With Tomatoes

Grilled Vegetable Salad With Pistachio Dressing

Posted on: 6th Mar, 2014by frenchie

As you’ve probably gathered from previous recipes, I love making salads that are either a meal in themselves or are a substantial part of a meal where you serve it with something barbecued – meat, chicken or fish. 
I made this week’s grilled vegetable salad with pistachio dressing by combining parts of 2 recipes from […]

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Ebly Wheat Salad

Ebly Wheat Salad

Posted on: 6th Mar, 2014by frenchie

Discover Ebly and there’s no going back!
Billy’s Ebly salad has been a huge hit in our cafe so we thought it was time we shared….
Ebly can be boiled, baked in casseroles, steamed or fried in 10 minutes. It absorbs cooking sauces to combine with it’s nutty flavour & distinctive “al dente” bite. Ingredients: 250g Ebly […]

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Vegetable Gratin

Posted on: 6th Mar, 2014by frenchie

A few days ago I was using the Zyliss Smart Guard Slicer Mandolin in preparation for this weekend’s Kitchen Shop product demonstration. I used the vegetables that I had at home and come up with this gratin. It was delicious hot that night and also at room temperature the next day. It’s a particularly good […]

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Tomato Tarte Tatin

Posted on: 6th Mar, 2014by frenchie

Tomato Tarte Tatin recipe – This is a fabulous appetizer, side dish during a barbecue, or as a light dinner with a glass of white wine. Ingredients: 6-10 Roma tomatoes, halved Olive Oil Salt and Pepper Italian seasoning mix, or just oregano, depending on taste Flakey Puff pastry Salad greens, such as mesclun or baby spinach […]

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Scallopini (or courgette) Chutney

Posted on: 5th Mar, 2014by frenchie

I like to have a good selection of chutneys in our pantry as I consider they’re essential to any good sandwich. We always have some from Terry Lister who sells at our market every weekend. His wife’s Maharajah Chutney is a favourite. Recently however, with an abundance of vegetables in our garden, I decided to […]

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Mussels in Tomato & White Wine

Posted on: 5th Mar, 2014by frenchie

Last week we had an overabundance of tomatoes that I’d picked from our plants. After several days of using tomatoes in all sorts of salads I decided to cook the rest. The result was a delicious sauce that I used as a base for several dinners – with grilled aubergines and courgettes, another with pan […]

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Provencal Fish Soup

Provencal Seafood Soup

Posted on: 5th Mar, 2014by frenchie

This is a meal in itself. It has quickly become a favourite Sunday night dinner. Once you’ve made the base add whatever fish and shellfish that you like. The pastis is optional but it does add a depth to the flavour as it works with the fennel and is a true taste of Provence.  As […]

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Minestrone

Posted on: 5th Mar, 2014by frenchie

At the beginning of last week when the weather turned nasty I decided it was time for soup again – it’s hard to beat a hearty vegetable soup. I’d bought a big variety of vegetables at our Market during the weekend so had plenty to go into a minestrone. In Italy there are lots of […]

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Slowcooked Pork Belly

Posted on: 5th Mar, 2014by frenchie

You don’t need to be very precise with what goes into this recipe. Pork belly, chorizo, tomatoes and white beans are the main ingredients; vary the quantities of each as you wish. Method Cut a large piece of pork belly into cubes approx 4-5cms square allowing approx 2 per person. Cut up chorizo into 2 […]

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Pappardelle with Lamb Ragu

Posted on: 5th Mar, 2014by frenchie

Last weekend in our Kitchen Shop Frances and I made fresh pasta. I find it a very relaxing thing to do and the result is always so good. Probably the hardest thing is to remember to take the pasta machine out of the cupboard and use it. I had some left over slow cooked lamb […]

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