With Carrot

Carrot-cake

Spiced Carrot, Pistachio and Almond Cake (gluten free)

Posted on: 24th Jun, 2014by frenchie

You’ll know from my lack of cake and biscuit recipes that they’re not really my thing. However this recipe from ‘Persiana’ by Sabrina Ghayour looked easy and, most importantly, Frances was here to help. She and Emma are both much better at baking than I am. It’s best made the day before you want to […]

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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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Poached Whole Salmon

Poached Whole Salmon or Trout

Posted on: 6th Mar, 2014by frenchie

As our product of the week is a fish poacher, here’s an easy but impressive recipe which is great for a whole salmon or trout (if you’re lucky enough to catch them). You can serve the fish warm or at room temperature. The salmon or trout always look good served on a large platter at […]

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Moroccan inspired Fish Cakes with carrot salad

Posted on: 6th Mar, 2014by frenchie

Last weekend our daughter Emma was here from Sydney. As we often do, she and I were talking about meals that we’d recently cooked. We’ve both been doing things with wedges of iceberg lettuce and of course fish. A few nights ago Emma made Thai fish balls which sounded really easy. Instead of a Thai […]

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Chou Farci

Chou Farci

Posted on: 6th Mar, 2014by frenchie

With the weather becoming cooler I find I’m starting to make more slow cooked food. This week’s recipe is one that I haven’t made for a long time but did it again a few days ago. Chou Farci translates as ‘stuffed cabbage’ – it might sound a bit weird but I can assure you it’s […]

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Braised Venison and Chestnuts

Posted on: 5th Mar, 2014by frenchie

This is a rich stew that I’ve adapted from a French recipe book that concentrates on rustic country food from south west France. Because food was cooked over an open fire it was easier to have everything in one large pot hence the development of many slow-cooked braised dishes like this. Chestnuts, which pre-dated potatoes, […]

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Venison Tagine

Posted on: 5th Mar, 2014by frenchie

Last week Deirdre from the Wild Game stall on Saturdays gave me a pack of venison neck chops. I’d never used that cut before but I definitely will again. As well as the fact they taste good, I overheard Dierdre telling a customer that they’re very good value. This tagine recipe also works with beef […]

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Venison Osso Bucco

Venision Osso Bucco

Posted on: 5th Mar, 2014by frenchie

From now onwards as the weather gets cooler, our stallholder Deidre usually has packs of venison shin pieces which are great for slow cooked dishes – the meat is always meltingly tender. 

Ingredients: I allow 2-3 pieces of shin per person as they’re smallish. 1-2 chopped onions 2 sticks celery 1 diced carrot 3-4 slices […]

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Venison in Sherry with Roquefort Cheese

Posted on: 5th Mar, 2014by frenchie

Now that evenings are a bit cooler I start to think more about slowcooked meals rather than the BBQ. Last weekend Deidre of WILD GAME convinced me that I should buy her diced wild venison. I’m glad she did. It was delicious. It was obviously meat from a young animal as it was the colour […]

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Minestrone

Posted on: 5th Mar, 2014by frenchie

At the beginning of last week when the weather turned nasty I decided it was time for soup again – it’s hard to beat a hearty vegetable soup. I’d bought a big variety of vegetables at our Market during the weekend so had plenty to go into a minestrone. In Italy there are lots of […]

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