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Scrapbooking gifts

This week on Show Me How, Gloria Bastos is joined by Mara Schillaci of Hillcrest Art Supplies. She shows us how to play with a variety of craft materials using stencils and texture paste, paper, stamps, ink and a variety of embellishments to create texturised scrapbooking gifts. She will teach us various techniques such as […]

Chef At Home

Apple Granola Crisp

Ease of preparation:  Easy, Moderate, ComplexYield:  6 servings Ingredients 6 of your favourite apples, cored and cut into chunks 1 teaspoon ground cardamom, cinnamon, or 1/4 tsp of nutmeg 1/2 cup maple syrup or honey 1 cup raisins 2 cups oats 1/2 cup sliced almonds 1/2 cup sunflower seeds 1/2 cup maple syrup or honey […]

At Home

Scrambled Eggs on Toast

Serves 2 / Vegetarian There is nothing like a classic scrambled egg on toast for breakfast or brunch, or even supper! Made in about two minutes, it’s a perfect quick meal for hungry kids. Ingredients 3 free-range eggs, best quality possible 2 tbsp milk (a little single cream mixed with the milk is, of course, […]

Donna Hay Fast Fresh Simple

Standby Brownies

Makes 16. Ingredients 150g butter 1¼ cups (275g) caster (superfine) sugar ¾ cup (75g) cocoa 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 3 eggs ½ cup (75g) plain (all-purpose) flour Method Preheat oven to 160°C (325°F). Place the butter, sugar and cocoa in a saucepan over low heat and stir until the butter has melted. Spoon into a […]


Thin Crust Primavera Pizza

Ingredients: 1 pound (450 g) store-bought pizza dough 9 ounces (256 g) asparagus, trimmed and halved lengthwise ½ onion, finely sliced 1 pint (480 ml) cherry tomatoes, halved 1 ½ cups (360 ml) grated mozzarella Salt and pepper Olive oil, for drizzling White sauce 2 tablespoons (30 ml) butter 1 yellow onion, diced 2 garlic […]

Donna Hay Fast Fresh Simple

Grilled Chicken Schnitzel With Fennel slaw

Serves 2. Ingredients 3 slices (100g) white bread 50g butter 2 teaspoons thyme leaves Sea salt and cracked black pepper 2 x 200g chicken breast fillets, trimmed and sliced lengthways Lemon wedges, to serve Fennel slaw 1 bulb fennel, very finely sliced 2 tablespoons finely chopped chives ¼ cup flat-leaf parsley leaves 2 tablespoons store-bought […]


Chicory, Blue Cheese, Pecan and Cranberry Salad

Serves 4 Ingredients 225 g (8 oz) Cashel Blue cheese, cut into small cubes 1 head chicory a selection of salad leaves 2 tbsp dried cranberries, chopped very roughly 12 pecans Dressing 3 tbsp hazelnut or walnut oil 11⁄2 tbsp white wine vinegar 1⁄4 tsp Dijon mustard salt and black pepper to season Method Step […]


Strawberry-balsamic toast with Ricotta

Ingredients: 2 slices whole grain bread, toasted 2 tablespoons (30ml) ricotta cheese Handful of strawberries, sliced 1 tablespoon (15ml) balsamic vinegar Method: Spoon on ricotta and spread to cover toast. Layer sliced strawberries on top. Drizzle with balsamic.