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National Cherry Festival in the Canberra Region

by Rosemarie John December 10, 2015

Cherries. Small, soft round stone fruit that is typically bright or dark red. That’s good enough a definition for Joseph and I to make a road trip down to Young, known as the Cherry Capital of Australia! Markets, pick-your-own cherry orchards and car shows were on our itinerary as we headed to the countryside on a Saturday morning. The sun […]

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Pialligo Estate Garden Pavilions

by Rosemarie John December 2, 2015

You must have already read how spellbound Joseph and I were when we first visited Pialligo Estate. It may come as no surprise if we tell you, it was yet another mesmeric experience when we visited the Garden Pavilions recently. We completely forgot that we were in Canberra, it felt as if we were in the beautiful country side where […]

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Dream Cuisine Patisserie – A Pastry Paradise

by Rosemarie John November 18, 2015

Laminated pastries and award-winning macarons, need I say more? Well, when it is made with such perfection, you just have to talk about it. Dream Cuisine Patisserie, a pastry paradise in other words, is run by Owen Saddler and Marilyn Chalkley, a mother and son team. We were lucky enough to be hosted by them, all thanks to Elias Hallaj […]

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Daana Indian Food in Canberra

by Joseph Ellis November 17, 2015

Daana Indian Food in Canberra My quest for a quick Indian food fix in Canberra has ended with the discovery of Daana. This eatery located at 83 Theodore Street, Curtin (previously at Canberra’s Westside Acton Park) is currently right on top of my favourite Indian food picks. Lately I have been haunting this food joint at every given opportunity. It’s […]

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Miss Van’s Street Food in Canberra

by Rosemarie John November 12, 2015

If I were to be asked, where my favorite place to eat is in Canberra? It isn’t hard for me to choose. It would be Miss Van’s Street Food! Why? Because, I grew up in a multi-cultural country where food was an integral part of social/cultural integration; Vietnamese, Thai and Chinese cuisine were available at every corner you turned and […]

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World Curry Festival Canberra

by Rosemarie John July 19, 2015

Winter in Canberra is a beautiful season. The trees are bare, the breeze is crisp and I get to wear boots for days! But a World Curry Festival Canberra makes winter a little bit more special. There is nothing like fiery curry and the aroma of spices on a wintry sunny afternoon. Angie of GnomeAngel and I got out and […]

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Swan Valley – Endless Experiences

by Rosemarie John June 24, 2015

On a beautiful Canberra evening, we found ourselves in Parliament House experiencing what Swan Valley had to offer. There were boxes of fresh strawberries, bottles of wine, delicious canapés, beautiful indigenous art and aboriginal dancing to captivate our interest in the region. “Located just 25 minutes from Perth, it’s a region of scenic riverbanks, large wineries, award-winning restaurants and heritage […]

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Farmhouse Restaurant at Pialligo Estate – A Food Journey Like No Other

by Joseph Ellis May 3, 2015

  Text by Joseph Ellis | Photos by Rosemarie John It was a chilly autumn day, a Wednesday to be precise. The periwinkle clouds were low, the sky was in a shade of steel blue and we were heading to dinner at Farmhouse Restaurant on Pialligo Estate. Rosemarie had just picked me up from work and as I punched in […]

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Boozy Brekky at The Elk and Pea Eating House

by Rosemarie John March 15, 2015

Early on a Sunday morning, we set off to enjoy a Boozy Brekky at The Elk and Pea Eating House located on Lonsdale Street in the city. The autumn breeze still had a bite of chill as we parked alongside one of Canberra’s chic and eclectic street. We had heard so much about this restaurant and we were looking forward […]

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Sponsored Post: Chef to Chef TV Series by InterContinental Hotels and Resorts

by Joseph Ellis February 18, 2015

Sponsored videos As you all know, Rosemarie and I are foodies. And if you follow us on Instagram, you will know that, that is indeed a fact! With the launch of Chef to Chef TV Series by InterContinental Hotels and Resorts, our urge for an international food adventure has become stronger. Chef to Chef features acclaimed chef and host Sharone […]

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