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Catherine's Roman Holiday

Macaroni Cheese with Mushrooms

Ingredients 300 g macaroni pasta 3 tblsp Olive Oil 225 g button mushrooms (sliced) 1 clove garlic (finely sliced) 2 sprigs thyme 2 tblsp Butter 4 tblsp plain flour 600 ml Milk 0.50 tsp Dijon Mustard 90 g grated fontina cheese 90 g provolone cheese 25 g breadcrumbs 20 g grated pecorino cheese, for the […]


Home to Keep

In “Home to Keep” Peter helps families re-purpose a space in their home that doesn’t actually work with the way they live in it. They love their home and neighborhood that they live in and they don’t really want to move.  If only they could just fix this one room in their house.  With his […]


Water Wise

  Follow @BuildersFan With the continued drought we visit the take another look at being water-wise in and around the home Part 1 – Gardening (Tanya)     Save

Favourite Food

Mussels Steamed in Coconut Milk with Lime and Coriander

I absolutely love a big bowl of these steaming mussels; good for a starter, or a main course served with some roast garlic bread. Serves 10 for a starter, or 6 for a main course. Ingredients 1 lge onion, chopped 5-10 cloves of garlic, (Iuse 10!), crushed 2 red or green chillies, seeded and chopped […]


Neven Maguire: Healthy Home Chef

Starts 26 July 2016


Safrron Scented Chicken Pilaf

Ingredients 500 grams chicken breasts (cut into 2 x 1cm / ¼ inch cubes) 200 grams greek yoghurt juice of ½ lemon ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon ½ teaspoon saffron strands 1 litre chicken stock (made from instant bouillon concentrate) 15 grams unsalted butter 3 tablespoons groundnut oil 500 grams basmati rice 4 cardamom pods (bruised) zest and juice of 1 lemon 50 grams cashew nuts 50 grams flaked almonds 25 grams pinenuts 4 tablespoons pistachios (shelled) 1 bunch fresh parsley (chopped) Method Marinate the chicken pieces in the yoghurt, lemon and […]


Pink Flower Fair

Cradlestone Mall, in partnership with Garden and Home, Cradle Cares and the Breast Health foundation, hosted the annual Pink Flower fair. This event saw pink flower displays across the mall in support of breast health awareness. Attendants were treated to flower workshop by Jill Manson that explored the different styles of flower arrangements.

Alex's Day Off

Warm Grape Cake

Time: 1 hr 40 minPrep: 20 minInactive: 35 minCook: 45 minYield: 8 to 10 servingsLevel: Easy Ingredients 1/2 stick unsalted butter, plus extra for pan, softened 3/4 cup granulated sugar 2 eggs, at room temperature 1 lemon, zested 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, plus 1 tablespoon, sifted, divided 3/4 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon kosher […]