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Chicken Curry with Lentils

TIP : Chickpeas or frozen peas can be used instead of lentils. Ingredients 50ml sunflower oil or cooking olive oil 1 large onion, finely chopped 5ml coarse salt 15ml ginger and garlic, crushed 10 – 15ml red chilli powder 700g chicken fillets, sliced 5ml cumin 5ml coriander  5ml garam masala 2ml turmeric 1 x 400g […]

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Chopped Asparagus Salad

Yield: 4 servings. Ingredients 1 pound medium asparagus, trimmed 1 small shallot, chopped 1 to 2 tablespoons champagne vinegar 2 to 3 tablespoons garlic infused extra virgin olive oil 1/4 pound piece of Parmesan cheese Kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper Method Over moderately high heat bring a large pot of salted water to […]


Bathroom Table

You will need: You will need: Dremel plus green oxide stones for glass. 20mm PAR (Pine planed all round) PST 18 JigSaw Shelf 500mm x 500mm – 1 piece PSR 18 Cordless drill Top sides 60mm x 500mm – 4 pieces PSM 18 Cordless Sander 38 x 38 mm brandering or closest(NB not warped) Router […]

Design a Garden

French Duet

A French inspired romantic design style garden which blends the elements of formal design with informal, almost cottage style planting beds. With its artful balance between earthy and chic, here’s a garden that exemplifies French country style. Plant List Forest Caesalpinia ferrea underplanted with: Plectranthus ‘Verandah Jacaranda’ Hosta undulate ‘univittata’ Hosta fortune ‘Golden Anniversary’ Pratia […]

Annabel Langbein

Buttery Shortbread

This is a big recipe but it’s hard to halve an egg yolk! The dough keeps in the fridge for a few days and freezes well in a log or sliced so you can cook up a batch at short notice. Prep time 15 mins + chillingCook time 15 minsMakes about 60 biscuits Ingredients 400g […]


Greek Goddess, Gorgeous Geisha

Ingredients Greek Goddess: Feta cheese Calamata olives Fresh and dried oreganum A few slices of red onion Rosemary sprigs Olive oil Red wine vinegar Salt and pepper   Gorgeous Geisha: Brown button mushrooms (sliced) Limes (sliced) Sesame oil (a few drops) Black & White sesame seeds (a sprinkle) Ginger (finely sliced) Olive Oil Soya Sauce

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I Escaped To The Country

“I Escaped to the Country” celebrates the house buying success stories of people who went on to purchase a rural property they were introduced to on their original “Escape to the Country” journey. Each programme highlights what they love about their new home and how the move has transformed their everyday lives.

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Banana and Peanut Butter Muffins

Makes 12 / vegetarian We all adore these muffins at home; they are sweet, delicious and nutty. They are also great for a snack or to take on a picnic. Put them in your kids’ lunch boxes for a nice surprise! Ingredients 275g (10oz) plain flour 50g (2oz) oats 1 tbsp baking power 2 eggs […]