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Mini sheep skewers

Perfect for parties or outdoor picnics, you can prepare these skewers the day before. Just keep them in the fridge wrapped in butcher’s paper or baking paper until ready to barbecue. MAKES: 20-25 PREPARATION: 10MIN COOKING: 20MIN SKILL LEVEL: EASY Ingredients 1 kg deboned sheep leg meat (use lamb if sheep meat is unavailable), cut […]

Cooking with Nick Stellino

Chicken Provolone

Nick visits the cheese monger and the P-Patch and prepares Chicken Provolone with Tomato Sauce and a Salad with Spinach, Arugula & Shallots. Old school recipes made simple for today’s busy home chefs. This recipe serves 4

Chef Michael's Kitchen

Fennel Seed Sausage Bites with Curried Marmalade

Yield: 4 servings Ingredients 4 Italian sausages, sliced, roasted in the oven ½ cup of marmalade 2 Tbsp of your favourite mustard 1 Tbsp or so of curry Method Place a toothpick in each sausage bite. Whisk together the marmalade, mustard and curry until smooth. Dip and share!    

Chef At Home

Cheesy Potato Pie

Yield:  4 – 6 servings Ingredients 7-8 Yukon Gold potatoes, scrubbed 2 cups 35% whipping cream 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg Sprinkled sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste 12 oz. grated gruyere cheese, or medium cheddar  Method Preheat your oven to 350°. Place a 12” cast iron skillet or other large deep heavy […]

DIY

Repurposed Cupboard door

Re-purposing old items is a great way to create unique once-off pieces! In this week’s episode, Peter and Annalien give new life to a louvre or shutter cupboard door, by incorporating it into a display shelf. You will need: Tools Material list PCM 7 Compound Mitre saw 16mm MDF (Supa wood) PST 18 Jigsaw Sides […]

Dinner Dash with Hilary Biller

Caprese Sticks

Makes 12 Ingredients 6 mini mozzarella balls basil pesto cocktail tomatoes basil leaves Method Cut the mozzarella balls in half and spread each piece with basil pesto without covering the cheese completely. Thread each half onto a wooden skewer. Add a basil leaf and cocktail tomato and serve.

Annabel Langbein

Walnut Salad

This brilliant salad has everything going for it – it’s crisp, crunchy, juicy and melting all in one mouthful. I discovered the idea in a little hole-in-the-wall restaurant in Fethiye in Southern Turkey, and now I make it whenever I can get my hands on fresh walnuts. Walnuts, like other nuts, keep fresh for months […]

Ask Tanya

Gardening Tips – Episode 9

Tips Prune all plants that have finished flowering in the garden to rejuvenate them and encourage new growth. You need to dead head any flowering winter annuals such as pansies – to make sure that they carry on flowering and giving you brilliant colour