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Fearless in the Kitchen

Capellini Puttanesca with Shrimp & Salami

Yield: 4 to 6 servings. (Depends on your appetite.) Ingredients 2 tbsp. olive oil 16 medium shrimp, peeled, tail-on ½  small onion, chopped 2 anchovy fillets, chopped, or to taste Pinch of hot pepper flakes, or to taste 3-ounces Hungarian-style salami, sliced 1 to 2 garlic cloves, chopped 1 tbsp. capers One 19-ounce can Italian […]

Gardening

Concrete Sundial

What you will need: Round rubbish bin lid River sand (to stabilise the lid) Small paintbrush Cooking oil Spirit level Steel Trowel Plastic trowel 2 buckets river sand (for the mixture) 1 bucket cement Small white stones Steel pointer What to do: Find an ordinary round rubbish bin lid On a flat board, use river […]

At Home

Baked Potatoes

Serves as many as you like / vegetarian A baked potato is the perfect food to eat while watching a good movie. Whether your favourite topping is baked beans or Manchego cheese with Serrano ham, there is always something in the fridge for everyone. Baked potatoes are good and wholesome because most of the goodness […]

Dinner Dash with Hilary Biller

Sweetcorn Fritter

Ingredients 15ml (1 tbsp) oil ½ red pepper, seeded and finely chopped 3 spring onions, finely sliced 2 cups corn kernels (fresh, frozen or canned) 30ml (2 tbsp) fresh coriander or parsley, finely chopped 2 extra-large eggs, beaten salt and pepper 60g (½ cup) cake flour 2.5ml (½ tsp) baking powder milk, if necessary extra […]

At Home

Duck, Lentil and Red Cabbage Salad

Serves 4-6 Ingredients 200g (7oz) duck breast Salt and freshly ground black pepper 50g (2oz) roasted hazlenuts 200g (7oz) lentils 4 tbsp olive oil Juice of 1 lemon ½ – 1 red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped ¼ red cabbage, about 300g (11oz), core removed and very thinly sliced 3 tbsp chopped fresh coriander Method […]

Food

Shrimp en Papillote

Prep time: 15 minutes Cook: 15 minutes Total: 30 minutes Yield: 1 serving Ingredients 1 teaspoon canola oil 1 cup broccoli florets 1 cup julienned carrot 1 small shallot, peeled and sliced 6 (16 to 20-count) shrimp, headless, peeled, and deveined (about 1/3 pound) 1 teaspoon sesame oil 1 tablespoon soy sauce Freshly ground black […]

Food

Eggplant, capsicum and bocconcini terrine

Ingredients 1.4kg eggplant (about 2 large) Olive oil 1kg capsicum (about 4 large) 200g bocconcini, thinly sliced 1 cup basil leaves Balsamic vinegar and pesto, to serve Preparation Cut eggplant lengthways into 3mm slices. Layer eggplant in a colander over a bowl and sprinkle each layer with salt. Leave to stand for 30 minutes. Rinse […]

DIY

In A Fix

“In a Fix” features a team that attacks a home-repair project that has gone terribly wrong – vast gaping holes in the ceiling or pathetically gutted kitchens.  Before the work begins, the husband or wife is sent away to get a complete personal makeover – new hair, spa treatment, new outfit.  When he or she […]