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Christmas bauble BAKE & MAKE MOULD
Add a luscious choc layer to family favourite coconut ice for the prettiest treat this year! Recipe on opposite page One for the grown ups, this classic combo is also delish with a little sea salt! Recipe on page 50 You can create decadent chocolate
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SPARKLE With The Stars
Red flowering gum (Corymbia ficifolia) should be our national Christmas tree now that hybrids and cultivars have allowed it to migrate from the dry air of Western Australia to the more humid east coast. New colours and forms keep appearing, but nothi
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Better Finance
Left your yuletide gift-buying late? No problem! Read on… Rushing out to your local shopping centre to grab last-minute gifts? Hold steady. It pays to write a list and check prices online or even see whether another retailer has a special offer that
Better Homes and Gardens Australia1 min lettiCookbooks, Food, & Wine
Foodie’s Gift Guide
Does anything taste better than bread you baked yourself? Find out with a Complete Sourdough Making Kit, $119.97, nourishmeorganics.com.au. Indulge in a decadent Christmas countdown with this All Star Advent Calender, which hides pralines behind each
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Let It Rip With RHIPSALIS
Known as the jungle cactus because it grows in tall trees across the wilds of South America, rhipsalis can be tamed to sit perfectly proper in little pockets you can hang on your garden walls. Here’s how you do it! A bare wall invites decorative craf
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Better Books
Wendy Holden, $29.99 As the royal governess, Marion Crawford played a major role in shaping the childhood of Queen Elizabeth II, however her own story is largely unknown. Marion ‘Crawfie’ Crawford was a progressive young working-class woman who, as r
Better Homes and Gardens Australia2 min lettiDiet & Nutrition
Cooking with Karen
Preparation time 15 mins plus 2 hours chilling Cooking time 25 mins Makes about 30 160g unsalted butter 140g caster sugar 180g brown sugar 3 free-range eggs 2 Tbsp molasses 600g plain flour 1½ tsp baking powder 2 tsp ground cinnamon 3 tsp mixed spice
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Simple Tricks with Sticks
Join me as I show you how to be creative in your garden on BHG TV on Fridays at 7pm on Channel 7. (Apologies, may be subject to change) Go to bhg.com.au for more garden tips and tricks. Collect sticks and fallen branches from your garden and local pa
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Easy Steps To Dried Orange Decos
• Nylon string • Dried orange slices (instructions, page 80) • Cinnamon quills • Wooden beads • Dried or fresh bay leaves Scissors; sewing needle; 3m clear hooks or foraged stick STEP 1 Thread a sewing needle onto nylon string cut to your desired len
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Fast Ed’s Kitchen
The batter for these delicious dosa (rice pancakes) takes a little prep time, but the results are worth it and you can cheat with store-bought kebabs. Shhh! Recipe on page 60 Aussie lamb is unbeatable, especially if you give it a bit of tang and spic
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In Your GARDEN
Celebrate with these gorgeous gifts from your garden. NSW CHRISTMAS BUSH is stunning as a big indoor floral arrangement. CHRISTMAS ORCHIDS, with their angel-like wings, will lighten up the dark corners in your place. WONGA WONGA VINE rings in the sea
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QUILT FOR Christmas
This delightful quilt isn’t complicated, nor does it rely on fancy, perfectly executed stitching. So you don’t need to be fastidiously neat or an expert. Simplicity and care are all that is called for in creating this gorgeous Christmas quilt that ca
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A Few Of Our favourite Things
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Better Gardening
Your Christmas table will look its festive finest with a potted, deep ruby-red Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Kolmaru’ as its centrepiece. Dutch bred, it’s a stunner with long-lasting blooms and dark green to almost black foliage. Performing best in part sha
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Better Stockists
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Better Homes and Gardens Australia1 min lettiBeverages
Drinks On Arrival
With Breville’s latest versatile Bluicer you’ll be blending and juicing like a pro in no time. Completely eliminating the need for separate blending and juicing equipment, now you can effortlessly create restaurant-quality cocktails, juices and smoot
Better Homes and Gardens Australia1 min lettiArchitecture
Gardener’s gift Guide
Make life easier for your indoor gardener who has out-of-reach plants with The Rowley Ripple metal watering can, $184, qualityproducts.com.au. Help a friend who can’t visit gardens with this tantalising look at some of the best. Adelaide Hills Garden
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Better Homes and Gardens Australia1 min lettiCookbooks, Food, & Wine
A Little Appetiser
This Christmas, go completely KitchenAid cordless with the 5 Cup Chopper, Variable Speed Hand Blender and 7 Speed Hand Mixer and let your in spired creativity in the kitchen run free. KITCHENAID CORDLESS VARIABLE SPEED HAND BLENDER IN EMPIRE RED 5KHB
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Christmas In The Community
The old saying ‘it takes a village’ comes to mind when looking at how the BHG TV team pitched in to help the tiny community of Balmoral update their hall. Located in the Southern Highlands of NSW, the region was severely affected by bushfire in 2019,
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Better Pets
THAT KEEP ON GIVING Are you an animal lover looking for a pressie for your furry friend that gives back? Read on… Prepare to spoil your four-legged fur baby with a gift from PETstock (petstock.com.au), which has raised more than $4 million for pets a
Better Homes and Gardens Australia1 min lettiRegional & Ethnic
The Main Event
Whether your festive heart is set on grilling, slow cooking, steaming or frying this Christmas, now you can lovingly craft a variety of delicious meals with just one pot. The convenience of the Morphy Richards Multicooker means more time for you to r
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LET’S GET Creative WITH CHRISTMAS
• Foliage and flowers • Wooden embroidery hoop • Wet floral foam block with plastic tray • Florist twine Secateurs; scissors; green tie wire Give your front door lots of festive love with a living wreath. With a simple embroidery hoop, and foliage an
Better Homes and Gardens Australia1 min lettiCookbooks, Food, & Wine
For Our Sweet Tooth
The absolute centrepiece of any aspiring baker’s kitchen, this stunning KitchenAid Artisan Mixer is a standalone Christmas miracle. Its solid die-cast metal and baked enamel construction, paired with a powerful motor and a 4.8-litre bowl, is more tha
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Succulent hanging Wreath
You can make this lovely living (or faux) wreath decoration to dangle over your festive table all summer long – inside or out. The wreath requires little skill, with only a bit of patience, and even better, it needs little in the way of care to thriv
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Hello!
Personally, Christmas is one of my favourite times of the year. There’s just something so magical about the happiness and joy it sparks in people, whether they’re putting up their trees, baking a batch of gingerbread cookies (see page 52) or just sin
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The Perfect Finish
A delicious cup of artisan coffee from your Lavazza Smeg Capsule Coffee Machine doesn’t signal an end to the day’s festivities – merely the beginning of an inspired dessert creation! Smooth, flavoursome and oh-so-simple to brew, getting a barista-qua
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Look At The birdy!
Make your yard a riot of living colour by erecting a bird feeder to attract Australia’s beautiful native species. Built using readily available plywood, it’s based around a small aluminium baking tray – readily available online – so you can easily sw
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Create A Sensory Affair
Make orange your favourite new accessory – and colour – with stylish seasonal settings. Use dried slices everywhere, from the table and mantel to a big pile of pressies! Instructions on page 160 Add a touch of opulence to your ornaments with this gla
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