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Coconut Mango Popsicles

Summer is well and truly in full swing, which means a seemingly endless supply of delicious, plump mangoes. If, like me, you have found yourself with a rapidly ripening box of mangoes that you just can’t get through fast enough, throw together a super simple batch of these coconut mango popsicles. Delightfully summery, these popsicles […]

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MOUNT PLEASANT AND MAURICE O’SHEA – AUSTRALIA’S FIRST GREAT WINEMAKER

Mount Pleasant was established in the Hunter Valley in 1921 by Australia’s first great winemaker, Maurice O’Shea. Australian wine at the time was all about fortifieds (e.g. port, sherry), but Maurice had spent time in France and had seen what table wines could be. Maurice’s story is incredible, and I can’t do it justice in […]

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A LITTLE SLICE OF PARADISE

With our New Year’s resolutions either kicking in or long forgotten, it’s time to get down to focusing on what we want from today, this month, this year and, well, what we want from our lives. How were your holidays? Take a moment to stop, remember, smile, laugh and cry at the memories made, the […]

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Wholesome goodness.

SPICED LAMB CUTLETS WITH POMEGRANATE AND FETA, AND A GRILLED PEACH AND WATERCRESS SALAD

You can’t beat good wholesome food shared with great mates, and this meal will bring all that to life in no time. Making the most of summer stone fruits, which are at our fingertips for only a little longer, and combining them with the most delicious spiced lamb, pomegranate and feta is where it’s at […]

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This lady talks sense.

ON HEALTH AND SUSTAINABILITY: AN INTERVIEW WITH ROSEMARY STANTON

I recently caught up with one of Australia’s best-known gurus on nutrition. With over 50 years’ experience, 32 books and over 3000 articles to her name, Rosemary Stanton knows a thing or two about clean living for your body and our planet. Here are some of her expert insights… What changes have you noticed about […]

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A conspiracy of florists and restaurants.

THE UNRELIABLE GUIDE TO SURVIVING VALENTINE’S DAY

Who was Saint Valentine anyway? Google him and no one is quite sure if he even existed, but, somehow, celebrating him has become a multi-billion dollar industry promoting guilt and misery. There’s even a film about the whole awful nonsense – the 2009 release, ‘I Hate Valentine’s Day’. Hate it we may, but surveys like […]

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HONEYMOONERS (AND THE MIDDLE CLASS THEY REPRESENT) NEED TO HARDEN UP

After a boozy New Year’s Eve in Camden listening to 2WS’s Juke Box Saturday Night with my friend Tonnie, Pearl awoke to the sound of a howling greyhound and a squawking Sulphur-Crested Cockatoo, and a disturbing front-page story on the Sydney Morning Herald iPad app. While it’s hard to imagine such natural ‘alarm clocks’ in […]

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Has Bondi Reached ‘Peak Café’?

Have you noticed how many cafes and restaurants Bondi is home to? Noticed also that whenever a ‘For Lease’ sign goes up it is inevitably a food venture that moves in? And when a new development opens, what tends to fill the commercial space below? You guessed it: more cafes and restaurants. Well, Rupert here […]

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LION ISLAND – UNPRETENTIOUS AND QUINTESSENTIALLY AUSTRALIAN ROCK ‘N’ ROLL

Lion Island are a home-grown hard rock band from the southern end of the Central Coast, featuring Rob Staines (guitar and vocals), Bob Trigg (drums), Arran Pratt (bass) and a bit of Eastern Suburbs flavour in the form of Johannes Leak (rhythm guitar) thrown in for good measure. Bringing back the fuzzy guitars and crunching […]

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Dog for Adoption – Hera

Hera Age 5 Years Sex Female Breed Shepherd x Cattle Dog Weight 17.5kg Hera, named after the Goddess of Motherhood, came from the pound pregnant and had three pups. She looks like a mini Shepherd. She is a very intelligent, obedient girl. She is a bit timid with strangers, but soon warms up when they […]

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