Let’s Take the Rot out of Rotto

Motionless on the ground outside Rotto’s general store, the 60-something lady looked like a cadaver.  I nearly tripped on her, as she lay, sprawled in the dirt. Then I...
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A Book to Save a Garden

The new book Wednesday’s Garden opens with a line by renowned Scottish-American naturalist and writer John Muir. He was a visionary who recognised over 150 years ago the critical...
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JPY on the Road Again!

John Paul Young is back on the road with his Allstar Band, playing classic tunes from the prolific Vanda & Young songbook. The much-loved Aussie singer recently performed at...
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Recipe: Gwyneth Paltrow’s Black Rice Pudding with Coconut Milk & Mango

We showed you the soup, so let’s skip to the dessert – another yum dish from the dietary screen queen, Gwenyth Paltrow. She doesn’t keep her sleek bod and...
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Sister Kate’s Marijuana Empire

Sister Kate is a dope-smoking American nun who founded the medicinal-marijuana empire Sisters of the Valley. Her life is so extraordinary, an intriguing documentary, Breaking...
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Adrenalin Immersion

Adrenalin Immersion

It takes a special kind of person to jump onto a surfboard in the middle of the ocean and get towed by jetski into thundering 70-foot waves. Australian surf filmmaker Tim Bonython, 53, has spent over three decades documenting the thrill-seekers who do this. Over the... read more
A Local Link to Legendary Liz

A Local Link to Legendary Liz

It’s just over a year since legendary Liz Taylor passed away. But The Starfish retains a personal connection to this beautiful screen legend.  Writer Jacqueline Lang’s great-aunt, Yvonne Lang was lucky enough to become great friends with Elizabeth Taylor, thanks... read more
Here’s Lucy!

Here’s Lucy!

Introducing our fab new Style Tipster, Lucy Carter!   Fenella Peacock: “Where the silk road meets the sea….” This week I sat down with local fashion designer, Fenella Peacock. Her store, Nells, in Mosman Park is full of beautiful, soft, ethereal, timeless... read more
Lasagna for Olympians

Lasagna for Olympians

Ann D’Orsogna prepares a superb lasagna for her Olympian son Tommaso…and it seems to be working! (Tommaso’s story is in the People section of this Starfish edition.) Here’s Ann’s delicious, gluten-free recipe. Ingredients 2 tbs olive oil... read more
Susannah’s Irresistible Panna Cotta

Susannah’s Irresistible Panna Cotta

  Susannah Carr provided The Stafish with one of her wonderful culinary creations.    Vanilla Panna Cotta with Passionfruit Jelly JELLY 6-8 passionfruit (pulp removed and sieved) Apple juice or sieved orange juice to make up to 500ml combined juice. Light sugar syrup... read more
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