Lemon-scented plants have been popular since ancient times for their culinary, medicinal and fragrant uses, writes gardening columnist CEDRIC BRYANT.
Heading to the south coast for Easter? If you’re wandering through the Bateman’s Bay area and slightly beyond to Mosquito Bay, there are two spots on the water worth a visit, says dining reviewer WENDY JOHNSON.
With the centenary of the signing of World War I's Treaty of Versaille, officially heralding peace (not just ceasefire)it's a poignant time to think on those local bots who didn't make it home, says Yesterdays columnist NICHOLE OVERALL.
The range of native plants in flower during the colder months puts a lie to the idea that winter gardens lack interest, writes gardening columnist CEDRIC BRYANT.
The International Year of Indigenous Languages has been commemorated with Australia’s newest circulating 50 cent coin.
"The whole idea of being amusing or insouciant about a NZ and Australian wine comparison in fact left me feeling as if I was entirely missing the point," writes a distracted RICHARD CALVER in this week's wine column.
"Calli is more than a café. It’s a café, a wine bar and an upmarket homewares and gift store. It's right on the water, close to the action, but far enough away to have its own sense of calm," writes dining reviewer WENDY JOHNSON.
Readers continue to ask for suggestions on hardy shrubs that provide colour in late autumn months and through the winter, writes gardening columnist CEDRIC BRYANT.
With gardens established by the owner’s parents, Cambrey Farm in Pialligo is a rural haven that reflects the 80-year history of the farm, writes open gardens writer KATHRYN VUKOVLJAK.
"The menu at Badger & Co offers more than just pub grub and the prices are super reasonable, especially for the portion sizes," writes dining reviewer WENDY JOHNSON.
AS winter approaches, readers have asked gardening columnist CEDRIC BRYANT for suggestions on hardy shrubs that provide colour through the colder months.
In some whimsical research, STEPHEN HOLT unmasks his gruff, old headmaster as a cousin of a man who got to look after the great writer DH Lawrence (and his beard) in Thirroul
A Queanbeyan homestead with a rich history and a pretty cottage garden, Langdene offers visitors a delightful wander through flowers and trailing vines at its upcoming open day. KATHRYN VUKOVLJAK has the details...
"Hats off to Public for tantalising tastebuds at breakfast. One expects the usual suspects to be on the menu, but it’s great to order something refreshingly different," writes dining reviewer WENDY JOHNSON.
Canberra wine week starts on April 5, but last night wine columnist RICHARD CALVER was lucky enough to join an exclusive dinner to get things started.
The problem with cut flowers is they don't last long, but among the odd exception is a remarkable Australian plant known the world over as the straw flower or everlasting daisy, writes CEDRIC BRYANT.
"It took more than 30 minutes for starters to start arriving. We went inside to enquire but were just told it wouldn’t be long (it already was)." Dining reviewer WENDY JOHNSON endures a slow start to what turned out to be a good meal.
When Cindy Blackmore went to the Australian Blackball National Championships in Melbourne last month she had no idea she’d come home the first Canberran to win an Australian National singles title in any form of cue sports. DANIELLE NOHRA reports...
“AUTUMN time is planting time”, as the saying goes, and time for putting in evergreen trees and shrubs., says gardening columnist CEDRIC BRYANT.
"Alter Ego’s menu has great variety and we had no trouble choosing refreshingly different dishes. I think the kitchen team is on to something," writes dining reviewer WENDY JOHNSON