Karen Hardy, Canberra Times

Karen Hardy

Canberra Times

Canberra, ACT, Australia

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Recent:
  • Canberra Times
Past:
  • Essential Kids
  • Fairfax Good Food
  • The Sydney Morning Herald
  • Brisbane Times
  • Executive Style
  • Essential Baby

Recent articles by Karen:

Verity Lane comes alive with an art exhibition to celebrate the winter solstice

From art projected on walls to truffle-infused food offerings, the festival is short but sweet → Read More

Restaurant review: Inka a magical journey from Japan to Peru

The restaurant's full of life and the food full of flavour. → Read More

The puffer jacket turns 100, just in time for winter

As our favourite outerwear turns 100, one wonders what the inventor would think of its evolution. → Read More

Canberra apprentice Noah Cairnduff, takes out 2022 ACT heat of Nestle Golden Chefs Hat Award

Noah Cairnduff, a third-year apprentice at Canberra Institute of Technology who works at Table at the Truffle Farm,... → Read More

Forget the cost of living and grab a bottle of The Ethereal One Fleurieu Grenache 2020

And pair it with a slow-cooked braise for a perfect winter meal. → Read More

Viral sensation Jimmy Rees brings his Meanwhile in Australia tour to Canberra

Don't be like Jason, darling. Grab a champagne and head to the Canberra Theatre to see Jimmy Rees on his Meanwhile in Australia tour. I've covered a few things here at The Canberra Times over the years, from sport to education. But now I get to write about the fun stuff - where to eat, what to do, places to go, people to see. Let me know about your favourite things. Email:… → Read More

Canberra's best cellar doors recognised by Gourmet Traveller Wine magazine

And lock in a special night out at one of our other wineries. → Read More

Where to buy the best hot cross buns in Canberra this Easter

Here's our pick for 2022 and a super recipe so you can cook them all year round. → Read More

Canberra's Craft Beer and Cider Festival set to take over Braddon on March 19

More than 50 exhibitors are coming to Canberra's best little festival. → Read More

Get your hot cross buns from Sonoma's bakery in Braddon

Canberran's bought almost 23,000 not cross buns last year. → Read More

Get your tickets for a special International Women's Day dinner at Zaab

Charlotte Steves, Becky Khanthavongsa and Talia Cullss have organised the IWD events. Picture: Pew Pew Studios There's no better way to celebrate International Women's Day than gathering the girls for a delicious meal and a few drinks and this year you can do just that while supporting a great cause. → Read More

Fox and Bow is the kind of cafe every suburb needs

Fox and Bow is the kind of cafe that feeds its customers with a sense of belonging and gets that same vibe back in return. → Read More

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