With Oranges

Osso Bucco with Wild Goat

Posted on: 5th Mar, 2014by frenchie

Last weekend Deirdre of Wild Game tempted us with her wild goat osso bucco pieces. Although we’re in the middle of summer and usually BBQ every night we decided to slowly cook it but in a lighter sauce than I might in the winter.  It was very tender and light – a bit like very […]

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BBQ Chicken with Pastis, Fennel & Oranges

Posted on: 4th Mar, 2014by frenchie

Since the beginning of the year we’ve barbecued nearly every day.  We’ve had lots of fun trying different things for breakfast, lunch or dinner sometimes using both a gas BBQ and a charcoal one depending on what we were cooking. Ottolenghi and Tamimi’s cook book ‘Jerusalem’ is a current favourite. I took inspiration from that […]

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Crepe Suzette

Crêpe Suzette Recipe

Posted on: 13th Feb, 2014by frenchie

The origin of this famous French dessert is somewhat disputed, but the strongest claim is that it was created out of a mistake made by a young waiter in 1895 at the Maitre at Monte Carlo’s Café de Paris. He was preparing a dessert for the Prince of Wales, the future King Edward VII of […]

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Cazulea Roasted Chicken

Cazulea roasted chicken and green veges with chorizo

Posted on: 13th Feb, 2014by frenchie

This week’s recipes are thanks to Catherine Bell. I know Catherine’s an expert in cazuelas and easy recipes to cook in them so I phoned her for a few ideas. This is her chicken recipe and I used an idea she gave me for the vegetable dish. I cooked both in cazuelas – the flavours […]

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Tarta Panchineta

Tarta Panchineta

Posted on: 12th Feb, 2014by frenchie

Neither Mike nor I are big on desserts but at lunch in Getaria at Asador Astillero we had to have the tarta panchineta after seeing those at a neighbouring table consume it with delight. It’s a very simple Basque dessert of flaky pastry filled with pastry cream (similar to French crème patisserie). Because Frances is […]

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Burnt Orange Mamalade

Marmalades

Posted on: 12th Feb, 2014by frenchie

Every week I buy a few kilos of citrus from Jillian of Fruition. Her Kyomi oranges are really juicy and flavoursome and are great for marmalade. The Cutters grapefruit don’t have many pips and have a slight sweetness. She also has both Meyer and Yen Ben lemons. I used one of each variety in the […]

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