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Better Homes and Gardens Australia Christmas 2018

Better Homes and Gardens - full of ideas, inspiration and information for you and your family. Every issue of Better Homes and Gardens is packed with inspiring, affordable and achievable ideas plus step-by-step projects for all areas of your home and garden.

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christmas delights

Christmas Day may come just once a year, but the festive celebrations last far longer! It’s a time for entertaining, for sharing and for giving, so make every one of these moments a golden one with Ferrero Rocher. From festive decorating to personalised gifts, it’s the trusted name that makes any occasion a special one. 1. THE JOY OF GIVING Gifts can be hard to choose, but you can’t go wrong with Ferrero Rocher, as it’s a gift they’ll love unwrapping again and again! As single bites or in beautifully presented gift boxes, it will delight family and friends when you bring some along to share or pop under the tree. Either way, you know they’ll have the joy of unwrapping the magic this Christmas. 2. A FEAST FOR THE SENSES Set a beautiful…

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true colours with pete cromer

Our collaboration with artist Pete Cromer has resulted in a bright and beautiful collection featuring native Australian animals re-imagined in colourful collages. The range features 12 of Pete’s favourite illustrations across 24 collectable pieces. We hit the road and headed to Torquay so we could chat to Pete about what inspires him and what he loves about life on Victoria’s surf coast. How did you come to develop your unique techniques? I’ve worked with the same minimal shapes, colour and graphic style since I started creating and over the years I’ve developed and progressed it. I see something in my head and I just have to get it out, so I experiment with mediums – paint, collage and sculpture. “Rather than using dull, rainy day colours, I mix bright colours together because it makes…

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christmas it’s a wrap!

What would Christmas be without wrapping paper? Oh, oh, oh, very little. Christmas wrap says the season is here! It makes for wide-eyed expectations of what is inside any pressie. And it presents an exquisite collection of bright colours, patterns and merry wishes under the tree, on cards, around the house and in stockings! Chrissy paper? It’s vital to creating wonderful festivities. Whether it’s a $2 roll for 10 metres or an expensive small glam sheet for around $6, selecting a style and theme for the year – colourful, pale, geometric, floral, festive, cool as, and coordinates everywhere – it’s as important for gift giving as the gift itself. Because with your creativity, a little time, a special ribbon and embellishment here and there, you can turn any gift, big,…

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welcome to christmas

From the topmost star to the prettily wrapped presents under the tree, use your BHG Christmas paper to create a wonderland of seasonal decos, cards and gifts. Part traditional, part woodland fantasy, the four different paper designs can be mixed and matched or used alone. But the more the merrier, we say – start with that idea and you can’t go wrong! Yule be wonderful 1 Create our cover star tree! Use your free paper to make the star topper and a gorgeous combo of whimsical decos. Then add store-bought baubles, including tiny mushrooms, wooden snowflakes, golden pine cones and the odd deer for a little woodland magic. Instructions on page 188 That’s a wrap! 2 Pile gorgeous gift boxes on an ottoman and the floor in front for an eye-catching display. Boxing clever 3 Instead…

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christmas goes classic

menu The classic Drinks • Champagne cocktail Starters • Mini beef wellingtons • Garlic, lime and honey chicken with Sriracha mayonnaise Entree • Pork belly with black pepper cherry caramel Main • Cranberry and herb roast lamb with mulled wine gravy Desserts • Dark chocolate and coffee tart with fruit cake ice-cream Something sweet • Raspberry, pistachio and lemon friands Give your table old-world glamour with glowing candlelight, metallic accents and iconic Christmas greenery such as holly and snowdusted fir trees. Then serve up pork belly and roast lamb, instead of the usual ham and turkey, for a tasty twist on more traditional fare. CHAMPAGNE COCKTAIL Preparation time 10 mins plus 6 hours freezingCooking time nilServes 8 ½ x 125g punnet blueberries½ x 125g punnet raspberries½ mango, finely diced80ml cognac750ml bottle champagne, chilledEdible flowers, to garnish STEP 1 Divide blueberries, raspberries and mango between 2 ice-cube trays. Top…

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christmas goes vego

Vegetarian menu Drinks • Blood orange, lime and passionfruit mojitos Starter • Feta and oregano stuffed cherry tomatoes Sides • Tomato, haloumi and pomegranate salad • Beetroot and orange salad Mains • Roasted carrot and red onion risotto with sherry currants • Vegetable roast with stuffing Desserts • Mini vegan Christmas puddings • Raspberry Aperol mousse with cranberry jelly Something sweet • Chocolate peppermint triangles fruit and veg never looked – or tasted – so festive! Colourful and zesty, this menu offers the flavours of the Mediterranean, including juicy tomatoes and oranges, aromatic herbs and lots of yummy cheeses! BLOOD ORANGE, LIME AND PASSIONFRUIT MOJITOS Preparation time 10 minsCooking time nilServes 8 125ml white rum½ cup mint leaves, plus extra sprigs to garnish2 limes, cut into thin wedges, plus extra 1 lime thinly sliced into rounds6 x 375ml bottles blood orange flavoured sparkling drink8 scoops passionfruit sorbetCrushed ice, to…