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On The Beach – EP3 : Simon’s Town

Interior designer Salome Gunther has a passion for mixing the old with the new.  See how she transformed an old beach cottage into a charming seaside delight in Simonstown. This text will be replaced

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Classic Spaghetti and Meatballs with Fresh Tomato Sauce

Serves 6 (or about 10 children) We used to have meatballs when we were little, and now our boys love them too. Children just love slurping up the spaghetti! Ingredients For the meatballs: 2tbsp olive oil 1 onion, peeled and finely chopped 1 garlic clove, peeled and crushed 900g (2lb) freshly minced beef 2 tbsp […]


Cucumber and feta bites with dill and pomegranate

Ingredients 1cucumber 75g/2½oz fetacheese, drained 1 tbsp chopped freshdill ¼ tsp freshly groundblack pepper 3 tbsppomegranate seeds Preparation method Top, tail and then peel the cucumber. Cut into 1.5-2cm/¾in thick slices to give about 16-18 in total. Using a melon baller, small teaspoon or a ¼ teaspoon measuring spoon, scoop out enough of the seeds from […]

Chuck's Day Off

Classic Greek Baklava

Easy, Moderate, Complex Yields : 6 to 8 servings *Walnuts can be replaced by any kind of nuts (or combination of nuts)** Phyllo pastry is available in the freezer section of most grocers Ingredients 6 cups chopped walnuts* (1,5 l) 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon (5 ml) 2 ¼ cups of sugar (560 ml) 1 cup […]


Smoked Kabeljou with dill and fennel

Smoked Kabeljou with dill and fennel, fig and rooibos dressing and advocado cream cheese Ingredients: For the kabeljou 4 x 120g portions of cleaned kabeljou Cure brown sugar x 200g salt x 40g 1 lemon zest 1 sprig of rosemary Dressing 100 ml strong rooibos tea 50 ml fynbos vinegar 60 ml olive oil 2 […]

Favourite Food

Pancakes with Rashers and Syrup

Makes about 10to serve 3-5 people, depending on how hungry everyone is!! Pancakes served with rashers and maple syrup is often made with buttermilk and bicarbonate of soda; but I devised this recipe, with fresh milk and baking powder, one morning when I had no buttermilk; and it works perfectly for me! Ingredients  150g (5oz) […]


Swiss Chard Frittata

Eating greens is an integral part of a healthy lifestyle. Martha shines the spotlight on greens by making five recipes: sorrel soup, pasta with grilled sardines and bitter greens, Swiss-chard frittata, kale Caesar salad, and spicy escarole. You’ll be inspired to try these surprisingly easy recipes. Serves 10 – 12 Ingredients For Tomatoes: 24 cherry tomatoes 2 cloves garlic, smashed 2 tablespoons […]


Making Spaces

Love and marriage and drywall dust – all under one roof. After 10 years of marriage, 3 kids and 10 houses later, Jenn and Chad are finally ready to put down roots. This interior designer and her contractor husband are gutting their forever house while living out of a cramped apartment – all in time […]