With Dijon Mustard

Croque Monsieur

Croque Monsieur

Posted on: 8th Mar, 2014by frenchie

On Monday I was asked to tell National Radio listeners how to make a Croque Monsieur and realised that I haven’t done it in an email. I describe it as an indulgent French version of a ham and cheese toasted sandwich. Great for breakfast, lunch or with crusts removed and cut into four, as a […]

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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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Seared Tuna Nicoise

Seared Tuna Nicoise

Posted on: 7th Mar, 2014by frenchie

Many of you will already have this recipe from me as I first included in a newsletter about 10 years ago. A while ago a customer asked me for it as she’d lost her copy and last week at the Market I bought yellow fin tuna steaks from Jimmy so I could make this meal. […]

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Warm Goat's Cheese Salad

Warm Goats Cheese Salad with Artichoke, Asparagus, Broad bean & Peas

Posted on: 6th Mar, 2014by frenchie

Isn’t it so good at this time of year when we finally get to pick or buy lots of spring vegetables? This week’s recipe brings several of Mike and my favourites together – artichokes from Terry, asparagus from Jillian, fresh peas from Market Fresh and broad beans from our own garden. As usual with this […]

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Spring Vegetable Salad

Posted on: 6th Mar, 2014by frenchie

Isn’t it really good to finally feel that the weather is slowly warming and to have a variety of new season’s veges to eat? This is a salad where you can add as many or as few Spring vegetables as you like. Rather than cooking or blanching the vegetables all separately, you make this all […]

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Pear, Walnut and Roquefort Salad

Pear, Roquefort & Walnut Salad

Posted on: 6th Mar, 2014by frenchie

In the heat at this time of year I’m always trying to think of delicious meals that involve little or no cooking.  We all love the following Parisian bistro classic – ‘Pear, Roquefort and Walnut Salad.’ It’s great for lunch, a dinner entree or make a bigger portion for a whole dinner.
The Roquefort cheese, Uncle […]

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Chicken & Asparagus Salad

Posted on: 6th Mar, 2014by frenchie

While asparagus is in season we love to eat it nearly every day, sometimes simply steamed to accompany meat, fish or chicken and other times as part of a salad that’s the main course. This salad is one of those. It’s a way of using up leftover chicken but is best if you cook some […]

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Artichokes with Vinaigrette

Posted on: 5th Mar, 2014by frenchie

I know many people shy away from artichokes because they look as though they’re too difficult to deal with. I admit they seem fiddly if you trim off all the leaves and remove the choke to get at the heart before you cook them. However I like serving them whole as an entrée or light […]

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Rabbit in Mustard Sauce

Rabbit In Mustard Sauce

Posted on: 5th Mar, 2014by frenchie

Last weekend I was doing my shopping in our Market on Saturday morning and decided I wanted to do something slow cooked for Sunday night’s dinner. I noticed that Deidre of WILD GAME had packs with saddles of wild rabbit. I promptly bought them remembering a rabbit in mustard sauce meal we’d had in Paris. […]

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Celeriac Remoulade

Celeriac Rémoulade

Posted on: 10th Jan, 2014by frenchie

It’s only been in the last few years that Jason has regularly sold celeriac at the market. It’s a root vegetable that’s part of the celery family. It doesn’t have much shelf appeal but it’s great to eat raw or cooked. Celeriac Rémoulade is a classic salad nearly always found in a traîteur (delicatessen). It’s […]

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