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Steamed Jasmine Rice

Serves 5-6 Ingredients 500ml (2 cups) Jasmine or Basmati rice 560ml (2¼ cups) cold water Pinch of salt to taste Method Wash rice very well about 3-4 times. Pour 2¼ cups cold water over the rice and ...

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Recipes

Sauteed Swiss Chard with Bacon

Prep Time: 10mins Cook Time: 10mins Serves: 4 Ingredients: Olive oil, for pan 1 cup bacon, cut into 1/4-inch dice 2 cloves garlic, smashed Pinch crushed red pepper flakes 1 bunch Swiss chard, stems removed and ...

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Crafts

Gift Cards

Materials: Pre-cut cards available from most scrapbooking stores. Alternatively, “card-stock” paper which can be cut to size. Contrasting or complimentary papers. A selection of embellishments such as buttons, glass beads, wire items, ribbon, ...

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Catherine's Roman Holiday

Macaroni Cheese with Mushrooms

Ingredients 300 g macaroni pasta 3 tblsp Olive Oil 225 g button mushrooms (sliced) 1 clove garlic (finely sliced) 2 sprigs thyme 2 tblsp Butter 4 tblsp plain flour 600 ml Milk 0.50 tsp Dijon Mustard 90 g grated fontina ...

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Donna Hay Fast Fresh Simple

Baked Pumpkin And Sage Risotto

Serves 4 Ingredients 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 onion, chopped 12 sage leaves 2 cups (400g) Arborio rice 800g pumpkin, peeled and chopped into small pieces 1.25 litres (5 cups) chicken stock Sea salt and cracked black pepper 30g ...

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Bake with Anna Olson

Flourless Molten Centre Chocolate Cakes

Makes 4 individual desserts Ingredients Ganache: ¼ cup whipping cream 2 oz bittersweet chocolate, chopped Molten Cakes: ½ cup unsalted butter, cut into pieces 4 oz bittersweet chocolate, chopped 2 large whole eggs, at room temperature 2 large egg ...

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Recipes

Butternut Squash Laksa Soup

CHEF’S TIP: Ensure that the coriander and coconut shavings are added only just before serving. Serves 4 Ingredients 500g (1 lb) butternut 10ml (2 tsp) chilli paste 5ml (1 tsp) minced garlic 2 large pieces fresh ...

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5-Ingredient Fix

Grown-Up Farmhouse Grilled Cheese

Prep Time: 10 MinCook Time: 35 MinServes:  4 servings   Ingredients: 8 thin slices pancetta 8 slices brioche, about 1/2-inch thick 4 ounces sharp white Cheddar, thinly sliced (recommended: Farmhouse) 1 large heirloom tomato, cut into ...