Earlier in November National Recycling Week celebrated its low key 18th birthday the week after one of Melbourne’s most elaborate season events. Chaperoned by its parent Planet Ark, the week saw councils, schools and workplaces come together with the common goal of raising active participation and awareness for recycling, reducing and reusing waste.
As the rain starts to give way to the winter sunshine it’s time to start swapping some of those heavy chocolate delicacies and make way for some lighter treats.
While searching for something sweet and lemony I stumbled across this recipe for lemon meringue cupcakes. Having never made lemon curd or meringue before, this was something I definitely wanted to try.
Everyone once in a while there’s a film that makes you sit up and say “wow, I wish I’d seen that when I was in high school.”
The Way, Way Back is one of those films.
With all the pomp and ceremony we’ve come to love from director Baz Luhrmann, ‘The Great Gatsby’ roared into our cinemas last week, shooting to number one in the biggest opening weekend for an Australian film.
Grossing more than 6.7 million dollars, this ‘Great American novel’ shot in Australia has been listed as the most successful adaptation yet.
But for those who haven’t read the book, how does it sit as a stand alone movie?
Last night The Lost Dogs’ Home opened their doors until 9 to celebrate their first themed adoption event, The Great Catsby. Coinciding with the release of the blockbuster film, the Catsby sought to make the Home more accessible to those working during the day, with staff dressing up to get in on the action.
Pale ales, wheats and malts – they’re all here.
The Great Australasian Beer SpecTAPular celebrates one of Australia’s most loved traditions; the art of beer drinking in the middle of the afternoon.
With a selection of 92 brews specially crafted for the event, plus some variations on old favourites, this beer fest is its third year after first being held at the Local Taphouse pubs in St Kilda and Darlinghurst in 2011. Two years and a Royal Exhibition Building later, GABS gives local and international brewers the chance to test their creations on some willing and soon-to-be-intoxicated Melburnians.
Today is Food Revolution Day, an initiative started by Jamie Oliver last year to raise awareness of the importance of good food and food education, particularly in schools. The day’s motto, cook it, share it, live it, aims to bring people around the world together to share their kitchen skills and learn more about what they cook.