Mushroom ragu pasta recipe

Serves: 6
Your choice of pasta (long, flat ribbons like tagliatelle or pappardelle go perfectly)
Small handful of dried porcini mushrooms
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How to deal with uncertainty

Patrick Hollingworth knows a thing or two about pushing through discomfort. Over the past decade, he’s climbed multiple 8000 m peaks – including Mount Everest – and has experienced all the highs and lows of the mountaineering life.
At the same… …read more

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Autumn kitchen and garden guide

1. Go wild with mushrooms. Autumn is mushroom season – a great reason to explore mushrooms of all types. Mushroom ragu is a beautiful cool-weather dish made even better with freshly-made pasta, but you could also try gluten-free options such as potat… …read more

Spiced pork cutlets recipe

Serves: 2
2 pork cutlets
1 tablespoon olive oil
25 g butter
90 ml Pedro Ximenez OR Madeira
2-3 persimmons, each peeled, cut into 6 wedges
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 cloves garlic, peeled, crushed
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Like many of the sailors who race on the picturesque Sydney Harbour, Jack Macartney grew up on the water. He was a boy destined for the ocean, with his father Bill a stalwart supporter of the sailing fraternity after founding… …read more

9 dishes from around the world

This March, workplaces around Australia are celebrating cultural diversity with A Taste of Harmony.
Created by the Scanlon Foundation, this fun and delicious event encourages colleagues to bring in a dish from their cultural backgrounds t… …read more

Easy cheesy quiche recipe

Serve with a garden salad and fresh bread rolls. Substitute spinach and pumpkin with corn kernels and bacon, or leftover roasted vegetables for easy alternatives. Leftovers can be eaten cold the next day.
This dish can be prepared during t… …read more

How taste works

As babies we spend a lot of time trying to put anything and everything in our mouths. It’s an important part of learning to quickly establish what is edible and – importantly – what should never, ever, be put in our mouths again. With a few ear… …read more

On-screen dementia support

Technology has transformed how we communicate in all aspects of our lives. For people with dementia, new telehealth solutions could soon provide greater support that will make a real difference for both patient and carer.
‘Telehealth’ is… …read more

Pride and passion on Facebook

It’s Mardi Gras time again! In the spirit of one of the most festive, colourful and seriously fun times of year, Facebook has released some statistics about LGBTIQ usage and engagement on the social media platform. And what they found shows a p… …read more

Mobile mindfulness

Rohan Gunatillake is a disruptor of sorts. Challenging the assumption that technology isn’t conducive to mindful living, his app, buddhify, and latest book This is Happening, demonstrate how the digital age can create a purposeful existence – i… …read more

Protect your hearing

We protect our eyesight, teeth and bodies with regular check-ups. We even ensure the health of our hair with regular trips to the hairdresser. But very few of us take steps to ensure our hearing health. Yet hearing loss can lead to debilitating physi… …read more

How to grow a better garden

Autumn is a magnificent time to be out in the garden. Working up a sweat in the late afternoon sun, planning and preparing new patches ahead of spring and crunching leaves underfoot.
Whether you’re a beginner or seasoned pro, Angie Thomas, exp… …read more

Keeping up with the kids

There’s no slowing Rose Chong and her husband Min, both aged 70. As well as working part-time, like so many grandparents today, they also help care for their young grandchildren.
Grandparents are increasingly being called upon to help take car… …read more