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The Garden of Unearthly Delights releases full program

The Garden of Unearthly Delights releases full program

garden of unearthly delights 2021

The Garden of Unearthly Delights releases full program

After the December sneak peek of The Garden Unearthly Delights Program, today the full 2021 program has been announced with tickets on sale now, and it’s set to be an amazing year at The Garden!

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Hot Dub Time Machine + Comedy + Circus and Cabaret

Highlights form the reimagined COVID-safe wonderland include a socially distanced yet fabulously fun drag brunch party, a reclined Hot Dub experience and a comedy gala with a very cheeky nod to a missing SA car race.

It wouldn’t be The Garden without the world’s finest circus and cabaret shows: Club Briefs International’s queen Shivannah and her troupe of boy wonders are back to shock and delight with their free-wheeling, free-spirited cabaret club night.

Smashed – The Brunch Party starting at 10:30am every weekend gives audiences the morning-start they never knew they needed, featuring a smorgasbord of world-class cabaret, fierce drag and jaw-dropping circus performers.

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Lano & Woodley back together + Comedy Gala

Season highlight for comedy fans will be Lano & Woodley back together again, Fiona O’Loughlin and Arj Barker’s return to The Garden; plus a special comedy gala event (and a cheeky nod to the missing car race this season), Chicksal 500 brings together a female-power-house line-up in Cal Wilson, Denise Scott, Nikki Britton, and Lizzy Hoo.

Some of the best in Australian comedy are teaming up to present double-header shows. Dave Thornton and Dilruk Jayasinha return to The Garden along with comedy power-couple Anne Edmonds and Lloyd Langford who bring their new show Business with Pleasure.

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Live Music at GOUD21

The Garden will host a diverse range of musical offerings in 2021 including; Nobody’s Business (The Bessie Smith Story) which follows the life of “The Empress Of Blues” Bessie Smith. Sophie Koh’s Book of Songs highlights her diversion from pop into contemporary-classical; the Hot Dub Time Machine gang present the ultimate “chill-experience” with RECLINE. The Garden also welcomes Christine Anu, Katie Noonan and one of the true mavericks of the Australian music industry, Michael Simic AKA Michelangelo whose lustrous voice and songs are not to be missed.

Following the success of its SA premiere season in 2020, 1000 Doors has been reimagined. The new evolution of this stunning immersive experience, Door Within A Door, will haunt and delight the whole family. Also returning are the multi-sensory experiences responsible for racing hearts and sell out shows; SÉANCE, COMA and FLIGHT.

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Return of The Garden Sessions

The Garden of Unearthly Delights 2021 program includes the return of The Garden Sessions; hosting five gloriously talented local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists performing free concerts on Saturday afternoons. This year’s line-up presents Eskatology, Warren Milera, Katie Aspel, Rob Edwards and Tilly Tjala Thomas.

Today’s launch adds to the already announced shows from The Garden’s sneak peek which included; The Umbilical Brothers, Kate Ceberano, Tommy Little, Tripod and Dom Chambers.

The Garden of Unearthly Delights – The Centrepiece of Adelaide Fringe

For the past 19 years, The Garden has been the centrepiece of Adelaide Fringe and this year will be no different. It will not be bigger than last year but it will be more lush, more spacious, more beautiful and just as full of fabulous shows, great times and fond memories as any other Garden season.

TICKET ON SALE 13 JAN 2021
adelaidefringe.com.au / gardenofunearthlydelights.com.au

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THE GARDEN 2021 PROGRAM

1000 Doors
Ali McGregor’s Jazzamatazz!
Ali McGregor’s Late-Nite Variety-Nite Night
Amazing Drumming Monkeys
An Intimate Concert with Kate Ceberano
Anne Edmonds & Lloyd Langford – Business With Pleasure
Arj Barker Comes Clean
Christine Anu
Club Briefs International
Caravan Songs – Michael Simic
Coma
Dave Thornton & Dilruk Jayasinha – The Detour
Denise Scott, Cal Wilson, Nikki Britton & Lizzy Hoo – Chicksal 500
Dom Chambers: A Boy and His Deck
Fiona O’Loughlin – The Unreliable Witness
Flight
Hello Good Thanks – Better Out Than In
Jimeoin – Turn It Up!
Katie Noonan
Lano & Woodley in Lano & Woodley
Massaoke Oz
Michael Simic
Monski Mouse’s Baby Disco Dance Hall
Mr J Whiskey
Mr Snotbottom: 10 Stinky, Silly Years!
Nath Valvo – Chatty Cathy
Nathan Cavaleri
Nobody’s Business (The Bessie Smith Story)
Nurse Georgie Carroll
Peter Combe in Fix the Fence with Sticky Tape
Phil Stack
RECLINE: By Hot Dub Time Machine
Sam Simmons Is Putting Things On His Knee To Raise Awareness For People Who Not Have Good Knees
Séance
Simon Taylor – The Best of Everything He’s Ever Done Ever
Smashed – The Brunch Party
Sophie Koh – Book of Songs
Teeny Tiny Stevies
Tex Perkins & Matt Walker
The Apsie Hour
The Black Sorrows
The Garden Sessions
The Real Housewives Choir
Tom Ballard – We Are All In This
Tommy Little – I’ll See Myself Out
Tripod
Umbilical Brothers – The Distraction
William Crighton

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Your Adelaide Fringe Program Guide for 2021

Your Adelaide Fringe Program Guide for 2021

Adelaide Fringe Program 2021
Your Adelaide Fringe Program Guide for 2021 – RELEASED TODAY

The festival season is one step closer with the launch of the official Adelaide Fringe program guide available from today, jam-packed full of Fringe events, including returning faves and exciting new events!

Get your 2021 Adelaide Fringe Program Guide

Fringe is bringing the guide closer to audiences in 2021 with more than 100 collection points across South Australia including your local Drakes Supermarket and BankSA branch. You can also download the program online or get a copy of the Fringe Guide delivered to your door.

Adelaide Fringe Program Guide 2021

PROGRAM REVEALS CLOSE TO 800 EVENTS FOR FRINGE 2021

Close to 800 open-air, indoor and online events (over 22,000 performances!) are listed in the guide ready for festivalgoers to explore and experience Fringe in their own unique way.

Choose from 13 genres including comedy and cabaret, circus and physical theatre to magic, music and film that will see South Australia bursting with the arts once again.

Adelaide Fringe Program Guide 2021

SUPPORTING ARTISTS, PRODUCERS & VENUES

Adelaide Fringe Director and CEO Heather Croall says it’s more important than ever for audiences to get out there and support artists, producers and venues this Fringe.

“The greatest annual celebration is nearly on our doorstep and we can’t wait for audiences to get their hands on a copy of the guide, flick through the pages, booking their tickets and be captivated and thrilled by what artists will be bringing to Adelaide,” she says. “It’s always so exciting to see the amazing level of creativity and innovation in Adelaide Fringe, and especially this year with Fringe hosting a wide variety of shows, experiences and events with over 800 shows across 275 venues.”

COVID SAFE FRINGE

Fringe is ensuring audiences can engage with the festival in a COVID-safe way with the introduction of QR codes for contact tracing as well as following all current government guidelines across all venues.

Due to capacity restrictions, audiences are encouraged to get in early and buy tickets to ensure they don’t miss out on their favourite artist or event.

The Adelaide Fringe Festival, the biggest arts festival in the Southern Hemisphere,  runs from 19 February to 21 March.

For more information and tickets, head to the Rundle Mall Box Office or visit:
adelaidefringe.com.au

 

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Top 20 things to do in Adelaide with toddlers

Top 20 things to do in Adelaide with toddlers

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Top 20 Things to do in Adelaide with Toddlers

We know what it’s like when you have a toddler – sometimes you just NEED to get out of the house. Immediately!

But what is there to do for toddlers in Adelaide? Unfortunately our little toddler sized people don’t come with an instruction manual with an index of “ways to entertain” them and “places to go” to keep them busy, having fun and burning beans!

Luckily, that’s where we come in! We know toddlers here at KIDDO, and we too have had to find things to do in Adelaide with toddlers in tow. Drawing on our years traipsing around Adelaide with little people full of energy to burn, we’ve created your ULTIMATE guide of things to do in Adelaide with toddlers. We have toddler friendly indoor activities, play centres, baby and toddler play groups to join, toddler story times, and plenty of outdoor options too. Suffice to say, there’s actually a LOT of things to do in Adelaide with toddlers – we’re at 20+ top activities at last count, and we’ll keep adding whenever we find a good activity for you and your toddlers!

KIDDO’S TOP 20 GUIDE TO THINGS TO DO IN ADELAIDE WITH TODDLERS

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Junior Jumpers at Bounce

If you can walk… you can bounce! BOUNCE has dedicated areas and activities for Junior Jumpers to play, develop and explore, perfect for your toddler. Toddlers and preschoolers can enjoy soft play in a safe and multi sensory environment for them to harness balance, coordination, strength and agility in a way that focuses on fun, creativity and movement. It is the perfect freestyle playground for toddlers to progress and develop, inspiring self-expression and social connection in physical activity. Jump to it!

164-168 Richmond Rd, Marleston
bounceinc.com.au

baby sensory

BABY SENSORY AND TODDLER SENSE

Multi-sensory adventures for busy people from 13 months to 3.5 years? Can we get a HECK YES?! Toddler Sense offers a whole new world of sensory stimulation, play, fun adventures and learning for your toddler or child. Every Toddler Sense session is jam-packed with fabulous activities and fun adventures to help your adventurous toddler or child burn off excess energy and develop vital physical, communication, social and intellectual skills that form the foundation of all future learning. The team at Toddler Sense knows what keeps your toddler happy, busy, motivated, interested and excited to learn! Join the exciting world of magic and adventure in a safe and happy environment – there’s always something new and wonderful to look forward to! Baby sensory classes are also available for little ones from birth to 13 months.

toddlersense.com.au

kindergym adelaide

KINDERGYM

Kindergym is a national program which provides a fun and safe environment where babies, toddlers and preschoolers can develop socially, cognitively, emotionally and physically and have a whole lot of fun while they’re doing it! At Kindergym parents and caregivers play an active role in each class, singing with them, playing along side them and helping them through the obstacles and play areas. It’s a great opportunity for you to connect with your child and share in their fun and development, meet other parents and caregivers with kids of a similar age, and the best part is, there are kindergyms run all across Adelaide, so you’re bound to find one in a suburb near you!

Find your local kindergym:

sa.gymnastics.org.au/SA/KinderGym/SA/Programs/KinderGym

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LOCAL COUNCIL LIBRARY ACTIVITIES

Many local council libraries have regular programs, events and activities aimed at babies, toddlers and preschoolers, from children’s story time, baby time to craft sessions and costumes to hire and take home. Some council libraries even have toy libraries, a veritable wonderland for you and your toddler to explore and borrow from, with a huge collection of toys to roll, bounce, twist, push, pull and spin! Check in at your local council library to find out what programs they run for babies and toddlers – we bet you’ll be pleasantly surprised by how much they have on offer!

Council Libraries

music and mindfulness toddlers

SHINING SOLES MUSIC AND MINDFULNESS FOR TODDLERS

Shining Soles are mobile music, movement and mindfulness program for children aged 2-5 years with a focus on building children’s coordination, confidence, creativity and consciousness! Classes run for 40 minutes where toddlers and preschoolers will engage in circle time, warm ups for aerobic activity, followed by class curriculum for 25 minutes where they will be introduced to  a variety of of educational content broken up into term focuses (think songs and dances with literacy themes like counting and letters, sequences and rhythms). To finish off the class, students participate in a calming 3-minute yoga sequence followed by a 2-minute guided meditation to stretch their muscles and calm their minds! Classes run across multiple Precious Cargo centres from Monday through Friday.

Precious Cargo Centres across Adelaide
shiningsoles.co

 

children's Zoo at Adelaide Zoo

VARIETY CHILDREN’S ZOO AT ADELAIDE ZOO

The Variety Children’s Zoo is an amazing play space for toddlers and kids alike, filled with interactive areas that allow them to get closer than ever to some of the zoo’s most popular residents. Complete with areas for children of all ages and abilities to play and explore, the Variety Children’s Zoo features things like balance beams and ladders for the zoo’s charismatic goats, climbing branches for the friendly quokkas and a dedicated presentation area for keepers to share stories about their animal friends. Located right next door to the zoo’s incredible Nature’s Playground and connected via aerial walkways catering for all abilities and prams, the Variety Children’s Zoo is a must-visit stop with your little one! Spend the whole day at Adelaide Zoo and your toddler will be completely tuckered out by the end of the day!

Adelaide Zoo, Frome Road, Adelaide
adelaidezoo.com.au

hahndorf farm barn

HAHNDORF FARM BARN

Hahndorf is just a short drive up the freeway and is the cutest lil town you ever did see. Thereʼs loads to do there and lots of rich German culture and history to immerse yourself and the kidlets in. Itʼs also home to the Hahndorf Farm Barn – aka heaven for the animal loving toddlers – where your little ones can get up close and personal, interact, hold and feed most of the animals with the cutest little residents from baby lambs to guinea pigs to donkeys. And itʼs educational too, children learn all about the animals as well as have opportunities to milk a cow and ride a pony! Check out our review of Hahndorf Farm Barn – we visited with toddlers in tow and it was a hit!

2282 Mount Barker Rd, Hahndorf SA 5245
farmbarn.com.au

 

CLELAND WILDLIFE PARK

We all know toddlers are fascinated with things that crawl and bounce and move, and at Cleland Wildlife Park, your toddler can get up close and personal with roos, koalas, wallabies, betongs and Tasmanian devils – most of which are in their natural habitat – and itʼs just 20 minutes away from the city centre! Itʼs also a great place to have a picnic. For opening hours, information on planning your day, fees and to buy tickets, head straight to the website. Cleland also hosts birthday parties, for more party venue ideas check out our KIDDO Adelaide Party Venue guide!

365 Mount Lofty Summit Road, Cleland, SA, 5152
clelandwildlifepark.sa.gov.au/Home

TODDLER WORLD AT FUNTOPIA PROSPECT

Funtopia Prospect have a dedicated toddler zone (Toddler World, designed for children under 2) where your tiny tot can let their imagination run wild with lots of activities to encourage imaginative play. With building blocks, slides and play equipment, interactive games and plenty of obstacles for little people, your toddler will thoroughly wear themselves out at Funtopia… just in time for a NAP! If you have bigger kids in tow, you can let them loose in Playground World or on the climbing walls so everyone’s entertained (while you drink a coffee – the Funtopia baristas don’t disappoint)! We visited Funtopia with our kiddos – here’s what we thought!

259-269 Main N Rd, Sefton Park SA
funtopiaworld.com.au

crocs play centre kilburn

CROCS PLAYCENTRE

Crocs Play Centre in Kilburn have a dedicated toddler zone which is separate from the main play area and is designed for children aged four years and under. This area features small slippery slides, a bouncing castle, and lots of soft play options that will have the little ones well entertained, but also away from the bigger kids who might be playing a little bit more raucously! For more options for indoor play centres, check out our guide to Adelaide’s play cafes and activity centres.

Churchill Road, Adelaide
crocsplaycentre.com.au

lollipops playland

LOLLIPOPS PLAYLAND

Your toddler will be in their element as they climb, slide, swing and jump their way through an outing to one of Lollipops Playland indoor play centres. Lollipops Playlands all have dedicated toddler and baby areas, away from the area the big kids play, so you can enjoy a hassle-free coffee while you’re toddler does what they do best… plays, explores and has fun, in a space designed with our littlest people in mind! With centres at Golden Grove, Happy Valley and Croydon, you can pick the centre closest to you (or the one furthest away if you want your toddler to sleep in the car on the way home… we get it!!)

7-11 Helicon Drive, Golden Grove
449 Port Rd, Croydon
18/50 Kenihans Rd, Happy Valley

lollipopsplayland.com.au

toddlers latitude

KIDS ZONE AT LATITUDE

The smaller you are… the bigger the adventure! Little astronauts and gymnasts will love the dedicated indoor play centre at Latitude – and so will mum and dad! Kids under 5 and under 110cm, can learn new skills and build their confidence in our supersized kids soft play area. Specifically designed for little tackers from 18 months, the Kids Zone at Latitude is available to book all day every day. But they thought about the parents when they designed their toddler activities too. There’s plenty of seating and pram parking plus a dedicated parents’ change room!

13-15 Fosters Rd, Greenacres
latitudeair.com

henley square water play

HENLEY SQUARE WATER PLAY

The recent(ish!) Henley Square redevelopment has transformed Henley Beach into even more of a haven for families, and nothing is as popular for toddlers there than the in ground water feature. Grab a takeaway coffee (or iced coffee if it’s the height of summer!) and watch on as your little person chases the water spouts and plays in the reflection pool (when we say pool.. it’s not even ankle deep so no fear of any underwater mishaps here!). Do be aware though that there isn’t any fencing between the nearby road and the water play area so do make sure to keep a close eye on your little ones. If you prefer to venture a little closer to the ocean, there’s also a grassy area at the foreshore with plenty of room for toddling, wooden wave shaped seating that kids LOVE to clamber over, and an awesome shower water feature that will get your kids drenched! For more splash zones and swimming centres check out our guide to Adelaide’s indoor and outdoor pools.

Henley Square, Henley Beach, SA

CARRICK HILL

If you want to head outdoors with your toddler in tow, head to Carrick Hill. Your little person will love Carrick Hillʼs Story Book Trail  – a self guided (pram friendly) half kilometre trail with themed areas to explore (your toddler will LOVE the cubby house glade) and discover throughout the picturesque Carrick Hill grounds! This activity uses classic childrenʼs stories to encourage and ignite their imagination, from Wind in the Willows to The Hobbit to The Jungle Book and The Secret Garden, these are just a few tales kids will discover along the way. You can also explore the picturesque grounds of Carrick Hill, with lush green hills (perfect for picnics… or rolling down!), and there’s a cafe on site for when little (and big!) tummies get hungry!

46 Carrick Hill Dr, Springfield SA 5062
carrickhill.sa.gov.au

ADELAIDE BOTANIC GARDENS

We are so lucky in Adelaide, our Botanic Gardens are seriously beautiful and oh-so-peaceful considering theyʼre in the heart of the hustle and bustle of the city! It really makes for a fun day out, take a wander around, stop for a picnic and just enjoy being present in nature – thereʼs plenty of flora and fauna to see and loads of room for your toddler to run around! The paths are pram friendly so you’ll have no issues if your toddler decides their little legs have had enough!

North Terrace, Adelaide SA 5000
botanicgardens.sa.gov.au/home

marshmllow park

FIND A TODDLER FRIENDLY PLAYGROUND

If you have a toddler, you’ve probably walked the well worn path to the local playground. Over and over again! We are so incredibly lucky to have so many amazing parks and playgrounds in Adelaide and South Australia, so many of which cater so beautifully to toddlers and preschoolers. We’re talking playgrounds with fences. Playgrounds with toilets. Playgrounds with fun things that little people can climb and reach! Check out our guide to the best playgrounds in Adelaide and see if there are any you’ve missed that might be perfect for an adventure with your toddler in tow.

kiddomag.com/do/adelaides-best-playgrounds

COCKLE TRAIN

Calling all train loving toddlers! This is the adventure for you! Apart from the fact that a day out to Victor Harbor is already the perfect fun for families with toddlers (especially that snooze on the car trip for your little human!), itʼs made even better by the fact that itʼs home to the Cockle Train which travels along the oldest steel railed railway in Australia dating back to 1887. All aboard! Times, fares and booking info is all available on the website.

Victor Harbor, SA
steamrangerheritagerailway.org

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INTERGENERATIONAL PLAYGROUPS

Helping Hand Residential Care in North Adelaide is proving that imagination is ageless, hosting intergenerational playgroups each Wednesday during the school term. The Learning Tree Playgroup connects three generations (elders, parents and children), bolstering the proverbial village it takes to raise a child, while also bringing joy and good old-fashioned fun and laughter to elderly residents living in aged care, as well as the unconditional love that only a child can give. This is such a meaningful activity for you and your toddler and all families with children aged up to 6 are welcome every Wednesday 10am-12pm during school terms at Helping Hand, North Adelaide – 49 Buxton Street. Intergenerational playgroups run across the state thanks to Playgroup SA!

playgroupsa.com.au

things to do with toddlers in adelaide

IMPACT KIDS WORLD BAROSSA

Impact Kids World is a play centre in the Barossa with birthday party rooms, a toddler area, sensory area, and an all important cafe area for the parentals! The multi-level indoor playground features a vibrant circus themed, multi-storey maze, some inflatable equipment, ride on cars, a mini ball pit and small climbing structure. The staff are super friendly and there are plenty of healthy food options for littles and bigs!

7 Siegersdorf Rd, Nuriootpa
impactc.me/barossa-play-centre

MAINLY MUSIC

Babies, toddlers, pre-schoolers and parents will be treated to music and story, activity and interaction, structured and unstructured fun at Mainly Music. Weekly sessions are full of songs and rhymes, actions and movement, designed to engage you and your child. Not only will your little one be delighted by the one-to-one attention you give, but you’ll love the way they respond and develop. The structured 30 minute music session will be followed by 30-60 minutes of eat/play/chat. Snacks and refreshments will be served, followed by a time of unstructured play while you get the chance to connect with other parents and care givers with similar aged kids! The team behind Mainly Music also run Mainly Play sessions with a focus on learning through play.

Find a Mainly Music group near you: 

mainlymusic.org/pages/join-a-group

 

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Walford Old Scholars honoured with awards for their TABOO business

Walford Old Scholars honoured with awards for their TABOO business

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Walford Old Scholars honoured with awards for their TABOO business

Walford Old Scholars, Isobel Marshall and Eloise Hall have recently been distinguished with Awards for their outstanding achievements as co-founders and co-directors of TABOO sanitary products.

eloise and louise taboo

Leadership conference sparked the idea for TABOO

The pair first developed the idea for their social enterprise, TABOO, when they were Walford students. As 2016 Captain and Vice Captain of Walford, Isobel and Eloise together attended a leadership conference in the holidays before the start of Year 12 and this is when the idea of TABOO was sparked.

In the following year after they left school, the best friends who had become business partners, grew their business.

eloise hall isobel marshall

TABOO HELPING WOMEN AROUND THE WORLD AND LOCALLY

TABOO is now an established social enterprise, selling ethically sourced, organic cotton pads and tampons to the Australian market, with 100% of the profits going to One Girls, a charity which provides education programs for girls and women in Sierra Leone and Uganda. 

Locally, TABOO has partnered with Vinnies Women’s Crisis Centre, providing free access to pads and tampons for women who require emergency accommodation in South Australia.

What an amazing achievement for Isobel and Eloise, having done themselves proud – as well as their families and their school community – through their entrepreneurship and exemplary service to others.

isobel marshall

Isobel Marshall – Young South Australian of the Year 2021

Congratulations to Isobel Marshall, announced as the Young South Australian of the Year from a field of worthy contenders. The Awards are designed to “celebrate inspiring 16-30 year olds who have accomplished great things in all walks of life.”

Besides running her business and managing the charity, Isobel is also a full-time student at the University of Adelaide where she is studying a Bachelor of Medicine and a Bachelor of Surgery.

We wish Isobel well for the National Awards when Young Australian of the Year will be announced on 25 January 2021.

eloise hall

Eloise Hall – South Australia’s 40 Under 40 for 2020

The other half of the TABOO team, Eloise Hall, was announced as one of the most innovative and creative young business leaders in our state at a ceremony in November 2020. The Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, Simon Birmingham, said at the presentation that our young leaders are “all striving in ambitious ways to a stronger, brighter future for our state.”

Eloise is completing a double degree in Business and International Relations at Flinders University.

Both Eloise and Isobel have travelled to Kenya, India and Alice Springs to learn more about the global issues surrounding menstruation and to provide menstrual healthcare. They also support the Ngaanyatjarra Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Women’s Council.

To find out more about TABOO:

tabooau.co

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RECIPE: Baby Friendly Granola

RECIPE: Baby Friendly Granola

baby friendly granola

BABY-FRIENDLY GRANOLA

FROM REBECCA WILSON’S ‘WHAT MUMMY MAKES’

(Gluten Free, Egg Free, Vegetarian, Vegan*, Dairy Free*)

Whip up a batch of this low-sugar granola in just 30 minutes and it’ll store for 2 weeks ready for quick, healthy breakfasts.

Pulse to a fine crumb for babies from 6 months of age or to a crunchy texture for toddlers.

From the age of 3, you can serve this granola as it comes, without breaking it down.

NB – Whenever you see a * next to the letters in the symbols, this indicates that recipes can be adapted to suit this dietary requirement. Please take care and look for the substitutions listed in the ingredients. This is especially important for parents looking to introduce cow’s milk and other milk products like oat or soya (soy) milk.

Serves 3 adults and 6 littles
Takes 20 minutes

Ingredients

80g (3oz) shop-bought 100% apple purée (use a baby food pouch) or mashed banana (about 1 medium banana)
2 tbsp coconut oil, melted
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
2 tbsp honey or maple syrup* (optional, honey should only be served to babies over 12 months)
250g (9oz) rolled (old-fashioned) porridge oats
4 tbsp poppy seeds
100g (31/2oz) flaked (sliced) almonds
40g (11/2oz) pumpkin seeds
40g (11/2oz) sunflower seeds
60g (2oz) walnuts, roughly crushed
100g (31/2oz) (dark) seedless raisins
40g (11/2oz) unsweetened flaked coconut
large baking tray, lined with non-stick baking paper

Method

  • Preheat the oven to 200°C fan (220°C/425°F/Gas 7).
  • In a large bowl, mix together the fruit purée, melted coconut oil, vanilla extract and honey or maple syrup.
  • Stir in the oats, seeds and crushed nuts until everything has been coated a little in the liquid. Spread over the baking tray in a thin and even layer. Bake in the preheated oven for 7 minutes.
  • After 7 minutes, add the raisins and coconut, stir well using two spatulas and spread back out into an even layer. If there are any nuts that have started to colour quickly, hide them down inside the granola layer, so they don’t burn. Pop the tray back in the oven for 5 minutes more. Check again, stir, then pop back in the oven for 2–4 minutes, making sure the nuts aren’t burning, as they will catch easily towards the end of the cooking.
  • Allow to cool. Store in an airtight container in a cool dark place for up to 2 weeks.

 

NOTES ABOUT NUTS

Whole nuts are a choking hazard before the age of 5, which is why flaked and crushed nuts have been used in this recipe. You can use whole nuts to make this granola too, just ensure you blitz or crush with a rolling pin before serving to younger children.

To make this granola suitable for children under the age of 3, spoon half (or as much as you wish) of the granola into a food processor and blitz on full power for a couple of minutes until the nuts, oats and raisins have turned to a powder. If your child is toddler age and can handle a little more texture, just briefly pulse the granola until the nuts have broken into smaller pieces.

To serve, stir through yogurt or milk of your choice, and serve with fruit on the side. You can sprinkle the blitzed baby version over porridge or cereals for an extra hit of goodness.

FIND MORE RECIPES LIKE THIS IN ‘WHAT MUMMY MAKES’

BY REBECCA WILSON

 

What Mummy Makes Rebecca Wilson

COOKING ONE MEAL FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY

‘What Mummy Makes’ promotes the joys and benefits of sharing family meals, where baby learns how to eat by watching parents, carers and older children at the table. Eating together encourages babies and children to try a more varied diet, which can help reduce fussiness, and instils a healthy eating routine so mealtimes are less of a struggle. And importantly for busy parents, cooking one meal for the whole family means less stress, time and effort spent in the kitchen.

130+ SIMPLE, FRESH AND NUTRITIOUS RECIPES

What Mummy Makes guides parents through the first few weeks of weaning, including advice for first tastes and how to move onto next steps. It’s filled with over 130 simple, fresh and nutritious recipes that use everyday ingredients, and each one is nutritionally balanced. With new and exclusive recipes, the book also features popular favourites loved by the @WhatMummyMakes community. Tried and tested, Rebecca’s healthy dishes can be whipped up in a matter of moments, and all of the recipes in the book are ready in under 30 minutes. With clear, easy to follow instructions and beautiful photography, the book shows you how to serve meals for little ones to enjoy safely.

BREAKFASTS, LUNCHES, MAIN MEALS, SNACKS AND TREATS

From breakfasts, lunches and main meals, to snacks and treats, there are plenty of inspiring dishes to try. Delicious recipes include Carrot Cake Porridge and Sheet Pan Pancakes, Cheesy Broccoli Orzo, Spinach and Ricotta Puff Parcels, and One-Pan Lemon Salmon with Courgette and Potato Wedges. There are baby-friendly versions of family classics like Chilli Con Carne, curry, stir-fry and fajitas, and mouth-watering snacks and puddings, including Carrot and Apple Soft Oaty Bars and Creamy Mango and Raspberry Ice Lollies.

MAKE YOUR LIFE A LITTLE EASIER WITH ‘WHAT MUMMY MAKES’

Rebecca’s recipes make life a little easier, from top tips for essential ingredients to stock up on to make quick, nutritious meals in a flash, to dishes you can prep and freeze to get ahead, and food for fussy eaters. There is also plenty of expert, nutritionist approved advice to help guide parents and carers, including foods to avoid when weaning, nutritional food profiles, and how to incorporate milk feeds.

What Mummy Makes by Rebecca Wilson is published by Penguin Random House, 23 July 2020.

RRP $29.99

penguin.com.au

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