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5-Ingredient Fix

Hot Fudge

Yield: 1 1/2 cups. What makes this recipe sing: The versatility of this sauce makes it the WOW hostess gift. Try with grilled fruit, over sponge cakes or even as a “no need for the fondue pot” chocolate dunk for fresh fruits, cookies and pound cakes. This sauce is a classic and of course perfect […]

Chef Michael's Kitchen

Pumpkin Pie Butter Tarts

Yield: 12 servings Ingredients For the pastry: 3 cups of flour 1 cup of sugar 1 freshly grated whole nutmeg ½ tsp of salt 1 cup of frozen butter, grated ½ cup of ice water For the filling: 2 cups of canned pumpkin puree 1 cup of brown sugar 2 eggs 1 tsp of vanilla […]

Fresh and Simple

Gorgonzola cheese and caramelized pear puff pastry tarts

Ingredients 1 roll puff pastry 1 egg 200g gorgonzola cheese 2 pears(thinly sliced with stalks and skin on) 1 cup good quality red wine 1 cup white sugar 6-8 whole cloves 1 cinnamon stick fresh sprouts edible flowers Method Preheat oven to 220’C Working with cold pastry, cut shapes(hearts/rounds) using a cookie cutter out of […]


Mad Hatters Tea Party

Tea Parties are great fun. They’re the perfect way for a group of friends to get together during the day to enjoy some great food and conversation. So to start with this week Vicky will show you how to prepare Asian tuna cucumber sandwiches as a light, snaky starter. After that she’ll prepare some delicious […]


Creamy Risotto with Prawns

Ingredients Classic Risotto 2 L Chicken Stock 1 stalk of celery 1 garlic clove 2 fennel leaves 30ml Olive oil 1 onion, chopped 4 garlic cloves, minced 2 cups Arborio rice ¼ cup Pernot 1 cup White wine 300g Prawns, with shells 1 cup of Parmesan, grated 10ml soft butter Small handful of chopped herbs […]

Chef At Home

Carrot Ginger Vegetarian Protein Soup

Ease of preparation:  Easy, Moderate, ComplexYield:  4 servings Ingredients 3 tablespoons olive oil 4 onions, peeled and chopped 6 carrots, peeled and chopped 1 can coconut milk (398 ml) 1/2 cup long grain white rice 1/2 cup red lentils 2 cups orange juice Method Place a large pot over medium-high heat and add oil.   Add […]

Fish the Dish

Swordfish with Orange Herbed Almond Compound Butter and Candied Yam Coins

Serves:4 Ingredients Grilled Swordfish 4 pieces Swordfish, (4-5 oz each) Oil Salt and pepper Almond Compound Butter 4 Tbsp (1/4 cup) Almonds, sliced ½ lb (113 g) unsalted butter, softened to room temperature 2 Oranges zested 1 Clove Garlic, grated 3 Tbsp (45ml) Parsley, chopped 1 Tbsp (15ml) Paprika Salt to taste Sugar Yams 1 […]


Scrapbooking with Anne-Marie

Gloria Bastos is joined by Anne-Marie Steyn of Scrap-a-doodles and she’ll be showing us how to revive normal decorative items. First, show how to transfer photo’s onto wooden surfaces and then later show how to stencil beautiful designs on glass and ceramics.  Scrap-a-DoodlesAnne-Marie Steyn 010 286 0010 Painting On Glass & Ceramics Requirements A cloth […]