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Quick Ratatouille

Busy people of the world come in, put down your house keys, unburden yourself of your bags, kick off your shoes, grab a glass of wine and watch as chef Emeril Lagasse shows you how to cook some light, quick and easy meals for late night dining. Prep time: 10 minutesCook: 8 minutesTotal: 18 minutesYield: […]

Dinner Dash with Hilary Biller

Italian Chicken Saltimbocca

Ingredients 4 chicken breasts Black pepper 8 fresh sage leaves 4 slices ham or prosciutto 75g butter 15ml (1 tbsp) olive oil Cake flour, for dusting, seasoned with salt Lemon wedges, to serve Method Flatten the chicken breasts by beating between layers of greaseproof paper. Grind pepper over one side of each breast. Place a […]


Glass Blowing

Glass Blown Swan By David Phukane The Crucible 011 969 6105 or 072 998 9383       Requirements Affrox hand torch Table or Bench with a heat resistant top Oxygen tank and regulator Propane/LPG tank and regulator (only necessary if you do not have access to natural gas) Hoses – generally red for LPG gas and […]


Superior Interiors With Kelly Hoppen

For decades, Britain’s first lady of interior design, Kelly Hoppen, has set the standard for elegance and taste in interiors with her minimalist yet opulent style. Here she turns her hand to Britain’s less than attractive interiors, guiding homeowners through their design projects in her own unique way. Episode 1 – Teresa and Vince Dimartino […]

Annabel Langbein

Sesame Beef Patties

A few Asian flavours transform these simple beef patties. I don’t usually use breadcrumbs or egg but if you want to make your mix go further by all means add them. Prep time : 10 mins Cook time: 4 mins Serves: 8-10 Ingredients 1kg good-quality beef mince 2 spring onions, finely chopped 2 double kaffir […]


Pasta with Unpestoed Pesto

Prep Time: 10min Cook Time: 10min Servings: 4 Ingredients: 1 pound linguine 1 cup olive oil 5 garlic cloves, peeled 1 bunch fresh basil leaves, roughly chopped or torn 1/2 cup pine nuts 4 ounces grated Parmesan 4 ounces whole pecorino Directions: Bring a large pot of salted water to the boil and then add […]

Ask Tanya

Gardening Tips – Episode 10

What to do: Even if its winter, you can still have a continuous supply of fresh herbs by planting frost sensitive herbs such as basil and rocket in containers. Use coconut husk as a planting medium for optimal results. It’s available at garden centres in a block form. You will have to soak it into […]


Family Style Feast

In today’s edition of Fresh & Simple host Vicky Crease shows you how to prepare a family-style feast that can be enjoyed by small or large groups. In addition to showing you how to set a simple yet elegant table, Vicky’s recipe for today includes a Haloumi and sweet melon salad, A roast crown of […]