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Oeufs Meurette – eggs in red wine sauce

Posted on: 8th Mar, 2014by frenchie

Thinking about our Burgundy region dinner next week reminded me of this dish which we first ate in Beaune in Burgundy many years ago – ‘oeufs meurette’ – eggs in red wine sauce. I used to make it regularly but somehow had forgotten about it. The sauce is also a delicious accompaniment to poached prawns. […]

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Beef Carbonnade

Posted on: 7th Mar, 2014by frenchie

This is a rich oven-cooked stew of beef in beer, a favourite throughout the North of France. Our chef Lou has tweeked the traditional recipe slightly….so here we go…enjoy! Ingredients (serves 4): 30g butter 2-3 tablespoons oil 1kg lean beef rump or chunk steak, cubed 2 medium onions, diced 2 large carrots, diced 1 large […]

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Sour Cream Plum Cake

Sour Cream Plum Cake

Posted on: 7th Mar, 2014by frenchie

Once again I’ve called on Louise for another of her favourite cakes as the last one was a hit with many of you. With summer fruits starting soon this cake is perfect. Louise has agreed to bake this and her Swedish Saffron cake for us on Thursday 15 December. She’s going to do them in […]

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Swedish Saffron Cake

Swedish Saffron Cake

Posted on: 7th Mar, 2014by frenchie

During the last three weekends I’ve been working in our new Kitchen Shop where we have a good selection of items needed for baking. You may have noticed that it’s rare for me to include baking in our weekly recipes. This is because I’ve never been very good at it. However working amongst the baking […]

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Madeleines

Posted on: 7th Mar, 2014by frenchie

I’m not sure what happened last week but suddenly I had the urge to bake something. As I’ve mentioned before I’ve never been a baker. Emma and Frances had to be taught by my mother. Anyway I thought I’d have a try at madeleines because I like their seashell shape and they’re a perfect size […]

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Whitebait Recipes

Posted on: 7th Mar, 2014by frenchie

The whitebait season has started! Treat yourself to a few grams and make something delicately delicious.  This week I asked our stallholder Jimmy how he cooks whitebait. He does fritters the same way I do as well as a couple of other ways which he agreed to share with us. Whitebait Fritters Beat an egg […]

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Sole Veronique

Lemon Sole Veronique

Posted on: 6th Mar, 2014by frenchie

Whenever Jimmy has lemon sole I buy it as it’s easy to cook and has a delicate flavour. Usually I simply panfry it but last week I asked Jimmy for suggestions and he came up with the French classics – Sole Veronique or Sole Parisian. Both had slipped my mind. Since it’s grape season and […]

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Fish with Sorrel Sauce Recipe

Posted on: 6th Mar, 2014by frenchie

In the last few months, prompted by the fact that I wanted to try some of the Franchi seeds we sell, I’ve started growing herbs and vegetables. We don’t have much space in our garden so I have a selection of plants in pots. Amongst them are sorrel, chervil and French tarragon in pots. The […]

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Broad Beans & Peas with Panfried Fish

Posted on: 6th Mar, 2014by frenchie

As I’ve talked about above, this is my version of the meal I ate at Aux Fins Gourmets last month. I’ve made this twice so far. The first time I served it with poached salmon and last night with brill. It’s easy and delicious. Don’t think you can only serve the broad beans with fish. […]

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Baked Hapuka with Seafood

Posted on: 6th Mar, 2014by frenchie

Normally for family birthday dinners I’ll serve duck or a slow-cooked meat dish. Last week for my father’s and Mike’s joint birthday dinner I decided to have a change and cook fish and seafood because I found it hard to resist Jimmy’s hapuka and John’s Foveaux Strait scallops and Australian prawns (available frozen on Sundays […]

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