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fillet recipe

Deconstructed Carpetbagger Fillet

Ingredients: 2 x 200 g fillet steaks 125 ml cream 1 tin smoked oysters Two knobs of butter 1 Tbs olive oil 30 ml finely chopped parsley Good quality barbeque basting sauce Method: 1 Heat …

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diy firelighters

DIY Firelighters

You will need: Used tea bags Paraffin Glass bottle Instructions: 1. Dry the used tea bags completely 2. Put them into a glass bottle 3. Fill the bottle with paraffin These home made recycled tea …

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meat seasoning recipe

Meat Seasoning Recipe

Meat Seasoning Recipe Ingredients: 30ml coriander seeds 15ml cumin seeds 30ml black salt 15ml black pepper corns 15ml dried chilli flakes 15ml garlic flakes   Method: Place all the ingredients into a mortar, and using …

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pesto recipe

Coriander & Cashew Pesto

This pesto is great in pasta or even spread onto hot crusty bread straight from the oven – and it’s delicious drizzled over salads   Ingredients: 80 g fresh coriander 80 g cashew nuts 2 …

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pairing food and wine

On the topic of booze and chews: The low-down on pairing food and wine

Whether you prefer to cater for guests from the comfort of your own patio or go all out with a big venue; snacks and wine will always be a necessity! With spring being upon us, …

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summer body

Spring at Butcher Block: Get your summer body ready

  Summer is creeping closer with each warmer, brighter morning. Living in South Africa means that summer generally involves a lot of beach time, lazy days at the pool, and outdoor activities. So, how are …

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Dessert for your mood

What should you eat for dessert, based on your mood.

Everyone craves dessert now and again – especially when we are overcome with emotions. At Butcher Block, we believe that dessert should be taken seriously. Not just any random dessert will do when you’re in …

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Foods to fight flu: steak

Foods to Fight Flu and Colds: Boost your Health with These Superfoods

Trying to avoid colds and flu this winter? From oats to sweet potatoes, try munching on these foods to fight flu and keep the sniffles at bay! Before you reach for the latest over-the-counter remedy …

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Butcher Block

How to take food pictures for Instagram: Insta-worthy Foodie Pics

If you’re sitting down for dinner chances are you’re taking a photo of it and posting it up on Instagram. Food boasting has become a huge thing in South Africa and around the globe. With …

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Wine for the whines.

  We know sometimes being a mom can be overwhelming. This mother’s day take a break from the usual parental duties and treat your mind and body to some health reboots with a well-deserved glass …

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