Author: Ashley St. George

Whacky and whimsical desserts in Canberra

Inside each of us, there is a little kid dreaming of winning the golden ticket to Willy Wonka’s lolly land. This whimsical reverie comes to you here, in Canberra, in the form of fanciful desserts. Here is a selection of five of our faves. Well, what do you know?! Dreams do come true. Coffee Lab The Banoffee Batter Ups Coffee Lab are pancake professionals, with new pancake specials rolling in at any moment! The current special and one that holds the hearts of many is its Banoffee Batter Ups. Here’s why – fluffy pancakes, layered with oozy caramel, crunchy...

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Where to find the best noodles in town

What better way to warm up on a cold day than slurping strands of noodles from a steaming bowl of soup? Ramen, pho or laksa – the long slippery noodle in broth comes in many tasty forms. With the numerous health benefits of bone broths that are often used as the base of noodle soups, a nourishing bowl is one of the best ways to keep up a strong immune system, healthy digestion and radiant hair and nails. But most of all, these soups are soul-satisfying, delicious and comforting; here’s a wrap-up of some of the best in town!...

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Canberra Wine House: Dickson’s best kept secret is out

Canberrans have a right to be proud. The territory and surrounding region has blossomed into a sought after destination for artisan produce like olives, cured meats, chocolates and not to mention wine. We are all foodies at heart, and the Canberra Wine House pulls on the heart strings. As the wind whistles outside, cars stream down Northbourne and frost forms on anything that’s stationary for long enough, there is something very comforting about sitting beside a crackling fire with a glass of wine and a wooden board overflowing with an abundance of delicious local produce. It is a guaranteed...

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Best five bakeries in Canberra

Nothing beats the lingering aroma of freshly baked bread coming out of the hot oven. The classic loaf has been an iconic family table staple since its inception, and bakers all around have tirelessly dedicated themselves to this labour of love, getting up in the wee hours of the morning to mix, roll and bake fresh dough to serve the community. To pay homage, we’ve collated a list of the best bakeries in Canberra – we think our top picks are the best thing since sliced bread! EQ Bakehouse Inconspicuously hidden behind EQ Café Lounge in the centre of...

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Best winter warming drinks in Canberra

Now that ANZAC day has come and gone, Canberrans know it’s the time of year that the heaters come on, a layer of frost crusts the feathers of the resident swans on Lake Burley Griffin and puffy jackets come out for the long haul. Canberra winter is made a little bit more bearable though by the thought of steaming mugs of hot chocolate, pots of chai or the like. Here’s a list of hot drinks around town to warm the soul, as well as the body.   Teddy Pickers Complete campfire comfort without the campfire. Served in the nostalgic...

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