Nothing says home cooking like a lemon meringue pie, just like the one on the front cover of the latest edition of Better Homes & Gardens Magazine. The weather is getting cooler and you will find recipes for sausage rolls, burgers, fish cakes and pasta dishes to keep you and your family fed.
The kitchen is one of the busiest rooms in the house and if you have been thinking about giving it a revamp, have a look at pages 12 – 27 for inspiration. With different color combos, bench top options, cupboard handles, splash back tiles and lights, there are plenty of ideas and information on what will best suit your taste and budget.
Turn your backyard into another space for entertaining, or somewhere to relax and listen to the birds in the garden. This might be with a simple building with a roof and a wall to break the wind, basic pebbles or pavers, and a day bed or table and bench chairs . By slowly adding a water feature and some large pots you will have created a small piece of heaven. Take a few minutes to look at pages 32 – 39 and visualise your own backyard paradise
Is your hedge growing out of control? You can find a list of gardening tools and tips to keep your hedge neat and tidy on pages 108 – 109.
Have you heard the word “Dibbers” before? A dibber is a carrot shaped, wooden tool with plant depth markings along the edge for planting seeds and bulbs. You could order from your local nursery, or order from the website on page 61. While at the nursery, ask about a plant called Carex “Feather Falls”. With an evergreen & white ribbon foliage, it works well as a garden border or hanging plant. Best of all, it doesn’t need pruning, just good drainage.
Feel like doing some knitting? Have a look at the back of the magazine and check out the winter warmers, ladies shawl, scarf, and beanies. Feeling confident? Why not try knitting a throw or vest, or move on to a jumper or cardigan. Don’t like to knit? Crochet the easy cushion pattern or open weave shopping bag. With 33 pages of instructions, you’re sure to find your next project in this issue.
Better Homes and Gardens Magazines have so much to read each month, including helpful hints for your garden, travel destinations, monthly garden jobs, new plants at the nursery, beauty tips, recipes for good, wholesome food, craft projects, renovation information and more. You can find all this on the shelf at your local library, or borrow a digital copy of the magazine from RB Digital.