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Chef At Home

Fresh Squeezed Lemonade

EASE OF PREPARATION:  Easy, Moderate, Complex A recipe is merely words on paper; a guideline, a starting point from which to improvise. It cannot pretend to replace the practiced hand and telling glance of a watchful cook. For that reason feel free to stir your own ideas into this dish. When you cook it once, […]

Chuck's Day Off

Peach and Blue Cheese Salad

Easy, Moderate, Complex Yields : 4 servings Ingredients For the salad: 4 slices of prosciutto 2 hearts of Romaine lettuce 2 peaches, cut in 6 wedges 1 shallot, thinly sliced 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil (30 ml) 1/2 cup crumbled firm blue cheese, crumbled (125 ml) 3 tablespoons chives, finely chopped (45 ml) Salt […]


Water Garden – MIZU TO KOPISHI

Water, water everywhere – and lots of water plants too!  Today, we visit a tranquil garden inspired by the East and discover a space that flows with ease around a clever design that lets you feel quiet and secluded. Mixed Planting: Elegia tectorum Cuphea Mexicana “white Wonder” Ophiopogon Japonicus Cyathea australis BOG  GARDEN: mixed planting […]

Chuck's Day Off

Orange Creamsicles

Easy, Moderate, Complex Yields: 6 popsicles Ingredients 1 cup cream (250 ml) 2 egg whites 1/2 cup honey (125 ml) 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (5 ml) 1 cup orange juice (250 ml) (about 3 oranges) Zests of 1 orange Method In a bowl, beat the cream with a whisk until soft peaks form.  Set aside. […]

Annabel Langbein

Venison Tataki

Tataki is like carpaccio but you sear the meat at the start to add extra flavour. The trick is to freeze it briefly so it can be sliced super-thin. Venison’s leanness means it is well suited to serving like this, but it you prefer you could use lean beef fillet instead. Microgreens are handy to […]


Korean Beef with Avocado Rice

Isaac makes this really good Korean-inspired beef dish; it is great for a dinner party, and of course the beef and spring onion satays can be cooked on the barbeque too. The avocado in the rice is an unusual addition, but one that works very well. Serves 4 Ingredients 400g beef sirloin, cubed into 2cm […]

Catherine's Family Kitchen

Beef and Guinness Casserole

Serves 4-6 Ingredients 1kg stewing beef, trimmed of fat Flour with salt and pepper added 2 large onions, thinly sliced 3 carrots peeled and sliced 2 sticks celery, diced 1 dessertspoon sugar 1 tsp English Mustard powder 400g tin chopped tomatoes 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce A bouquet garni (4 parsley sprigs, 1 fresh thyme sprig […]


Seared Shrimp Salad with Warm Andouille Dressing

New Orleans has always been a great food town, and nobody knows that better than Emeril Lagasse!  On this show Emeril takes us to some of his new favorite fresh New Orleans spots, Cochon Butcher and Crescent City Farmers Market, for some traditional and new ingredients.   Back in his kitchen, he use these ingredients to […]