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Prosciutto and Mozzarella Panini

Prep time: 10 minutes Cook: 8 minutes Total: 18 minutes Yield: 4 servings Ingredients 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar 2 teaspoons minced fresh oregano, or 1 teaspoon dried 1 teaspoon minced fresh garlic 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 8 (1/2-inch thick) slices ciabatta or other rustic Italian […]

Donna Hay Fast Fresh Simple

Simple Thai Fish Cakes

Serves 4 Ingredients 500g firm white fish fillets, skin off 2 teaspoons finely grated ginger 2 tablespoons chilli jam ¼ cup coriander (cilantro) leaves 1 eggwhite vegetable oil, for shallow frying lime wedges, to serve cucumber and lime salad 1 tablespoon lime juice 2 teaspoons fish sauce 1½ teaspoons caster (superfine) sugar 3 Lebanese cucumbers, […]


Penne with Sausage and Escarole

Prep time: 10 minutes Cook: 30 minutes Total: 40 minutesYield: 6 to 8 servings Ingredients 1 pound penne pasta 1 teaspoon olive oil 2 medium onions, cut into small dice (about 2 cups) 1 red bell pepper, seeded and cut into medium dice (about1 cup) 1/2 teaspoon salt, plus more for the pasta water 1 […]


Hasselback roast potatoes with garlic and bay leaves

Ingriedents 6 large potatoes, washed but not peeled Handful of fresh bay leaves 6 large cloves garlic, sliced 100g butter ¼ cup olive oil 1 cup white wine Method Step 1On a chopping board, place 2 wooden spoons horizontally and place each potato in between them to slice.Slice at 1/2cm intervals. The wooden spoons will […]


Headboard Bench

Headboard styles come and go, but luckily for DIY’ers out there, it simply means the next exciting project is around the corner. Using an old wooden headboard is a great way to build a unique bench. Adjust your dimensions according to the size of the headboard you are working with… Material PCM compound mitre saw […]

Fearless in the Kitchen

Easy Mac and Cheese Variation

Yield:  4 to 6 servings.         Ingredients 1 pound dried pasta shells, medium size ½ head broccoli, cut into florets 2 tbsp. olive oil 1 small onion, chopped 1 garlic clove, chopped 1 hot Italian turkey sausage, or raw turkey chorizo sausage, casing removed 1 tbsp. roughly chopped fresh oregano, chopped 1 red pepper, diced 1 […]

Bake with Anna Olson

Classic Cherry Strudel

This is the authentic Viennese-style cherry strudel, where the dough is stretched out as thinly as possible and rolled over its fruit filling. To stretch out the strudel you need to use a clean (but not valuable) tablecloth). Makes 1 strudel Serves 8 to 10 Ingredients Cherry Filling: 4 cups pitted tart cherries (these can […]

Alex's Day Off

Simple Cous-cous

Total Time: 28 minPrep: 10 minCook: 18 minYield: 4 to 6 servings Gremolata is one of my favorite simple touches to transform a dish into something with that extra “zing”. Ingredients Simple Couscous: 1 1/2 to 2 cups water 1 cup instant couscous 1 teaspoon kosher salt 1 tablespoon olive oil Gremolata: 2 lemons, zested […]