Roost episode 6: WIN Fiskars tools, green decor ideas & kitchen worktops

Roost episode 6 is here and it’s time to take in all the home inspo, including green living room ideas and the best materials for kitchen worktops. 

Whether you opt for wood or stone, concrete or composite it’s important to find a surface that will not only suit the look of your new kitchen, but is also fit for purpose.

And, for UK viewers, four lucky winners have the chance to win a Fiskars garden tool bundle, including a PowerGear telescopic tree pruner, an ergonomic garden fork, an X-Series PowerGear Bypass lopper, Xact standing bulb planter and recycled scissors in

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Best International Design 2020: CCRC’s ‘Green Spine’ Maximizes Resident Engagement, Wellness

Imagine living in a suite overlooking an atrium that has the atmosphere of a healing garden, at other times is a venue for musicians or performers, and sometimes is a social gathering place for friends, family and neighbors.

This is the experience for older adults residing in care suites adjacent to the atrium winter garden at Rawhiti Estate, a continuing care retirement community (CCRC) in Auckland, New Zealand.

The atrium winter garden is part of the community’s “green spine.”

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“The idea is that as you come in, it’s part of a spine of nature and energy that goes on

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Fancy but fast, Green Beans Amandine will impress this Easter

Almonds are a key ingredient in this classic French side dish, and the word “amandine” translates into “almond” in English. In the culinary world, “amandine” (also called “almondine” in America) refers to dishes made with a garnish of almonds, like green beans, fish, asparagus and even potatoes.

The classic recipe calls for French green beans (haricot verts), which are often longer and more slender than other green beans. Haricot verts can be difficult to find in our area, and I was quite satisfied with the beautiful fresh green beans I found at my local Hornbacher’s grocery store.

Trim the ends

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Make your Bundt cakes green for a perfect springtime treat

The gorgeous color and texture of this popular cake come from the addition of a packet of dry pistachio pudding mix. This was my first time using pudding mix in a cake, and I doubt it will be the last. The crumb on this cake is wonderfully moist and tender, even several days after baking.

Chopped pistachios become tender and chewy when baked into the cake, and a packet of pistachio pudding produces great color and a wonderfully moist crumb texture. Sarah Nasello / The Forum

Most recipes I encountered online were shortcut versions, in that they used a packaged

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