With Tomatoes

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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Basque style Baked Eggs

Posted on: 8th Mar, 2014by frenchie

Having bought peppers and tomatoes from Shane last weekend, fresh duck eggs from Jason and chorizo from Salash I decided to make these baked eggs for lunch on Monday (our day off). They’re really delicious with plenty of fresh bread. Once you have the tomato and pepper base you can add other things – this […]

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Spicy Plum & Tomato Sauce

Posted on: 8th Mar, 2014by frenchie

Two Saturdays ago at our market, Murray of Heirloom Organix gave me a large bag of plums from their orchard and Dragon gave me some cooking tomatoes. I’d already done my fruit and vege shopping so we ended up with too much for us to get through. Our daughter Emma suggested I make sauce. We […]

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Pear Chutney

Posted on: 8th Mar, 2014by frenchie

With an abundance of delicious sweet, juicy pears available from our new stallholder Richard of The Sugar Pear Co, I thought I needed to add new pear recipe to my repertoire. Apart from eating a pear whole as a snack, I often make the classic French pear, rocket, walnut and blue cheese salad with a […]

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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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Roasted Monkfish

Posted on: 6th Mar, 2014by frenchie

Last week a customer commented that she enjoyed cooking the fish tagine I did a couple of weeks ago because more hearty fish dishes are good during the winter and it’s often difficult to find them. That prompted me to come up with this recipe. I used monkfish because that’s what Jimmy had last week […]

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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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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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Fish Tagine

Fish Tagine

Posted on: 6th Mar, 2014by frenchie

An easy tagine where you make the sauce well in advance (even keep some in the deep freezer) and when you’re nearly ready for dinner, simply heat the sauce and cook the fish for a few minutes. It’s done. I was prompted to make this last weekend by the fact that Jimmy had fantastic large […]

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Baked Monkfish with Saffron Sauce

Posted on: 6th Mar, 2014by frenchie

We’ve always enjoyed eating monkfish. Until the last few years it wasn’t widely known in NZ. We’ve probably had it more in France where it’s called ‘lotte’. The fish is quite ugly – if you’re looking for the whole fish is most likely to be sold without it’s head. Monkfish flesh is white and dense […]

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