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Chicken Soup

Total Time: 3 hr 20 min Prep: 20 min Cook: 3 hr Yield: 4 servings Level: Easy Ingredients 2 small or 1 large boiling or roasting chicken 1 unpeeled onion, halved 1 rib celery 2 carrots, peeled and chunked A few stalks parsley A few peppercorns 2 bay leaves 1 tablespoon salt Matzo Balls: 1 […]

Chef Michael's Kitchen

Spice Crusted Tuna

Yields: 2 – 4 Servings Ingredients 2-8 ounce tuna steaks a big splash of refined safflower oil (or other cooking oil but safflower has the highest smoke point) For Spice Crust Option 1: 2 tablespoons of black peppercorns 2 tablespoons of fennel seed 1 teaspoon of coarse salt For Spice Crust Option 2: 2 tablespoons of […]

Chef Michael's Kitchen

Winterberry Shortcake

What happens when you have a craving for strawberry shortcake in the winter and the only fresh strawberries are hard and tasteless? Incredibly, try frozen! They’re picked and processed ripe and delicious and with a bit of cooking will satisfy your craving for strawberry flavour while you await true summer berries. Yield: 8 Servings Ingredients For […]


Wall Clock

This week the team builds a clock with a profile of a persons face as the clocks face. See how they do it step by step to inspire you to make your own personalised clock and find out the best tools and materials to use. You will need Tools Materials PTD 40 drill Press 20mm […]


Filet Mignon with Mushrooms Duxelles

Filet Mignon with Mushrooms Duxelles, Potato and Parsley Rosti and a Red Wine Reduction You can personalize your rosti by adding cooked onions, mushrooms, the spices you want etc…. If you want to have your meat well done, you can start the Optigrill at the beginning of the recipe.  Your meat will cook while you […]


Railway Stew

  Recipe 500 g Boerewors (an award winning (spicy) Boerewors will be great) cut into bite size pieces 60 ml pure Sunflower oil 1 large onion chopped 1 green pepper chopped 3 cloves garlic chopped 2 green chillies chopped or ∏ tsp. dry chilli flakes (Any Brand) 1 tin chopped or whole tomatoes (All Gold […]

Alex's Day Off

Whole Roasted Chicken with Homemade Tapenade

I like to roast my chicken in the oven and then rest it, breast side down, so the juices flow back through the dryer meat (the white meat) as the bird cools and rests slightly before serving, I find it makes the chicken more juicy. Also, I remove my chicken from the oven when it […]


Curry-Yogurt Marinated Lamb Kebabs

Serves 4 – 6 Ingredients 2 pounds boneless leg of lamb, cut into 1 1/2-in pieces 2 large zucchini, cut into 1 ½-inch pieces 2 large summer squash, cut into 1 ½-inch pieces 1 cup whole milk yogurt, preferably Greek-style Zest and juice of 1/2 lime 1/2 teaspoon honey 1/2 teaspoon curry powder 1/2 teaspoon […]