Life in Canberra

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Asparagus on the table – it must be spring

by Heather Wellard September 9, 2016

It’s that time of year when your thoughts turn from winter hibernation to spring sunshine, from slow cooked masterpieces that bubble away on a cold day to alfresco picnics featuring lots of light and crunchy salads. Yes it’s spring when your garden springs to life and there’s a new assortment of wonderful primavera vegetables to choose from at the markets, […]

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Confluence Festival of India in Australia comes to Canberra

by Rosemarie John August 24, 2016

Confluence Festival of India in Australia is a showcase of Indian arts and culture taking place in seven cities across the country between August and November 2016. It’s coming to Canberra from 17 September to 8 November 2016! The six city festival is the most significant exhibition of Indian arts and culture ever to be staged in Australia, involving world […]

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Canberra Lindt Chocolate Shop

by Joseph Ellis August 11, 2016

Lindt & Sprüngli will be opening their first retail store in Canberra on Friday, 26 August 2016 at 10am. The Canberra Lindt Chocolate Shop will feature its wide range of premium chocolate products, with many exclusive varieties including the largest selection of Lindor balls in Australia and drinks for Lindt chocolate lovers to enjoy. The shop opening will be celebrated […]

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Pakistani Food in Canberra – Lahori Gate Restaurant Review

by Rosemarie John August 1, 2016

“We don’t use cream in our cooking”, said Furqan Ali the minute he handed us the menu. “It’s going to be spicy”, he adds. That was music to our ears. We were at Lahori Gate, a Pakistani restaurant in the quiet suburb of Weetangera. We parked in front of the restaurant and the moment we alighted from our vehicle, a […]

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7 By the Lake on Kingston Foreshore – A Review

by Rosemarie John July 24, 2016

Indian food. The first thing that comes to mind is the tempering of  fragrant spices. For me, it rekindles the nostalgia of growing up in a multi-cultural country where aromatic Indian food is found in every suburb. Fast-forward a few decades… a new home and two matured palates later, we find ourselves at 7 By the Lake on Kingston Foreshore […]

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A Canberran’s Foodie Guide to Singapore

by Rosemarie John and Joseph Ellis July 6, 2016

As bona fide foodies who’s lived in Singapore and now in Canberra, we’re going to start a collection of great food spots on the island. Here’s the first five! Singapore’s Traditional Watering Hole Known today as the Long Bar at Raffles, this heritage watering hole is steeped in history and quirky traditions. A must try is the famous Singapore Sling. […]

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The Butcher, The Baker and the Merrymaker

by Rosemarie John June 27, 2016

Our experiences at Pialligo Estate have always been lovely. We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again… Pialligo Estate is a place where your senses are ignited and curiosity teased with each creative dish presented. A place where food is a journey. Unfortunately, we were unable to attend their recent reveal and we thought we just had to share […]

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Enigma Fine Chocolates at the Old Bus Depot Markets

by Rosemarie John March 17, 2016

Easter is about love. Easter is about life. Easter is also about chocolates. I have fond memories of my dad returning from a flight with cream filled chocolate Easter eggs. When I was little and growing up in Malaysia, it was hard to come across Easter eggs. With my dad flying to London each week, I was fortunate to have […]

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Enlighten 2016 – Culture and Creativity Illuminate Canberra

by Rosemarie John March 6, 2016

The one thing we love about Canberra is it’s festivals. Enlighten 2016 and the Night Noodle Markets always get us into a frenzy. Held from 4 to 12 March, Enlighten 2016 is a stunning festival with culture and creativity illuminating the capital. When architectural projections and an array of food is combined, you know that one night around the Parliamentary […]

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Enlighten Night Noodle Markets 2016

by Rosemarie John and Joseph Ellis March 5, 2016

It’s Friday and we’re excited to leave the office, there are lesser cars on the road and the mood is beginning to look laid back. High above, even the birds hurriedly fly home with excited tales to share with their mates as the sun begins to set. Is this just a textbook end of the week run? But all is not […]

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