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20th Birthday wrap up

October is over and what a month it has been! Here at the Bendigo Marketplace we celebrated our 20th Birthday, with the biggest promotion we’ve ever had. We’ve given away $20,000 over twenty days and one lucky Bendigo Marketplace shopper took home a brand new Mazda 3 after [...]Read more

Angela Rowe – The Fashion Aficionado

The Bendigo Marketplace turns 20 this month and for some it seems like only yesterday that the centre first opened its doors. Much about the centre has changed since it’s grand opening in 1995, including extensive renovations and refurbishments as well as saying goodbye to old [...]Read more
 

Back to School lunch box

Looking for ideas for a healthy lunch box alternative? Our guest blogger, Janet, has dished up two delicious snacks that are sure to keep your kiddies happy and full!   1) Zucchini Corn & Bacon Slice : Ingredients: 2 Zucchini’s coarsely grated 1 Carrot Coarsely grated 1 [...]Read more
 

Baked Chilli Drumsticks

Baked Chilli Drumsticks Wednesday Winter Warmers Brrrr, it’s cold and with the drop in temperature comes…ROAST SEASON. First up this week, in our Wednesday Winter Warmers series is Woolworths Baked Chilli Drumstick. YUM… P R E P  T I M E  :  2 0         C O O K [...]Read more
 

Bangers & Mash with Brown Onion Gravy

The nights are getting colder and no matter how old you get, there’s nothing like coming home to a warm, delicious smelling kitchen.   This Bangers & Mash recipe is a great way to treat the fam without too much fuss, the perfect mid-week meal -simple, quick and very [...]Read more

Bendigo Marketplace Birthday Bonanza – Celebrating Twenty Years

In 1995, the Bendigo Marketplace opened it’s doors for the very first time and a seventeen year old Angela Rowe was gearing up for her very first shift at Jeanswest. “It was an absolutely electric atmosphere.” She tells us, “We were open till midnight and I could’ve kept [...]Read more
 

Bendigo Marketplace had a farm, e-i-e-i-o!

  Back in October, some of Old McDonald’s farm yard friends went missing and somehow found their way to a grassy patch at the Bendigo Marketplace! Since then, they have really made themselves at home and apparently they’re here to stay so we held a competition to name our [...]Read more
 

Bras N Things new swimwear collection out now!

Have you heard the news? Bras N Things has a brand new swimwear collection, starting from$69.99.   The exclusive “Blue Ruby” range features neon crochet and colourful print swim sets, sexy one-pieces and stylish asymmetric cut-outs, whilst maintaining the same unique fit [...]Read more
 

Carly’s Double Choc Christmas Brownies

From our kitchen table to yours, read the latest from our guest blogger Carly Dewhurst as she shares with us her delicious Double Chocolate Christmas Brownies recipe! Christmas has to be my favourite time of the year! One thing I always enjoy doing around this time of the year is [...]Read more
 

Carly’s Roast Vegetable and Couscous Salad

Whoever said “You don’t make friends with salad” has obviously never tried THIS salad!   There are many reasons why this salad is my fave. Firstly, the fact that it is super healthy and packed with heaps of veggies gives it the big tick straight away! Secondly, it’s super [...]Read more
 

Celebrating 100 Years of Bonds!

After helping Aussies to find their “sole mate” for 100 years, we are proud to be able to welcome Bonds to the Bendigo Marketplace. Opening their doors on Wednesday July 29, 2015, Bonds has been a welcome new addition to the centre, and we have to admit  – we are loving it! [...]Read more
 

Chicken Larb with Vermicelli Noodles

Chicken larb with vermicelli noodles & a quick pickled cucumber Have a fresh start to 2017 with this easy, light dish. Perfect for those of us who might have over indulged over the Xmas break! Ingredients Lenards Chicken 500g Chicken Mince Safeway 100g vermicelli noodles 3 [...]Read more
 

Chicken Schnitzel with Winter Slaw

Salad may seem like a summer dish, more at home at a backyard BBQ than on your plate during winter, but when paired with these deliciously golden chicken schnitzels, you’ll be craving winter slaw all year round. The chicken is really the star of the show in this recipe and it’s [...]Read more
 

Child’s play

C H I L D ′ S   P L A Y Children’s decor ideas to shop now… Winter is coming and with it, cold nights and icy mornings. Add an extra layer to your children’s beds with tactile textures or soft furnishings. Did someone say plush? See below for our ADAIRS edit of [...]Read more

Classic Mum Mother’s Day Competition

Mums. Where would we be without them? Non-existent most likely… Not only do we owe them big time for the whole ‘existence-thing’ but we’re pretty lucky to have someone who loves us unconditionally, cares about us, cooks for us and cleans for us. Someone [...]Read more
 

Coconut chicken rice paper rolls

Ingredients Lenards Chicken 2 Chicken breasts Safeway  400g can coconut milk 2 stalks Lemongrass bruised 8 kaffir lime leaves 1 teaspoon sea salt flakes 20 small rice paper rounds 1 cup thai basil leaves 1 cup coriander sprigs 1 mango peeled and shredded 150g snow peas shoots 3 [...]Read more
 

CRAFTY MUM// Does your mum love a good DIY sesh?

CRAFTY MUM There’s no denying that mums are multi-talented but we’ve come up with four distinct categories to make it easier for you to buy for your mum this Mother’s Day Is your mum the crafty type? Sure, Crafty Mum loves a good scrapbooking sesh, but she’s creative in other [...]Read more
 

Crunchy Chocolate Anzacs

Anzac biscuits. Yes they are delicious and yes they are a national treasure, but there’s more to these delicious oat-y morsels than meets the eye. As their name suggests, Anzac biscuits have historical origins, dating back to World War I, when  Australian and New Zealand women [...]Read more
 

Date Night In

D A T E   N I G H T   I N Short of time, money, means? Sometimes date night feels impossible to organise and where to go feels uninspired. Why not carve out some time, this week, for a date night in? Put the kids to sleep and settle into an evening of […]Read more
 

Easter Bunny Visiting Times

Meet the Magical Mascot of Chocolate Who has floppy ears, a fluffy tail, LOVES chocolate and will be at the Bendigo Marketplace this Easter? The EASTER BUNNY of course! Come and meet him over the Easter long weekend! Thursday 24th, March | 2.00pm – 4.00pm Saturday 26th, [...]Read more
 

Easy Anzac Biscuits

E A S Y   A N Z A C   B I S C U I T S  Crunchy. Chewy. Golden.  Anzac biscuits are the ultimate crowd pleaser and so, with Anzac Day just around the corner, we’ve put an easy to follow (read: foolproof!) recipe to have mouths watering and taste buds satisfied. […]Read more
 

FASHIONISTA MUM // Is your mum always on trend?

FASHIONISTA MUM There’s no denying that mums are multi-talented but we’ve come up with four distinct categories to make it easier for you to buy for your mum this Mother’s Day. Is your mum the fashionista type? Remember when you used to sneak into mum’s wardrobe and try on her [...]Read more
 

Fresh Food Friday : Movie Night In

 When the weather calls for a night in, grab these ingredients and a movie. The perfect recipe for a relaxing evening at home. SHOPPING LIST :   Safeway   Burgers Small sourdough buns Coss lettuce   Gruyere Cheese Good Mayo Sweet paprika Garlic clove Sweets Select Chunky [...]Read more
 

Fresh Green Curry with Beef

F R E S H  G R E E N  C U R R Y  W I T H  B E E F Wednesday Winter Warmers This green beef curry offers complexity of flavour, balancing creaminess with fresh ingredients and the zest of citrus. Impress mid-week with this delicious, winter-ready recipe…. Recipe thanks to [...]Read more
 

Glazed Christmas Ham

  You can almost hear the Christmas Carols in the background and imagine the smell of this dish wafting through the house as you read this recipe! A traditional favourite on Christmas day, that provides plenty of leftovers, this Glazed Christmas Ham recipe is sure to delight [...]Read more
 

Have you met Studio East?

Introducing Studio East by Katies Katie’s believe that whatever your shape or size, you should have the freedom to choose on-trend fashion that flatters and fits. That’s why they’ve created Studio East by Katies! To bring you inspired, versatile and feminine [...]Read more
 

Indoor Green

I N D O O R   G R E E N There’s truth to what they say: indoor plants add a relaxed, calm atmosphere to any interior. Oxygenating the air while bringing the outdoor ‘in’, we love the different ways indoor plants can be presented – from an elevated plant [...]Read more
 

Katherine’s Choc Peanut Bliss Balls

Need to curb your sweet-tooth cravings when the 3pm munchies arrive? These healthy Choc Peanut Bliss Balls courtesy of Guest Blogger Katherine Jamieson are sure to do the trick!   In recent years, the health scene has experienced an influx of these babies – you’ll [...]Read more
 

Mother’s Day Gift Guide

M O T H E R’ S   D A Y   G I F T   G U I D E Be prepared this Mother’s Day… With Mother’s Day quickly approaching, we’ve put together a little edit of gift ideas to help you give back to the woman / women in your life that […]Read more
 

MUM’S SAUSAGE ROLLS

With Mother’s Day just around the corner I thought it only fitting to dedicate today’s Fresh Food Friday blog to my own mum and what better way to do that than by sharing my mum’s famous sausage roll recipe! Mum taught me this recipe at a very young age and I still remember [...]Read more
 

Osso Bucco with Gremolata and Mash

This Fresh Food Friday’s love affair with food continues and showcases an italian favourite, Osso Bucco. The perfect dish for entertaining, due to it’s no fuss nature,  this dish will have your guest dishing up seconds (and maybe even thirds!). Great for a chilly winter’s eve. [...]Read more
 

PANDORA Style Edit

PANDORA has partnered with media personalities Anna Heinrich and Sally Obermeder to launch the PANDORA Style Edit – pandora.net/styleedit. In a glamourous photo shoot in the Blue Mountains, Anna and Sally show us how they express their unique style through their jewellery. [...]Read more
 

Porcini Dusted Lamb Backstraps with Risoni & Mushrooms

Whether you like cold weather or not, you’ve got to admit it’s kind of nice to be rugged up indoors, enjoying a cosy dinner. I’d have to say comfort food is my forte’ and Autumn is a great time for mushrooms and pumpkin so today I’m sharing a specialty of mine – Porcini [...]Read more
 

Say hello to the new Donut King

For the second time in their lives, Jeremy and Lynsey York are donning Donut King managerial badges and they couldn’t be happier! Having worked within the food industry for the whole of their careers, the pair decided to take a leap of faith and takeover another of the franchises [...]Read more
 

Scallop Pies

Bringing a bit of the “overseas” culture to hometown Bendigo! This dish is inspired by a recent trip to Tasmania with my husband. The Scallop Pies were a real hit with everyone there and so we decided to recreate the delicious magic and try our hand at making our own Scallop [...]Read more
 

Seafood Linguine with Roasted Capsicum & Garlic

Do you love a good linguini? Cos I for one LOVE a good linguini, especially when it involves soft, juicy, roasted-to-perfection red capsicum, a mixture of some sexy seafood and a good dose of garlic-y goodness. My mouth is watering just thinking about it and if yours isn’t yet, [...]Read more
 

Show Some Shoulder

Are you team #OTS? With the off the shoulder trend here to stay, and the weather starting to warm up, we thought best to head into centre and check out the styles on offer! Everyone can pull off the off the shoulder trend, but it’s all about finding the right fit for you. [...]Read more
 

Slow Cooked Pork Belly with Apple & Fennel Slaw

This is a very easy dish, with simple, yet impactful flavours! The delicious apple slaw is light and still summery, whilst being very filling!  This recipe makes an ideal amount for 4 people, but can be adjusted depending on how many you have for dinner. Ingredients Erindale [...]Read more

SNAP GHOST IS COMING!

This week you might have noticed we’ve been dropping some hints about a visitor we’re expecting next week. That’s right – we are referring to the Snap Ghost. Who is the Snap Ghost, you ask? The Snap Ghost is a very sneaky Snapchat ghoul and he will be hiding around the [...]Read more
 

Spend Spin and Win is back again!

Spend, Spin and Win is back again at the Bendigo Marketplace. Head in centre between 14th Nov and 19th Nov for your chance to spin and win! Spend $60 or more at any specialty store and $100 at any major store (Big W, Woolworths) and show your receipt for a spin on the giant [...]Read more

Tracie McLeod – The Manchester Maven

Tracie McLeod’s Marketplace career began as a casual at Adairs, not long after the centre first opened. Years later, as we celebrate the Bendigo Marketplace 20th Birthday, this manchester and homewares guru is still going strong. She has been managing Adairs for much of her [...]Read more
 

Trending Now at Bendigo Marketplace

Winning a $5000 prize could be as easy as checking out the latest trends at Bendigo Marketplace!   Hey there, We haven’t met, but I’m Miss MP, your go-to source for all the goss at the Bendigo Markeplace, and boy do I have some news for you! Bendigo Marketplace [...]Read more
 

V-Day and Chill

To celebrate Valentine’s Day we’re running a cheeky V Day & Chill competition! We’ll be giving away the ingredients for the perfect date night-in, or as we like to call it, V Day & Chill… The Major Prize includes 1x $50 Netflix voucher 1x $100 Stearns Showcase [...]Read more
 

Valentines Day Gifts for Her + Him

  Need help picking a winning Valentine’s Day gift? We’ve put together a list of some of the top Valentines Day gifts for 2017!       For Her: Jewel + Tassel Statement Drop Earrings | $19.99 | Lovisa Dolce + Gabbana Rosa Excelsa EDP 50ml | $69.00 | [...]Read more
 

Vietnamese Chicken Pho

A simple and refreshing dish, but beware – it packs a punch with the flavour! Ingredients: Safeway 1litre Chicken Stock 4 cm piece fresh ginger peeled & halved 2 star anise 3 teaspoons light soy sauce 1 tablespoon fish sauce Rice noodles 2 tablespoons lime juice 1/2 cup [...]Read more
 

Xmas Rocky Road

The countdown to christmas is on. This can only mean one thing. The smell of amazing home made goodies is wafting in the air and it’s time to make some tasty little gifts for friends. This year, my nearest and dearest are getting spoilt with some milk chocolate and white [...]Read more
 

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