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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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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.


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 […]