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Tortilla Chips and Guacamole

  Ingredients 8 wheat (or corn) tortillas cut into eighths (wedges) ¼ tsp cayenne pepper 30g (1oz) parmesan cheese, grated Sea salt Method Heat up a deep fryer full of oil Mix the cayenne with the grated cheese, ...

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Roasted Curry Chicken Thighs with Yoghurt Cumin Sauce

Yield: 4 servings. What really makes this recipe sing: Toasting and grinding your own spices here, makes all the difference in the world.  If you don’t remember when you bought that ...


Soup (Pho)

Ingredients • Whole organic chicken and its stock• 2 small pkts bean thread vermicelli Bean sprouts• 1 bunch bok choy, quartered and quickly blanched in stock• 4 spring onions, sliced diagonally• ...


Hanging water fountain

Tanya explores two feature gardens from the PMB Garden Show, looks at the planting choices and then creates a simple water fountain that can hang on the wall or even ...

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Buying on Auction – Good Idea or not?

I think this is my most asked question these days what with the reported "bargains" abounding. Are they real?   I attended the FNB Auction held on Saturday morning at their "spaceship" ...

Cook Yourself Thin

Potato Skins With Soured Cream

Gizzi: "Potato skins are lower in calories than chips as less of the floury part of the potato is used. They are also baked rather than fried, saving lots of ...


Vertical Multi-Pot Planter

  What you will need: Safety gloves & glasses Polystyrene board (1.2m x 1.2m) Roofing square Jigsaw Angle grinder PVC pipe (110mm) Pencil Bucket Steel trowel Block brush Straight edge X2 buckets of riversand X1 bucket of stone X1 bucket of cement Water What to do:  To make ...

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Basic Choux Paste

Ingredients ¾ cup 2% milk ¾ cup water ½ cup + 2 Tbsp unsalted butter 2 tsp sugar ½ tsp salt 1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour, sifted 5 large eggs, at room temperature Method Bring the milk, water, butter, ...