Latest Recipes


Poached Chicken & Rice

This is a very plain, simple recipe – you could almost describe it as the ultimate comfort food. I used it make this years ago and had forgotten about it until a few days ago. Mike was fighting a cold and feeling yuck and Frances just getting over one. I thought about making an old-fashioned […]

Posted on: 22nd Jun, 2017by frenchie Read more


Slow-cooked Lamb Shanks with Gremolata

It’s definitely time for lamb shanks again!! They’re very easy to prepare, you just need to think ahead a bit to allow time for them to slowly cook. Don’t let the anchovies in the recipe put you off. They add a subtle flavour and you won’t be able to distinguish them from the rest of […]

Posted on: 14th Jun, 2017by frenchie Read more


Two Vegetable Dishes

I love buying lots of vegetables from our vege stallholders in both markets. I get sucked in by how good they look, how fresh they are and consequently buy without too much planning. It means that by the end of every weekend our fridge is full and Mike says ‘how are we going to eat […]

Posted on: 8th Jun, 2017by frenchie Read more


Roasted Duck Legs in Red Wine and Cassis Sauce with Braised Red Cabbage

Every now and again I feel like doing something different with duck rather than taking home a tin of duck confit or one of our frozen meals of duck à l’orange. For this recipe I cooked the duck legs in a red wine and cassis sauce and served them on braised red cabbage which worked […]

Posted on: 1st Jun, 2017by frenchie Read more


Moroccan Lamb Meatballs and Egg Tagine

It’s definitely time for warming winter dishes. I hadn’t made a tagine for ages and wanted to do something reasonable quick so settled on this popular Moroccan meatball and egg tagine. You can make it as spicy, or not, as you like by adding more or less cayenne and chilli. With the quantities that I’ve […]

Posted on: 25th May, 2017by frenchie Read more


Savoury Bread & Butter Pudding

 You could say this isn’t technically a bread and butter pudding as the only butter used is to grease the baking dish. However it does have plenty of cheese!! I took the idea of this from a recipe I saw online but changed it round. A piece is great for lunch with some salad. I […]

Posted on: 18th May, 2017by frenchie Read more

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Crunchy Spicy Chickpeas

These are great as a replacement for peanuts to have with a drink. They’re much more healthy than many snacks designed to go with a beer of glass of wine. You can use any spices you like but I found it easiest to use stallholder Besaha’s Chermoula spice blend. I wanted them quite spicy so […]

Posted on: 18th May, 2017by frenchie Read more


Beef Short Ribs Diane

This week’s recipe comes from Sarah our Head Chef. For our bistro on Wednesday night for one of the dishes she slowly cooked beef short ribs taking the idea and flavours of Steak Diane and turning it into something meltingly tender. The beef falling off the bone in a brandy mushroom sauce. If you don’t […]

Posted on: 11th May, 2017by frenchie Read more


Moroccan Chicken and Couscous

I always have some of stallholder Soufiane’s (brand Besaha) Moroccan spice blends in my pantry along with his preserved lemons and ready-to-cook couscous mixes. Soufiane is a lovely quiet, unassuming guy from a small village in Morocco near the Atlas Mountains close to the Sahara. He doesn’t have many products but all are really good. […]

Posted on: 5th May, 2017by frenchie Read more

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Two Ways with Salmon

We eat salmon at least once a week. We’re not keen on it pan fried as that seems to bring out the richness so I either bake it in the oven in a variety of ways, poach it or have it as tartare.   Salmon and Vegetable Bake This recipe came about one night because […]

Posted on: 27th Apr, 2017by frenchie Read more