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Green Vegatable Salad

Green Vegetable Salad

Posted on: 6th Mar, 2014by frenchie

Now that it’s feeling a little more like summer I like to make salads that can be a meal in themselves or served with any cold meats, fish or chicken. This is one from our book that customers have told me is already a favourite. Every time I make this salad I use different vegetables […]

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Vegetable Gratin

Posted on: 6th Mar, 2014by frenchie

A few days ago I was using the Zyliss Smart Guard Slicer Mandolin in preparation for this weekend’s Kitchen Shop product demonstration. I used the vegetables that I had at home and come up with this gratin. It was delicious hot that night and also at room temperature the next day. It’s a particularly good […]

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Tomato Tarte Tatin

Posted on: 6th Mar, 2014by frenchie

Tomato Tarte Tatin recipe – This is a fabulous appetizer, side dish during a barbecue, or as a light dinner with a glass of white wine. Ingredients: 6-10 Roma tomatoes, halved Olive Oil Salt and Pepper Italian seasoning mix, or just oregano, depending on taste Flakey Puff pastry Salad greens, such as mesclun or baby spinach […]

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BBQ Leg of Lamb with Vegetable Tian

Posted on: 5th Mar, 2014by frenchie

This is easy on the BBQ but you could just as easily do this in the oven. The timing is for a small leg. Preheat the BBQ while preparing the lamb. Trim excess fat from the leg. Make several slits in the meat and push in slivers of fresh garlic. Rub with salt and pepper. […]

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Duck Breasts with Fig and Port

Posted on: 5th Mar, 2014by frenchie

Duck breasts are easy to prepare and cook if you’re looking to something to impress. I really like having a sauce made with seasonal fruit to go with the duck. In summer it’s red berries and Cassis and it autumn fresh figs and Port.
This is a recipe I found in Williams and Sonoma ‘Paris’which was […]

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Asparagus Salad

Roasted Asparagus and Beetroot Salad and Raw Artichoke Salad

Posted on: 13th Feb, 2014by frenchie

We spent our weekend (Monday and Tuesday) out of Auckland. Without thinking too much about what I’d cook, I quickly bought a variety of fruit and vegetables from several stallholders during the weekend. I ended up with fresh artichokes, asparagus, beetroot, basil, watercress and more. As well I bought boccincini from Marina of Italian Cheeses. […]

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Stuffed Tomatoes

Stuffed Tomatoes

Posted on: 12th Feb, 2014by frenchie

This recipe really reminds me of the flavours of Provence in summer where you often find a selection of summer vegetables stuffed and baked. As well as tomatoes, try this mixture with courgettes, aubergines and onions. If you’re using other vegetables apart from tomatoes, after scooping out most of the flesh, half cook them in […]

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BBQ Leg of Lamb with Vegetable Tian

Posted on: 8th Jan, 2014by frenchie

This is easy on the BBQ but you could just as easily do this in the oven. The timing is for a small leg. Ingredients 2 med/lg potatoes – peeled and sliced 1 large onion – peeled and sliced 1 large fennel bulb – sliced 4-5 courgettes sliced lengthwise into 3-4 pieces 4-5 sliced tomatoes […]

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