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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 […]


Broken pasta and lentil soup

This is a great throw-together dish for when your cupboards and fridge are erring on the empty side. The pancetta, pecorino and thyme will infuse your soup with a great depth of flavour, while the lentils and pasta will ensure no-one walks away hungry! SERVES: 8 PREPARATION: 10MIN COOKING: 45MIN SKILL LEVEL: EASY Ingredients 3 […]


Thai Style Chicken Pie

Ingredients   SHORTCRUST PASTRY 500 ml (280 g) Snowflake cake flour 2 ml salt 200 g cold butter 15 ml castor sugar (optional) 1 extra-large egg yolk About 20 ml ice cold water 5 ml fresh lemon juice FILLING 60 ml green curry paste 30 ml sugar 6 (about 750 g) chicken breast fillets, cut […]


Prego Rolls

Ingredients 500-600g rump steak, scotch fillet or topside ,Jardim’s steak and Prego salt to taste 20 ml olive oil 20g butter 2 bay leaves 4 cloves garlic, pressed 125ml white wine  Piri-Piri chillies 4 Portuguese rolls, buttered.        Method: Slice the meat thinly.  Season. Heat the oil, , garlic and bay leaf in a pan. Remove garlic and bay […]

Bake with Anna Olson

Almond Linzer Cookies

Makes about 3 dozen sandwich cookies Ingredients 1 cup unsalted butter at room temperature 1 ½ cups icing sugar, sifted, plus extra for dusting 4 large egg yolks 1 tsp finely grated lemon zest 1 tsp vanilla extract ¼ tsp almond extract ¾ cup ground almonds 3 cups cake & pastry flour ¼ tsp baking […]


Home Made Easy – Episode 9

  Follow @BuildersFan In episode 9 of Home Made Easy we make our way in and around the kitchen. From mouth-watering culinary pot recipes, to a mini kitchen makeover… Gardening       Save

Chef Michael's Kitchen

Seawater Lobster

Nothing beats the taste of lobster cooked in seawater.  Learn how to make your own Seawater Lobster, and how that lobster can quickly become a sumptuous Lobster Corn Chowder.  See how a Vegetarian Chili becomes a Vegetarian Shepherd’s Pie with Vegetarian Chili with Sweet Potato, and you’ll never miss the meat!  Join Chef Michael Smith as he goes back to basics […]


Handmade Cards – Iris Folding Star

Gloria Bastos is joined by Belinda Kangwa of Scrap Book direct and she’ll be sharing interesting techniques of card making. First, she introduces us to the iris technique and makes a card with a 3D effect and then later shows how to make a gift cracker that you can re-use. Scrapbook DirectBelinda KangwaTel: 012 347 […]