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Catherine's Family Kitchen

Thai Style Crab Cakes

Thai Style Crab Cakes with Spicy Sesame Dipping Sauce Serves 4, makes 12 x 5cm round cakes  Ingredients For the cakes 2 spring onions, roughly chopped 1 tbsp Thai red curry paste ½ lime, grated zest and juice 1cm piece fresh ginger, peeled and roughly chopped 1 tbsp fresh coriander leaves, plus a few sprigs […]


On The Beach – EP10 : Kommetjie

This family beach house oozes charm and charisma!  Large glass doors open onto a wrap-around balcony with magnificent views of the sea and the Kommetjie lighthouse!   /div>

Chuck's Day Off

Big Time Bacon

Easy, Moderate, Complex Yield: 2 servings Ingredients 4 thick slices bacon 2 – 3 tablespoons maple syrup (30 – 45 ml) Method Cut ½” thick slices of bacon from a big slab or have your butcher do it. (1.5 cm) Cook in a pan over medium heat. Brown one side (3 min) then flip over […]


Chicken, Chilli and Ginger Stir-Fry

CHEF’S TIP: Pak Choi is also known as Chinese Cabbage and is available at specialty stores. Serves 4-6 Ingredients 200g (7oz) egg noodles 30ml (2 T) peanut oil or olive oil 10ml (2 t) sesame oil 6 chicken breasts, sliced thinly 6 spring onions 10ml (2 t) freshly grated ginger 10ml (2 t) minced garlic […]


Challenge Tommy Walsh

Tommy is a DIY action man-who-can, determined to train an army of raw recruits desperate to learn how to fix things properly and learn the basics.  Set in England, in a house which becomes Tommy’s DIY academy, each episode sees two different homeowners being shown the DIY ropes.  Full of tips, instructional animations and Tommy’s […]

Chuck's Day Off

Grilled Sardines, Olive Pesto and Cauliflower Puree

Chuck Hughes’ perfectly grilled sardines served with fresh olive pesto and cauliflower puree are a delightful “ménage à trois” of flavors. Easy, Moderate, Complex Yields: 4 servings Prep time: 15 minutes Cook time: 11 minutes Ingredients CAULIFLOWER PUREE 1 head of cauliflower cut in small pieces 2 tablespoons of butter (30 ml) Salt and pepper […]


Asian-Style Chicken Salad

Ingredients 1 packet Italian salad mix 1 ready-cooked chicken, shredded into thin strips (deboned and skinned) 2 avocados, sliced 1 fresh mango, cut into chunks or 1 tin lychees, drained and dried well 1 packet mange touts or snow peas, julienned 1 packet minute noodles 1 tbs sesame seeds DRESSING 1 tbs peanut butter 2 tbs […]


Tommy Fix Your House For Free

Expert builder and DIY guru Tommy Walsh is joined by his sidekick, maverick builder and compulsive scavenger Liam Collins as they both take on the challenge of fixing up a house for free! Given the current credit crunch, more and more people are finding that money is tight, and so there is no better time […]