New Years Day Brunch inspired by our breakfast menu

While throwing some simple bacon and eggs on a soft roll always hits the spot, why not try something a little fancier this New Year’s Day? Invite your friends and neighbours and start the year right with some BOOKPLATE menu-inspired eats. (Word of caution: if you're catering for NYE party animals, it might be kindest to schedule brunch for 10am or later!) TO EAT Ranchero Eggs Eggs with a Mexican twist! Ingredients Free-range eggs Corn tortillas Mixed beans Spices (cumin, paprika, turmeric, ground coriander, salt, pepper) Chipotle chilli jam, to serve (make your own, or try this one) Baby spinach Creme fraiche Lime Method Fry the eggs, leaving the yolks soft and runny. Meanwhile, place beans

Culture fix: our top 4 exhibitions to see this summer

"The mind, once stretched by a new idea, never returns to its original dimensions."― Ralph Waldo Emerson Get your culture fix this summer with our top exhibition picks. Dombrovskis: Journeys into the Wild Imagine being so moved by nature that you felt compelled to spend your life capturing its beauty on film. That’s exactly what Peter Dombrovskis did. As one of the world’s foremost wilderness photographers, he went out into Tasmania’s wild places and recorded images of them that are so magical, it takes your breath away. His most famous image is of Rock Island Bend in Tasmania, which was used in the campaign to stop the damming of the Franklin River in 1983. The National Library holds the en

Just juicy: 3 easy-peasy summer refreshers

"Every once in awhile, a girl has to indulge herself!" – Carrie Bradshaw It’s official: summer has arrived. While it's tempting to reach straight for the chilled rosé, ideally we need several alcohol-free days per week for optimum health. Luckily with these three delicious juice recipes, you’ll not miss it one bit. These are packed with vitamins and minerals, and served with plenty of ice you’ll be left feeling both virtuous, and cool as a cucumber. Enjoy! (PS – you can find these drinks on our menu at BOOKPLATE too…just sayin’!) Watermint watermelon + lime + mint Watermelon and lime combine to create a sweet refreshing beverage with a citrusy edge. The addition of mint cleanses the palate w

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BOOKPLATE is located at the National Library of Australia, Canberra ACT, Australia