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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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Gooey Cinnamon Cake

Posted on: 7th Mar, 2014by frenchie

For our birthday last Friday we had planned to serve Christmas cake (the ones we were selling) with the bubbles. However on Thursday morning a customer bought all our cakes so we had nothing. After an initial panic I asked Lou if he could make something. But what? I subscribe to David Lebovitz’s blog from […]

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Frances’s Strawberry Tart

Posted on: 7th Mar, 2014by frenchie

With the start of the strawberry season our daughter Frances decide to add strawberry tarts to her repertoire of tarts that she bakes every week in our La Cigale kitchen. We sell them during the weekend on the bakery counter and during the week in the café. She’s come up with her own version of […]

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Skate Wings

Skate Wings

Posted on: 6th Mar, 2014by frenchie

This is currently one our favourite fish meals – the skate wings are quick and easy to cook and have a delicate flavour. On top of that they’re very good value. Jimmy usually has skate every Saturday and Sunday at the Market.  It’s becoming more and more popular as customers realise how lovely it is. […]

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Panfried Crumbed Sardines

Posted on: 6th Mar, 2014by frenchie

I buy Jimmy’s fresh sardines every time he has them to sell at our Market. They’re great value and have a great taste. They are a bit messy to clean though. As the main part of a meal allow 3 small sardines per person. Firstly clean them by cutting off the heads and scaling them. […]

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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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