New botanical exhibition by Sharon Field 25 March – 7 May Acclaimed botanical artist Sharon Field will open a solo exhibition at Suki & Hugh Gallery, Bungendore on 25 March. The Burra resident and Captain of the Burra Bushfire Brigade will show 18 exquisitely rendered watercolour paintings of artefacts typical of summer
Note: this can only be made when the tomatoes are at their richest, ripest peak. This is not a midwinter or even early spring dish! Bruschetta This recipe adapted from Jill Dupleix’s “I Hate To Cook”, 1991, Mandarin Books 2 cloves of garlic 3 ripe eating tomatoes ½ cup fresh basil leaves (you can substitute
Hereby introducing a new column for our region’s many fine-wine lovers and discussers. We’re lucky to have met Corinna Baird, associated with Wamboin’s newly re-opened winery/cafe Contentious Character (nee Lambert Vineyards). She will bring us more wine news and discussion in the coming months. We start with that international favourite
Kangara Waters Retirement Village has been the focus of a series of concerts for over two years now. Two residents, both accomplished musicians, set up the concert series to bring quality musical performance to those living in the village, and to the general community. These concerts have featured some of the
A Single Tree – voices from the bush Compiled by Don Watson Penguin Random House, Australia 2016, 416pp Reviewed by Jenny Goldie Brandishing a $50 Christmas gift voucher from my son, I raced into the bookstore, meaning to buy the much acclaimed 2014 book by Don Watson, called “The Bush”. In my haste I
Robin Tennant-Wood interviews Deborah O’Brien author of The Rarest Thing An article about mountain pygmy possums was the inspiration behind Deborah O’Brien’s latest novel, The Rarest Thing. Following a successful signing of her new book at Miss Ruby's Bookshop on 26 November, Deborah spoke to me about the novel, pygmy possums and
Summer reading, childrens The chatterbox cat, Brolly Books, 2016 Reviewer revealed below Welcome to The Chatterbox Cat, number nine of Robyn Goodwin’s Backyard Tales. These are books for the very young and they really entertain kids from round about two years of age. Wait a minute, how old is the person writing this piece?
Strawberry at the training course by Philip Machin, for Wildcare Wildcare snake handling courses (to be continued next year) provide the opportunity for this month’s column. Wildcare has a large number of trained snake handlers (albeit there is a shortage in the Sutton/Gundaroo area) and the courses are aimed at new recruits