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New Idea

New Idea

26 October 2020

New Idea has been Australia's most loved weekly magazine for women for more than 110 years, reaching over 2 million readers each week. Every issue of New Idea is full of fascinating features, the latest celebrity news, practical and delicious recipes and interesting real-life stories, as well as up-to-the-minute fashion, health and beauty advice. Now you can have this iconic Aussie magazine delivered straight to your mobile device in digital form – whenever you want it and wherever you are.

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in this issue

2 min.
it’s all fake on-set spy reveals all

Posing for fan selfies, getting glammed up for the cameras and having plenty of time to goof around and have a laugh. Is life on The Block really as tough as it seems? These new pictures reveal that The Block contestants’ true experience is a far cry from what’s portrayed on the show, with an on-set spy admitting to New Idea that it’s not all hard yakka. “The Block is a top-rating TV series that runs like a well-oiled machine, but there’s lots of smoke and mirrors,” reveals the anonymous insider. “And the contestants do very little work.” Ultimately, The Block is a reality show, not a renovation project. As a result, the spy explains that the contestants’ primary task is to produce an entertaining program, with the building and renovation work adistant…

2 min.
3 great ways with... mushrooms

Pepper Steaks and Mushrooms Serves 4, Prep and Cook: 25 mins ¼ cup olive oil4 x 200g beef sirloin steaks (see tip)1 tsp cracked black pepper2 tsps fresh thyme leaves2 cloves garlic, crushed4 x 100g flat mushrooms, trimmed, thickly slicedSour cream, to serveFresh thyme sprigs and rocket leaves, to garnish 1 Brush 1 tblsp of the oil over both sides of steaks. Sprinkle over pepper. Season with salt. 2 Heat a barbecue flat plate or grill plate over a high heat until hot. Reduce to medium to high heat. Add steaks. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes on each side for medium, or until cooked to your liking. Remove. Rest, loosely covered with foil, for 5 minutes. 3 Meanwhile, combine remaining oil, thyme, garlic and mushrooms in a bowl. 4 Add mushrooms to same hot barbecue…

2 min.

Sunshine Cake Serves 12-14, Prep and Cook: 1 hour, 25 mins 2 large (350g) carrots, peeled4 eggs, at room temperature1½ cups caster sugar1 cup vegetable oil2 cups plain flour2 tsps baking powder1 tsp bicarbonate of soda3 tsps ground cinnamon1 ripe banana, mashed225g can pineapple pieces in juice, drained and chopped²/³ cup (80g) pecans, finely choppedExtra chopped pecans and cinnamon sugar, to decorate CREAM CHEESE FROSTING 2 x 250g blocks cream cheese, chopped, at room temperature125g unsalted butter, chopped, at room temperature2 tsps finely grated lemon rind1 tblsp lemon juice2 cups icing sugar mixture (300g) 1 Grease two 20cm deep, round cake pans. Line bases and sides with baking paper. 2 Coarsely grate carrots. You will need 1²/ ³ cups (250g) firmly packed grated carrot. 3 Beat eggs, sugar and oil in the small bowl of an electric…

1 min.
a guide to hanging a plant from the ceiling

SCREW IT According to Bunnings, the best way to attach your hanger to the ceiling is by using a spring toggle hook set. First, you’ll want to attach your washer to the hook – this will sit flush to the plasterboard once the hook is screwed into the roof. Grab your spring toggle, place it on top of the hook and turn clockwise, turning the toggle’s “legs” downwards. They grab onto the plasterboard, stopping your hook from popping out and can support up to 10kgs of weight. Don’t overload them, though – make sure you weigh your pot and hanger first. DRILL IT Once you’ve figured out where you’d like your pot to hang, grab some eye protection and drill your hole. HANG IT Place your spring toggle into the hole. You’ll hear a click…

1 min.
jen’s adoption joy!

Jennifer Aniston is in love ... puppy love, that is! The Friends actress announced last week she’s welcomed a new member to her fur family, a rescue dog named Lord Chesterfield. “He stole my heart immediately,” Jen said of Lord Chesterfield, who is a Great Pyrenees mix. The star adopted him from The Wagmor Pet Hotel & Spa, who operate a dog rescue. “Grateful you take such great care of these rescues and find them their forever homes,” Jen said. She’s also “mum” to Sophie, a pit bull mix, and Clyde, a schnauzer mix.…