Karen Hardy, Canberra Times

Karen Hardy

Canberra Times

Canberra, ACT, Australia

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Recent articles by Karen:

Five reasons to check out Merimbula

From revamped retro hotels to sophisticated cafes and restaurants, much has changed in Merimbula. → Read More

Vote for Canberra's best beers in the GABS Hottest 100 beer festival

What are the odds of an alcohol-free beer being named as Australia's favourite craft beer? → Read More

How do we give Yotam Ottolenghi a taste of Canberra?

Remember when the Prime Minister gave Boris a BentSpoke? → Read More

Why making New Year's resolutions in 2022 is pointless

I want to create as many happy moments as I can in 2022. Picture: Shutterstock This first column of the year is usually the one where I publicly declare all the changes I'll make in the year ahead; having looked back over the previous 12 months and determined, somehow, that my life hasn't been up to scratch. → Read More

VisitCanberra's most loved Instagram photos from 2021

In a year that saw us spend more time inside than ever before, the Instagram photos were glimpses of what was happening in the outside world. → Read More

Five things to do in Canberra this weekend, December 31 to January 2, 2022

Here's our pick of what's on in Canberra. → Read More

Staffys the most popular Canberra dog breed for 2021 and here's one looking for a home

Domestic Animal Services ranger Danielle Heffernan with Angus the staffy. Picture: Sitthixay Ditthavong Angus doesn't care that he doesn't have a fancy name such as Luna or Coco. He's happy enough to be a regular good boy. → Read More

Sick of toasted sandwiches? Here are some next-level recipes for leftover Christmas ham

From pasta carbonara to pasta salads, try these easy meals. → Read More

Barack Obama's music picks for 2021 include's Canberra's Genesis Owusu

After sweeping the recent ARIA Awards, we're wondering what Canberra hip hop artist Genesis Owusu is thinking about being named on Barack Obama's top songs of the year list. → Read More

Restaurant review: Bangalay Dining, fine dining by the beach

Pack your bags, here's a restaurant well worth the drive. → Read More

Pilot named ACT's best restaurant in Gourmet Traveller Awards

If you're looking to make your first night out a good one, book now. → Read More

Michael Mosley puts his body on the line to tackle type 2 diabetes

This SBS television series will challenge perceptions of the disease's treatment. → Read More

How to make a cafe-style coffee in your own kitchen

One of Australia's best baristas spills the beans on what makes a good coffee. → Read More

A new campaign from OzHarvest starts in your refrigerator

Reducing waste at home is the easiest way for us all to think globally. → Read More

Why single people are the answer to all your picnic problems

Gather your friends for a picnic. Picture: Shutterstock I've made quite an art of being the third wheel over the past few years. Sometimes there's not a lot of choice when you're single. → Read More

Travel the world with these cookbooks

Leave your passport at home and pull out a knife and fork. → Read More

Pimp your picnic: from grazing boxes to takeaway cocktails

Make the most of your allotted two hours with some of these ideas. → Read More

Why Big Little Lies author Liane Moriarty is the queen of suburban noir

Liane Moriarty might mix with Hollywood stars, but the secret to her success is that she's just like one of us. → Read More

What's on the menu at Canberra's best restaurants?

It's the easiest way to get a table at our favourite places. → Read More

Bryony and Harry Lancaster from Egg of the Universe in Sydney share spring recipes

Celebrate seasonal eating with the team from Egg of the Universe, a Sydney cafe and yoga studio that embraces the idea of balance, inside and out, writes KAREN HARDY. → Read More