BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS 2023 – STORYLINE RUNDOWN: EPISODE 3
JOHANNA + CHARLIE – GREEN VANCOUVER
Vancouver, Canada is a city full of culture, beautiful parks and wild wilderness. Tonight, Joh and Charlie explore the wild, green side of the city. With the help of some local guides, they explore the serenity of the natural surrounds, from the forest floor right up into the tree tops and the birds of prey that live there. But it’s not all-natural wilderness, Joh and Charlie also tour two of Vancouver’s most beautiful, designed gardens: the Queen Elizabeth Garden and the VanDusen Botanical Garden. While Charlie geeks out on the enormous number of plants and flowers, Joh’s in her element learning about the pollinating flowers and variety of bees. Vancouver really is where the wilderness meets the city.
ADAM – LET THERE BE LIGHT – SKYLIGHT
Tonight, Adam is addressing what can be a major problem in a lot of bathrooms, lack of light. While skylights are a great solution, if you’re home has a roof that makes installing one tricky, then what do you do? Adam will look at an option that features the same ambience as a skylight without the problems you can get with traditional skylights. Featuring a solar power source, this light is not only power bill and environmentally friendly but is also a DIY friendly option!
KAREN – PINK FISH FRIED RICE WITH NORI
Like the rest of us, Karen often cooks too much when rice is on the menu, but this just gives her the opportunity to get creative about how to use the leftovers. Her latest bowl of deliciousness is a fried rice with salmon or ocean trout, ginger, and a few other ingredients. Served with crispy nori and spiced with Korean chilli paste this is no run of the mill fried rice. With some easy preparation this dish comes together in a flash, making it a great midweek dinner or weekend lunch saviour!
FAST ED – QUICK WEEKNIGHT MEAL: LAMB CHOPS WITH MINT SAUCE & SPICY POTATO SLICES
If there’s one recipe that Ed gets the most requests for it would be lamb chops. But he’s not complaining because he’s quite partial to a delicious lamb dinner. Of course, a lamb meal wouldn’t be complete without mint sauce, so if you haven’t made one before, Ed will show you how. Add a couple of easy vegetable sides, like spicey, crunchy potatoes, and you’ve got the kind of quick meal that gets everyone fed, keeps everyone happy and goes easy on the budget.
FAST ED – YUMMY HEALTHY SNACK: GLUTEN-FREE CHOCOLATE & PECAN ENERGY BARS
If you’re coeliac or gluten intolerant, it can be difficult finding delicious snacks that don’t upset you. But with Ed’s delicious chocolate energy bars, you’ll never have to worry again. Whether it’s the chocolate, raisins or pecans, this energy bar has flavour in spades.
GRAHAM – STRAWBERRY FIELDS TASMANIA
It may be called the Apple Isle, but tonight Graham’s in Tasmania to visit a strawberry farm. With its pristine waters and unspoilt coastline, the north coast around Devonport is not only a beautiful place to visit, but for farmers it offers the perfect climate and fresh air for growing all types of fruit and veg. As Graham tours this huge strawberry farm, we learn the process from picking to packing, get some great tips for us to grow our own strawberries and he even gets the chance to taste a brand-new, sweeter, more succulent variety of strawberry before it hits the shelves!
JULIET – DESIGNER TABLE FROM THE HARDWARE STORE
Wishing you could have designer look furniture but can’t afford it? Juliet shows you how to make a classy coffee table using only off the shelf materials from the hardware store. Not only is it stylish on its own, but it will set the style for the rest of the room. So, make a statement and build your own designer inspired coffee table this weekend.
JAMES – CHARGING FORWARD WITH EV
Been thinking about getting an electric vehicle but don’t know where to start? James has all the answers that will take the guess work out of getting into the electric market! With so many options on the Electric Vehicle (EV) market, this can mean having to make a lot of decisions. James will run through some tips on purchasing the right type of EV for your needs, charging options for your home, and preparing for long distance trips.
DR HARRY – BULLDOZING BOXER
Meet Rudy, an 8-month-old boisterous boxer! While his family took 18 months to complete a home renovation, he’s only taken a couple of months to do a reno of his own in the backyard. He loves to pull plants out of pots, dig very deep holes and generally create a demolition site. Of course, this all happens when the family isn’t home so it’s hard for them to police. Can Dr Harry stop this bulldozing boxer in his tracks
Better Homes and Gardens – Friday 17 February, 2023 at 7pm on Seven and 7plus