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Better Homes and Gardens Australia January 2020

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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13 Issues

in this issue

2 min.
hello, summer!

Welcome to our beautiful January issue. We had so much fun producing it. It’s such an upbeat and inspiring issue and we so hope you like it too! We all oohed and aahed over the delicious summer recipes for the upcoming season of entertaining – from finger food, salads and mains to truly spectacular desserts. We almost had to flip a coin as to what the cover of this issue should be – the pav or the tart. What we do know for sure is you’ll be a star whichever one you decide to make your signature dessert. And what’s a celebration without a bit of fizz? So we thought you might like to make like a mixologist and whip up a cool cocktail or two (page 38). Seriously, is there any…

14 min.
a taste of summer

BERRY FIZZ Kick off your parties with a refreshingly fruity prosecco cocktail – or make it a mocktail by omitting the bubbles and just adding soda water to taste. It’s wonderful either way! Recipe on page 28 BROAD BEAN, LEMON AND MINT BRUSCHETTA Fresh, seasonal ingredients combine in this easy vego starter – simply barbecue the bread! Recipe on page 28 CITRUS, FENNEL AND GOAT’S CHEESE SALAD Delicious, tangy oranges and grapefruit shine in this colourful salad, sprinkled with cheat’s maple walnuts and garnished with fennel fronds. Recipe on page 28 BABY TOMATO AND HERBED CHEESE TART This sensational tart is a real show stopper, created using ready-made pastry and a medley of mixed tomatoes. Recipe on page 28 LAMB, TOMATO AND HALOUMI SKEWERS WITH PESTO Just dice, thread and grill your way to these easy eats. Yum! Recipe on page 29 SPICY CHICKEN DRUMETTES…

5 min.
fast ed’s kitchen

SPICY MEATBALLS WITH SPAETZLE AND SPINACH On your table in half an hour and costing less than $10 for a family of four, these healthy meatballs will be a real hit. Recipe on page 36 ROAST CHICKEN WITH HERB AND WALNUT STUFFING, AND POTATO-KIMCHI HASH Entertaining? You can’t go past this budget-beating stuffed roast chicken – it just about cooks itself! Recipe on page 36 ED HALMAGYI You’ll be an entertaining star this summer with my tasty recipes on BHG TV on Fridays at 7pm on Channel 7. (Apologies, may be subject to change) Go to bhg.com.au for more food tips and tricks. PRAWN AND MUSSEL SUMMER SALAD WITH GREEN GODDESS DRESSING This colourful salad is the perfect combo of seafood, fruit and herbs. Oh, and keep the dressing up your sleeve – you’ll definitely want more of it all…

4 min.
cin cin!

LYCHEE ELDERFLOWER SPRITZ Stirred, not shaken! This tipple will have you dreaming of relaxing with sunset drinks in your favourite place. Recipe on page 42 MANGO AND MINT MOJITO Tropical flavours muddle into this refreshing drink, laced with rum. Recipe on page 42 MOSCOW MULE It packs quite the punch but, you’ll agree, ginger beer never tasted so good. Recipe on page 42 TEQUILA ESPRESSO MARTINI Impress your friends by mastering this favourite at home. Recipe on page 42 RED RUBY GRAPEFRUIT MARGARITA Pretty, pink and not so sweet – but delicious! Recipe on page 42 HOW TO MAKE THE BEST COCKTAILS Use good-quality alcohol and know the difference between techniques – shake, stir build and blend. Measure everything, keep it fresh and cold, and garnish to suit the drink. COCKTAIL TERMINOLOGY Muddle: Ingredients are put in cocktail shaker and pounded using a muddler – a long, flat piece…

3 min.
your tropical paradise

freshen up your outdoor space with the help of gorgeous outdoor fabrics and a little sewing nous! Check out the easy-to-follow instructions and prepare to sew up an array of fresh-air fun, from boxed floor cushions, to round and a variety of square scatter cushions, plus bolsters. The theme here is bold and tropical but you can go for any style and colour scheme you like, it’s all about enjoying the long, heady days of summer. Use your cushions when you want to find a shady spot to unwind and relax or to create a fabulous party scene for your favourite people. All instructions on page 172 Fabulous fabrics made for the great outdoors For lasting good looks, choose mildew-resistant, outdoor-rated fabrics. Check the fabric’s details and look for key terms like UV-resistant…

1 min.
get the look

The Fab Outdoor Fabrics used here are all 137cm wide and are a mix of prints as well as solution-dyed acrylics and olefin. The lightweight fabrics are designed to dry quickly if they get wet and are ideal for scatter cushions, tablecloths and other light domestic projects. The solution-dyed acrylic and olefin fabrics are sturdier and can be used for seating upholstery, as well as floor cushions and even pet beds. Visit faboutdoorfabrics.com.au.…