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Recipe: Caramelised pork san choy bow (filled lettuce cups)

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By playing around with the ingredients, this recipe can be as simple or as complicated as you want. This is the complicated version but I rarely use all the ingredients (as you can see in the image below) as it tastes almost as good with only half the ingredients! I almost never bother with the rice noodle but it does make the dish slightly fancier. To save time, you could use frozen vegetables at step … Continue reading

Canberra: Where to go for Friday night drinks?

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A reader asked me a question on my Facebook page yesterday – where are some good Friday night drinks and happy hours in Canberra? I was on my way to dinner when I saw the message so couldn’t reply straight away, but when I went to find the message again, it seemed to have disappeared… Hopefully she’ll find the answer if I post it on here! My answer would be that I usually seek out … Continue reading

Style: 8 fun ways to wear floral print

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Florals add a flirty, feminine element to any outfit and is of course, perfect for the spring season. But not all floral prints are the same and you don’t have to reserve them only for the races or a special occasion. Depending on the size and colours of the blossoms and the cut of clothing, different floral styles convey different looks. Floral prints can be dramatic and bold or subtle and pretty. The key to … Continue reading

Review: CIT restaurant, Reid, Canberra

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Have you ever wanted to try a degustation but couldn’t really afford one? If you like elegantly presented food at an affordable price, I have found the perfect place! The CIT restaurant in the Reid Campus offers a very affordable lunch menu that changes on a regular basis (changing every school term). You can have one course for $15, two courses for $20 or three courses for $25. Yep, you read that correctly. 3 courses … Continue reading

Review: Maple and Clove, Barton, Canberra

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I’m fairly new to this clean eating business. I went to the new wholefoods cafe in Braddon Eighty Twenty a while back and made friends with salad. Health food cafes like Eighty Twenty and Local Press Cafe are becoming very popular. I discovered another one in Barton recently. Maple and Clove has an emphasis on nourishing, handmade wholefoods – nature’s produce eaten as close as possible to their natural state with little or no refinement … Continue reading

Review: Wood and Coal, Civic, Canberra

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Canberra has seen a growing number of BBQ-style eateries recently – Hopscotch, Black Fire, and Ox Eatery, to name a few. Wood and Coal is the newest addition to this growing list. It’s located in the Canberra Centre, near Jamie’s Italian, replacing Babar’s. The restaurant opened with a soft launch over the weekend, offering limited bookings to customers and giving a 25% off discount for the whole meal. Linda from Berra Believe It  and I … Continue reading

Upcoming event: The Forage, Canberra

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Get excited Canberra, because the most anticipated foodie event in September, The Forage, is on this weekend!! My Brisbane foodcation is wrapping up now and I’m looking forward to an exciting Saturday afternoon in Canberra, sampling street food from mobile vendors, cafes, wineries, and listening to local musicians. The Forage is held every three months and Saturday 27th September is the first time it will be held in Aircraft Hangar #47, Fairbairn Precinct. Previously being … Continue reading

Style: Spring/summer fashion parade at Westfield Belconnen

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After a long, cold Canberra winter, it feels like spring! I can finally pull out my floral dresses again (without feeling out of place)! I was invited to attend the launch of Spring/Summer fashion at Westfield Belconnen shopping centre this weekend. The fashion parade featured active wear, resort wear, work/corporate wear, race wear, and evening wear. I loved this Parisian chic look and the floppy hat in the outfit below! Here are a couple of … Continue reading

Review: Eighty/Twenty, Braddon, Canberra

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Fresh, nutritious, wholesome, healthy food. Doesn’t sound like the kind of thing a ‘bacon waffles and fried chicken’ kinda girl like me would be into for brunch. And yet…this new cafe might have just about convinced me to make friends with salad. But we’ll get to that part later. Eighty/Twenty Food is the latest newcomer to join the Lonsdale street restaurant strip in Braddon. Just when I thought the suburb had hit cafe saturation point, … Continue reading