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5-Ingredient Fix

Middle Eastern Nachos

It’s time to belly up to the dinner table as Claire shows us some of her favorite middle eastern dishes. First, a twist on an American favorite, nachos. Claire uses lamb and a tangy feta cheese over perfectly crisped pita chips. Next flavorful, curried chicken thighs roasted and served with a smooth and creamy yogurt […]


Prawn and Basil Pâte

Makes 300ml (10fl ozs) Ingredients 25g (1oz) butter 200g (8ozs) raw peeled prawns 50g (2ozs) sliced onions 2 cloves garlic, crushed or finely grated garlic 1 teaspoon sweet chilli sauce 2 tablespoons cream cheese 1 – 2 tablespoons lime or lemon juice 1 tablespoon chopped basil salt and pepper  Method Melt the butter in a […]

Dinner Dash with Hilary Biller

Barley and Watermelon Salad

Serves 6 Ingredients 250ml (1 cup)barley, well rinsed 750ml (3 cups) water or chicken stock 2-3 discs feta cheese, crumbled or cubed 500ml (2 cups) watermelon, cubed Handful fresh flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped 6 spring onions, finely sliced 15ml (1 tbsp) sesame seeds Dressing: 30ml (2 tbsp) olive oil Zest and juice of 1 lemon […]

Favourite Food

Homemade Burgers

Makes 4 good sized burgers. Ingredients For the Burger 10g (1/2 oz) butter 75g (3oz) onion, finely chopped 450g (1lb) minced beef (or minced lamb, even) do make sure the meat has a bit of fat in it, if not the burgers will be very dry when cooked. ½ tsp chopped thyme 1 tsp chopped […]

5-Ingredient Fix

Apple Gin Fizz

Yield: 1 cocktail Prep Time: 1 minute Ingredients Ice 1 egg white 1-ounce apple cider 1-ounce fresh lemon juice 1 1/2 ounces good apple brandy 1-ounce gin (recommended: Hendricks) Method Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and add all of the ingredients. Shake well and strain into a thin highball glass filled with ice.

Chef Michael's Kitchen

Shrimp Cocktail

Yield:  4 Servings Ingredients For the Poached Shrimp:     3 cups of water 1 cup of your favourite white wine the juice and zest of one lemon 1 onion, thinly sliced 2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced 2 bay leaf 2 tsp of salt 1-1lb bag of frozen shrimp, 16-20 count, chilled but thawed For the Cocktail […]

Chef At Home

Black Olive and Sun-dried Tomato Tapenade

Ease of preparation: Easy, Moderate, Complex|Yield:  approximately 1 cup Ingredients 1/2 cup black olives, pitted 1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes 2 tablespoons capers 1 large bunch of basil leaves 4 tablespoons of olive oil Fresh cilantro leaves to garnish Sprinkled sea salt to taste 1 tablespoon grated frozen ginger Method  Put everything into a food processor […]


The New Reclaimers

Dan Hill and Charis Williams are “The New Reclaimers”. They built up a unique, award winning reclamation and salvage business in Brighton, stocking it for next to nothing. They reclaim excess product, “waste”, from some of the UK’s biggest property developers. Everything from baths to sinks, tiles to toilets, bricks to floors, walls to windows […]