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5-Ingredient Fix

Layered Shrimp Salad

PREP TIME: 25 COOK TIME: 8 SERVES: 4 Ingredients 12 ounces cooked chilled shrimp, chopped  2 fresh jalapenos, seeded, ribbed and finely chopped divided 6 teaspoons lemon flavored olive oil, divided Kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper 4 medium vine-ripened tomatoes, seeded and diced 1 to 2 avocados, peeled, pitted, and diced Chopped chives, […]

Crafts

Screen Printing

Project 1 Screen Printing a Table Cloth  By Yda Walt  Yda Walt Studios  Contact Details:Yda Walt of Yda Walt Design Studio (082 530 2925)          Requirements Padded board to use as a surface to print on (can use felt, thin sponge or carpet underfelt stapled onto hardboard) Fabric tablecloth Photographic silkscreen with teacup […]

Chuck's Day Off

Moms Maple Pecan Tart

Easy, Moderate, Complex Yield: 6- 8 servings Ingredients 1/3 cup maple syrup (80 ml) 1 egg ½ cup 35% cream (125 ml) 1 ½ cup brown sugar (300 g) 1 cup pecans (250 g) 1 pie shell, basic short crust pastry PASTRY 1 2/3 cups  all purpose flour (185 g) ½ cup unsalted butter, chilled, […]

5-Ingredient Fix

Simple pineapple Sherbet

PREP TIME: 10COOK TIME: 10SERVES: 6 to 8 servings Ingredients 1/2 fresh pineapple, peeled and diced (about 1 cup) 3/4 cup sugar 2 tablespoons water or pineapple juice 2 tablespoons lemon juice 1 teaspoon lemon zest 1 quart lowfat buttermilk Method In a small heavy bottomed saucepan over medium heat, add the pineapple, sugar, water […]

Décor

Stager Invasion

Time is of the essence and there is no room for slackers as Lisa pushes her team to accomplish the impossible for a homeowner in need. Tune in to STAGER INVASION to find out if Lisa’s unique approach will help these anxious homeowners sell their homes and save their livelihood. Episode 1 – The Tunes Family Chris […]

Food

Iced Berries with Spicy White Chocolate Sauce

A good, summery South African dessert. The iciness of the berries is offset by the creamy hot chocolate sauce. Serves 6–8 Ingredients 750 g fresh mixed berries such as blackberries, raspberries and strawberries (you could use a bag of mixed frozen berries) 1 vanilla pod 3 cardamom pods 1 small red chilli, seeded and sliced […]

Fearless in the Kitchen

Calamari Salad

To serve this salad as appetizer, finely chop calamari for the salad. Serve in Asian-style spoons and top with grilled shrimp garnished with crumbled pancetta and a drizzle of smoked paprika aioli. Yield: 4 servings. Ingredients 4 small calamari 2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil Squeeze of fresh lemon juice 1 small fresh chile pepper, […]

Food

Lamb & Lentil Curry

Ingredients 1,5 kg lamb shoulder cubed black pepper and maldon salt to taste 60 ml extra virgin olive oil 1 x 410g can of chopped tomatoes 1 x 5cm cinnamon stick 1 x 410g can of lentils 1 litre home made beef stock 3 x bay leaves 2 x star anise paste 3 x small […]