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Provencal Chicken

Provencal Chicken

Posted on: 8th Mar, 2014by frenchie

Last week I remembered that I used to make this dish a lot and we’d always really enjoyed it. Somehow I’d forgotten about it. It’ll definitely be a favourite again. I’d describe the flavour combination as south of France mixed with a little French Moroccan. Ingredients and Method (for 6) The day before (or at […]

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Gazpacho – Chilled Tomato Soup

Posted on: 8th Mar, 2014by frenchie

A favourite recipe for summer is gazpacho – chilled tomato soup. It’s great for lunch or as part of a meal for dinner. This year we’ve had an over abundance of tomatoes in the garden at home. I grew a type of Italian tomato from seed from the Franchi seed range that we sell. I’ve […]

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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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Poached Salmon with Roasted Vegetables and Herb Sauce

Posted on: 6th Mar, 2014by frenchie

Every weekend shopping at our Market I see so many fantastic fresh ingredients that I want to cook that I’m a bit inclined to go overboard and buy too much. This recipe is one where I managed to use a big selection of stallholders delicious products and have a delicious light spring dinner. 1 medium […]

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Oven Baked Hapuka

Posted on: 6th Mar, 2014by frenchie

This is a really easy meal that can be prepared and cooked very quickly. I use a heavy cast iron frying pan that goes from the stove top into the oven, so everything is done in one pan. The fish sits on a bed of leeks and is topped with a herbed bread crumb crust. I […]

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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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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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Tuna, Vegetables & Quinoa Salad

Posted on: 6th Mar, 2014by frenchie

As you’ve read above we cooked this on the new Emile Henry grill stone on the BBQ. I made the salad and dressing first and while doing that decided to make extra dressing in which I marinated the tuna for about 30 minutes and also used to brush on the vegetables before grilling. Ingredients: 1 […]

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Barbequed Salmon

Posted on: 6th Mar, 2014by frenchie

While we’re still having beautiful weather with warm evenings, barbecueing is a must in our household. I’m always looking for easy and different thing  to cook on the BBQ other than the usual sausages etc. One of our old favourites comes from Madhur Jaffrey’s Indian cooking book – I’ve had the book since the late […]

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