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Legends in Concert Competition

COMPETITION NOW CLOSED. Congratulations to Mel Chapman! The original, largest and widely regarded as the world’s greatest live celebrity tribute show, Legends in Concert, returns by popular demand to The Palms at Crown Melbourne in January 2018. Direct from Las Vegas, this internationally acclaimed production takes audiences on an electrifying journey through the songbooks of …

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The Crossushi

Are you interested in trying the French-Japanese creation, ‘Crossushi,’’ a sushi-stuffed croissant? It’s a combo of croissant and sushi invented at Mr. Holmes Bakehouse in Los Angeles. This kooky “Cali croissant” comes topped with sesame seeds and filled with smoked salmon, wasabi, pickled ginger, and nori seaweed. Kikkoman soy sauce is served on the side. I wonder how …

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Ikea Favs

Anyone own an Ikea Billy bookcase? It is estimated that one Billy bookcase is sold around the world every five seconds.  Pretty impressive considering Ikea launched BILLY in 1979. It’s the booklovers choice that never goes out of style. Other favs and the best-selling Ikea products around the world include: First introduced in the 1980s, Ikea’s …

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The Chicken Parma

At Because We Can we pay tribute to the parma. According to the Herald Sun the humble chicken parma has became synonymous with Aussie cuisine. Nothing beats this Italo-Aussie classic on a pub menu. You’ll be hard-pressed to find a pub menu in Melbourne on which the chicken parma does not star. This week we will make …

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Celebrate barbecuing at Meatstock

For all barbecue, bands, beer and butcher lovers, you need to check out and book now for The Music and Barbecue Festival at Meatstock, Melbourne 17/18 March, Sydney 5/6/May and Auckland 24/25 February. Meatstock is a two-day celebration involving people grilling meat (beef, chicken, pork and lamb, everything except for fish) eating meat, talking about meat and so on. …

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Selfitis

What’s not to love about a good Selfie! Researchers at Nottingham Trent University and Thiagarajar School of Management in India have confirmed that ‘selfitis’ does indeed exist and have published a paper titled An Exploratory Study of ‘Selfitis’ and the Development of the Selfitis Behavior Scale. So if you feel the urge to take selfies all the time, you might …

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For that hangover

How did you prepare yourself with a New Years Hangover Cure or maybe you just have a late night craving for a Boost Juice? One suggestion that might help is to grab a Boost Juice smoothie pack at your local Woolworths available in four different flavours, with three individual serves per pack. Boost Smoothie Mix Tropical Sunrise …

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Good luck foods

Need some luck with your food. According to Food52, it can’t hurt to try to rustle some up by cooking these traditionally auspicious foods this new year. Eat 12 grapes at the midnight, one to bring good luck to each month of the year. Simmer a big pot of the classic Hoppin’ John, which is rumored …

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Lamingtons

Just when I reintroduced jelly lamingtons to our family get-together Christmas on Boxing Day I read chocolate lamingtons are off the menu at their birthplace. For the first time in 117 years, lamingtons are off the menu at Old Government House in Brisbane, the home of the lamington. It has been available ever since at Old Government House, …

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