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May 17, 2012, 4:43 pm betterhomesgardens
As the cost of power soars and winter is upon us, don’t miss Rob’s must-watch guide to the easiest way to save money in these cooler months.
Named “6 Degrees of Separation” after the angles of its offset levels, the mind-blowing design of this house is just the first of its many surprises. A striking mix of modern concrete blocks and traditional sandstone, combined with stunning ocean views make this family home a must see. Join Joh and Pete as they explore this mansions many wonders.ROB – DIY – DRAFT PROOFING YOUR HOME
So much of keeping your house organised is functional storage, but this week Rob is creating something even better… fun storage. Introducing the Trojan elephant, inspired by the Ancient Greeks, but brought right up to modern day living, this super cute homemade ride-on elephant toy AND toy box will have your kids jumping to pack their toys away – gotta love that!KAREN - COOKING – CRAB AND LEEK LASAGNE
There are few meals more comforting or delicious than homemade lasagne but this week Karen has a new modern twist on this classic dish: Crab and Leek lasagne. It is rich, flavoursome and so delicious it is sure to warm up you and your family on any winter’s night.FAST ED - FAST FOOD – BUFFALO WINGS
No, Buffalos can’t fly, and they don’t have wings! But this week Ed is cooking Buffalo wings! How? Well they are actually hot and spicy chicken wings that come from the American city of Buffalo. Paired with the traditional partners of celery sticks and blue cheese dressing, you’ll soon discover why they are America’s favourite.FAST ED - FAST FOOD – VEAL CUTLET WRAPPED IN PROSCIUTTO
Ed loves Italian food for all its elegant simplicity and this week he’s sharing his take on the classic veal wrapped in prosciutto or Veal Saltimbocca. This dish promises to deliver- just like it translates from Italian – with the flavours will ‘jump into the mouth’. Served up with his home oven roasted tomatoes and you know you’re on a winner!FAST ED - FAST FOOD – PEAR AND RAISON TURNOVERS
There’s nothing more rewarding than cooking with what’s in season: that’s when you’ll find ingredients are at their best, the most flavorsome & the cheapest. Ed’s got a great winter dessert that’s guaranteed to warm you up; it’s a seasonal pear & raisin turnover. He’ll not only show you how you ‘turnover’ a whole new leaf when it comes to making desserts at home, but Ed will share his professional secret to the perfect flakey pastry.GRAHAM – GARDEN – CHELSEA CONTINUES: ACHIEVABLE GARDENS
With more from the Chelsea Flower show, this week Graham explores the Fresh Gardens - a brand new category this year that challenges designers to produce cutting-edge gardens. He’ll walk you through the Artisan and Environmental Gardens with a focus on creating sustainable green spaces that help the planet. These exhibits are your sneak peek to what will become the latest trends in garden design.GRAHAM – BETTER GARDENING – EDGING PLANTS
Stepping up to take the $2000 Reno Challenge this week is Team Lobie, who are not only facing our Reno Challenge but the challenge of rebuilding their lives, and home, after the devastating Queensland floods. The house has been in the family for over 100 years and their plan is to turn their destroyed back courtyard into a tropical retreat… this is one emotion packed makeover.TARA – DECO - WINTER BEDROOM MAKEOVER
Add some warming spice to your bedroom on cold nights with Tara’s ultimate winter bedroom makeover. Bold colours and luxe -for-less DIY furnishings all work towards creating a cosy, comfy space. Top it all off with a brand new bed and your bedroom will become a beautiful warm space you’ll really never want to leave.DR HARRY – HOUSE CALL – DOGGIE DOOR PROBLEMS
This week Dr Harry visits a house where there is a Mexican stand-off happening: Dog vs doggie door. Max is just too scared to push through the doggie door which makes him being left at home all day, a messy business. See Dr Harry’s clever solutions and an update on how Max is doing.DR HARRY – INFO – KEEPING GUPPIES AS PETS
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