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Bake with Anna Olson

Lemon Meringue Pie

Lemon meringue pie is a perennial favourite, and a great list of tips for success follows this recipe. Makes 1 9-inch pie Serves 8 to 10 Ingredients: Dough: 1 cup + 2 Tbsp cake & pastry flour 1 Tbsp sugar 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 cup cold unsalted butter, cut into pieces 3 Tbsp cold water […]

Food

Thai Flavoured Mussels

Prep Time: 15min Cook Time: 10min Servings: 1 Ingredients: 1/2 cup light stock, such as vegetable, chicken, fish or dashi 1 shallot, minced 2 garlic cloves, sliced or minced 3 kaffir lime leaves, chopped or shredded, or 1 (4-inch) piece lemon grass, minced 1/2-inch piece ginger, minced 20 mussels (about 12 ounces), (preferably cultivated, or […]

Food

Buckwheat Honey Glazed Lamb Shanks

Ease of preparation: Moderate Preparation time : 20 minutes Cooking time : 2 hours 45 minutes Serves : 6 Ingredients 6 lamb shanks approximately  3/4 lb (350gr) each 2 tbsp (30 ml) olive oil 1tbsp (15 ml) butter 2 tbsp (30 ml) brandy ¼ cup (60 ml) sherry vinegar or red wine vinegar ½ cup (125 ml ) […]

Chuck's Day Off

Horseradish Mayonnaise

Easy, Moderate, Complex Ingredients 1 cup good mayonnaise (250 ml) 5 inch piece of horseradish root – use about 4 big tablespoons, grated (25 g) The juice of ¼ lemon A dash of Tabasco or your favourite bottled hot sauce A pinch sea salt 1 teaspoon prepared horseradish (5 g) Method Use a vegetable peeler […]

DIY

Garden Planter Bench

Here is a great project for those looking to bring life to a quiet spot in the garden, whilst recycling some pallets! Peter and Annalien show you how to build a garden bench using some old shipping pallets. You will need: Tools Material list PCM 7 Compound Mitre saw Pallets – 3 (2 big plus […]

Décor

HOTY House of the Year 2013

The 2013 House and Leisure House of the year awards evening, in association with SA Home Loans, was recently held at the Youngblood Arts & culture centre on Bree Street in Cape town. This stylish event is the culmination of a year long search to find the best home in South Africa.

Food

Pork Picadillo

Prep time: 20 minutes Cook: 30 minutes Total: 50 minutes Yield: 4 to 6 servings   Ingredients 3 tablespoons olive oil 12 ounces ground pork 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano leaves 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice 1/2 cup chopped yellow onion […]

5-Ingredient Fix

Rice Pilaf

Yield: 4 servings Prep Time: 5 minutes Cook Time: 30 minutes Ingredients 1 cup low-sodium chicken broth 1 cup water 1 to 2 tablespoons olive oil 1/2 cup chopped scallions, white and green parts 1 cup long-grain white rice Salt and freshly ground black pepper 1/2 cup toasted chopped walnuts Directions Bring the broth and […]