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Petal Pushers

What happens when floral architect Karina Lemke and her eclectic team of designers are faced with a bevy of important and unique projects? Petal Pushers is a half-hour, thirteen episode series that explores the inner workings at one of North America’s premiere floral establishments. In each episode owner/lead designer Karina Lemke of Posies Flower Shop, […]

Bake with Anna Olson

Butter Tart Coffee Cake

This dessert-style of coffee cake tastes exactly like a butter tart! Makes 1 9-inch round cake Serves 10 to 12 Ingredients Cake: 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour 1 1/2 tsp baking powder ¼ tsp salt ¼ tsp ground cinnamon 1/3 cup packed light brown sugar 1/2 cup cool but not cold unsalted butter, cut into […]


Mexican Fajita

Serves 8–10 In Mexican cuisine, ‘fajitas’ is the term for meat marinated and cooked over a grill or fire and served with Mexican flatbreads known as tortillas. It refers to the thin strips of meat cut from a chunk of beef, and is an economical way to feed a crowd. GAS BRAAI KETTLE BRAAI DIRECT […]

Chuck's Day Off

Honey Butter

Ingredients ½ pound soft butter (227 g) ¼ cup honey (115 g) Method · Mix together well in a small bowl. Spoon into your serving crock and spread on warm bread.


LG Life Tastes Good Championship : Team 11 & Team 12

Pork Loin vs Ostrich Steak With their cooking experience, Team 11 – Valerie and Mona – tantalise the judges’ taste-buds with their Deboned Pork Loin with blue cheese and green fig preserve, as they square off against Team 12 – Karen and Karin – as they serve up a Coriander Crusted Ostrich Steak with ginger […]

Chef At Home

Cabernet Mashed Potatoes

Yield: 4 – 6 servings Ingredients 1 x 750 ml bottle Cabernet Sauvignon 1 cup 35% whipping cream 1 stick butter (8 tablespoons, 4 ounces or 1/2 cup) 6 large baking potatoes, or Yukon Gold, peeled and washed Sprinkled sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste Method Pour the wine into a large […]


Sweet and Sour Cauliflower

Ingredients: 1 large head cauliflower, cut into florets 3 tablespoons (45 ml) flour Vegetable oil, for deep frying Batter 1 cup (240 ml) flour ¾ cup (180 ml) cornstarch 1 tablespoon (15 ml) sugar 1 teaspoon (5 ml) baking powder ½ teaspoon (2.5 ml) baking soda 1/8 teaspoon (0.5 ml) salt 1 ¼ cup (300 […]

Chuck's Day Off

China Town Oysters

Easy, Moderate, Complex Yield : 4 servings Ingredients 12 large Pacific Coast Oysters 3 cloves of garlic, minced For the Sauce 1/4 cup soy sauce (60 ml) 1 teaspoon of honey (5ml) 1 tablespoon lemongrass (15 ml) Juice and zest of 1 lime 1 teaspoon sriracha hot sauce (5 ml) 2 scallions, finely chopped Method […]