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Gem Squash with Apricot Glaze

Ingredients 2 medium Gem squash Canned pie apples Canned apricots and juice 2 tbsp. honey 1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg Method Step 1 Halve squash; remove and discard seeds. Step 2 Boil in water or Micro-cook, on 100% power (high) for 13 to 16 minutes or until just tender, giving dish a half turn once. Step […]

Local

Thai Chicken and Basil Spring Rolls

Preparation Time: 30 minutesCooking Time: 10 minutesMakes 12 Ingredients 30ml (2 tbs) oil ½ red onion 5ml (1 tsp) fresh ginger 5ml (1 tsp) minced garlic 500g (1 lb) chicken breasts 30ml (2 tbs) sweet chilli sauce 30ml (2 tbs) soya sauce 30ml (2 tbs) fresh basil 2.5ml (½ tsp) minced chilli 100g (3.5 oz) […]

DIY

Toolshed

  Material List: Material list Power tools 18mm ply wood PSR 14.4 & 18volt cordless drills 1800mm x  1000mm – 2 pieces PST 18 volt jig saw 1700 mm x 964mm – 1 piece PSR 10.8 volt cordless drill driver 1724mm x 924mm – 1 piece PEX 220 sander 1000mm x 1000mm – 1 piece […]

Gardening

Concrete Sleepers

What you will need: Old wooden sleeper (from the garden) Silicone rubber mix Paintbrush Polystyrene piece Drill Wood screws SA Pine Steel trowel 2 parts riversand 1 part stone 1 part cement A packet of Oxide Water What to do: Mix the silicone mixture according to the manufacture’s instructions Apply three layers of the silicone […]

Cook Yourself Thin

Lemon, Blueberry & Poppyseed Muffin

Gizzi: “In this recipe we are using very little fat due to the incorporation of the courgette. These muffins are also wheat free.” Makes 12 Preparation time 15 minutes Cooking time 30 minutes Ingredients Healthy 160g rice flour 180g ground almonds 2 tsp baking powder ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda 60g poppy seeds 3 medium […]

Bake with Anna Olson

Mini Lemon Chiffon Cakes

Mini Lemon Chiffon Cakes with Lemon Crystal Glaze Makes 48 mini (bite-size) chiffon cakes Ingredients Cake: 4 large egg whites, room temperature ¼ tsp cream of tartar 1 cup sugar, divided 1 cup cake & pastry flour 1 ½ tsp baking powder ¼ tsp salt 1/3 cup vegetable oil 3 large egg yolks 2 tsp […]

Food

Handmade Pasta with Meat Sauce

Meaty sauces, like this one, work well with homemade and rolled pastas, as the juices cling to all the crevices. Cavatelli lunghi is a rustic-looking pasta that resembles an indented baguette or elongated orecchiette. If you don’t have the time to make cavatelli from scratch, you can use store-bought casarecce or fusilli instead. SERVES: 4 […]

Crafts

Ostrich Eggshell Bowls

“African Flair”Decorating Ostrich Eggshell Bowls As a part of contemporary history, bowls represent more than a simple way of serving food and beverages. They provide us with a snap-shot of the way a culture expressed themselves – with creativity ranging in depth from simple forming and imprinting to elaborately gilded works of art. Now it’s […]