On Air 12:00 - House Doctor
Next 13:00 - Grand Designs

Recipes, DIY, property, gardening, décor, crafts & lifestyle

Current Highlights

Did You See These Past Features & Articles?


Chocolate Mendiants

Dessert Chocolate Mendiants Ingredients Dark Chocolate Fillings for Mendiants Assortment of nuts Dried fruits Cacao nibs Nougat Method Line a baking sheet with Parchment Paper In a double boiler, melt the chocolate Using a soup spoon, spoon the melted chocolate into rounds on the parchment paper Add the variety of toppings onto the melted chocolate […]


Springbok Pie With Apricot Compote

  Recipe 1 kg Springbok goulash 3 bay leaves 2 cloves 6 whole black peppercorns 500ml vegetable stock 1/3 – ½ cup olive oil 250g mushrooms, quartered 3 cloves garlic, finely sliced ½ cup dry sherry salt to taste 1 medium leek 4 carrots roughly chopped 100g bacon 10g thyme 2 rolls puff pastry Method […]


Ditalini pasta with clams and chickpeas, cooked risotto-style

Small pasta varieties, like ditalini, makes an ideal substitute for rice in risottos. This rustic dish sees the pasta mixed with chickpeas and baby clams that have been infused with garlic, parsley, chilli and white wine. SERVES: 4 PREPARATION: 15MIN COOKING: 15MIN SKILL LEVEL: EASY   Ingredients 4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 2cloves garlic, […]


Good Chef Bad Chef

Today’s consumer is constantly being bombarded with conflicting messages.  There is a strong push towards a more healthy lifestyle: reduce fat, reduce cholesterol, reduce carbohydrates, increase vitamin intake, increase anti-oxidants, eat natural, eat organic… Although we know we’re meant to eat well, is it really so bad to indulge occasionally?  And are we denying ourselves […]


Kartini Bench

Build a bench for the foot of the bed Tools  Jig Saw PLS 300 Jig saw guide PSR 10.8 cordless screw driver PSR 14.4-2 Cordless drill driver PSM cordless sander PEX 220 Eccentric sander PFS spray gun Dremel Trio plus router bits Material list Pine – planed all round (NB not warped) 40 x 200 […]


Roast Beef with Yorkshire Pudding, Grilled Eggplant and Pea, Mint, and Avocado Salad

Total Time: 2 hr 35 min Prep: 20 min Inactive: 1 hr Cook: 1 hr 15 min Yield: 8 to 10 servings Level: Easy Ingredients For the Roast Beef: 5 pounds beef roast 4 tablespoons olive oil 5 sprigs rosemary leaves, chopped For the Yorkshire Pudding: 1 1/4 cups milk 4 eggs Scant 1/2 teaspoon […]


T Shirt Yarn

Macramé Wall Hanging By Megan Bocchi Tarn SA Requirements 2x Bobbins of Tarn 1x dowl stick (the width of your door) Note: This macramé curtain fits an average door which is 86 x 206cm Instructions Step 1: Measure the width of the door you want to make your macramé curtain for. Cut your dowl stick […]

Chuck's Day Off

Portuguese chicken with chorizo and clams

Easy, Moderate, Complex Yield : 4 servings Note : Chorizo can be replaced by bacon cut in pieces. Kale can be replaced by baby spinach. Ingredients 2 red peppers, halved and seeded 4 chicken legs (thighs and drumsticks) 1 tablespoon of smoked paprika (15 ml) 1 tablespoon of paprika (15 ml) 1 pound chorizo (450 […]