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Green salad with roasted pears, pecans and blue cheese

Serves 4 Ingredients 3 firm pears 50ml (2 fl oz) maple syrup  3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil  2 tbsp cider vinegar  1 small shallot, finely chopped 4 good handfuls of mixed green leaves, to include watercress or rocket 75g (3 oz) pecan nuts, roughly chopped 150g (5 oz) crumbled Cashel blue cheese salt and […]

Food

Waffle Chips

Serves 4 INGREDIENTS 2 to 3 baking potatoes 9 cups soy bean oil, for frying Coarse salt DIRECTIONS Using the fluted blade of the French mandoline, cut the potato into 1/8-inch-thick slices, creating the waffle pattern by turning the potato a quarter-turn after each slice. Transfer potato slices to a bowl of cool water to prevent discoloration. […]

Chef At Home

Coleslaw

Yield:  8 servings Ingredients 1/2 cup cider vinegar 1/2 cup yellow mustard 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 head cabbage, cored and sliced thinly 1 red pepper, stems and seeds removed and thinly sliced. 1 red onion, peeled and sliced thinly 3 carrots, peeled and grated Sprinkled sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste Method […]

Crafts

Scrapbooking

This week Gloria Bastos is joined by Jowilna Nolte of Scrapcouture and they’ll be showing the interesting possibilities of working with cards. First they make a Faux Blackboard Technique Card and then later make mini card inserts to spruce up a plain file. Dressing up Project Life cards By Jowilna NolteScrapcouture Project life cards don’t […]

Bake with Anna Olson

Classic Lemon Pound Cake

Makes 1 9-x-5-inch loaf pan 16 slices Ingredients Cake: 1 cup unsalted butter, just cooler than room temperature (60-65 °F) 1 ½ cups sugar 1 Tbsp finely grated lemon zest 5 large eggs, almost at room temperature 1/3 cup sour cream (full-fat) 1 ½ tsp vanilla extract 1 cup all-purpose flour ½ cup cake & […]

Food

Lorraine Pascale: How To Be A Better Cook

Professional chef Lorraine Pascale is looking to help amateurs improve their kitchen skills. In each episode, she takes an inexperienced cook and helps build up their confidence so the rookie can make impressive meals for friends and family. The tasks Pascale tackles include teaching a 52-year-old builder — who has never cooked a meal before […]

Ask Tanya

Ask Tanya – Block Lawn or Grass Seed?

QUESTION: Hi Tanya I desperately want to grow lawn on a shaded area for this summer. I saw some law-seeds being sold at Builder’s Warehouse and wasn’t sure about the result. What would you suggest I do? Buy the lawn blocks or try out those seeds? Regards Terry-Joburg TANYA REPLIES: Hi Terry This is a […]

Cook Yourself Thin USA

Low-Fat Mac and Cheese

Serves 4 To make fresh bread crumbs, process a slice of whole wheat bread in the food processor. Ingredients 2 cups whole- or multi-grain elbow macaroni 1 1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1 1/2 cups skim milk, warmed for 1 minute in the microwave 8 ounces sharp Cheddar cheese, shredded (2 1/4 […]