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Dinner Dash with Hilary Biller

Pastrami Cheese Pie

Ingredients 1 roll readymade puff pastry, thawed 65ml (1/4 cup) chutney 15ml (1tbsp) creamed horseradish 4-6 slices of pastrami cold meat 125ml (1/2 cup) cheddar cheese, grated 1 egg beaten, for brushing Method Preheat the oven to 200 degrees C. Roll out the pastry and spread one half with half the chutney and horseradish, leaving […]

At Home

Winter Vegetable Broth with Haricot Beans and Chorizo

Serves 6 This soup is the best thing in winter time – comforting and nutritious. It’s a meal in itself for lunch. And, even better, it’s very easy to make. Ingredients 2 tbsp olive oil 1 onion, peeled and chopped 1 large carrot, peeled and chopped 2 small leaks, trimmed and chopped 2 potatoes, peeled […]

Annabel Langbein

Watermelon and Avocado Salad

Most of us eat watermelon by itself as a juicy fruit snack, but it also works well in savoury salads. This recipe makes a great summer side dish or starter. You can replace the mozzarella with feta or even blue cheese if you prefer. Prep time : 5 mins Serves: 6-8 as a starter Ingredients […]


Square Frame Lamp

With the right lighting you can achieve the desired mood in your home. This week Peter and Annalien build a stylish easy to build lamp in a few easy steps. Be inspired to build your very own lamp.. You will need Tools Materials Compound Mitre Saw Pine 20mm PST 18 Jigsaw Base 300 mm x […]


Baked cheesecake with blackberries, blueberries and fig

Ingredients For the base 50g/1¾oz unsalted butter, melted 200g/7oz gingernut biscuits (about 20 biscuits) For the filling 450g/1lb full-fat cream cheese 250g/9oz ricotta 150g/5½oz double cream 3 medium free-range eggs 125g/4½oz caster sugar 2½ tbsp cornflour 1 vanilla pod, seeds scraped out For the topping 125g/4½oz fresh blueberries 125g/4½oz fresh blackberries 2 figs, each cut into 6 evenly-sized wedges 2 tsp icing sugar, sifted handful fresh mint leaves (optional) […]


Beef Bourguignon

Cooking with wine is a way to add flavor to food. Martha makes four delicious recipes using wine: beef bourguignon, cioppino (fish stew), chicken Marsala, and wine-poached pears. Each is perfect for a party menu. Serves – 8 Ingredients 1 large onion, roughly chopped 2 carrots, roughly chopped 1 head garlic, cloves separated and lightly crushed (unpeeled) 10 springs flat-leaf parsley, cut in half, plus 3 tablespoons […]


Hoisin Mince Salad

Serves 4 Ingredients 2 tbs oil ½ onion, sliced thinly 2 tbs fresh ginger 1 tsp minced garlic Stalk of 1 lemongrass, finely chopped 300g beef mince 3 tbs hoisin sauce ½ English cucumber, julienned 100g mange touts, julienned 1 carrot, julienned 100g bean sprouts 2 tsps sugar 3 tbs soya sauce 1 tsp sesame […]

Chef Michael's Kitchen

Tuna Shrimp Rice Wraps

Yield: 2 Servings Ingredients 1-170 gram can of flaked tuna, drained 8 cooked shrimp, roughly chopped 2 tablespoons of mayonnaise 2 large rice paper rounds a handful of fresh basil leaves a handful of fresh cilantro leaves Method Toss the tuna and shrimp with the mayonnaise in a small bowl.Soak the rice paper rounds one at […]