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Hass queen! Avocado and citrus among Australia’s best-value fruit and veg for May
Pink ladies, quinces and kiwifruit are ripe for the picking while broccoli and cauliflower are poised to drop in price

Maddie Thomas

01, May, 2024 @10:00 PM

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How to ditch disposable cups - and transform the way you enjoy coffee | Maddie Thomas
These cafes are determined to steer customer habits back away from single-use cups

Maddie Thomas

26, Apr, 2024 @3:00 PM

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‘We live in the best house in the world’: five design experts on how to live better in small homes
From Ikea storage to the benefits of a solidly built table, architects from Paris to Tokyo share their tips and philosophy for living beautifully in smaller spaces

Maddie Thomas

07, Apr, 2024 @12:50 AM

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‘The best time of the year for produce’: pears and pumpkin among Australia’s best-value fruit and veg for April
Apples, persimmons and figs are big on flavour and low on price this autumn, while brussels sprouts are preparing for their moment

Maddie Thomas

03, Apr, 2024 @9:00 PM

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‘Every household needs to work out a system for their fridge’: how to throw out less food
Hacks such as rotating the crisper, labelling food nearing expiry and shopping online can all reduce food waste

Maddie Thomas

15, Mar, 2024 @2:00 PM

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Affordable apples and brilliant berries: Australia’s best value fruit and vegetables in March
It’s a perfect time to make fruit pie, but wet weather has put brassica in the bad books

Maddie Thomas

07, Mar, 2024 @9:00 PM

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Great vintage bake-off: why lamingtons survive while fruitcakes fell from favour
Many century-old cake recipes have stood the test of time. But the cakes we left behind can say as much about changing times as those still baked today

Maddie Thomas

24, Feb, 2024 @11:00 PM

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Art deco density: what we learned from Australia’s first apartment boom
Originally demonised, early 20th-century apartments in Australia’s capitals are now considered heritage treasures

Maddie Thomas

10, Feb, 2024 @7:00 PM

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Australia’s best value fruit and veg in February: game-changing grapes, flush figs and peak plums
The month sees a purple reign of summer fruit, with figs, grapes and plums at their peak – and a lesser-known avocado variety comes into season

Maddie Thomas

31, Jan, 2024 @9:00 PM

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$10 for a table and eight chairs: why tip shops are Australia’s DIY treasure troves
Located just outside council transfer stations, reuse shops saved nearly 12,000 tonnes of waste from landfill last year

Maddie Thomas

27, Jan, 2024 @7:00 PM

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Non-toxic and long-lasting: how to choose the best cookware
Take good care of the right pots and pans and they will last a lifetime. Here’s what you should look for

Maddie Thomas

12, Jan, 2024 @2:00 PM

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The ultimate summer reading list: 15 great celebrity memoirs, from Patrick Stewart to Britney Spears
Whether you’re after a gossipy tell-all (Julia Fox, Keith Richards) or an inspiring personal story (Matthew Perry, Henry Winkler), your beach reads are sorted courtesy of Guardian Australia’s staff and critics

Steve Dow, Sian Cain, Ariel Bogle, Josh Taylor, Katie Cunningham, Alyx Gorman, Lucy Clark, Maddie Thomas, Helen Sullivan, Julia Hollingsworth, Jared Richards, Beejay Silcox and Doosie Morris

11, Jan, 2024 @2:00 PM

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