Prepare these decadent but easy chocolate puddings several hours ahead, then top with the fruit and bake while you're eating the main course.  By Sarah Heeringa. Photography Amanda Reelick 125g dark Fairtrade chocolate, chopped 125g butter, diced  3 eggs 1 tsp vanilla extract 1/2 cup caster sugar 1/2 cup plain flour pinch of

Chickweed is a common - and edible - weed. Serve this delicious pesto as nutritious snack with crackers, or add to casseroles for extra flavour.  1 cup sunflower seeds, lightly roasted (see page 79)  2 cups fresh chickweed 3 gloves garlic* 1/4 cup olive oil  juice 1/2 lemon* freshly ground salt

A great way to make simple crafty Christmas gifts is to take a handy everyday objects and add a little of your own embellishments. By Sarah Heeringa and Susan Elijas   Matches are handy to keep in your lounge (or loo) for lighting scented candles or incense, to

Feeling blah in the morning? Fading away in the afternoon? Here’s a tasty way to put an extra bounce in your step This tangy apple-flavoured drink is quickly whipped up in a powerful blender, such as a Vitamix. It can be used as a general tonic

Ever stood at the bow of a ferry and wondered what would happen if you jump? Or found yourself lighting a gas stove, imagining it's going to explode? Don't panic! You're not alone. Psychology expert Alice Boyes is here to reassure us. By Dr Alice Boyes Sometimes

A delicious accompaniment to a main course, taking little to no time to make!  5 tbsp olive oil 1 large onion, diced 1/2 head cabbage, sliced into long, thin slices 1/2 tsp sea salt 1/2 - 1 tsp paprika or chilli powder, to taste 4 tbsp cracked/dried burghul wheat  1/4 cup water 2

Bike Wise Month starts today. Here are some things that I wished I knew when I started cycling, from choosing a bike to accessorising it, dressing myself, carrying gear and mapping a route—and some all-important safety tips. Bike Wise Month starts today. Here are some things

Will Tong, Rachel de Lacey and their three children have finished their challenge to live for six months without a supermarket, but they didn’t go rushing back to a supermarket when the challenge was done. Now begins the quest for the perfect balance between convenience

Meet Good's new blogger—the gardening, chook and top-bar bee keeping dynamo Janet Luke. Read Janet's first installment on getting started with your own top bar garden hive. Introducing: Janet Luke, Good's new blogger. Plus: Starting with your own top bar hive. I have been thinking of keeping

The great thing about top bar hives is you don't need all the extra boxes, frames and other paraphernalia that come with conventional hives. All the bees need is in the top bar hive. There are a few other pieces of equipment you do need

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