Tag Archives: food

Creative Cookery: Banana hotcakes


I made this yummy dish on Wednesday when we had a bit of morning at home. My son was very upset and didn’t want to go school so I thought, if I make his favourite breakfast it’ll cheer him up and it surely did! When I was pregnant, I loved berry hotcakes at the Bees Cafe [...]

Nine essential Multicultural Festival tips

By 12 February 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Multicultural Festival food stalls

As I write, the first of the estimated 260,000 or so people who will head to Canberra’s biggest public event this weekend are about to purchase their first world food snacks and gather around the stages set up all around the city to watch it come alive with culture. We have some suggestions to help [...]

Cheap Eats: The Glass House Café

The Glasshouse

The Glass House Café prettily pokes out of the first level of Industry House like an English country conservatory. I could imagine sitting at The Glass House Café at a function with people looking in from outside enviously at the mirth. When I visited there were there was a small market out front. I felt [...]

Dreaming of liberty and croissants

By 23 November 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Dream Cuisine - Serina Huang

On a rainy Saturday morning, I sat with my kids enjoying flaky croissants over chai latte and babychinos. My three-year old absently nibbled on the layers of pastry on my plate, some of the 27 laminated layers in the fresh-made chocolate croissants and Viennese style breakfast pastries at Dream Cuisine. It is some of the [...]

Bit of a foodie? Into sustainability? There’s an event on Monday you’ll like

By 20 March 2015

[ 23 March 2015 at 5:00 pm; ]

Come to the National Arboretum Canberra on 23 March and discover the many exciting things happening to gardens, fresh food, urban environments and how you can harness the benefits.

The National Arboretum Canberra is hosting a Sustainable Food Futures event showcasing inspiring ideas and plans for community food production.

You are invited to come along on:

Date:   [...]

Christmas food donations in Canberra?

By 10 December 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Does anyone know of local organisations taking food donations for Christmas?
Libraries ACT used to have a food for fines program that ran in the lead up to Christmas, but it looks like that isn’t going ahead this year.
Any suggestions?

January 2014 food reviews

By 1 February 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE

2014 is off to a good start – here are some of my January foodie adventures.
I headed to the recently opened Mrs Sackville at the Kingston Foreshore. It’s not along the lakefront, but faces the Bus Depot markets. The small café offers homey and simple food in a quiet spot on the Foreshore. Prices range [...]

November foodie adventures

By 2 December 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

Lots of new restaurants and cafes opened up in November. I haven’t tried all of them yet, but I’ll get there eventually. Here are some of my foodie adventures for the month.
I tried the eggs benedict at the newly opened European in Kingston which were satisfying, particularly on a thick slice of bread from Autolyse. [...]

October foodie adventures

By 1 November 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

October has gone by so fast. Canberrans have been spoilt for choice this month with great dining options as part of Good Food Month and the Taste It Festival. Here are my foodie adventures for the month.
I checked out 38 Espresso – the Kingston Foreshore’s only espresso bar for a coffee and croissant. They don’t [...]

ACT Hospitals say no to sugary fatty delicious foods

By 6 May 2013

In an attempt to increase the percentage of healthy food options in Hospital cafeterias, snacks that are too sugary or fatty will be kicked to the curb, reports ABC News.
ACT school canteens have already dumped most fatty and sugary foods, now Canberra’s health sector is about to do the same.
A discussion paper has recommended at [...]

Canberra’s top eateries?

By 16 April 2012

There seems to be an excessive amount of restaurants and cafe’s in the capital, the standard from personal experience is quite low in many forms of the dining experience, especially in the quality of food or poorly made coffees, with the exception of a top restaurant starting with “S” that I found to be excellent [...]

Best tiramisu in town?

By 24 February 2012

Good Day Rioters,
My partners birthday is just around the corner has only asked for one thing, tiramisu.
So – where can I get the best tiramisu in town?
Thanks in advance


By 15 February 2012

Does anyone know if it open at the glassworks yet? And if not open yet I would love to know when (date) it will be open again? Or are they still operating from the van/thing?
Thanks for any help!!

Encore pizza – Florey shops

By 5 June 2011

I noticed a new pizza store called Encore opened at Florey shops about 5 weeks ago right next to Dominos. I thought it a little odd to open a pizza store right next door to supposedly the busiest Dominos store in the country.
I finally got around to trying them out today. Plenty of good quality, [...]

Beer & Food: The Perfect Pairing


The taste of beer used to make me screw my nose up…then I moved to Canberra for uni and it was the only thing I could afford to drink…and I learned to love it. So much so that, at one point during my stellar drinking…er…academic career, I could scull a middy through a straw in [...]

CMCF hails extra funding for Festival

By 9 May 2011

The Canberra Multicultural Community Forum is delighted that the ACT Government has decided to invest an additional $200,000 into the 2012 and 2013 National Multicultural Festivals, Chair Sam Wong said today.
“The money will be used to increase the ‘footprint’ of the Festival, allowing it to expand into adjacent areas of Civic. Anyone who was present [...]

Cooking classes in Canberra?

By 9 February 2011

I have decided this year to branch out from trying out new dance classes to trying something I might actually be able to share with people, i.e. learning how to cook (well, cook new things).
Does anyone have any recommendations on good cooking classes – or places I should avoid?

Not all food and vitamins are created equally

By 28 January 2011

The quality of our food today is questionable. Processed foods that contain little or no nutritional value are consumed as part of a stable diet and modern day agriculture has lowered the nutrient value of our fruit, vegetables meat and dairy produce. I encourage all of my personal training clients to buy certified organic as [...]

Support OzHarvest Canberra and you could win a double pass to a great night out!

By 12 August 2010

Thanks to our fantastic supporters the National Convention Centre Canberra (a member of the International Hotels Group-IHG) we have 2 double passes to an amazing concert to be held in December.
Less than a month after being honoured with the award of a Member of the Order of Australia, guitar maestro Tommy Emmanuel has announced plans [...]

For a good meal, the City Club is the place – to avoid at all costs

By 30 July 2010

Small footy clubs have long had a tradition of propping up players’ games fees with part-time work in the local pub or club. So perhaps that’s what’s going on at Garema Place’s Magpies City Club.
Regardless the reason, who ever is back there in the kitchen, it ain’t a cook.
Garlic bread: passable but strangely lacking anything [...]

China Town Weston

By 25 July 2010

It’s not often that I eat out. It’s even less often that I attempt to do so with three small children. So tonight we thought we’d test out the children’s table manners and headed off to China Town restaurant in Weston.
Arriving before 6pm but without a booking, we managed to get a table and then [...]

Yum cha closed again at Deakin?

By 8 July 2010

Recently went to the Canberra Croation Soccer Club at Deakin looking forward to a nice lunch with some retired mates.  Signed them in, only to notice the staircase was blockaded with a short note saying the Chinese restaurant was closed indefinitely.
Last year they were bluing with the acting manager, but won that round.
Is this round [...]

Behold the curry pie

By 6 July 2010

Having been inspired by Johnboy’s curiosity about a Rendang Pie, I finally had some leftover curry in the house and enough motivation to give it a go.
Made thusly:
1. Preheat oven to 200C.
2. Grease and flour two mini pie tins, and line with shortcrust pastry.
3. Cover the bottom of the piecrust with a thin layer of [...]

Help needed Canberra

By 18 June 2010

[ 17 June 2010 8:00 pm to 1 July 2010 8:00 pm. ] Hi Rioters.

My first post, but I think an important one. The CA Brumbies are auctioning the jerseys they wore on the night they beat the Queensland Reds. CA donated the naming rights to OzHarvest Canberra and the jerseys are now up for auction. We rely completly on the people of Canberra and Queanbeyan to keep [...]

Update on Inner North Community Fair

By 9 May 2010

Here’s the original story about the Inner North Community Fair.
Got some more details about who and what you can see at this event. It’s on Sunday 16 May from 11am til 3pm at Hawdon Oval in Dickson. It’s organised by the ACT Department of the Environment, Climate Change, Energy and Water to promote awareness of [...]

Hughes Bakery – I surrender!

By 13 April 2010

I have developed an addiction. 
Something about the Hughes Bakery keeps me going back far more times than is really good for my waistline or my cholesterol levels.  I am prepared to run the gauntlet of lycra clad cyclists in order to reach the counter and place an order. 
I am even willing to weave my [...]

I’m too lazy to cook

By 11 April 2010

It’s my turn to cook and i can’t be arsed leaving the couch.
Anyone know of any restaurants delivering yummy food (northside)?

canberra’s best… caterers

By 19 March 2010

rioters, i have the task of arranging a couple day meeting with some international guests and this includes organising lunches and morning/arfternoon teas.
so, who is the best caterer in town to get the gig?  what do they do and why should i consider them?

Narrabundah Festival 2010 – Prefab Reunion – Sat 13 Mar

By 10 March 2010

Invitation to the Narrabundah Community Festival 2010
Sat 13th March 2010 at the Narrabundah Shops, Iluka St, Narrabundah 12 noon to 4pm
A reunion of previous residents of the Workman’s Suburb of Narrabundah a.k.a. The prefabs, demountable area, lower Narrabundah, the fibros, nappy valley, rainbow valley
Old Narrabundah Community Council (ONCC Inc) invites you to attend our festival [...]

Wholesale Chocolate

By 24 January 2010

Can anyone tell me somewhere I can buy good quality bulk chocolate in bulk in Canberra?
The only places (specialty food shops) I can find charge and arm and a leg.
Any help greatly appreciated.

Where and When to get Oysters?

By 20 December 2009

Hi everyone,
In anticipation of Christmas, can anyone tell me the best place and time/day to buy fresh oysters in Canberra (preferably northside)?
Thanks in advance!

Brodburger too successful?

By 17 December 2009

Heading down to Brodburger tonight I was dismayed to see a sign on the little red van that they have been told they will have to leave Bowen Park by the middle of next year.
They have started a petition so if you have had a good burger from down there or just like seeing lit [...]

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