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Auction Squad

Episode 1 – PETERSHAM This week the Auction Squad meets their one day challenge of turning eyesore into an auction day drawcard. An inner city garden gets a new lease on life in their pre auction, budget renovation. The inside team gives two bedrooms a budget revamp then ventures outside to turn an ordinary patio […]

Favourite Food

Coriander and Mint Salsa

This is a pesto of sorts, so is incredibly versatile, the mint and the coriander balance each other very well. Ingredients 4 tbs roughly chopped fresh coriander, soft stalks included 2 tbs roughly chopped fresh mint 1 spring onion finely chopped 2 cloves of garlic mashed 6 floz olive oil Salt and pepper Method Whizz […]


Whole Red snappers in Thai Marinade

Whole Red snappers in Thai Marinade

Chuck's Day Off

Lamb Stuffed Cabbage Rolls

Chuck Hughes’ twist on the Eastern European classic cabbage rolls – stuffed with perfectly seasoned ground lamb and a hearty sauce. Prep Time: 30 minutesCook Time: 1 hour 20 minutesYield : 6 to 8 servingsEasy, Moderate, Complex Ingredients Cabbage rolls: 1 Savoy cabbage 1 lb minced lean lamb (450 g) 1/2 cup bread crumbs (125 […]


Chocolate and Strawberry Filled Crêpes

20 crêpes – store bought bought (Woolworths) or homemade 1 bottle (quantity) pralinutta or nutella 250g fresh strawberries, cut in half Warm the crêpes. Spread with chocolate spread and place the strawberries down the centre of each crêpe. Roll the crêpe to enclose the strawberries. Dust with icing sugar just before serving. Melt 200g dark […]


Grow your own drugs

From ice lollies made from Echinacea to acne gels made from marigold flowers, home-made natural remedies are about to get a makeover as ethnobotanist James Wong reveals how to Grow Your Own Drugs. In this innovative series, James demonstrates how to make a variety of remedies and offers an informative guide to plants and gardening […]

Bake with Anna Olson

Truffle Centred Beignets

Makes 18 beignets Ingredients Dough: 2/3 cup milk, just above body temperature (105 °F) 2 ¼ tsp (1 pkg) instant dry yeast 1/3 cup sugar 3 eggs at room temperature 3 ½ cups all-purpose flour 1 tsp salt ¼ tsp ground nutmeg ½ cup unsalted butter at room temperature Ganache Glaze: ½ cup whipping cream […]

5-Ingredient Fix

Chocolate Molten Cakes

Yield: 4 servings. Ingredients Recipe courtesy of Claire Robinson, 2010 1/2 pound unsalted butter 1/2 pound bittersweet chocolate, at least 60%, plus 8 1-inch squares 1/2 cup granulated sugar 3 large eggs 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour Method Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Butter 4 (6 oz) ramekins and set aside. Over a double boiler […]