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Slow roasted garlic and lemon chicken

Ingredients 1 chicken (approx. 2.25kg / 4½lbs) cut into 10 pieces 1 bulb of garlic (separated into unpeeled cloves) 2 unwaxed lemons (cut into chunky eighths) 1 handful fresh thyme 3 tablespoons olive oil 150 ml white wine black pepper Method Pre-heat the oven to 160°C/gas mark 3/325ºF. Put the chicken pieces into a roasting tin and add the garlic cloves, lemon chunks and the thyme; just […]

Cook Yourself Thin

Moroccan lemon and orange cake

Makes 11 slices Ingredients 2 unwaxed lemons 3 medium free-range eggs 180g fructose sugar (fruit sugar) 80g rice flour 1 tsp baking powder 120g ground almonds For the drizzle 2 tbsp of fructose sugar 1 tbsp of water 50ml freshly squeezed lemon juice 1 tbsp orange flower water METHOD How to make Moroccan lemon and […]

Bake with Anna Olson

Basic Buttermilk Biscuits

These are a simple, drop-style of biscuit that bake up soft and delicate with an almost cake-like texture, but are not sweet so they are ideal to serve alongside a bowl of soup or chilli or in place of a roll at dinner. Makes 18 biscuits Ingredients 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 Tbsp sugar 1 […]

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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 […]

Décor

Trends with Dave Nemeth

Keeping up with the latest home décor trends is almost essential to give you the latest stylish look without breaking the bank. Trends with Dave Nemeth, is an eight part series that focuses on the latest trends when it comes to décor, design and style. Episode 1 – Hand Crafted Design With the rebellion against […]

DIY

Bathroom Vanity

  Material List: Material list Power tools Supa wood 16 mm PST 18 Cordless jig saw 1666 mm x 570mm – 2 pieces PSR 18 VLI Cordless drill driver White melamine 16mm PSR 10.8 volt cordless drill driver 547mm x 740mm – 2 pieces (edging on 1 long side) Pex 220 sander 547mm x 434mm […]

DIY

Wrapping Station

Now here is one for the crafty members of the family! A storage unit that houses all things to do with crafts and gift wrapping… Peter and Annalien shows you how you can create your very own wrapping station. You will need: Tools Material list PCM 7 Compound Mitre saw Pine PAR 20mm PST 18 […]

Food

Veg Pilau

Ingredients: 65ml light olive oil 1 cinnamon stick 2 bay leaves 5ml cumin seeds 1 large onion, finely chopped 7,5ml coarse salt 10ml crushed garlic 10ml crushed ginger 15ml red chilli powder 3 large potatoes, sliced and fried 3 carrots, sliced and fried 5ml cumin 10ml ground coriander 5ml garam masala Pinch of turmeric 250ml […]