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Chicken and Yuzu Ramen
This Chicken and Yuzu Ramen is incredibly easy to make. Even easier to prepare is the chicken bone broth used as the base of this soup. Both recipes are from the cookbook, The Bone Broth Bible (New Holland Publishers) by Emma Ellice-Flint. It is much...
6 Spectacular Coastal Homes From Around The World
There’s luxury living and then there’s, luxury living. The estates in coffee table book Coastal Homes Of The World by Monique Butterworth (New Holland Publishers), are bound to make your jaw drop and have you wistfully dreaming of infinity pools and...
Homemade Christmas Cookie Gifts
Give the gift of homemade food this Christmas. These Orange Spice Wafers go wonderfully with a cup of tea. To give them as an inexpensive gift, place the wafers in a cellophane bag and tie with a bow. Set inside a tea cup. (Look for unique cups and...
How To Make Chocolate Reindeer Cookies
These chocolate reindeer cookies are guaranteed to be a hit with the kids. In fact, you can enlist little hands to help position the features on these adorable crisp cookies. This recipe makes about 48 cookies, making it a great recipe to use when yo...
How To Make A Christmas Tree Cookie Stack
How cute are these Christmas tree cookie stacks? Make this novel and delightful dessert that is less filling than traditional Christmas desserts. Let each guest break off one or more stars for themselves. Makes 12 star shapes or 1 stack Ingredi...
How To Make Fresh Blueberry Jam
Homemade blueberry jam makes a lovely gift, not to mention a delicious topping on toast. Make it when blueberries are in season and store. The recipe can be doubled or tripled.  Makes 11/2 cups (375 ml) Ingredients  3 cups (450 g) blueberries...
Amaretto Peach Preserves
Chock-full of peaches, sultanas and pecans, this lovely conserve will enliven your toast. Make it when peaches are in season and store.   One great idea is to make a big batch of preserves and give them as gifts over the festive period. Simply add...
Make Lollipops Using Cinnamon Sticks
Making your own lollipops is a lot easier than you'd think. In this blog we show you how to use cinnamon sticks as the stems for cute little DIY lollipops, which can be stirred into hot tea or cider.  A great way to wow guests, these cinnamon stic...
Expert tips For Creating A Backyard Cricket Pitch
Make a cricket pitch in your backyard for a summer of fun. Image: David Derrick Take backyard cricket to the next level by creating a specialised pitch. In this blog, Les Burdett, who was Head Curator at the Adelaide Oval for more than 40 years, s...
Asian-Style Coconut Banana Fritters
A fan of banana? Fond of coconut? Enjoy dessert? Try this recipe for Coconut Banana Fritters with Coconut Lime Sorbet. It’s from the cookbook China Doll by Frank Shek (New Holland Publishers), $49.99. China Doll is an incredibly popular, award-winnin...
24-Hour Beef Short Rib
Attention meat lovers. This recipe for beef short rib is melt-in-your-mouth delicious. It’s from the cookbook China Doll by Frank Shek (New Holland Publishers Australia), $49.99.  China Doll is an incredibly popular, award-winning Sydney restaurant k...
Sumac Lamb Chops
Serve lamb chops Middle-Eastern style, with this recipe for Sumac Lamb Chops With Buckwheat, Crumbled Feta and Pomegranate. Not a fan of lamb? No problem. Select a different cut of meat or chicken and get cooking. This recipe is from the cookbook Who...
Cuban Mojo Chicken Bowl
Fancy a wholesome bowl of chicken goodness? Try this recipe for Cuban Mojo Chicken Bowl with Roasted Radishes, Cauliflower, Cous Cous and Citrus Almond Dressing. It’s from the cookbook Whole Food, Bowl Food by Anna Lisle (New Holland Publishers), $45...
Healthy Sticky Date Granola
Partial to sticky date pudding?  Try this delicious (and healthy) twist on not one classic, but two! What ever can we mean? We mean sticky date pudding granola and banana nice cream.  You might be thinking, some things are left well enough alone. In...
Quotes That Will Inspire You To DIY This Weekend
  Is there a DIY project you have been putting off? Maybe time hasn’t been on your side, or the workshop needs to be organised first.   Whatever the reason. Remember: One positive step, whether it be buying materials or beginning to organise the...
Enjoy A Brazilian Barbecue Feast
A fan of Brazilian barbecue? If you're from Sydney chances are you have visited or at least heard of the Brazilian barbecue restaurant, Braza Churrascaria.  A magical place where waiters (or Passadors as they are known) walk around with skewers of me...
 Beef Ribs “Strips” With Chimmi Churri
Barbecued beef with chimmi churri sauce has become a classic combination worldwide. And there's good reason, it never fails to tantalise the tastebuds!  This recipe is from the cookbook Braza by Andre Felicio (New Holland Publishers Australia), $4...
Braza-Style Pork Belly Strips
Have you every tried pork belly on the barbecue? The results are mouth-watering.  Try this recipe for pork belly strips from the cookbook Braza by Andre Felicio (New Holland Publishers Australia), $45. It's quick, simple and bound to waoh a crowd. ...
Four-cheese Crunchy Rice With Aubergine Salsa
Rice, cheese and salsa. What's not to love about this combination?  This recipe is from the cookbook Braza by Andre Felicio (New Holland Publishers Australia), $45. It is the perfect side dish for any type of barbecued meat or fish. It also works gre...
Two Tasty Spring Salad Recipes
It's salad season and while old favourites are always welcome, it's fun to experiement with new recipes.  In this blog we share two delicious recipes from The Salad Book by Belinda Jeffrey (Lantern). Each recipe is easy to make and ingredients can be...
A Quick Guide To Companion Planting
Make the most of your garden by following these simple guidelines to companion planting. Simply planting certain plants near one another can lead to amazing benefits for your garden.  Use the below infographic to get started.  Happy Gardening! ...
4 Common Edible Weeds
Stop right there. Before you throw away the weeds you have diligently pulled out of your garden beds, check to see if they have another use....in the kitchen! In this infographic we identify 4 common edible weeds and give ideas on how to use them.  W...
Chocolate Fondants
 This recipe for Chocolate Fondants is easy to follow and requires a simple list of ingredients. It’s a great dessert to make for a small dinner party or even as a weeknight treat for the kids.   This recipe is from the cookbook Botswana Butcher...
Make The Perfect Rib-Eye of Beef, Botswana Butchery
Olive oil and salt and pepper are all you need to cook a mouth-watering Rib-Eye of Beef. Served with a side of roast garlic, this is the type of dish that never fails to please (provided you are cooking for meat lovers, of course!).    This recipe is...
Gluten-Free Meyer Lemon Pie
Baking gluten-free desserts can be daunting, especially for novices. This gluten-free recipe for Meyer Lemon Pie is incredibly easy and perfect for newbies. The recipe is from the cookbook The Power of Flour by Rowie Dillon (New Holland Publishers...
Moroccan Stuffed Chicken
Fancy a roast chicken? Try this delicious recipe for Moroccan Stuffed Chicken from Quinoa, Flakes, Flour & Seeds by Rena Patten (New Holland Publishers Australia). Seasoned with cumin, coriander, chili and tumeric and stuffed with spiced quino...
Scrumptious Gluten-Free Sponge Cake
Who doesn’t love a good sponge? Artemis, the Editor of Australian Handyman, is a particular fan. Whenever a special occasion is celebrated at Handyman HQ, Arti always requests a sponge cake be served! The usual protocol is to buy a Coles sponge cake...
Risotto-Style Quinoa with Olives, Tomatoes and Haloumi
Quinoa is an extremely versatile seed. You can use it in sweet and savoury dishes and use it as a substitute for grains like rice and cous cous. This recipe uses quinoa in a risotto-style dish that features olives, tomatoes and haloumi. It’s perfect...
Barbecued Fruit Parcels
If syrupy sensations are your idea of a delicious dessert then you will love these barbecued fruit parcels. The combination of rum, orange juice, butter and cinammon creates a gourmet flavour that is further complemented by the addition of ice-crea...
Barbecued Vegetable Medley
This vegie medley ticks all the boxes. It's healthy, easy to make and of course, tasty! Serve alongside barbecued chicken or steak, or make this dish the main attraction and include sides of marinated cheese and olives.  Preparation time 10 mins...

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