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Amazing Pickled and Marinated Vegetables

In this programme Jamie explains the history of pickling and preserving. If you have grown your own produce you’ll want to save it and keep it for as long as you can or use the excess when you have a bumper crop. Jamie shows you how with a super-quick ‘mothership’ pickle recipe which can be […]

Chuck's Day Off

Tequila Lemonade

YIELD:  2 big cocktails Ingredients 2 scoops ice cubes 8 Meyer lemons, squeezed (if Meyer not available, use regular lemons) Several dashes sugar cane syrup (or “Simple Syrup”) 4 sprigs fresh peppermint 4 ounces  Tequila (120 ml) 1 lemon sliced into wheels 2 vanilla beans A dash of soda water to top up Method Into […]


Chest of Drawers Renovation

If you have a forgotten piece of furniture at home, then this week’s episode of Get It Done might inspire you. Peter and Annalien renovates an old chest of drawers into a show piece. Material List: Pex Sander Pine 20mm PAR NB PSR 1080 cordless screw driver Top 600mm x 1200mm – 1 piece (grain […]


Handmade Cards – Paper Cracker

Gloria Bastos is joined by Belinda Kangwa of Scrap Book direct and she’ll be sharing interesting techniques of card making. First, she introduces us to the iris technique and makes a card with a 3D effect and then later shows how to make a gift cracker that you can re-use. Scrapbook DirectBelinda KangwaTel: 012 347 […]


Mango and Yoghurt with Cardamom Reduction

Serves 4 Ingredients 2 ripe mangoes, peeled 300ml thick Greek yoghurt 1 cup sugar 1 tablespoon water 5 crushed cardamom pods 250ml fresh cream Method Peel the mango and cut into thick cheeks. Whip the cream and gently fold in the yoghurt, being careful not to overmix. In a separate pot on low temperature heat […]

Chuck's Day Off

Stuffed Celery Stalks

Easy, Moderate, Complex Yield: 4 servings Ingredients 8 stalks celery with leaves attached For the Caramelized Onion Spread: 1 tablespoon vegetable oil (15 ml) 2 large onions, sliced in thin rings 1 cup cream cheese, softened (225 g) A pinch kosher salt 1 small spoonful of smoked paprika A grinding of cracked black pepper For […]

Fish the Dish

Bay Scallop Ceviche with Avocado Salsa

Serves: 4 Ingredients CEVICHE ½ cup (125 ml) Mandarin orange juice ¼ cup (60 ml) fresh lemon juice ¼ cup (60 ml) fresh lime juice 1 lb (450 g) bay scallops, rinsed and patted dry Salt Serrano chillies, thinly chopped ¼ cup (60 ml) Red onion, diced ¼ cup (60 ml) Fresh cilantro, chopped 1 […]

Chef Michael's Kitchen

Sage Walnut Goats Cheese Pesto

Yield: 4-6 servings Ingredients 2 bunches of fresh sage ½ cup of walnuts 1 cup of your favourite goat cheese ½ cup of walnut oil Method Pulse all the ingredients together in your food processor or blender until combined. Add a splash more walnut oil if needed to get a spreadable texture. Smear on a […]