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The Unreliable Guide To… Restaurants

Getting a good table in a busy restaurant is a really important life skill. Believe me. Nothing is worse on a hot date than being refused entry to the fancy eatery of your choice. Actually, the only thing that might be worse is being allowed inside the hallowed portals, but being given the worst table […]

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You down with LED? Yeah, you know me.

SIX COST-SAVING TECHNOLOGIES FOR CLIMATE-FRIENDLY LIVING

This March marks the 10th anniversary of Earth Hour, a global initiative raising awareness about climate change and the ways to combat it. While progress has been slow, climate-friendly living has never been easier and more cost-effective, with low-carbon home solutions on our doorstep. Better still, these cheaper technologies today also mean bigger dollar savings […]

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Food

Don't call my name, don't call my name...

ALEX RUSSELL WINES – WHAT’S IN A NAME?

As a wine guy called Alex Russell, I was pleasantly surprised to discover another wine guy called Alex Russell working in Australia. Alex has worked in the industry for 15 years, including stints at Cirami Estate, Zilzie Wines and Angove Family Winemakers, and is a consultant winemaker for a German label called Reh Kendermann. It’s […]

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Food

Image from Seasons to Share by Jacqueline Alwill

THE WORLD’S HEALTHIEST CHOC AVO AND PEANUT CARAMEL TART

This delicious dessert is made with all of your favourite foods and flavours, but with ingredients to nourish – it’s gluten-free, dairy-free, sugar-free and vegan friendly – sign me up for that! Ingredients (serves 10-12) Tart 1/2 cup raw almonds 1/2 cup raw pecans 1/2 cup raw cashews 1/2 cup (approx. 8) Medjool dates, pitted […]

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A little doggo muffin just for you

Do for adoption – Pearl

Age 10 Years Sex Male Breed Silky x Weight 4kg Pearl is a shy girl who needs gentle slow hand movements. She is sweet, and affectionate, but she needs to know you are not going to hurt her. She is social with other dogs, but people are most important to her. She does not want […]

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Food

Photo: Tamika Woods

SUPERCHARGED TURMERIC SEED CRACKERS

Having healthy snacks on hand is a great way to balance your blood sugar levels between meals, meaning that you’re fat less likely to arrive at lunch or dinner ravenous and end up inhaling all your food. These supercharged turmeric crackers are packed with healthy fats, protein and whole grains, and they are so simple […]

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RUPERT’S FORAY INTO FEEL-GOOD ENVIRONMENTALISM

Can you believe it is ten years since the world stopped and switched off their lights and other electrical appliances for one whole hour for the first time as part of the inaugural Earth Hour event? And did you know that Earth Hour is still happening on an annual basis? Probably not – the hype […]

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Illustration: Dalton Wills

Letters March 2017

URBAN TASKFORCE A BIT TOO 1984 Who are the Urban Taskforce and what exactly do they stand for? They sound like some Cold War covert organisation and they seem to get more exposure than is warranted for their opinions, when clearly they are nothing more than a dictatorial lobby group for big developers with one […]

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SHINE BRIGHT LIKE A DIAMOND

Celebrating Chinese New Year in Singapore, it would take a feminist of Pearl’s calibre to get truly excited by the front page of The Strait Times, which heralded “Saying ‘I do’ Without A Diamond Ring”. How heartened I was to think that perhaps women had discarded the ridiculous rite of betrothal. Instead of a front […]

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Arts

Photo: Nick Lawrence

GINGER AND THE GHOST – QUIRKY AS F**K

Multi-dimensional Sydney artists Ginger and the Ghost have created an all-encompassing music project using film/costume/spacial design/ installation art and audiovisual elements. Put simply, they’re quirky as f**k. With their first single, GLOW, from their upcoming album New Rituals set to hit the airwaves on March 17, we fired a few questions at Ginger and the […]

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