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Pepper Seared Tuna

Ingredients 1 tablespoon sesame oil 1 teaspoon english mustard 4 tablespoons black peppercorns (crushed roughly) 500 grams sashimi-quality tuna fillet (cut in long even thickness) cucumber (cut into slender batons) 4 spring onions (cut into strips) Method In a small bowl mix the oil and mustard, and use a pastry brush to paint it on the tuna. Roll the tuna in the crushed peppercorns so that the long […]


Individual Seafood Parcels

Ingredients 500g fresh linefish 160g shelled prawns ½ packet button mushrooms, sliced 250ml thick Greek yoghurt 250ml fresh cream 1 packet white onion soup(dry) 2 leeks, sliced ¼ cup fresh herbs: dill, flat leaf parsley Salt, pepper to taste 1 roll phyllo pastry 80g butter 1 lemon, watercress, for garnish Method Pre-heat oven to 200’C […]

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Cous Cous Cakes

Yield: 4 servings. BYOC: The thing I love about making cakes is I can really throw anything in there.  Sticking with the middle eastern theme, dates would add a nice texture to these.  Plus, you can break left overs in pan for an alternative to fried rice. You can throw any herb in here, basil, […]


Home Made Easy – Episode 3

  Follow @BuildersFan In episode 3 of Home Made Easy we take things down to ground level… Pathways, stepping blocks and painted rugs… Part 1 – Gardening Helpful Hints: Interesting things to plant between stepping blocks: Mondo Grass (“Kyoto Dwarf”) Herbs

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Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Pecans and Spiced Maple Sauce

Yield: 4 to 6 servingsPrep Time: 2 minutesCook Time: 50 minutesEase of Preparation: easyTotal Preparation Time: 2 Minutes Total Time: 52 minutes Ingredients 2/3 cup roughly chopped pecans  3 pounds sweet potatoes, cut into large dice  Salt and pepper  2 tablespoons vegetable oil  4 tablespoons unsalted butter  3 tablespoons maple syrup  1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper  […]


Wine Caddy

While the sun is out its always a pleasure having a picnic outside. So Peter and Annalien decide to build a wine caddy. See how they build it step by step so that you may be inspired to build one of your own.         You will need   Tools Materials PTD 40 drill Press 20mm […]


Mixed Green Salad

Prep Time: 25mins Cook Time: 2mins Serves: 4 Ingredients 1 cup grated Parmigiano 4 cups salad greens, such as mesclun, arugula, red leaf, romaine or baby spinach 1 cup mixed fresh herb leaves, such as parsley, basil, oregano, chives or cilantro 1 cup grape tomatoes, cut in 1/2 1/4 cup thinly sliced red onions 1/2 […]


Dream Home Ideas

Is your home in need of a little improvement? Welcome to Dream Home Ideas. This 20 episode series delivers bite sized ideas & tips for anyone seeking inspiration for their own dream home.  Hosted by Gary Takle & starring the best builders, architects, interior designers & landscape designers around, Dream Home Ideas is filled with […]