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Welcome As the last of the bright summer sun kisses the earth it starts to take on a more muted hue, and so too does the land itself as it descends into auburn splendour.
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his coppery season, with its milder weather and fresh crisp air, encourages us to reconnect with nature again and come down to earth after the silly season. What better way to do so than a trip to the country, or if you are the Durbridge family, a rural life lived in a beautiful heritage home in the pretty country town of Euroa. This 100-year-old home has received tasteful updates and extensions, providing a modern take on a traditionalmeets-provincial style. Read this story from page 9. With the year now under way it is time to look at the most popular home trends for 2018. Our edit from page 47 features what is hot — and achievable — in both décor and design. From rustic raw materials to botanical prints, muted earthy hues to vibrant artworks, take your pick from our shortlist. Speaking of trends, we have uncovered a Mooroopna home owned by a vibrant young woman which provides a checklist of what is hot and happening in the home. See her stylish smorgasbord of interior trends, which are set against a neutral backdrop so her décor can evolve as her taste does. Indulge in décor from page 21. In contrast, an Arcadia home allows the beautiful bushland to speak for itself — and
this is complemented by a clever use of natural materials. Dramatic timber panelling and rammed earth walls pack a powerful yet neutral punch, and the use of ceiling to floor windows throughout really connect the inside with the outside. See more from page 33. Happy reading! DAMITA LAMONT EDITOR OUR HOME
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back time With a bullnose verandah and a white wire fence, the Euroa home of Amalie Durbridge and Adam Ashley is quintessentially country.
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Amalie Durbridge and Adam Ashley with their children Ollie, 4, and Piper, 2, at their Euroa home.
he young couple moved into the home in 2015, and the list of renovation jobs started innocently enough. With a cake business to run from home, Amalie knew the kitchen needed to be updated — so they started a three-year renovation blitz. Amalie laughs as she recounts their story, sitting on the home’s plush grey sofa — while children Ollie, 4, and Piper, 2, beside her, slurp on icy-poles. “We caught the renovation bug and now we’ve pretty much changed the whole house,” she said. 10
“Pinterest has been my biggest inspiration, I love the provincial style. I’d say the house is a modern twist on provincial.” The front of the three-bedroom home was built more than 100 years ago, with further sections added in the 1980s and 1990s — which Amalie said was an addition created by each family that had lived in the home. The beautiful original floorboards were a feature the couple were keen to retain during renovations, albeit with a twist. “There was a random square of the floor that was carpet so we got some second-
hand floorboards and sanded them back to match the rest of the floor,” Amalie said. “We knew it was between either a dark stain or whitewashed floorboards and we just thought with kids the black would work better … we just didn’t think white would have suited the rest of the house. We didn’t know how it would look but it just opened everything up,” Adam said. The result was striking; the dark floors providing a contrast to the crisp, white walls and the luscious grey sofas and oversized tan couches adding further colour dimension. »
The couple added little touches to the home to achieve the desired look, staining the floors darker and adding provincial style fans. 12
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Remnants of previous families remain throughout the home, including this detailed wallpaper in the master bedroom.
While there are modern touches throughout the home, there still remains a nod to its history. The original front door welcomes guests, provincial tapware in modern matte-black adorns the kitchen and bathroom faucets, and claw-foot bathtubs are focal points in the bathroom and ensuite. The kitchen splashback at first looks like pressed metal until further inspection reveals it to be tile. Similarly, the seemingly plain walls of the master bedroom, on closer look, reveal an intricate floral design
on the white wallpaper. The rustic ladders and large picture frame in the open-plan living area were rescued by the couple from a hard rubbish collection at the side of the road in Melbourne. The children’s rooms feature whimsical elements, reflecting their playful personalities. The entrance to Oliver’s room has a sign that reads “pilot in training”, which is positioned on the four-year-old’s whitewashed door — a relic from the
original part of the home. Reclaimed wooden bookcases are fitted to the walls of his room next to a handpainted picture of a light plane that hovers above the black wrought-iron bed. Piper’s room features a sleeker style, with white shelves attached to the wall with tan straps. The shelves are stacked with books and trinkets for the two-year-old. Currently the rooms are “Mum and Dad’s style”, but Amalie doesn’t expect it to stay that way. “I’m sure they’ll have their say soon.” » OUR HOME
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French provincial-style bathroom cabinetry (above) and traditional-inspired tapware (right) in matte-black, provides a link between the home's history and present.
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A young woman’s vivacious home provides an authentic reflection of her personality and stage of life. » STORY JESSICA BALL
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“Colour lifts your mood and it makes it a more happy place.” – Jacqui
“I didn't have a certain style in mind but I just picked things that I liked.” – Jacqui
pon graduating from university Jacqui Hall knew she wanted to return to her Mooroopna roots. At 24 she purchased her first home; a modern two-bedroom apartment only a few minutes’ drive from her family home and built by her brother-in-law James Briggs. “I was looking for something a bit newer and this one popped up and I thought, ‘that’s perfect’,” Jacqui said. “It does give you a sense of achievement and I feel very blessed because if I was to live in the city there is no way I could have done this.” Delving into décor, Jacqui has injected her own personality into the home. With a vibrant palette, tactile layers, timber tones and splashes of copper she has forged a rich tapestry of character and comfort. “It’s me in a room,” she said. “When I bought it I realised I could make it whatever I wanted. “I didn’t have a certain style in mind but I just picked things that I liked. “I knew if I loved it then I’d like looking at it and enjoy it.” As a first home buyer on a budget Jacqui selected a few investment pieces to use as a starting point: a rustic timber dining table and a vivid abstract painting which now take centre-stage in the open-plan living area. Drawing pretty pinks, blues and greens from the artwork, each surrounding space is peppered with mismatched feminine flourishes and layers of texture. » OUR HOME
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Tucked out of the way in the open-plan living area is a pretty yet practical study nook.The stool, with its monochromatic Aztec-inspired patterns, is one of Jacquiâ€™s favourite pieces from her eclectic collection.
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Indoor plants add life and vibrancy to Jacquiâ€™s apartment.
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Jacqui Hall (right) with her housemate Emily Crow.
The newly built timber deck effortlessly links inside and out, and provides style and character all of its own.
“In every little area there is a little bit of colour, a little bit of metallic and a little bit of greenery,” she said. “Colour lifts your mood and makes it a more happy place. “I wanted to come home to something that I enjoyed and would make me feel good — and I feel like it does that.”
Jacqui’s cozy abode is a place for both quiet relaxation and quality time spent with family and friends. The timber deck outside, which was built 12 months ago, has quickly become one of Jacqui’s favourite elements of the home and one which seamlessly links indoor and outdoor living.
This might not be her ‘forever’ home but Jacqui said it was perfect for her current stage of life, and living there had sparked an enduring interest in interior design. “When I do graduate to a bigger house for whatever reason my style will probably change and I’ll have fun doing it all over again,” she said. OUR HOME
COUNTRY dreaming Saying farewell to life on a dairy farm was a poignant moment for the Teague family but the time had come to pursue another dream. STORY JESSICA BALL
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Geoff and Maree Teague relaxing in their contemporary and sustainable rural retreat.
eventeen years ago the then Katandra farmers found a piece of land in Arcadia and instantly knew they would one day call it home. The land was initially used to cut hay and run stock but Geoff and Maree Teague had bigger plans for it, and building began last year for their off-the-grid farmhouse. “When we brought it we had the idea of doing exactly this, building this house, selling the dairy farm and living here,” Geoff said. With country life running through their veins, it is only fitting that the Greg Pearson Building home tells tales of decades spent on the land. Every product used was considered for its sustainability and longevity, along with its natural-looking appearance; from the rusted Coreton exterior to the reclaimed timbers and rammed earth walls inside. Living green puts Geoff and Maree in control of their future, reducing bills and upkeep as they move towards retirement. With eaves, double glazed windows and thermally broken window frames, the home invites the winter sunshine inside, while blocking out the heat in the warmer months. In a celebration of nature and a feat of practicality, the rammed earth walls incorporate clay from the foundations. “They act as a thermal mass and absorb that heat so when the sun goes down that stored heat in the floors and the walls will radiate back out,” Geoff said. “I just love the texture and the mechanics of it — that’s the engine that drives this house and keeps the stability of the temperature.” At the heart of the design was the Teagues’ ever-expanding family. » OUR HOME
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Large windows in the open-plan space allow the gorgeous rural views to shine. â€œI just love the windows, and just walking down through the trees and gullies is fascinating,â€? Maree said.
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Designed for fantastic family living, this Cavalier built home is sure to be just perfect for you and your family to enjoy for many years to come. Situated in Kialla Lakes close to Lowanna Waters set on a huge 937 sq m (approx) allotment, offering 33.29 squares of living under roofline, four-bedrooms, master with walk in robe and en-suite, study, two separate living areas, one overlooking the pool, open plan living, kitchen and meals area. Gas heating, evaporative cooling, ducted vacuum and security alarm, double garage complete the package. Outdoors the home is sure to impress with inground solar heated Guseli pool viewed from the large undercover decked entertainment area, beautiful treed garden easily managed with automatic sprinkler system and large shed with rear access. This impressive property with everything plus more, with superior living, is waiting your inspection today. Price: $510,000 Chris Drum 0400 213 223
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You can stop looking. This magnificent 3 BR home has it all with no expenses spared. Quality finishes from the 6 star energy rating include: double glazed windows, high ceilings, Caeser stone bench tops, 900 mm electric oven with 6 burner gas cooktop, refrigerated heating & cooling all connected to 3 phase power showcase the kitchen. A spacious open plan living/dining area with wall log gas fire, theatre room, study, master BR with walk-through robe to the his & hers vanity, and stunning ensuite and parents retreat. The large 5,061.48 sq m block with private courtyard, salt water inground pool and undercover area, are all surrounded by beautiful est. lawns & gardens with a private driveway. Set in a quiet community and only 20 mins from Shepparton, you will not be disappointed. Price: $565,000 Jason Hicks 0437 622 612
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Only a select few have the opportunity to enjoy living on the golf course, and very rarely does an opportunity like this come along! Backing onto the 3rd fairway with uninterrupted views of the Golf Course, and a short stroll up to the exclusive Club House to enjoy fine dining and great company after a game. The home has been extensively renovated offering classy timber kitchen, open plan living with floor to ceiling window views of the backyard, outdoor entertaining overlooking the tiled in-ground pool and golf course. A 2nd living area offers the same outlook, a great space for the kids, 3-bedrooms, parentâ€™s retreat with master bedroom, WIR & ensuite, double garage plus many other features. Looking to join the exclusive part of Shepparton with a wonderful family home, then look no further than this stunning executive style property. Price: $845,000 Kevin Hicks 0428 271 270
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“HARRIS QUARTER HORSES” — RIVER ROAD, KIALLA The moment you turn in the drive of this equine property, you will want to own it. The long driveway to the homestead shoulders first class horse paddocks fit for any thoroughbred champion. Approximately 18 paddocks are double fenced with white tape electric fences and water troughs reticulate to all areas of the farm. The homestead is showcased by established gardens and lawn areas. Some 8–9 years ago the current owners purchased the original beef farm and remodelled it completely adding twobedrooms, a new kitchen and replacing the roof. The home now comprises of 5 bedrooms,
2 bathrooms (renovated) and two separate dinging areas, with a built-in bar, for the formal dining/lounge area. The farm improvements are extensive with a new stable complex comprising 5 lined boxes, a track room, amenities room and hot and cold water to the grooming area. All steel cattle yards and an all seasons sand area, flood lit and built for western cutting or dressage training. Two good sized machinery sheds at the house provide a workshop area. The hay shed, float shed and original shearing shed are all in good condition and provide options for various operations.
The property is approximately 66 acres of irrigation land (Lemnos loam) and has two service points with .61 delivery shares and 2 water shares for S & D supply. A well laid out, mostly lasered farm and highly productive. The position is ideal for the professional and the lifestyle buyer only 10 minutes south side of Shepparton. Price: $785,000 Kevin Hicks 0427 271 270, Julie Ryan 0428 222 611 Web ID: 1 244 678
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“The grandkids love getting out here on the farm and running crazy, the first thing they do is find a pile of dirt and just play in it.” — Geoff.
With four grown children and six grandchildren, the home had to be a space for the whole family to enjoy but also a retreat for two. “The grandkids love getting out here on the farm and running crazy, the first thing they do is find a pile of dirt and just play in it,” Geoff said. “I couldn’t find a plan that incorporated our lifestyle and so it’s comfortable and easy for our children and grandchildren to come and stay and not have to heat, run, and maintain that as well.” The result was a home in two halves. Anchored by a vast open-plan living and kitchen space, the first half is the couple’s haven with a bedroom and ensuite. Separated by an oversized door, the second half encompasses three bedrooms, a bathroom and a living area — which can simply be opened up when the extended family arrives. Large windows in the open-plan space are not only the perfect vantage point for soaking up the rural outlook, but allow for cross-ventilation. This is where Maree happily spends her free time, cooking with her little helpers while admiring the gum trees and the crops. “I just love the windows, and just walking down through the trees and the gullies is fascinating,” Maree said. While Maree said she and Geoff would probably never fully retire, they looked forward to enjoying the tranquil property they share with 50 Angus cows and calves. “It’s quite relaxing just going around and checking them,” she said. “For me there is always work to do on the farm, and now that we’re here we can get this farm set up the way that we have always wanted.” OUR HOME
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Our Home has rounded up the hottest design and decorating trends for 2018. From raw materials to botanical prints; interiors and outdoor areas are taking us back to nature. Â»
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he biggest colour trend of the year, this hue provides fresh, unique and pared-back colour to a space. Dare to be different by using this muted pink in a feature wall or a bold couch, Paula Dohrman of Walls & Windows said. Or update a space with trinkets and soft furnishings. “It’s really calming,” she said. “It doesn’t put the boys off, which sounds crazy, but the girls can have a bit of pink and it’s not outrageous, it’s just soothing.” The ideal colour match for light timbers and soft leathers, Paula suggests adding a touch of millennial pink with floral photography.
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ubbed the ‘new neutral’ by the 2018 Pinterest 100 Style Report, this soft hue is rising in popularity. Whether it makes a bold impact on your walls or reinvigorates your living room cushions and bedroom linens, this fresh colour is sure to give your space a new lease on life. Paula Dohrman from Walls & Windows said the natural tone was perfect for creating flow between indoors and outdoors. “It’s earthy, organic — all those kinds of words that just make you feel relaxed,” she said. “When people have an alfresco or beautiful garden area, it’s just nice to transform what’s going on outside into the inside.” For a subtle sage addition Paula suggests decorating with indoor plants and natural images.
he new neutral for paint colours is Oatmeal. Adding a touch of warmth to any room, Paula Dorhman of Walls & Windows said this serene shade was ideal for creating a simple and reliable canvas — regardless of how your interior style develops over time. “It’s just a really nice soft backdrop that’s not a commitment,” Paula said. “Oatmeal goes with everything — woven baskets, your light coloured timbers.”
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raphic wallpaper, intricate cushions or the real thing — floral patterns are a versatile and romantic decor option. Whether a monochromatic print or a stunning work of art, these beautiful and delicate blooms will bring springtime vibes into your home all year around. Paula Dohrman from Walls & Windows said while statement murals were not for everyone, it was simple to add an organic touch without overcommitting. “If your couch or bedding is quite simple, then florals splashed on as an accent is not too over the top and it has a lot more longevity,” Paula said. “But I always say if you’re passionate about something go crazy because you’ll always walk in and love it.” Aquarelle Collection by Bluebellgray available through Walls & Windows.
ibrant and bold, large scale tropical prints are the perfect option for those who love greenery but struggle to keep plants looking lush, Paula Dohrman of Walls & Windows said. Seamlessly blending indoors and outdoors, she said introducing botanicals — through photo art, soft furnishings and indoor plants, real or artificial — would turn a home into a tropical escape.
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aula Dohrman from Walls & Windows said the bigger the art, the better. The interior designer shares her top tips for hanging the picture perfect masterpiece. • Before you buy, size-up the area by taping newspaper to the wall. Paula said this would help you understand how big the artwork needs to be as people would often naturally choose the smaller option. • Depending on the artwork, steer clear of black frames and instead opt for natural timber for a softer feel.
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• Consider the light in the area you want to hang the piece. Paula said for bright spaces you can get nonreflecting glass. • Avoid hanging artwork too high towards the ceiling. Paula said her pet hate was seeing people feel pressured to use an existing hook rather than starting from scratch to ensure it is at a comfortable eye level. • If the piece you love is not large enough for the wall try positioning two pieces close together to portray the image of a bigger piece of art.
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ringing resort-style vibes to any space, rattan furniture pairs perfectly with tropical prints to create a tranquil escape in your own home. From chairs and tables to washing baskets and wall art, Christine Wilcox from Sabac on High said on-trend natural materials like sturdy rattan weather well, making it an ideal addition to a relaxing outdoor spot. “The natural products are warm,” Christine said. “They go with any theme, whether Hamptons or rustic, they blend in with anything. “We also find people are mixing a lot of rattan; you’ll find baskets, or furniture with rattan sides and metal accents, or rattan with some timber.”
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The ‘For Sale’ sign is in the front yard, the open for inspections are set, and a horde of prospective buyers are prepared to walk through the home — so what will they think? » STORY ALANA CHRISTENSEN 62
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hether the potential buyers are setting out to buy their first home, purchase an investment property or find a family home, it is key that they are able to envisage themselves living in the space. For interior designers such as Paula Dohrman from Walls & Windows, that often means staging a home to ensure it is as enticing as possible. When it came to fitting out a threebedroom Edwardian-style home in Shepparton in preparation for sale, Paula said settling on a design that was inviting, but not polarising, was at the forefront of her mind. Beginning with a trio of beds, a pair of sofas and a solitary dining table with chairs, Paula pooled resources with her client to assemble a cohesive look throughout the home, adding character to the blank canvas. “It was all about making the space feel spacious, introducing spots of colour and really making it so they can imagine themselves living there,” Paula said. “For those who just walk into the home and are thinking about the financial side, staging the home can help them see the scale of the home and how it could work laid out.” With touches of navy and greenery throughout the home, the subtle hues create a variance of colour. Woollen rugs, cow hides and plush throws add texture to the home. The old lighting fixtures made way for sleek, geometric pendants and other modern fittings, tying the space together. While the process of laying out the furniture within the home was a day of shifting, adding details before taking them away and replacing them, Paula said staging a home takes much longer than 24 hours. “The thought process is a lot longer, you need to really know the house so that you can envisage it and know what will suit it and what will look good,” she said. “It’s also about recognising the character of the house, it has a particular style and anything you use to style the home should complement that. “Less furniture and clutter is best, making the space look big is good and texture is wonderful.” » OUR HOME
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Birds sing softly in the background as Kaye Poulton works away at the pottery wheel in her garden studio. Â» STORY JESSICA BALL PHOTOGRAPHY HOLLY DANIEL
hat started as a social way to channel her creative energy has become a passion spanning decades for the Mooroopna ceramic artist. “It’s the tactile quality of it,” Kaye Poulton said. “It’s the fact your hands are shaping something that’s very plastic in the moveable sense. “When I first started it was something to fulfil that creative desire for a short time, but I never expected it would turn into something that would take all my time.” In the 1980s she purchased a secondhand homemade pottery wheel and a small gas kiln, igniting a lasting love affair with throwing and raku firing. When Kaye and her family decided to move to Mooroopna 24 years ago, the shed/studio was her top priority. Surrounded by soothing trees and birdlife, it is where she spends much of her time. “It’s quite rural out here and it’s got to influence us in some way I think,” she said. “I used to have a policy of never working in the shed on the weekend, particularly before the children left home, but now it all sort of blends into one; but I’m quite happy in that space.” Often inspired by nature, Kaye’s style has organically developed and over the years she has handcrafted figurative works, pieces for exhibitions and homewares. Kaye is currently working on an installation for the Shepparton Art Museum showcase called Waterline, inspired by the horizontal marks left behind on trees as floodwater retreats. The process begins with visualising the piece and selecting the clay, followed by Kaye’s favourite part: the making or the throwing, before the creation is bisque fired. Adding another dimension to her skill set, Kaye makes her own glazes that create pattern and colour with dipping or pouring techniques, before re-firing. Opening the kiln to reveal the finished products can be either a moment of happiness or an anti-climax for Kaye. “There’s a chemistry to it,” she said. “Things can change in the kiln. “Sometimes what you visualise and what you end up with aren’t exactly the same. “I still get quite anxious about the opening of the kiln because you can never be entirely confident that everything has gone well. “It’s part and parcel of the ceramic process and that’s what makes it interesting because there is that element of surprise.” Waterline will be on display at Shepparton Art Museum in March. OUR HOME
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lthough admitting she found her mother — proclaimed “gardening nerd” Diane Walton — “lame” when she’d spend hours in the garden when she was younger, the 25-year-old said she now understands the obsession. “Mum is a fanatical gardener; she got me started first — mostly with herbs. Now
I’ve sort of developed a collection,” Tara explained. What started as a desire to bring more vibrancy to her rented home has turned into a hobby for the young journalist, with cuttings lovingly cultivated in a number of pots. A newly minted potting station, made
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the ground,” she said. “When we move I want to take it with me. Having them all in pots it’s not that time consuming to do and we can just take them with us.” Every element of the garden is easily movable, whether it be the varied pot plants, the herb garden or the newly made potting station.
Having now fallen in love with the simple act of gardening, Tara has some simple advice for those who don’t have much space or time to dedicate to their garden. “Just start. Get some clippings from a friend or something; once you start gardening you’ll get a love for it and you’ll understand why people do it,” she said. OUR HOME
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aggie Beer and Professor Ralph Martins have teamed up to fight one of the most debilitating diseases of our later years. Based on the latest scientific research, Maggie has created more than 200 recipes that help provide the nutrients we need for optimum brain health. More than one million Australians are affected every day by Alzheimer’s disease or its impact on their family but the good news is that you can eat well to age well, from this moment on.
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1. Gently melt chocolate (either in a heavy-based saucepan over the stovetop or in a microwaveproof bowl in the microwave), stirring occasionally, until chocolate is melted and smooth. Set aside to cool slightly. 2. Scoop avocado flesh into a food processor or high-powered blender. Add coconut cream, maple syrup and cacao powder and process until almost smooth. Scrape down sides with a spatula and process until smooth. 3. Add melted chocolate and process until combined. Scrape down sides with a spatula and process until smooth and creamy. 4. Transfer into six serving glasses and serve topped with raspberries and whipped cream (optional). Edited extract from Sweet Nourish by Louise Keats, published by Simon & Schuster Australia, $39.99.
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Bringing home a new pet is a special time but without proper pet-proofing it can quickly become a nightmare. STORY JESSICA BALL
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