The modern rustic look is a happening trend. It's all about making the most of existing character and roughness, and celebrating the use of natural materials such as brick, metal or roughly sawn timber. Transform a bland attic or rumpty garage space into a rustic

Pomanders are incredibly satisfying to make and really easy, but a few words of caution – they are heavier than they look, so are not ideal for little ones. Be aware, too, of how large they are – from a small base, the final pomander

Maximise your outdoor area with a splash of wood stain and paint  You will need:  Stiff broom and Resene Moss and Mould Killer (optional) or Resene Timber and Deck Wash  1 litre Resene Quick Dry Waterborne primer undercoat  10 litres Resene Woodsman Decking Stain CoolColour tinted to Resene Shadow Match  Lumbersider tinted to Resene Koru  Step one  If necessary, treat any moss and mould with Resene Moss and Mould Killer, then

A scungy bathroom getting you down? Here are seven cost-effective and eco ways to improve this important little room   1. Is the bathroom unpleasantly cold? Many Kiwi houses have less-than-adequate insulation, so check the walls, ceiling or underfloor. If it’s damp or mouldy, consider extra sources of

This classic dessert looks dramatic but is really very simple to create.  6-7 firm seasonal pears, peeled but with stalks on 1/4 cup soft brown sugar approximately 2 cups of red wine juice and jest of 2 oranges 1 tsp of vannila seeds (or the scraped insides of 1 vanilla pod) 250g

Does the idea of rice or tapioca pudding fill you with warm thoughts or bad memories of nasty puddings from the past? Try these classic dishes made new, to discover the comforts of a lovingly made milk pudding, using the freshest creamy milk – or

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