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St Kilda mural: USA artist highlights plight of Great Barrier Reef

st kilda mural: usa artist highlights plight of great barrier reef
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New York street artist Elle (ellestreetart.com) is creating the huge wall mural on the new Ode hi-rise apartments, on St Kilda’s Grey Street. Theme: “Bleaching of the Great Barrier Reef”. This American artist is saving our Reef. What are we doing about it? Tourism...

End of the road for Bangkok’s Khao San Road?

end of the road for bangkok’s khao san road?
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No! Say it isn’t so! Has the entire world gone mad? Bangkok authorities have banned all street food stalls, according to Fairfax Media. The Thai capital will have none by year’s end…https://amp.smh.com.au/world/every-street-vendor-will-have-to-move-out-bangkok-to-cease-being-finest-street-food-destination-20170418-gvms5a.html Street food vendor in Bangkok’s Khao San Road. Picture: Greg Hackett Asia, Bangkok, Cafe,...

A’PEELING PRAWNS

a’peeling prawns
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I prefer to peel prawns myself, so I burn up their equivalent in kilojoules. That’s my theory. These cooked prawns from Aldi are just $26 a kilo. I loathe to rinse seafood under tap water but these guys are preserved in so much salt,...

CAMPING IN ST KILDA

camping in st kilda
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There aren’t too many options, really. But surely the rear-access lane behind Robe Street is not one of St Kilda’s more salubrious locations for a camping holiday. Though the night-life there can be, ummm, colourful… The post CAMPING IN ST KILDA appeared first on HaxTrax.

FRACTAL CITY: in the end the machines will win [Episode 1]

fractal city: in the end the machines will win [episode 1]
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FRACTAL CITY “… in the end THE MACHINES will win” Episode 1: Joey and Epiphany “God it’s hot,” she mutters as she enters the one-way lane, swatting away several flies that shouldn’t still be lingering this late in the Autumn. “Piss off, u little shits. And HIM!...

Staple food with ample taste

staple food with ample taste
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Corn Fritter spheres with a poached egg, heavily seasoned parsley-and-radish salad, yoghurt, and a poppy seed & (mild) chilli dressing. $18. Dish envy: my friend’s Daily Pasta has large tortellini in a light olive oil base with succulent sultanas, caramelised pumpkin and a burst...

PERPLEXING PAPPADAMS

perplexing pappadams
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Pappadams bought from Woolies Supermarket. The same brand, type and ingredients. 2 from one box, 2 from another box and cooked together. The outcome: completely different texture, colour and taste. Huh? Please explain that one, Woolies… The post PERPLEXING PAPPADAMS appeared first on HaxTrax.

Beef stock: Contains no added MSG, no Preservatives, no Artificial Colours or Flavours, no Beef… Huh?

beef stock: contains no added msg, no preservatives, no artificial colours or flavours, no beef… huh?
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I thought beef stock would be made of at least some bovine offal-ish leftovers. But no, according to the ingredients label. Tuck in, my vegetarian friends. It tastes good, and I’m glad no animals suffered for the sake of filling my belly. (From Aldi...

ONCE BITTER, NOW MELLOW IN A TASTEBUDS TANGO

once bitter, now mellow in a tastebuds tango
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Doing the X-word and trying a new drop, called Once Bitter (pot $3.50), at the Grocery Bar on Fitzroy Street, St Kilda. Made by Collins St Brewing Co (new to me), I’d place this beer in the “English Pale Ale” variety, with malt and...

LUNCH FOR $3?

lunch for $3?
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This is a Spicy Lamb borek. A traditional Turkish-Mediterranean savoury pastry, this has mince with onions, mild chilli and seasoning, and one is enough for lunch. Only $3. Enhance with a mint yoghurt or sour cream topping. I usually consider the eating options a...