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The duality of caring

Juggling career and family responsibilities is a challenge many women, like La Trobe University researcher Dr Katharine McKinnon, know only too well. However, a workplace that recognises the inherent value of both roles is not such a familiar story.


Souperstar

Is there a lovelier spice than star anise? We don’t think so, and so it’s a pleasure to bring you this warm and delicate dish using this gorgeous spice as the perfect way to start your next dinner party, or simply impress your loved ones mid-week, why not?


The ball for all

Take a diverse group of newcomers to Bendigo, throw a round ball among them and watch as the global game unites cultures and creates a sense of community and belonging.


All about that view

Enjoy a rare glimpse of a new build that’s largely, ironically, hidden from view.


Caravan parked

One enterprising local is welcoming guests into her Bendigo backyard, lured by the promise of one sweet night with Amelie.


Mushroom magic

With a mushroom disco and some cool robots, a very savvy Newbridge farmer hopes putting the fun into harvesting fungi might just help save the planet.


Cat’s tale continues

The Cat Empire mark 20 years of ska, jazz and other far-flung influences with a new LP on the way. The band chats ahead of its sell-out show in Castlemaine.


WINTER PLEASER

Bread and butter pudding, yes please!
Here’s a recipe your grandmother probably cooked. It’s stood the test of time, and for good reason too. There’s no better excuse to let the bread go stale than to save it up for this crowd-pleasing pud. Perfect for winter dinner parties, it’s cheap and cheerful and will feed an army. Then again, leftovers are oh so sweet. Bread and butter pudding for breakfast anyone? The raw ingredients qualify, so why not the hero dish? Delish.


THE ITALIAN JOB

When Fabrizio Soncin started kicking a soccer ball for fun as a young kid little did he know that it was the beginning of a life-long passion with the beautiful game.