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Chef Michael's Kitchen

Orange Curry Fennel Soup

Yield: 4 servings Ingredients 2 bulbs of fennel, stems and core removed, fronds reserved, chopped in large chunks 1 cup of orange juice ½ cup of orange marmalade ¼ cup anise liqueur 1Tbsp of fennel seed 1 Tbsp of curry powder ½ tsp of salt 2 cups of heavy whipping cream Method Toss the fennel, […]


Lamb Tagine

RECIPE: Ingredients Spice bundle: 2 green cardamom pods 1 star anise 1 pinches crushed red pepper flakes Tagine: ½  tablespoon coriander seeds ½  tablespoon cumin seed 1tspn ginger 1kg boneless lamb shoulder (cut into 1-inch cubes)(Karoo lamb) Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper 40ml olive oil 1 whole heads garlic cut in half crosswise […]

Catherine's Family Kitchen

Cheesy Courgette Bake

Serves 4 Ingredients 4 medium courgettes, diced 8 spring onions, chopped 3 large eggs 2 tbsp wholegrain mustard 160g white mater cheddar, grated 80g breadcrumbs 4 tbsp chopped parsley Extra virgin olive oil, for frying Salt and freshly ground black pepper  Method Preheat the oven to 200ºC/Fan 180ºC/Gas 6 Heat a large oven proof frying […]

Chuck's Day Off

Chicken Nuggets

Easy, Moderate, Complex Yields : 8 servings Note: Soaking the chicken in Buttermilk will result in tender and juicy chicken. You can buy buttermilk in the dairy product section of a supermarket, but mixing 1 cup (250 ml) of milk with 1 tablespoon (15 ml) of lemon juice or vinegar achieves the same result. Ingredients […]


Decor and Design Morning 2016

The 2016 Home Channel Décor Morning, in aid of Johannesburg Child Welfare recently took place at the Fairlawns Boutique Hotel. Décor, food and gardening tips were shared by the speakers of the day, including some of your favourite Home Channel personalities.    

Fearless in the Kitchen


Yield: 4 servings. Ingredients Falafel Mix ½ cup dried slip fava beans ¾ cup dried chickpeas ½ small onion, quartered 1 garlic clove, minced ½ small bunch flat leaf parsley, chopped Handful of fresh coriander leaves ½ tsp. baking powder ½ tsp. ground cumin Coarse salt and freshly cracked black pepper, to taste Pinch hot […]


Corrugated Planter

This project brings interest to what could be described as a standard square planter. The wood and corrugated metal sheeting compliment each other. Experiment with different paint techniques. We used a steel wool – vinegar mixture to age the wood. You will need: Tools Materials Cordless Jigsaw Plywood 18mm POF Router Back panel 500 x […]


Salmon Mousseline with Corn Lime Relish

Recipe by Chef Jason Rosso Ingredients ½ pound fresh salmon ½  pound smoked Norwegian or Scottish salmon, not too salty, cut into inch cubes 1/2 cup heavy cream Juice of 1/2 lemon 1 tablespoon chives, finely chopped 1 tablespoon dill, finely chopped 1 tablespoon parsley, finely chopped 2 whole eggs Salt and pepper to taste […]