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Eleven Workwear Pants
The new range of pants from Eleven Workwear Hi-vis fluro has long reigned as the peak of tradie fashion, with the iconic style frequently donned by politicians looking for a photo op and even influencing the catwalks of Paris and Milan.   But that’...
6 Epic Cat Hacks
Whiskas has created a series of six online videos that show you how to turn everyday items into cat-friendly furniture.  These projects are quick, easy and ingenious. Who would have thought you could use a compost bin and a lasy susan to create an ex...
Three Bean Salad With Lemon And Walnut Dressing
Try this twist on a three bean salad for a light and gourmet side dish. Turn this dish into a satisfying main meal by adding grilled chicken or fish. This recipe takes under 20 minutes to make and serves 4 people.  Preparation time 10 mins Cook...
3 Wholesome Recipes For Busy Parents
Cassandra Fenaughty, author of Wholesome Food For Busy Parents ($30 New Holland Publishers Australia) , is an expert when it comes to preparing quick and healthy meals for children.  In an interview with us, Cassandra advised parents (and everyone el...
4 Questions With Author Cassandra Fenaughty
Looking for quick and easy solutions to getting enough wholefoods in your child’s diet? Enter Cassandra Fenaughty, author of Wholesome Food For Busy Parents ($30, New Holland Publishers Australia). Cassandra has created an entire cookbook around quic...
Beautiful Double-Sided Greenwall
  How awesome is this double-sided greenwall?   Installed on a residential property by The Greenwall Company, this eight-panel structure is 8 m long and 2 m high and was strategically placed to block street views of a commercial radio station, surger...
Easy to peel and nutritious, mandarins makes a healthy fast food.   Picked straight from the tree, it’s an ideal fit for a school lunch box, and it’s not messy to eat.   An attractive tree with glossy foliage and perfumed flowers, this citrus doesn’t...
Mandarin Chicken with Bean Sprout and Watercress Salad
Mandarins are easy to grow at home, and the attractive glossy foliage and perfumed flowers mean they make an ideal feature tree in the garden.     They’re easy to peel and make a perfect tasty snack, but you can also use them to create tasty dinners,...
Mandarin Stir Fry
Mandarins are easy to peel and nutritious, making them a healthy fast food and ideal for a school lunch box treat.   But you can also use them in the kitchen to create delicious dinners, like this tasty mandarin and lamb stir-fry.   Check out the A...
Autumn-Inspired Italian Comfort Food
You'd be forgiven for writing off seasonal eating as just another food trend. It can be hard enough to reach the recommended serves of fruit and veg per day (2 serves of fruit and 5 serves of veg a day, in case you were wondering), let alone worry ab...
Moroccan Beetroot And Potato Salad
Beetroot is a sugary root vegetable with a sweet and earthy flavour. Beetroot can be added to salads raw or cooked, hot or cold. This Moroccan Beetroot and Potato Salad calls for roasting and then chilling beetroot, the best of both worlds. It's ligh...
5 Amazing Tiny Houses
Could building your own tiny house be the answer for first time buyers priced out of the market and those struggling to pay off a huge mortgage? The Tiny House Movement has been gaining ground in Australia recent years as property prices have con...
How To Recycle Power Tool Batteries
 Do you know how to recycle your power tool batteries? Power tool batteries are extremely hazardous. They often contain an element called cadmium, a toxin and known carcinogen that must be kept out of landfills where it can leach into soil and ground...
Painting a room is an easy way to completely transform the look of your home, but it’s also a task that many of us struggle to complete.   According to research by Taubmans, 44% of people believe they lack the necessary skills to complete a painting...
Vintage DIY: Medieval Toy Castle
Hello Handyman-ers! Today we are looking to the past with this vintage DIY project from our archives. This medieval toy castle was made by slotting cardboard towers and plywood walls together with plastic ivy being used to glue the walls together.  M...
14 Uses For Vaseline That Will Surprise You
This week on Facebook we shared a vintage print ad for Vaseline Hair Tonic. The advertisement was a big hit with the Handyman team. We loved the catchline. "Beware of HUNGRY HAIR". This is a vintage print advertisement for Vaseline Hair Tonic, a pr...
Two Delicious Diabetic-Friendly Recipes
Last week we shared a recipe for Figs on Toast with Ricotta by chef Michael Moore. This week we have two more recipes to share with you all!  This week's recipes are from a different cookbook by Mr. Moore called, Blood Sugar- Food To Share (published...
Figs On Toast With Ricotta, blood sugar healthy meals
Stuck in a breakfast rut? Try this incredibly easy recipe for Figs on Toast With Ricotta.  This recipe is from the cookbook Blood Sugar-Healthy Meals  (published by New Holland) by chef Michael Moore. Michael has type 2 diabetes and suffered from a s...
Our 10 Most Popular Articles
Have you missed out on the best our website has to offer? Here is a countdown of our 10 most popular articles and projects as chosen by you! Data doesn’t lie, this list shows exactly what has been grabbing your attention over the last year.  Wha...
How To Cook Delicious Indian Meals
Resolved to get more creative in the kitchen this year?    Experimenting with spice combinations is a sure fire to introduce new flavours to your menu.   Simply Spice by Raji Sharma is a cookbook filled with recipes for vegetarian Indian food. R...
4 Kids Garden Projects
Get the kids away from screens and into the garden with these projects.  Our kids garden projects are easy, inexpensive, fun and perhaps most importantly, they will not create a ton of mess!  For an easy experience, discuss your chosen project with t...
Storage Inspiration: Under Stair Cupboards
Don't let the space under your stairs go to waste, install under stair cupboards.  These cupboards are carefully hidden by doors that look like regular wood panelling. By pushing the doors in, the cupboard doors release and are able to swing open.  T...
Storage Inspiration: Ultimate Kitchen Pantry
Although the kitchen is one of the smaller spaces in a home, it is an area that requires the most storage. Food, plates, cups, pots, pans, cutting boards and more, all need to be stored in the kitchen. We've seen some clever kitchen storage ideas ove...
Storage Inspiration: Customised Loft Bed
Check out this customised loft bed! Instead of the usual equipment you find under loft beds like desks, sofas and shelving, the bottom of this loft bed has been fitted out with the interior of a vintage car. Additional storage features have also be...
12 Ultimate DIY Ideas For This Year
Happy New Year!  Make 2016 the year of DIY by making a commitment to complete jobs you have been putting off, and then some. Now we know it's all well and good to resolve to do more DIY but that doesn't mean the workshop will be actually be seeing mo...
Asparagus And Ham Grill
Asparagus is an extremely healthy and delicious vegetable that can be used in a variety of dishes. This recipe for an Asparagus and Ham Grill is quick and easy to make and a great dish to make with leftovers.  Preparation time 5 mins Cooking ti...
Traditional Fruit Cake
Forget slaving in the kitchen because this recipe can be done on the barbie, including the brandy butter icing.  Preparation time 40 mins + the standing time Cooking time 2½ hours  Makes 1 cake Ingredients  1.7kg dried mixed fruit 1 cup...
Spanish-Style Sangria
Sangria is an extremely popular party drink for a reason. It's delicious and ridiculously easy to prepare. Cool down the grown-ups with this zesty take on the recipe.  Preparation time 15 mins Cooking time Nil Serves 6 Ingredients  3 large...
Bourbon & Orange Marmalade Glazed Leg Of Ham
Classic and festive, ham is a crowd pleaser that makes for very popular leftovers the next day. Follow this recipe for a delicious Bourbon & Marmalade Glazed Leg of Ham that’s ready in two hours and serves a dozen.  Preparation time 30 mins...
BBQ Whole Turkey With Spanish Flavoured Stuffing
A hooded barbecue takes the cook out of the kitchen and into the backyard where all the action is.  Carve up a classic slice of Christmas with this tasty turkey recipe complete with homemade gravy. Preparation time 30 mins Cooking time 3 hours...

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