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Cherry Cardamom Victorian Sponge Cake

Ingredients 350g soft butter 320g castor sugar 6 eggs 350g cake flour Pinch of salt 15ml baking powder 30ml full cream milk 15ml water 5ml vanilla paste 5ml ground cardamom Icing: 250g double thick cream 500g mascarpone 100ml fresh cream 45ml icing sugar or to taste 2,5ml vanilla paste To garnish: 200g cherries or strawberries […]


Beaded Decor

On this episode Gloria Bastos is joined by Michelle Holtzhauzen from The Bead Book and they’ll be taking beading to a higher level as they make a room divider and an interesting wall art piece. Guest Details: Michelle Holthauzen – The Bead Book 018 786 3982 Instructions: Beaded decor cross with twigs instructions Beaded Room […]

Chef Michael's Kitchen

Spicy BBQ Sauce

Yield: 2 cups   Ingredients 1- 5.5 ounce can of tomato paste 1 cup of red wine vinegar ½ cup of molasses 1 tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce ¼ cup of chili powder 1 tablespoon of cumin 1 tablespoon of dried oregano 1 teaspoon of cinnamon (optional) ½ teaspoon of salt Method In a medium bowl […]

Chuck's Day Off

Tomato Cheese Tart

Easy, Moderate, Complex Yield: Serves 8 -10 as a starter or side dish. Ingredients 7 Filo pastry sheets ¼  cup melted butter (60 ml) 2 tablespoons Dijon – style mustard (30 ml) 7-8 large ripe tomatoes, sliced  ¼ “ thick 2 cups grated Emmenthal cheese (450 g) 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves (15 g) 12 […]


Mobile Storage Unit

What you wil need: Tools Material List GST 18 Jigsaw Pine 20mm Router Top 500 mm x 470mm – 2 pieces PSR 18 Cordless drill Sides 900 x 370 mm – 2 pieces Spray Gun Top, bottom and middle 360   x 370 mm 9grain in direction of 360mm) – 3 pieces PSR 10.8 Screwdriver […]


Washi Tape Projects

By T’Neal CooperCotton CandiContact Details: T’Neal Cooper – Cotton Candi 0849647821 Printed Monogram Requirements Printed monogram in ‘mirror image’ onto cardboard or stiff paper (I used 240gm card) Washi tape Scissors Instructions Stick the washi tape down in a diagonal pattern onto the back of the printed image until you have covered the area. Turn the […]


Cobb Salad

SERVES 4 INGREDIENTS 3 slices bacon 2 heads romaine lettuce, torn into bite-size pieces 2 Poached Chicken Breasts, diced 1 cup cherry tomatoes, cut into wedges 4 large hard-cooked eggs, chopped 3/4 cup crumbled blue cheese (3 ounces) 1 avocado, halved, pitted, peeled, and diced Mustard Vinaigrette DIRECTIONS STEP 1 In a medium skillet, cook bacon over medium, turning occasionally, until crisp, 5 to 8 […]


Croque Monsieur

French bistro classics from Martha Stewart’s Cooking School… Join Martha as she re-creates four French bistro recipes you can make at home, including lamb navarin, Niçoise salad, croque monsieur, and celery-root remoulade. Makes 4 Sandwiches Ingredients 1 tablespoon unsalted butter 1 1/2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1 cup whole milk, heated 1 teaspoon coarse salt 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper Pinch freshly […]