Diet & Fitness

Weightlifter refuses to be called 'cute'

Don't call this weightlifter 'cute'

Samantha Wright is a US gymnast-turned-weightlifter who achieved "internet semi-stardom" not for her athletic feats but for being "cute" — and she's not happy about it.

3 days ago

How your job is slowly killing you

We uncover the dangers you need to know, and what you can do to improve your workplace wellbeing.

3 days ago

Fashion & Beauty

Homes

Food

Pop-up dining

The best pop-up dining in Australia

Taking place in city laneways and beachside locations across Australia, the cool crowd can't get enough of the food and drink pop-up phenomenon. Now you can stay one step ahead of the culinary curve with our guide to April 2015's tastiest temporary events.

4 days ago
Sasa Sestic competing in the final (World Coffee Events/Twitter)

Aussie Olympian takes out world barista title

Fifteen years ago Sasa Sestic was playing handball for Australia at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games, but he's had a bit more success in Seattle this year. The Canberran has won the World Barista Championship on the weekend and he's done so with a sneaky splash of flavour from a local winery.

7 days ago

Recipes

Katherine Sabbath's layered lamington sponge cake

Katherine Sabbath's layered lamington sponge cake

Chocolate sponge cake ½ cup cocoa powder 1 cup self-raising flour ¼ teaspoon salt 4 large free-range eggs, at room temperature 1 cup caster sugar Classic vanilla sponge cake ½ cup cornflour 1 cup self-raising flour ¼ teaspoon salt 4 large free-range eggs, at room temperature 1 cup caster sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract To decorate 400 mls thickened cream, whipped 150 grams (approximately ½ cup) raspberry jam 1 cup coconut flakes, lightly toasted ½ cup fresh raspberries Easy dark chocolate ganache 200g (approximately 1 ½ cups) high-quality dark chocolate, chopped 300ml thickened cream Coconut meringue shards 8 large free-range egg whites 2 cups caster sugar 1 teaspoon coconut essence

3 days ago
Bombini's duck and veal ragu for pasta

Bombini's duck and veal ragu for pasta

4 duck Marylands 300g veal topside or blade steak cut into large pieces ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil 6 cloves of garlic 1 celery heart 1 carrot, peeled, finely chopped 1 onion, peeled, finely chopped 4 tablespoons chopped herbs including rosemary, sage and oregano 600ml white wine 400ml tomato passato 200ml chicken or veal stock sea salt and freshly ground black pepper 1 bunch of freshly chopped parsley, to serve your choice of pasta

3 days ago
Adrian Richardson's barbecue shashlik beef skewers

Adrian Richardson's barbecue shashlik beef skewers

1kg beef rump, cut into 3cm cubes 2 medium onions, cut into 3cm dice 2 red peppers, cut into 3cm dice 100g button mushrooms 200g thick-cut rashers smoky bacon, cut into 3cm dice salt Marinade 1 cup red wine 2 garlic cloves 2 bay leaves 3 sprigs thyme ½ medium onion, roughly chopped 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

3 days ago
Middle Eastern lamb dumplings (chiche barak)

Middle Eastern lamb dumplings (chiche barak)

500g lamb mince 1 small brown onion 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon ground black pepper 1 teaspoon mixed spice (Middle Eastern 7 spice mix or baharat) 2 cups vegetable oil 2 cups plain flour pinch of salt Sauce 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 cup Basmati rice 1kg natural yoghurt 2 tablespoons cornflour, dissolved in half cup water 1 clove garlic, crushed 3 tablespoons fresh mint, chopped 1 teaspoon vegetable oil

3 days ago

Travel

The perfect staycation: Sydney's Langham Hotel

An increasing amount of Aussies are jumping on the latest trend in travel: The staycation. Yep, it's the buzzword of 2015. Why? Well, as our lives get busier and our annual leave stubbornly stays the same, we want a compact and stress-free break.

4 days ago