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Art with Pastel Paints

Project 1: Pastel Onion  Your will need: Pastel Set, 4 x A4 Fabriano Tiziano Pastel Paper Sepia Conté Stick Spray Fixative Please download the step by step guide here: Pastel Onion Project – Instructions Template Project 2 – Painting a Rose on Canvas You will need: 1 x small stretched canvas Soft pastels – just […]

Chuck's Day Off

Jerk Chicken and Dumplings

Easy, Moderate, Complex YIELD: Serves 3 – 4 Servings Ingredients 3 chicken legs and 3 wings 1 head of garlic peeled and roughly smashed 3-4 inch piece ginger, roughly sliced 8 cm) 1 big tablespoon favourite Jerk spice rub 25 g) 1/2 sweet red bell pepper, cut into thin strips 3 small fresh carrots, cut […]

5-Ingredient Fix

Spicy Pumpkin Vodka Infusion

Prep Time: 10 minutesCook Time: 20 minutesInactive Prep Time: 1 week Ingredients 2 cups raw kabocha or sugar pumpkin, peeled and cut into 1/4-inch chunks 3 cups vodka 1 cinnamon stick 2 whole vanilla beans 3 large pieces candied ginger, cut into long pieces Directions Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Put the pumpkin […]


Masai Mother-and-Child Sculpture

Masai Mother-and-Child Sculptureby Bobby WestmanPowertex Requirements Masai head – Agnes A013 Baby Masai A008 Wooden stand PX004 500ml Powertex Green PG500 Bronze Colourtricx C016 Power Varnish V125 Consumables: Masking Tape, Flat Brush, Foil 30 x 70cm, Latex gloves plastic to cover work surface 1 strip of T-shirt/cotton knit fabric – 5cm x 15cm 1 piece […]

5-Ingredient Fix

Duck Confit Quesadillas

Yield: 4 servings. BYOC: What can’t you throw in a quesadilla? Try some monetary jack cheese or some pickled jalapenos. Ingredients 2 duck confit legs 1 medium red onion, thinly sliced 3 tablespoons water 4 oz log of goat cheese, softened 3 scallions, thinly sliced 8 8-inch flour tortillas Kosher salt and freshly cracked white […]


Painting on glass and fabrics

Gloria Bastos is joined by Rehana Moola of Silveray Sharpie. She shows us how to use these vibrant markers on different surfaces such as glass, fabric, wood, cellphone covers, ceramics and so much more. She will teach us various techniques such as tracing designs using carbon paper, colouring in, creating different colour effects and combinations, […]

Fearless in the Kitchen

Chicken Noodle Soup

Making homemade noodles is definitely being fearless in the kitchen. I dare you to try. Sounds complicated but it’s simply flour, eggs and salt kneaded together. Yield: 4 servings. Ingredients Egg Noodles 2/3 cup to ¾ cup all purpose flour  1 egg Pinch of salt Soup 5 cups good quality chicken stock 1 large carrot, […]

5-Ingredient Fix

Spicy Sweet Potato Chips

Prep Time: 10 MinCook Time: 3 MinServes:  4 servings Ingredients:   Peanut or vegetable oil, for frying (peanut oil is best) 3 tablespoons kosher salt 2 tablespoons light brown sugar 1 tablespoon chili powder Pinch cayenne pepper, or as desired 2 sweet potatoes, washed, scrubbed, and dried     Method:   Step 1:   Special equipment: […]