberra’s Best Cakes.
If you [...]

Weekend Cafe Hot Spot: Common Grounds, Gowrie Shops

By 23 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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For this week’s café hot spot review I decided to head south again and try out suburban café Common Grounds found at Gowrie shops.
I’ve been to Common Grounds once before on a Sunday (around 12 months ago) and it was a very popular spot then. So much so that when we ordered breakfast we were [...]

Oy, oy, oy, oysters!

By 22 August 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
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What’s your favourite way to eat oysters?
We are blessed by the number of local oyster farms in coastal towns close to Canberra. I was very glad to buy some, freshly shucked from a semi-retired farmer in Tathra on my last holiday.
I am a fan of eating oysters natural. But I’m also happy to splash on [...]

Best of Canberra Taste Off – Best Curry

By 21 August 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
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The call for Canberra’s Best Curry drew quite a few nominations for a range of restaurants across Canberra. In the end, the taste off came down to Rama’s in Pearce and Indian Affair in Phillip.
To set up on an even footing we ordered dishes that both restaurants had on their menu. Lamb Madras, [...]

Magnesium is the Sugar Craver Tamer

By 20 August 2014
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I was pleased to see TV show ‘The Project’ recently talk about research that showed if you crave chocolate you need magnesium. So true! It’s a question I ask all my patients.

Magnesium creates energy and stabilises our blood sugar levels preventing sugar cravings. That alone is a lifesaver, but there’s more…
It also [...]

Best of Canberra – Bacon & Egg Roll

By 19 August 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
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This week I want to hear your opinion on Canberra’s Best Bacon and Egg Roll. You’re either a lover or a hater, but for all you lovers of that bacon and runny egg goodness (I personally like a bit of cheese and BBQ sauce) – where is your go to spot when you want [...]

Weekend Cafe Hot Spot: Little Oink, Cook Shops

By 16 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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For the next stop on my tour of suburban cafes I decided to head north and check out Little Oink, a new addition to the Cook Shops.
Little Oink opened in April this year and has become a quick favourite for locals. Considering how kid friendly this place is I can see why it’s also become [...]

Merry Maker Sisters Recipe Share: Paleo Raw Chocolate Raspberry Cake

By 15 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Local girls Emma and Carla Papas, also known as The Merry Maker Sisters, share one of their favourite paleo recipes with us this week. Just in time for the weekend with a nice cuppa perhaps?
Paleo Raw Choc Raspberry Cake
serves: 12 prep time: 1 1/2 hours freezer time: 2 [...]

Canberra cabbage cravings

By 15 August 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
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Do you have a history with cabbage? Thankfully, I don’t have any of the horrid soggy cabbage memories so many people have from childhood. I know cabbage as a versatile, tasty and nutritious vegetable that is at its prime this time of year. The trick seems to be not to boil it. There are five [...]

Best of Canberra – Vegetarian

By 14 August 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
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Note – this week I outsourced our review to one of our team. As a Vegan, I figured Jess was far better place to make judgement on good vegie food than me. Thanks Jess! Canfan
Dickson is basically vegetarian heaven. The restaurant choices are Kingsland, Au Lac and My Rainbow Dreams, and neighbouring Braddon [...]

Living Green Festival 2014

By 13 August 2014

[ 12 October 2014 at 10:00 am; ] Have you heard the 2014 Living Green Festival is back for its fourth year at the Albert Hall on Sunday 12 October from 10-4pm!

As Canberra’s only vegan festival we support a tagline of a kinder shade of green for the planet, humans and other animals. The festival is a whole day of fun for all ages [...]

Best of Canberra: Chicken Parma

By 12 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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I will never forget the day my English husband sampled his first chicken parma. After a long day of beer drinking with friends in Melbourne (whilst on a holiday out from England) someone suggested we ‘go for a parma’. Intrigued and slightly scared, hubbie found himself faced with a schnitzel the size of [...]

Restaurant bookings

By 11 August 2014
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I went to one of my favourite places on Sunday morning for breakfast – Ricardo’s at Jamison. I haven’t been there for several months now so I was somewhat surprised when I turned up at 10am to find a lady out the front taking names. Apparently Ricardo’s now take bookings. The lady was very friendly, [...]

A. Baker supports local wineries with Dinner series

By 10 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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A.Baker are promoting Canberra’s local vineyards with weekly wine dinners.
Located in New Acton Pavilion you will feast on delicious canapés matched with hand picked local wines.
The events kicked of last week with Long Rail Gully Wines and Eden Road Wines.
Remaining times and ticket information is listed below.
Thursday 14th August – Gallagher Wines
Thursday 21st [...]

Weekend Cafe Hot Spot: Stand By Me, Lyons Shops

By 9 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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You’d be forgiven for not knowing that a new cafe had opened up at Lyons shops. Other than the local IGA and a hair salon, there aren’t many reasons to stop by. Over the past few years there was a takeaway shop and newsagent however they’ve both since folded their doors.
Stand By Me is the [...]

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