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Chef Michael’s Kitchen

Chef Michael Smith is going back to basics with a twist!  Welcome to his kitchen where he’ll share his favourite home-style recipes, ingredients and cooking techniques while stirring in freestyle ideas that’ll add a twist or two to your cooking.  See how easy it is to impress yourself in your own kitchen because once you […]

Cook Yourself Thin

Chocolate Orange Truffle Cake

Gizzi: “This cake is wheat free, it has no added fat and it uses fruit sugar.” Serves: 12 Preparation time: 15 minutes Cooking time: 1 hour 50 minutes Cooling time: 2 hours Icing time: 10 minutes Ingredients 1 whole orange 125g fruit sugar 200g 70% dark chocolate, melted 100g ground almonds 3 free range eggs, […]


Seared Wild Striped Bass with Sauteed Spring Vegetables

Prep Time: 15minsCook Time: 20minsServes: 6 Ingredients: Salt 1 bunch asparagus, snapped where it wants to naturally break 2 cups sugar snap peas, tips and strings removed 1 cup shelled fava beans Extra-virgin olive oil 3 cloves garlic 1 cup morel mushrooms, cleaned and cut lengthwise in 1/2 1/2 cup chicken or vegetable stock 4 […]

At Home

Drop Scones

Makes 12 / Vegetarian These little drop scones (or crumpets) are quite delicious and are very easy to make. They are fabulous for brunch or for a quick snack in the afternoon. My children love making these after school when they are always a bit peckish. Ingredients 100g (4oz) self-raising flour 1 tsp baking powder […]


Forever Summer with Nigella

Nigella Lawson is back and if she has her way, it will be summer forever. In this eight-part series, Nigella cooks irresistible summery recipes that can be enjoyed at any time of the year. Featuring food from around the globe, Nigella ventures out of the kitchen to give picnics, barbecues and beach food a touch […]

Fearless in the Kitchen

Mascarpone and Pistachio in mini Tuile Cones

Tuile is French for tile. It’s a thin crisp cookie that can be shaped when warm from the oven. Ingredients Tuile Batter 1/3 cup melted butter  1 egg white 1/3 cup icing sugar  6 tbsp. flour  2 tbsp. lemon juice Grated zest of 1 lemon Mascarpone Cheese Filling ¾ cup mascarpone ¼ cup ricotta ¼ […]


Classic Martini

When you crave a steak, nothing beats a steakhouse dinner. In this episode, Martha makes five of her favorite menu items: a classic martini, baked stuffed clams, porterhouse steak with a compound butter, and creamed spinach and baked potatoes. They’re all guaranteed to satisfy a big appetite. Ingredients 1 cup vodka or gin 1 tablespoon dry vermouth Ice cubes Cocktail olives, caperberries, […]


Crab and Prawn Coconut Soup with Noodles

Serves 2 as a meal Ingredients 2 tablespoons sunflower oil 2 small cloves garlic, sliced 1/2 teaspoon grated ginger 1 teaspoon lemon grass, finely chopped 200g (8ozs) crab meat 500ml (18fl ozs) fish or light chicken stock 1 small tin (165g/7ozs) coconut milk 1 tablespoon fish sauce (Nam Pla) 50g (2ozs) thin egg noodles 50g […]