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Damask Blind and Cusion Cover Love

Today on Show Me How, presenter Gloria Bastos and guest Tina Mc Dermott will be showing you how to make a stunning cushion cover and then later see how they transform a plain roller blind using a damask design. Guest Details: Tina McDermott – The Stencil Company  021 783 5827 Instructions Stencil Painted Damask Blind […]


Fig and Gorgonzola Phyllo Ribbons

Ingredients: 1 Packet of Phyllo Pastry Gorgonzola Cheese Marscapone cheese 80 – 100 ml Cream Fresh figs Melted butter Fig preserve / Fig Jam Pistachio nuts Method: Pre-heat the oven to 200oC Cut the pastry into long thick strips and cover the pastry with a damp cloth to prevent it from drying out Mix some […]

Favourite Food

Panna Cotta with Raspberries

Panna Cotta has a silky velvety texture; absolutely wonderful served with fresh raspberries or strawberries. Ingredients 300ml (10fl.oz) cream 30g (1 oz) caster sugar 1 vanilla pod, split lengthways 1 leaf of gelatine”’ Method Put the cream, sugar and vanilla pod in a saucepan, and slowly bring up to a simmer.  Turn off the heat […]

Chuck's Day Off

Grown Up Alphabet Pasta

Easy, Moderate, Complex Yield: 4 main dish servings. Ingredients 2 cups dried alphabet pasta (500 g) 1 tablespoon salt (15 g) 3 cups chicken stock (750 ml) 1 large shallot 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese (coarse grated) (250 g) A good nub of butter + 2 tablespoons (30 g) A good handful of fresh parsley, […]

Chuck's Day Off

Warm Potato Salad

Easy, Moderate, Complex Yield: Serves 4 – 6 Ingredients 1 ½ pounds fingerling potatoes (.7 kg) 4 eggs, hardboiled and halved 2 tinned anchovies, minced 1 ½ tablespoon grainy Dijon mustard (22 ml) 1 garlic clove, minced ¼ cup white wine vinegar (60 ml) ½ cup canola oil (120 ml) Handful of baby green beans […]


Leave it to Bryan

Homeowners get a much needed reality check in the ultimate reno tug of war between wants and needs! With veteran contractor Bryan Baeumler choosing a space based on the biggest need, priorities clash and reno dreams are put on pause. Watch as homeowners are forced to re-evaluate their reno expectations and how Bryan takes their […]

Chef At Home

Sweet Potato Home Fries

Yield: 4 servings Ingredients 6 slices bacon, cut into small slices 2 sweet potatoes, unpeeled, chopped into 1” chunks Sprinkled sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste 1 bunch chives or green onions, thinly sliced Method Heat a large heavy duty skillet or sauté pan over medium high heat then add the bacon.  […]


Choc Chip Scones with Strawberry Jam

Chocolate is the flavour of the day today as Yudhika prepares an amazing spread of Chocolate dishes. On the menu is Willy Wonka Style Chocolate Cake; a creamy & luscious Chocolate Mousse; Choc Chip scones with homemade Strawberry Jam, a decadent Self-saucing chocolate pudding and a delicious Chocolate & Fig Pavlova with a touch of […]