Ruth Reichl on the healing power of food

This post originally appeared on: ABC Radio National – Blueprint for living Saturday 13 February 2016 9:30AM (view full episode) In My Kitchen Year: 136 Recipes That Saved My Life, Ruth Reichl cooks and tweets her way to emotional recovery after the closure of culinary magazine, Gourmet. Below Ruth shares a recipe from her latest book.

Creating community through cohousing

This post originally appeared on: ABC Radio National – Blueprint for living Saturday 12 March 2016 9:06AM (view full episode) Chuck Durrett coined the term cohousing. He first came across the concept in Denmark, its modern birthplace and then kickstarted the first cohousing projects in the US. On his first visit to Australia we talk about

Running tourism

This post originally appeared on: ABC Radio National – Blueprint for living Saturday 19 March 2016 10:20AM (view full episode) IMAGE: PAT FARMER RUNS THROUGH INDIA (KEVIN NGUYEN) (LINK TO LARGER IMAGE). For some leaving on holiday is just the excuse needed to take a break from your workout regime, but for Australian ultra-marathoner, Pat Farmer,

Sense of Place: Ruth Reichl, Crete

This article originally appeared on: ABC Radio National – Blueprint for living Saturday 19 March 2016 9:45AM (view full episode) Long before she was a culinary icon and author, newlywed Ruth Reichl decamped to Crete for her honeymoon. It was on this island, working in the olive groves, she discovered just how ‘real’ food could taste.

Airport bliss might be closer than you think

This post originally appeared on: ABC Radio National – Blueprint for Living Saturday 20 February 2016 9:40AM (view full episode) Airports should evoke a sense of excitement as we dash off to a new destination or start a grand adventure, but for numerous travellers airports are overwhelming and stressful. For those who cannot escape to

Designing the ideal workspace

This post originally appeared on: ABC Radio National – Blueprint for Living Saturday 6 February 2016 9:37AM (view full episode) We visit an award-winning Sydney office with a totally flexible open-plan work space. Here workers can jump on the rowing machine or lift weights a metre from their desks, or play a spot of pool while

PIPEMAKER’S PARK IMPROVEMENTS

This article originally appeared on The Westsider – Community Newspaper By Buffy Gorrilla The Maribyrnong City Council has initiated a half million dollar upgrade to the popular Pipemaker’s Park. The eight hectare community park sits on a historic pipe making industrial site located between Highpoint Shopping Centre and the Maribyrnong River. Deputy Mayor Cameron McDonald said

WHEELIN’ WOMEN

Originally appeared on: The Westsider – Community Newspaper By Buffy Gorilla Have you seen a swarm of lovely lady cyclists, dressed in an array of pink, teal and purple, zooming along the trails and roads in your neighbourhood? If you have, chances are they are riders with Wheel Women. Wheel Women is a Melbourne-based cycling