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free there s life in the inner west 186 27th april 2012 every fortnight win movie tix is taking over the inner west distributed in leichhardt annandale petersham stanmore newtown rozelle balmain drummoyne haberfield five dock concord summer hill the free-range egg debate king of devil s island delicacy irvine welsh s ecstasy the liar s bible plus fashion for all the family theatre tix rebecca s guide to a tasty mother s day local mum rebecca perry with her daughters claudia and nina photo by ben cregan yummy mummy sunday 13 may seafood continental buffet grand ball room king prawns oysters and fresh salmon freshly carved roasts and honey glazed ham and let s not forget our mouth watering desserts that will keep you coming back for more live entertainment and raffles three peppers restaurant op en as normal free live entertainment tickets $50.00 per person kids under 12 $25.00 per person doors open 11:30am buffet served at 12:00pm 66 great north rd five dock · phone 9712 2055 · ·


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inner west whispers pssst pass on a whisper you ve heard to i m right you re wrong with latte leftie still on gardening leave righteous rightie continues to hold forth on how this country needs a big mug of harden the freak up dear rr i was wondering what you made of joe hockey s remarks about australians entitlement mentality tony annandale rr replies i d long suspected that palestinian-australian republican-cause-supporting krudd-befriending giant teddy bear of a man of being a weak-kneed progressive but i ve been delighted to see him put a bit of thatcherite steel in the liberal party s spine i don t much go in for oriental heathen religions but however wrongheaded it might otherwise be you ve got to give confucianism credit for creating societies where the lower orders are delighted to work 120 hours a week in the shoe factory expecting nothing more for their labours than a few cups of rice a week and the occasional beating from their supervisor just because australia has had a booming economy for as long as anyone can remember doesn t mean we don t have to immediately raise the retirement age to 85 dismantle the public health sector slash wages to sweatshop levels and get rid of the dole if we re to avoid ending up like greece before the year is out of course we ll also need to stop any public funding of universities which in any case just teach impressionable young people how to be pot-smoking communists flog off the abc to channel nine and redirect all arts grants to the woefully underfunded australian institute of sport who apart from a few homosexuals and other ne er-do-wells voluntarily goes to an australian film anyway don t get me wrong ­ i m not an anarchist i think we can all agree that there is still an important role for the state in carefully targeted assistance to self-funded retirees the parents of private schoolchildren and women earning $150k who need to take some time off work ­ at full pay ­ to pump out the next generation of the ruling class n email with your dilemma we are c!ao leane senzamici newtown departing councillors palace coup how eco is the green living centre l for those of you who haven t yet guessed the leichhardt councillors who are not re-standing here they are alan cinis jamie parker daniel kogoy cassie plater and one other we are not allowed to mention one highly respected liberal source thinks the outcome will be four lib four lab and four green ­ but i disagree lifting the labor party s current two councillors to four in the current political climate is a big ask l palace cinemas has put its major refurbishment on hold until march next year to the relief of shearers books recent winners of the national small business award shearers were about to sign a temporary lease with marketplace leichhardt thinking they would have to be relocated for six months palace executive director benjamin zeccola said he wanted to refine some designs and make sure the cinema was open in time for the popular september italian film festival l drummoyne chamber of commerce is picking up momentum a recent change in management puts business owner norelle seymour in the top job with ex-president alex elliot as secretary the chamber has been operating for four years and has grown its membership from four to over sixty as the drummoyne shopping village reinvigorates with a new drummoyne pride award over the bridge the rozelle balmain chamber is fighting off rozelle village s gigantic development which will suck life out of the high street l the rebranding of king street s `the watershed to the `green living centre was to signal a wider interest in sustainability rather than a focus solely on water however some locals have questioned the wisdom of an eco-centre wasting energy in changing signage and stationery when the emphasis should be on conserving energy why is no-one ever happy food melissa leong photography nudzejma avdic columnist jared ingersoll c!ao history the humble cardboard box it serves many purposes you can put things into it and well i guess that is the only purpose of the cardboard box really unless you re a kid looking for a cubby house in which case your imagination can run wild in 1910 the co-operative box company of nsw ltd opened in balmain before moving to chiswick in 1922 where a deep-water frontage made the site suitable for timber storage and case-making the company once employed many local residents and was a key driver in the growth of the inner west economy n nathan josevski jo grace design russell edwards art director editor nancy merlo publishing sonia komaravalli contributors russell edwards ben cregan nigel bowen jared ingersoll rachel hayter shanel salih and nathan josevski ciao things we love new artwork in the newtown art seat we re lucky enough to be surrounded by art in the inner west even as we walk the streets and this piece by andrew may featuring the image of an angel wandering inside an abandoned industrial landscape offers viewers the chance to peek into a mysterious world that may or may not exist book 3 classes and get the 4th cooking class free c!ao s voice · one direction · ricotta-filled pastries from pasticerria tamborrino five dock · new strawberry tic tacs · donating your second hand clothes rework haberfield and vinnies leichhardt currently need donations · choosing fairtrade certified products · pork belly stir fry at spice i am balmain ciao loves you and our photographers only supply photos for publication with consent we try and make you look your best no responsibility is accepted by ciao magazine for the accuracy of advertisements or information we welcome unsolicited editorial and pictorial contributions the opinions expressed in ciao magazine are those of contributors indemnifying the publisher from inaccuracy or consequences arising from its reproduction © all rights reserved no material is to be reproduced without written permission of the publisher ciao magazine is a free publication distribution advertising editorial enquiries 460a parramatta road petersham 2049 02 9518 3696 0405 032 032 ­ leane 0405 509 805 ­ sonia come cook with me cooking classes at food wine and design hq leichhardt call rebecca on 0417 208 772 what s in out out in ciao is locally owned and produced please recycle printed by spot press marrickville · justin bieber · charities that don t accept one-off donations ­ not everyone can afford to sign up for a whole year · being at haberfield library when all the books you want are at ashfield · forgetting to call your mum this mother s day fyi it s on may 13th · norton street s relentless parking officers ­ take a day off subscribe tired of missing out on your copy of ciao why not subscribe it costs just $75 per year to have ciao home delivered to your doorstep email with your address cover local mum and owner of food wine and design rebecca perry prepares for mother s day with her two gorgeous daughters claudia and nina photo by ben cregan c!ao magazine there s 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the of the inner west spoil mum this mothers day with a beautifully presented 3-course set menu by chef dean worthy relax upstairs in the dining room or on the balcony taking in the afternoon sun and city views sommelier stuart sanders has matched some exquisite italian wines to complement the menu view the full menu on our website set menu $60 head sunday 13th may 2012 lunch 12pm ­ 3:30pm special kids menu available $25 per child n for reservations please call 9660 6600 email or book online at 37 booth street annandale best mother s day vicini restaurant ­ annandale make your mother s day this year with lunch or dinner at pj on sunday may 13 patrick and his family invite you to celebrate mother s day with great quality food and outstanding service at drummoyne or any one of his 6 locations across sydney don t let it sneak up ­ book a table today details about pj s drummoyne and other galllagher hotels can be found at if you re celebrating at pj s drummoyne or the union hotel in north sydney mum will get a beautiful scented candle gift the award-winning uncorked restaurant at the union is now taking bookings for lunch on mother s day ­ get the details and have a look at the menu n 195 victoria rd drummoyne 9181 1229 happy mother s day gallagher s drummoyne afghan interiors 451 king street newtown ph 9550 6666 light up your mother s day with a hand painted lamp from afghan interiors receive 20 off lamps when you mention this ad until mothers day


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community life the great commuting race the tele recently did a comparison of commuting times screamingly headlined sydney s transport shame four people set off at the same time to get to the same place the shame for this cycle-lane hating tabloid was that the bike was quicker than car but is this also true in the inner west r oad test rant supersize rozelle proposal is a real shocker on wednesday 18th april the new development proposal for the old balmain leagues club site now owned by rozelle village pty ltd went out on exhibition now the previous proposal had been a real shocker ­ five and 11 towers and a huge amount of retail and commercial that would have as good as destroyed our local high street shops it had poor design and wait for it the added bonus of bringing the local streets to complete traffic gridlock on saturday mornings needless to say the joint regional planning panel jrpp refused it back in july 2010 the only redeeming feature of the whole application was that there was a club included in its plans the message to the developer seemed clear enough the development was too big for the site and needed scaling back it is for this reason that in our draft 2012 council planning document council s new local environment plan we have proposed rezoning the land back to its previous zoning of 1.5 1 floor space ratio fsr with an invitation to the developers to work with council to research the best fit for the site in terms of fsr and zonings it was surprising therefore to see the developers instead buy up two more properties and put a much bigger draft proposal out on exhibition that had two 16-storey towers did they know something that we didn t the only redeeming feature of this proposal like the last was at least there was a club in it comments and not the friendly type but apart from that the trip was uneventful though a bit stressful yes i did use clover s bike lane through pyrmont and stopped at red lights few other cyclists did cost $0.50 bike maintenance bus 16 minutes the improvement in this route have been astonishing since the victoria rd busway remember all those who tried to stop it but i did cheat a little by walking 90 seconds out of lyons rd as the big m50s have trouble making the turn during the peak hour and got on a m52 which came in a near constant stream of 500 series buses it was fast and comfy with vacant seats then i got off at the bottom of druitt st and walked up the hill 2 mins it took another 13 minutes the entire time of the rest of my bus trip for my m52 now trapped in a bus convoy to make it to its next stop at the qvb cost $3.50 lacking the vast resources of the murdoch empire the inner west s only independent journal of record had to be more modest ciao s road test experiment was to travel from the civic centre at drummoyne to sydney town hall via five different methods on five different weekday mornings before 9am timing them all walk 76 minutes admittedly i m a seasoned walker and set off in my mountain scarpa hiking boots just in case i had to traverse a glacier on the way on a bright morning at 7.30am no incidents or delays and i noticed a couple of others doing this too it was lovely walk but only because i used adjacent side streets rather than the nasty victoria rd arrived at the top of druitt st at 8.46 am cost $0.01 shoe wear and tear 42 minutes involving 12-15 minute walks on either side of the wolseley st and king st wharves this was much easier and equally pleasant this is the roll royce of public transport and my fellow passengers were all decidedly is the m50 faster than a car well-heeled tix are expensive but still cover only a fraction of the cost of running the ferries ­ meaning a massive public subsidy for some of the most privileged waterfront-living people in sydney can t last and after privatisation it won t cost $5.60 ferry bicycle 38 minutes the tele s cyclist was one of those sinewy lads who rode as if he was in the tour de france and there s a fair few of them in sydney i did detect a macho and competitive spirit amongst my fellow cyclists admittedly i was on a very nice eggshell blue `sommer borrowed from a female friend complete with whicker basket that got a few wolf whistles and car 15 minutes this surprised me and i did the trip twice just to try and prove myself wrong it took 17 minutes the second time the traffic looked horrendous as it always does but while solid it was moving after the white bay corner the traffic on both days just evaporated and i sailed to my destination luckily i didn t have to park but anyone who drives into the cbd for work obviously has that provided cost $9-10 based on nrma figures what a shocking result cars rule sydney well we know that sigh n russell edwards the current proposal is grossly out of context with the built form in rozelle and is likely to be catastrophic for local businesses residents and traffic then we get to wednesday and the plans arrive at council there are three structures two are 26 storeys high and one is 32 storeys high the residential floor space has doubled from 14,389m2 to 32,329m2 the commercial floor space has almost tripled from 1,463m2 to 3,867m2 the retail floor space has added 4,259 m2 it is not an exaggeration to say that this current proposal is grossly out of context with the built form in rozelle and is likely to be catastrophic for local businesses residents and the traffic network if approved and in what feels like a slap in the face the only redeeming feature in the proposal the club actually decreases in size in this proposal by 324m2 leichhardt council is holding a public meeting on this proposal on thursday 3rd may from 6pm to 8pm at balmain town hall i hope you can get along to it and make a submission as well we want the tigers balmain leagues club back in rozelle and we want quality sustainable well-designed and meaningfully consulted development it is possible to get all of this with the right development but this current proposal is certainly not that for more information about this development go to are you the next al gore attention aspiring filmmakers ­ make tracks to leichhardt for the footprints film competition and you could see your work on the big screen leichhardt council is looking for sydney s best short films ­ with a sustainability edge ­ to be featured as part of the footprints eco film festival later this year make a film with an environmental or sustainability theme and submit it to the council s youtube channel for the chance to have your short film screened at the palace cinema on norton street in leichhardt you will also have the opportunity to share in over $5000 worth of prizes which will be awarded for categories including best film best young filmmaker and best comedy/drama entries close on tuesday 22nd may and must be no longer than seven minutes so filmmakers must get creative and figure out how to get their message across in a limited amount of time the finalists will be screened at the palace cinema on world environment day tuesday 5th june n for terms of entry and details about submitting your film visit what s on compiled by nancy merlo email month of may tues 1st may to sun 13th may create a green scene info@ciaomagazi attn nancy free community events listings are n rochelle porteous mayor of leichhardt a devastating bushfire in 2002 is known for its splendid views as well as its rich wildlife including an extraordinary array of wildflowers julia pannell s dreamlike and often surreal portaits of these plants reveal all of nature s perfections imperfections and dazzling colours her remarkable close-ups truly bring out the intricacies and secrets of the wildflowers of muogamarra and act as a tribute to the resilience of the australian wildlife opening wed 2nd may from 6pm to 8pm check out the exhibition at chrissie cotter gallery pidcock street camperdown n for more info visit cdo@marrickville friday 11th may wed 2nd may to sun 13th may tuesday 1st may belly dance and zumba for beginners new belly dancing and zumba courses for beginners have started this week but it s not too late to join in the fun and get fit this is a fun friendly and creative way to improve your health and fitness through dance ­ and it s suitable for all women the classes run from 6pm to 7pm at rozelle school of visual arts 57 nelson st rozelle 10-week courses cost $140 for more information call rachel on 0403 771 134 or email her at n for the chance to win a free belly dance or zumba lesson email 6 stage the dead actors society presents its latest hilarious touching and irreverently witty show boo written by matt hume it asks the questions when is it too late to change and how long do we hold on before we must let go previewing 1st may boo also celebrates the launch of sydney s hottest new theatre spot ­ the king street theatre the shows runs wed 2nd to sun 6th and wed 9th to sun 13th performances start at 8pm and sunday matinees are at 4pm tickets $30 king street theatre main stage 644 king street newtown n author talk with stephanie dowrick join balmain s very own talented author seeking the sacred and everyday kindness columnist good weekend and public commentator stephanie dowrick at the library this week as she holds a seminar in which she will share her stories about writing faith and life experiences with her wealth of knowledge it promises to be an inspiring evening this is a free event and it goes from 6:30pm to 8pm at balmain library ­ 370 darling street balmain bookings are essential call 9367 9211 to make yours now n for more info visit www.leichhardt balmain author stephanie dowrick playing miss havisham in celebration of charles dickens 200th birthday come along to leichahrdt library and enjoy a performance of visual richness as solo play playing miss havisham unfolds with mystery music and surprise ­ complete exhibition the muogamarra reserve is among the most exclusive and prestigious areas of bushland in the wider sydney area 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n local gigs saturday 28th april n local movies lo five vanessa raspa the zombie cats alan goodman and tam morris form enigmatic outfit lo five and are super excited to be welcoming back drummer jared underwood for an extra special show at this intimate new venue sweet and sultry vanessa raspa and her zombie cats will be supporting get there at 8pm the newsagency 375 enmore rd marrickville $15 free tickoebts d u le win movies passes delicacy a gently sweet bonbon delicacy bad boy erling benjamin helstad in king of devil s island vanessa raspa saturday 5th may king of devil s island reportedly norway s devil s island bastøy today is a model prison ­ an open air sanctuary with tennis courts sauna and cable tv ahh those progressive scandinavians what is julian assange worried about but in 1915 the remote and mostly frozen island a reformatory for wayward boys was a living hell marius holst s brooding evocative and haunting drama conforms to the prison genre formula in general but there s something very fresh and very compelling about the way he tells this story when natural rebel erling benjamin helstad arrives the tightly brutal control exercised by the warden stellan skarsgård and his creepy second-in-command kristoffer joner starts to crumble the atmosphere in the icy solitary confinement cells and the chain gangs working the bleak forests is pungently repressive but then a final dramatic incident brings brings everything to a fatal head as a parable of totalitarian power and heroic resistance devil s island is up there with very best revenge dramas it s a real gem m15 at palace norton st from may 3 n thanks to palace films we have five double in-season passes to give away details below the best of the rest wish you were here in another strong outing from the producers of animal kingdom the lives of four thirty-something sydney friends come unstuck after a pillfueled night of dancing under the stars at an asian beach resort two couples go to cambodia together on holiday but one man doesn t return what happened joel edgerton is the angst-ridden yuppie with the most to lose and his fall is a tense sad train wreck a very powerful film about middle-class australia today already generating that same water-cooler buzz that the slap did ma15 at palace norton st on now yuki kumagai john mackie who doesn t enjoy some free entertainment with their meal check out double bassists john mackie with talented vocalist and pianist yuki kumagai playing at well co cafe and wine bar from 7:30pm if you enjoy groovin to a bit of jazz you ll love this well co leichhardt free sunday 6th may who doesn t find audrey tautou amelie just adorable those big eyes staring right at the camera saying ­ love me and yes well we just do david and stéphane foenkinos put her gamine charms to good use in this disarmingly wry romantic comedy as nathalie a grieving widow turned emotionally wary exec in paris fending off advances from her sleazy boss she impulsively gives a co worker markus françois damiens a big sloppy toungie a bit of a doofus the cloddish swede can t believe his luck he spends the rest of the film trying to convince the hottie nathalie he s the one for her and remarkably in one scene revs himself up for amorous conquest with a campaign speech by barack obama a sweet moment of hope indeed one of many in this popular hit at the recent french film festival but is this the first french movie ever where a couple wine dine and do connect but don t jump into the cot it must be real love m15 at palace norton st from may 3 n thanks to transmission films we have five double in-season passes to give away details below slippery sid the band is slippery sid the music is `20s and `30s blues hokum and western swing ­ get your boots on and get down to the bowlo 77 brighton st petersham from 6pm to 9pm to enjoy a family friendly gig petersham bowling club free n claire albrecht win tix irvine welsh s ecstasy the soundtrack of rob heydon s adoption of irvine welsh s second breakthrough work after the astonishing trainspotting is as much a star as the lead actors this pumps alright charting the highs lows and excitement of the chemical romance welsh both acerbically celebrates and condemns adam sinclair is lloyd an aging clubber and drug dealer whose affair with the pretty heather kristin kreuk causes him to take stock of his life as in the earlier film there s plenty of fun to had with an ensemble cast of scottish dimwits and the ugly capitalist reality of suppling those innocent party highs is brutally graphically exposed ouch no it s not danny boyle but a sassy film all the same ctc at hoyts broadway and cinema paris on now n reviews re n thanks to potential films we have 15 double in season passes to give away details below win tix life s lessons newtown s julie baz is the director of this entertaining and thought-provoking piece of independent theatre starring plenty of inner west talent the liar s bible is a funny intriguing drama about six people grappling with life s big questions in an exploration of life death art children sex and poetry up for a lifetime achievement award academic leo contemplates his life accomplishments including two marriages children and several affairs meanwhile one of leo s students is embroiled in the mystery of her past his wife struggles to deal with her own mortality and budding entrepreneur dave plans to conquer the world and win back the woman of his dreams with a new venture all the while filmmaker gabrielle and philosopher/painter gus deal with problems of their own running at sydney independent theatre company 8a/32-60 alice street newtown from tuesday 1st to saturday 19th may tickets cost $29 or $20 on cheap tuesdays from or at the door local theatre at its best with wedding dress and cobwebs the show starts at 6.30pm and is directed by sue rider with piano music recorded by richard mapp bookings are essential call 9367 9266 to reserve your spot n where italian forum 23 norton st leichhardt until saturday 12th may n to win a double pass to see the liar s bible email and tell us where you get your ciao accompanied by a string quartet two violins a viola and a cello the evening will also showcase the influential work of anton dvorak s `american string quartet this is a one-off concert not to be missed be at leichhardt town hall at 8pm tickets $25 $20 concessions or $10 for children under 16 n for more info visit www saturday 19th may organic market tour on saturday 19th may from 8.30am to 1.30pm if you would like to join the tour and discover some of the area s best-kept secrets when it comes to foodie sacred sites then rsvp to 9911 6411 n email environment@canadabay.nsw for more info saving ballast point an exhibition displaying the innovative campaign materials used to save ballast point from developers will be on show at balmain library this month and free to view during library opening hours the exhibition will also include photographs and oral histories which illustrate the changing ballast point site from natural landscape to industrial landscape to the culture landscape that exists today celebrating open space and industrial history with fixed heritage items n balmain library 370 darling st balmain mellow cello saturday 12th may win double movie passes theatre tix to be in the running to win a double pass to king of devil s island delicacy irvine welsh s ecstasy and/or the the liar s bible just email your name and postal address to telling us where you picked up your copy of ciao if you give us an order of preference too we ll do our best remember our competitions are all posted on our website become a chamber recital for those who enjoy classical music the metropolitan orchestra is performing mozart s sole surviving complete work for the clarinet titled mozart s clarinet quintet this is one of his earliest and best-known chamber pieces which was written especially for the clarinet and is treading lightly as part of the inner west s treading lightly program which promotes eco-living throughout the community canada bay council is hosting a sustainable food and only at the movies may 3 facebook friend and you ll get a reminder even before the issue hits the street best of luck community glamour at its best 7


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fair trade fortnight 2012 get loud and proud this fair trade fortnight 5 20 may and show off your swap to fair trade and fairtrade certifiedtm products here are some of the best ways to shop locally and have a positive effect globally fairtrade is about better prices decent working conditions local sustainability and fair terms of trade for farmers and workers in the developing world help support these events and businesses that support fair trade down under will be showing off products fair trade is about giving disadvantaged people throughout the world power to be paid a fair price for their work and help them gain the skills and knowledge they need to develop their businesses and to operate in the global economy it s a way of fostering sustainable business development as it offers better trading conditions and secures the rights of marginalised producers and workers you can support the cause by making an effort to buy fair trade products n where loyalty square cnr darling beattie streets balmain for more information visit leichhardt council s website the trading circle a lovely village emporium of fair trade product the trading circle helps women from all over the world store manager linda explains the philosophy behind this innovatve enterprise where do you source your products the trading circle source our products from 40 different producer groups in 10 developing countries including thailand philippines kenya peru paraguay sri lanka indonesia india south africa and otherswhat are the benefits of buying fair trade customers can be assured that producers are paid a fair and just wage for their products the extra benefit of the trading circle is that the organisation deals directly with and actively supports the producer groups therefore ensuring no middle parties can take a cut of the earnings with every purchase at the trading circle customers help women directly to work and trade their way out of poverty hand made appliqued cushion covers from sri lanka $49.50 and sells them via their own stores in sydney melbourne brisbane toowoomba perth and auckland plus with the help of community partners and volunteers at local markets fairs and conferences across australia as well as nationally online at the trading circle is an initiative of the good shepherd sisters as a constructive and selfsustaining response to global poverty the trading circle helps women trade their way out of poverty one purchase at a time visit our store for our wide range of beautiful fair trade gifts home-wares toys cards coffee chocolate bags scarves jewellery and accessories n 27 lackey st summer hill ph 9798 0373 weaving house in laos what are the most popular items handmade scarves toys coffee and chocolate n find out more at fair trade showcase check out the range of fair trade products at the fair trade showcase at loyalty square balmain in front of woolworths from 10am to 2pm saturday 5th may free entertainment will be running throughout this special market day where fair trade stallholders such as tribes and nations the edmund rice centre carpets for communities tali gallery and fair trade the trading circle the trading circle is a not-for-profit fair trade organisation importing and retailing 100 fair trade products since 1995 working directly with 40 different producer groups mostly microenterprises and community cooperatives in 10 developing countries across asia south america and africa these producer groups exist only to create a reliable source of work and income for women in dire circumstance thereby helping them work and trade their way out of poverty with dignity all producer groups are paid directly and receive fair and just wages no middle parties involved the trading circle imports unique handcrafted products directly from the producer groups afribeads necklace 44 afribeads coiled basket 45 and paper mache products from tali gallery ethically sourced homewares and giftwares fair where trade showcase celebrate fair trade fortnight 2012 at a special showcase where an array of fair trade products will be available 5th may when saturdaysquare 10am 2pm loyalty cnr darling beattie st balmain be entertained by the sweet sounds of anna salleh for more information visit leichhardt council s website 2-4 nelson street annandale just off parramatta road 9519 2398 8


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range comes from ghana bags made from 250 plastic water bottles recycled and twisted into a weave with fabric offcuts from a clothing factory strong practical and gorgeous in a traditional design each bag takes five days to create tali gallery also stocks cross-cultural hand embroidered cushion covers 55 and $60 and handpainted bangles 20 and $12 n tali gallery 667 darling street rozelle tel 9555 6555 me too please me too please are a homewares and giftware store focusing on fair trade and ethically produced products that are both desirable and functional located just off parramatta road in nelson street annandale it s the perfect place to source a gift with soul their collection includes stunning haitian wall art handcrafted mexican tin mirrors natural jute bags and recycled sari throws papel amate was recently added to the collection also this mexican bark paper has been hand-crafted since pre-hispanic times and is still made today amate paper was extensively produced and used for both communication records and ritual during the aztec empire however after the spanish conquest its production was mostly banned and replaced by european paper amate paper production never completely died though nor did the rituals associated with it n 2-4 nelson st annandale ph 9519 2398 fairer trade for all me too please stock a range of fair trade product here s a selection flying penguin alfalfa house alfalfa house offers a range of fair trade organic products in bulk no packaging one of our favourites is our vanilla from loving earth grown in mexico a goddess of the vanilla plant is worshipped in mexico vanilla is a climbing vine bearing flowers having both male and female organs only in mexico does a natural pollination of the vanilla plant occur grown anywhere else it must be hand pollinated this vanilla is organically grown by a totonucan indigenous grower association in papantla mexico papantla is said to be the home of vanilla the place where it was first domesticated by the totonucans n alfalfa house 113 enmore road newtown tel 9519 3374 flying penguin is proud to stock a lovely range of fair trade musical instruments mobiles dolls and balls these are bought and distributed by fair trade organisations in thailand peru and bangladesh empowering local craftspeople in fact flying penguin makes considerable effort handmade from recycled oil drums xx x xx x haitian art handmade in haiti from recycled oil drums these wall sculptures are a mark of both man s imagination and his resourcefulness in the face of dire economic circumstances each piece is completely handmade and signed by the artist who created it made from old oil drums in haiti me too please buy from over 35 different artists supporting a community of more than 250 people recycled sari throws made by women in the slums of calcutta each sari throw is made from 5 layers of recycled cotton saris which are quilted to create an authentic vintage style jute baskets and tote bags hand woven by women working within a fair trade program in bangladesh these talented women combine traditional weaving styles with contemporary designs and natural materials our baskets are durable eco-friendly and the natural colours work well in most decors block printing stamps called bunta in india these beautiful hand crafted fabric stamps have been made by the same traditional methods for 5000 years suitable for use on fabric or paper n 2-4 nelson st annandale ph 9519 2398 www.metooplease tali gallery there is a wide range of fair trade products at tali gallery both relating to aboriginal artwork and overseas cross cultural projects the gallery doesnt just sell art it also has a shop and most of the stock is fair trade along with recycled and royalty earning products apart from the items we sent through we offer several products in our gift shop which are aid and employment projects set up overseas organized by australian companies such as felt finger and glove puppets from nepal and bright and colorful australian animals handwoven and handsewn in sri lanka pethaps our most remarkable fairtrade product recycled paper maracas from flying penguin to ensure all toys sold in the shop come from manufacturers who pay fair wages provide good working conditions do not use child labour and apply good environmental practice n flying penguin extraordinary educational toys shop 1 359 king st newtown tel 9516 2842 fair trade sculptures from haiti papel amate quality educational toys and games that foster imagination and creativity helping women trade out of poverty the trading circle is a national not-for-profit fair trade organisation working directly with 40 producer groups in 10 developing countries helping women trade their way out of poverty with dignity the trading circle stores offer a unique range of handcrafted fair trade products including homewares toys gifts fashion accessories coffee and chocolate mention ciao in-store or online for a free gift with purchases over $30 valid until end of may 2012 9516 2842 shop 1 359 king street newtown sydney 27 lackey street summer hill nsw 2130 t 02 9798 0373 melbourne 261 victoria street abbotsford vic 3067 t 03 9205 4110 brisbane 100 latrobe terrace paddington qld 4064 t 07 3217 5302 an initiative of the sisters of the good shepherd finalist in the 2012 small business awards flying penguin thanks all our loyal customers for their continued support community glamour at its best 9


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kitchen with melissa leong finally a soy dish that carnivores can enjoy you see them hanging in the window at chinese bbq restaurants everywhere right next to the bbq pork and the duck glistening chickens with enviable tans soy chicken much like hainanese chicken is all about the silk texture of the skin and tender flesh and surprisingly it s not that hard to do just make sure you start with a great organic chook ­ a dish this simple begs for premium ingredients at the markets n vegetables carrots $1.50 2/bag avocados for a good source of vitamin e try an avo spinach tomato and bacon salad $1 3 chestnuts roasted are great this time of year $4 14/bag fennel serve in salad with pear roasted almonds and pecorino cheese $1.50 2/bulb eggplant grill bake or add to soups and casseroles $3 5 n fruit quinces delightful baked or poached $3 4 corella pears serve sliced with tasty cheddar $3 8 crunchy nashi pears $4 6 red grapefruit $3 4 aussie limes 30c-60c each prices per kg n trim s fresh shop 21 marketplace leichhardt 9572 6886 serves 4 you will need a pot big enough to fit a chicken with the lid on sambal nasi lemak a condiment to offer guests ­ it s available from most supermarkets and asian grocers ginger shallot sauce as published with my hainanese chicken recipe ingredients 1 medium-sized organic chicken ½ a bunch of shallots ½ cup of dark soy ¼ cup of light soy ¼ cup kecap manis sweet soy 1 star anise 5-6 cloves 1 cinnamon stick 1 large piece of ginger halved 2 cloves of garlic squashed the chicken 1 this will sound weird but `exfoliate the chicken gently with salt and a little water to give the skin a better end result wash pat dry and season with salt pepper and sesame oil 2 stuff the chicken with a few stalks of shallot a piece of ginger and garlic 3 fill a pot with enough water to cover the chicken but don t add the chook yet add to this the ¼ cup each of sweet and light soy the ½ cup of dark soy and the aromats anise clove cinnamon bring the lot to the boil 4 once boiling gently lower the chicken in and allow to boil on high for 10-15 minutes 5 after 15 minutes turn the heat off pop the lid on and allow chicken to sit in the liquid for 30 minutes 6 remove the chicken from pot and set aside to cool to room temperature if you re not eating it straight away cover it and pop it in the fridge 7 to make a sauce for the chicken take 2 cups of the poaching liquid and reduce it further by boiling it down season with a little sugar and white pepper it has enough salt already soy chicken is best served a few hours later at room temperature after the chicken has had some time to relax with steamed rice chilli sauce and ginger and shallot sauce n soy chicken wine with winsor classy chardy brangayne of orange 2011 chardonnay there is a lot of criticism of unwooded chardonnays but i m a fan of the style ­ particularly when the wine is as well made as this one which is sophisticated and minerally orange is proving a very good region for cool-climate chardonnay and this has such vibrant early-picked fruit it needs no adornment think fresh green apples and pears lean crispness on the palate and some decidedly racy acidity on the finish $20 italian accent pizzini 2010 sangiovese shiraz the pizzini family make an excellent range of wines in the king valley in north-east victoria but it is hard to go past this delightfully savoury blend for everyday drinking pleasure a perfect partner for pizza or pasta dishes it is extremely food friendly and very drinkable medium-bodied and boasting sweet fruit and some gentle spice it is a wine for enjoying with family and friends $17.50 just capital capital wines 2011 the whip riesling this is a downright delicious and zesty riesling cooler than a mountain stream and just as refreshing it is floral minerally citrusy and has great acid and excellent length while owner jennie mooney says this is a great wine for cellaring i say phooey its zesty lime sherbet characters make it too drinkable right now to even consider putting any away $19 n rebecca s mother s day breakfast in bed french toasties with prosciutto buffalo mozzarella and basil take 2 slices of the best bread you can find my favourites are sonoma soy and linseed or the ciabbatta from norton street grocer and spread a little dijon mustard on one side place 3-4 thin slices of prosciutto a few torn basil leaves and a generous chunk of fresh mozzarella onto the bread and sandwich the two slices together now beat 2 eggs in a dish large enough for the sandwich to lie flat in soak the sandwich in the egg for a few minutes and turn once so both sides have absorbed the mixture in a frying pan melt a large tablespoon of butter and fry the sandwich gently on both sides until golden cut on the diagonal and serve mum breakfast in bed with her favourite cup of tea or coffee a bowl of sliced strawberries banana and passionfruit with a little honey and yoghurt a flower plucked from the garden and ­ most importantly ­ a huge hug with the promise of well deserved day of rest and pampering what s the best piece of culinary advice you ve received from your own mother the importance of traditions and the making of lifelong memories through food and cooking for me bush walks will always be about the smell of freshly cooked crumbed chicken and potato salad and at christmas it s all about the biscuits mum starts baking at the end of november oh and it s true that chicken soup will cure everything from a runny nose to a broken heart if you could invite anyone to mother s day lunch who would you invite the women that have made a huge impact on me and the world through their love and passion for food and cooking their honesty and dedication to their craft ­ marcella hazan maggie beer stephanie alexander claudia roden elizabeth david and julia childs can you tell us a bit about your cooking classes our classes are designed around 5 series which cover a vast array of styles influences and important philosophies `nourish focuses on sustainable cooking we re part of the love food hate waste campaign and this series teaches how to plan store shop and prepare delicious economical meals with minimum of wastage `oh for a french wife is our series on everyday french cookery inspired by the 1950s book `homage ­ read cook eat is our cookbook club where we cook from the most influential recipe books of all time `real food fast focuses on cooking confidently in less than 40 minutes and `to die for is the bucket list of recipes to cook n nancy merlo jared re-invents the sandwich my triumphant return i am back and with what force my apologies to you all but it has been quite a whirlwind couple of weeks filled with many challenges and boring hard stuff but what have i been up to you ask · i closed my darling new restaurant in surry hills cotton duck · i had all and i mean all my computers and electronic bits stolen · i re-opened danks street depot for dinner ­ big hooooorah · i started a production company and am baking some dare i use this column to self promote yes i dare brilliant bacon and egg pies plus i ve re-invented the sandwich yes i have been waking up at 3:30am every morning for the past week in order to `bake some pies so it has been pretty demanding but enough about me how have you been i hope you are absolutely loving this beautiful weather that sydney has turned on for us time to get into some quality roasted root veg bake a pie roast a joint of meat go out to a restaurant and enjoy company or solitude over a glass of wine that you have never tried before so what s been happening in the world one thing that has ruffled my feathers is that certified free-range eggs are no longer free-range eggs anymore well they will still be certified but it seems that it is a whole lot easier for large egg producers to keep using shall i say questionable and inhumane practices and access higher earnings if they simply change the rules in order to fool the consumer it s not a new trick it s been happening for years however i want to know what the motivation is for it the australian egg industry has shrunk by a staggering 10 per cent recently is it because we are eating fewer eggs perhaps though the reason the industry mentioned is that many more australians are now producing their own eggs well what do you know you can make a difference in this case consumers have motivated the free-range egg industry to attempt some dodgy smoke and mirrors scheme but that won t work ­ we are so much smarter than that ps ­ kerry from cornucopia bio-dynamic farms who produces a huge amount of delicious eggs and supplies a number of restaurants including danks street depot has about 400 birds per hectare n jared ingersoll rebecca second from left with some eager pupils at home with rebecca perry rebecca perry is the founder of cooking school food wine and design hq at 323 parramatta road leichhardt a designer by trade and a passionate cook here the mother of two shares her best bits of culinary advice with ciao do you have any advice for mums struggling to get kids to eat vegies when my girls were little i made vegetables special by serving them in cups while they where drawing or watching tv ­ carrots capsicum cucumbers celery and green beans made perfect `chips with a little yoghurt or sour cream we all have different likes and dislikes and i believe that giving children the freedom to decide makes all the difference i serve meals platter style so everyone chooses what they want from a selection of vegetables that are part of the meal 10


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n ciao s mailbox n sustainability n lifestyle the golden egg again the greens and the national party have more in common than imagined national party senator barnaby joyce was a great supporter of the federal food standards amendment truth in labelling laws bill 2009 now nsw greens mp john kaye has introduced a truth in labelling bill targeted at the egg industry three main players dominate the egg industry pace sunny queen and farm pride the directors of these companies are also on the board of the powerful australian egg corporation in recent years consumers have taken a much greater interest in where the eggs they eat come from and the increased demand for free-range eggs has benefitted smaller independent farmers with sustainable practices the `big three have responded to this development by producing their own `free range eggs while 1500 birds per hectare has been the industry standard for free-range eggs there is no legislation to enforce this the egg corporation is pushing for those with 20,000 birds per hectare to be free to call their eggs free range the egg corporation argues kaye s truth in labelling bill which recommends 750 birds per hectare is commercially unsustainable with half a metre squared per bird the egg corporation feels birds are free enough to be relieved from any stress but anyone who s seen a farm chook knows they likes to wander even our urban chooks have more space look at the healthy chickens at taverners hill public school the main players chooks will still be crammed to maximum allowable density in operations focused on maximising profits not the wellbeing of birds the egg corporation purports that the different farming systems make no difference to the stress levels of the bird however the research they have to prove this is unavailable to the public ask sal add style to your bathroom with the increasing use of separate bathtubs and showers the need for separate bathtub fillers has also increased significantly in order to keep your bathtub and the décor of your bathroom functional and organised homeowners must decide both the type of bathtub faucet to buy as well as its placement bath spouts are an important component used in bathtubs these come in different options including a deck mount wall mount or floor mount tub filler and can be chosen as per the needs and design of the bathroom floor-mounted bath spouts are mainly used with freestanding bathtubs including claw foot tubs cast iron soaking tubs free standing acrylic or stone baths these basically consist of two large pipes that can extend from the floor and either up and over the rim of the bathtub or directly into holes that are already drilled in the bathtub to hook up to the faucet these mostly come with a hand shower either in a telephone cradle mount on its top or with a hook to one side these tub fillers are suitable for traditional as well as modern bathrooms the floor-mounted bath spouts are mostly mounted at the lowest end of the bathtub but in case of large freestanding baths these can also be placed at the back of the bathtub while installing these spouts a lot of care must be taken to ensure that it can be reached safely when the user is outside the tub prior to installing these fillers it must be ensured that the bathtub faucet is installed in a proper manner and that the faucet valve is made for long wear finding a suitable tub filler and placing it well is vital in making a bathroom look stylish as well as user friendly just like other accessories in the bathroom a tub filler also adds a hint of elegance and complements the décor of the bathroom while allowing users to enjoy the soaking or whirlpool tub more than ever n for more info call salvi messina owner of renovation boys tel 9519 5511 this letter of the week came from one of ciao s lucky easter show family pass winners hello ciao team just wanted to send you a big thanks for making my day i had such a great time at the royal easter show today thanks to you guys with my hubby baby girl and 6-year-old nephew it was our first visit in over a decade and i m sure it will remain a highlight for the next decade to come such fun i even braved some pretty crazy rides p.s your mag was delivered to my door on sunday so thanks for that hope you guys had a great easter break cheers sarah n we d love to hear from you too so send your letters to free hens are happy hens i understand this to mean that a bird is just as unhappy in a battery cage as it is in a 20,000 per hectare free-range environment this is why their `free-range farms still engage in beak trimming taking the hook of the upper beak from a chicken to stop it pecking at other birds smallscale free-range farmers maintain beak trimming is unnecessary if a bird is in a sustainable environment and claim no bird that has its beak trimmed can be classified as free range the egg corporation is trying to protect the industry s dominant players and their market share if their classification of `free range prevails many smaller freerange farms will be pushed out of the market both sides maintain the onus is on the consumers to educate themselves and make their own decisions ­ but how can this be possible when there are lies in labelling for more information go to the `stop the free range eggs rort public meeting ­ 7pm monday 7th may leichhardt town hall n cindy mullen status update our pick of the best went to work today with my hair in its natural curls i can only fight the humidity so much people and my co-worker told me i looked like a `before photo caitlin alexander friday 20th april mother s day collect two over two weeks with donna hay present receipts of $60 or more from specialty stores or $150 or more from target aldi woolworths and bws to house at the marion street entrance to receive your free donna hay `instant cookbook ­ may 3 ­ 8 donna hay the instant cook may 9 ­ 13 donna hay instant entertaining visit for full terms and conditions maximum accumulation of three specialty store receipts totaling $60 or more $150 or more in one transaction at a major store tpl authorising permit nsw ltpm/10/00919 books will be issued while stocks last limit of one book per person per day not to be used in conjunction with any other offer offer not available to marketplace leichhardt retailers and staff promotion ends 4.00pm sunday 13 may 2012 cnr marion flood sts leichhardt telephone 02 9560 4488 community glamour at its best 11


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promotion welcome to rozelle markets photography nudzejma advic stylist shanel salih model ebony wright from bliss models leichhardt kids luca erica hair makeup david cranson from ubeauty makeup and hair location 33 st albans street abbotsford fashion 1 2 sam with friend ajay as there are pieces here that can t be everyone knows sam he is here all found anywhere else sam creates the time every week and is almost some of the designs himself a regular fixture sam sells precious stones can also be jewellery and beads and bought her to create your all types of coloured own unqiue jewellery rocks and jewels the coloured array originally from the of jewels and stones western suburbs sam are beautiful the comes all the way magnetic quality of to rozelle because the stall brings people its such a fabulous from all over sydney sydney s favourite second hand market market every saturday and sunday 9am ­ 4pm darling st near victoria rd 3 4 1 walnut dessert boot in navy $64.95 from billy lou shoes 2 stix n stories adjustable capri pants in dusty pink $25 from all about kids red bootie eliza boots in pink $89.95 from billy lou shoes 3 stix n stories adjustable capri pants in dusty pink $25 from all about kids converse high boot in pink $59.99 from billy lou shoes 4 chuck taylor street low converse shoes in denim $70 from billy lou shoes billy lou kids shoes 137 norton street entrance via short street leichhardt tel 9564 2212 l mums buy a pair of converse and be in the running to win a pair of converse for yourself more details in store at billy lou kids shoes or meshea lifestyle 42 short street leichhardt tel 9518 3281 open 7 days 12


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fashion woman cable hooded jacket in neutral $129.95 long sleeve scoop top in mink $29.95 berry slim jeans $79.95 all from sussan django and juliette `narelle boots in taupe suede $149.95 from ungars shoes boy kids mango adjustable cuff pants in beige $26 kids stuff baseball jacket $14 kids stuff sneakers in black/white $14 all from all about kids woman billions trillions black leggings $49.99 black long sleeve round neck top $19 redberry fashions black and beige poncho $49.99 all from miche boutique yso black leather knee high boots $179.95 from ungars shoes girl junior zone pink skater dress with beige bow belt $24 kids stuff silver ballet flats $10 all from all about kids mr happy pjs $22 dora pjs $15 both from all about kids winter dreams polka pjs in pale pink/black from bras n things $39.99 buy one set and get the second for $10 cradle pink pj s $59.95 iron colored slippers $24.95 iron colored nightgown $69.95 all from sussan ssss marketplace sources sussan shop 41 marketplace leichhardt cnr marion flood st tel 9568 5626 miche boutique shop 68 marketplace leichhardt cnr marion flood st tel 9550 9288 bras n things shop 77 marketplace leichhardt cnr marion flood st tel 9564 1522 ungars shoes shop 71 marketplace leichhardt cnr marion flood st tel 9550 0842 all about kids shop 51 marketplace leichhardt cnr marion flood st tel 9518 3855 l free mother s day donna hay cookbook with specialty store purchase of $60 or more at marketplace leichhardt see page 11 for more details full terms and conditions at community glamour at its best 13


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astrogirlzarro your stars for the week from our real astrogirl aries shooting your mouth off while under the influence of mercury and uranus isn t a great pr move read how to win friends and influence people before you lose your dignity entirely the panel says suzanne both have great smiles i always respect a man who works with his hands taurus there s no stopping you indulging in the good life while the sun and jupiter transit your sign enjoy it while it lasts gemini opportunities to crack onto some really hot peeps will present themselves over the next week while venus is visiting your sign cancer the moon leaves your sign and enters your finance sector you worry about your money situation waxing and waning let it go leo you crave attention this fortnight when the moon enters your sign leos can t handle being out of the spotlight anyway so what s new virgo the moon in your sign from early may has you concentrating on the finer details of domesticity you polish the skirting boards over and over and over mae i love yum burger and these two are always beaming ear to ear when i visit their gorgeous smiles and friendly service leave me rapt ps ­ try the greek chick wrap libra saturn continues his retrograde motion in your sign the only dance you can perform this fortnight is the moonwalk scorpio you get on swimmingly with others under the influence of jupiter and the sun in your relationship sector how unusual for scorpio sagittarius the north node in your sign asks do you know where you re going to do you like the things that life has shown you if the answer is no change direction quickly capricorn saturn in your career sector is stalling your dream of climbing the corporate ladder take a holiday instead hot or not would you like to spoon with one of these kitchen cuties ashlea mmmm i do love nice buns and top marks for talent aquarius expect a doting mother figure to enter your life when the moon transits your relationship sector at the end of april pisces mars moves forward in your romantic sector freeing you from that loser you re too gutless to leave n http yum burger in five dock the burgers aren t bad either these gorgeous guys can be found behind the counter most days of the week ladies so look out for this multi-talented pair when ordering one with the lot tahuna doubles up as a masseuse when he s not cooking while adriano is both a master barista and plumber by trade all we can say is thank you five dock for bringing us such talent n local business meet tahuna 37 and adriano 26 the boys with buns to die for from yes i do like red and red-hot boys in red-hot shirts ms red lifestyle change merchandising and excellent customer service success is still possible.i continually hear customers say how much they love the store and love spending time in here what do you love about the inner west there is a real sense of community here i love that i can walk along norton street and run into so many people that i know retail may be losing steam in the big shopping centres but the inner west high street is alive and well what are the top trends this winter we sell clothes that fit our customers and don t really try to get the customer to fit the latest trends with a wardrobe of great basics you can throw on a knock-out accessory to add a pop of the season s latest colours and away you go we have some great assymetrical knits brightly coloured textured tights fabulous elk jewellery and there s our amazing vigorella wool all in this season s shades local mum larissa de szoeke right recently became the proud new owner of meshea lifestyle and is excited to be working in one of her favourite areas she tells us why she s always loved meshea why have you decided to take over meshea i ve been a local for 20 years now that my boys are at school i was looking to return to the workforce with something that was challenging and stimulating i asked shelly if i could manage her store and she suggested i buy it whilst i initially baulked at that idea i just couldn t stop thinking about it before i knew it i was handed the keys i had been a customer of shelly and pete s from day one and i watched them grow the store in to the beautiful place it is today with all that we are hearing about the gfc and the demise of the retail industry stores such as meshea show that with great stock beautiful 14 n meshea lifestyle cnr norton short streets leichhardt 9518 3281


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