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BBQ Lamb Burgers
These lightly herbed lamb patties will serve four to eight people and can be accompanied with barbecued corncobs, salad leaves, relish and fresh bread rolls. They’ll be a favourite with the kids. Serves 4-8  Ingredients 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 l...
sticky date puddings made using the superfood quinoa
Competing with kale to the be the favourite of the health conscious crowd, quinoa is a complete protein, packed with vitamins, cholesterol free and usually organic. It's also naturally gluten free.  Rena Patten's new book Best of Quinoa draws on her...
This hot and tangy dipping sauce will spice up a backyard barbecue. Quick to prepare and cook, it'll be a hit at any event with its powerful flavour combos and short, easy clean up. To adjust this recipe to suit those who aren't a fan of feeling thei...
Recycle an old surfboard by turning it into an eye-catching bench
You'd be surprised what you can make out of the junk in your garage. Get creative this National Recycling Week with one of these clever repurposed projects to keep your bank balance healthy and to be kind to the planet, preventing excess waste. 1....
3 DIY Headpieces You Can Make For Melbourne Cup
If you haven't got your hat for Melbourne Cup sorted, why not consider making your own? Rather than running around the shops this weekend, you could be leisurely making one of these three cool headpieces. By making your own headpiece you will save mo...
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This punch is sweet and refreshing making it a great all-rounder beverage. You can serve it with main meals, on its own or at cocktail parties and barbecues. To make this punch alcoholic,  simply add a spirit like gin or vodka. The following recipe t...
World's Best Margherita Pizza
Our title is not click bait! This really is the recipe for the world's best margherita pizza!  Chef, Johnny Di Francesco, won the World Pizza Championship in 2014 with this recipe. Johnny has released a cookbook called, World's Best Pizza and we were...
8 Questions With Former World Pizza Champion Johnny Di Francesco, Handyman Magazine,
In 2014 Melbourne chef and restaurant owner, Johnny Di Francesco, won the title of World Pizza Champion at the World Pizza Championship held in Parma, Italy. Battling it out against 600 competitors from 35 countries around the world, Johnny won the t...
PARMAGGEDON, Chicken Parmiagiana Recipe By James Wirth
Publican James Wirth and his business partners are the owners of more than 5 Sydney pubs including, The Norfolk, The Carrington, The Forresters, Queenie's, The Abercrombie and The Oxford Tavern.  Named one of Sydney's Top 100 Most Influential People...
5 Awesome and Inexpensive Halloween Decorations, Handyman Magazine,
Halloween is next weekend and although it is not a traditional Australian holiday, many Aussies will be celebrating the spooky event. We've searched the web and found five awesome, budget-friendly decorations that are easy to make with kids and perfe...
3 Must-Read Buyer's Guides
Before you head out and buy new power tools for the garden this spring, read our buyer’s guides. There’s nothing worse than buying a shiny new product only to find it’s unsuitable for your yard or purposes.   There’s also the mistake of buying a rang...
3 easy up cycling projects, handyman magazine,
Updating old furniture is easy when it has good bones and is made from quality material. Too many of us discard dated furniture because we are unaware of how easy it is to makeover. It's one thing to throw away furniture that is mouldy and beyond rep...
Mixed bean cassoulet
This Mixed Bean Cassoulet is a great dish to take to pot luck dinners and barbecues. It is inspired by French cuisine and can be served with a crispy green salad and crusty bread.  Mixed Bean Cassoulet Preparation 20 mins  Cooking 55 mins ...
Herby Thai Salad
This fragrant salad is based on a Thai dish called Larb Gai. Traditionally a chicken mince salad, our recipe can also be made with beef.  With ingredients like fresh herbs,  chilli, ginger, garlic and shallots, this salad is super healthy and pack...
Beef And Tomato Ravioli
Ravioli is an extremely popular dish in Australia. Its availability is widespread, you can order it in almost all Italian and Modern Australian restaurants and buy ready-made or quick-cook versions at the supermarket.  This recipe requires the use...
10 Wacky Houses, Handyman Magazine, Blog
Who says a home has to be conventional? We've scoured the web and found 10 novel homes that prove when it comes to home design, getting weird is an option.  You may love the design of some of these homes, find some outright hilarious, and consider ot...
Stir-fried Ginger Pork
Ginger is an incredibly delicious and healthy ingredient that has been used to flavour food and drinks for thousands of years. It is easy to grow and just a small amount makes a huge difference to the taste of a recipe.  This recipe for Stir-fried...
6 Tips For Maintaining A Healthy Lawn At Sea
Maintaining a healthy green lawn can be difficult enough on land, so we were really impressed when we discovered there was a cruise ship that maintains real grass onboard.    The highest deck on the cruise ship, Celebrity Solstice, is covered in...
Barbecued fish parcels, BBQ Recipe, Handyman magazine,
Cooking fish in foil parcels on the barbecue is a great way to ensure that the delicate flesh of the fish remains soft and moist without being overcooked. The saltiness of olives and the piquancy of capers gives this recipe lots of flavour but you...
Tuna and cherry tomato kebabs, BBQ Recipe, Handyman magazine
Fresh tuna is a delicious and versatile ingredient that is easy to cook on the barbie. This recipe is healthy and tasty and would make for a great entree or starter dish. You can turn this dish into a main meal by serving it with steamed rice and g...
Chargrilled baby octopus recipe, Handyman magazine,
The weather is warming up which means it's time to fire up the barbie and move the kitchen outdoors. There's no better way to make the most of warm Aussie weather and enjoy the company of good mates than with a delicious barbecued feast.  Today we...
3 Easy Timber Veneer Projects
Most people associate timber veneer with retro 1950s furniture but these pieces tend to feature fake woodgrain laminate.  Real veneer is the technique of cladding furniture with thin layers of timber and has been around since the ancient Egyptians. ...
6 Must-Read Spring Cleaning Articles , Handyman Magazine,
Hate it or love it spring cleaning is a necessary evil. We all naturally do a little less housework over winter due to shortened daylight hours and weather that is far from ideal.   Most people approach spring cleaning in one of two ways. The first w...
Don't you hate when you find out all you have left is warm beer?   Unless you warm brew, it's a long wait for it to reach ice cold perfection, especially on a warm day.   To cool the bottle of beer quickly, wrap it in paper towel and then wet it till...
Double-Onion Pizza, Recipe, Handyman Magazine
Onions are essential for lots of dishes but chopping them does have the side effect of making eyes water. Some cooks recommend chilling onions first but the only real way to stop the tears is to wear goggles. Sure, you may look ridiculous but the b...
6 Top Tree House Ideas
  Thinking of building a tree house? Tree house building is extremely popular and is a great way to get kids involved in DIY.    When it comes to how a tree house should look, there is no right or wrong answer. Some tree houses are simple, made from...
Chilli And Prawn Pea Stir-Fry
Chillies have been part of the human diet since ancient times. They are easy to grow and are health promoting. Chilli in the diet is known to assist weight loss, improve circulation and help decrease inflammation, among other things. More importantly...
10 Gardening Tips, Handyman Magazine, Blog
Spring is around the corner and most of us will soon be spending a lot more time in the garden.   To celebrate the onset of the gardening season we’ve compiled this list of ten gardening tips that will help you get the job done quickly and effectivel...
Solving problems is what we love best here at Handyman, and that's why we've started a new video series aimed at tackling common problems you may have around the house and garden. These quick videos are designed to provide an easy solution to annoyi...
Vertical pallet gardens, Handyman Magazine, blog
This month we are going crazy for timber pallets! Much like our beloved PVC piping, timber pallets are extremely versatile when it comes to DIY. Yes, they are great for moving things around but timber pallets are so much more than transport devices....

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