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recipe Ribs, Rugby and Red Wine 2

Ribs, Rugby & Red Wine

Last weekend we were lucky enough to have Emma and Jeremy visiting from PNG. On Saturday I bought lamb ribs from Karapiro Meats as Jeremy, in particular, loves ribs and is a huge rugby fan. So, Emma decided we should have a meal together and watch the rugby at the same time. So, we called […]

Posted on: 20th Sep, 2018by frenchie Read more

yacon recipe

Yacón, Roquefort and Walnut Salad

  The yacón is an under ground tuberous root vegetable originally grown in South America in the Andes. It looks something like a large potato, grows like a Jerusalem artichoke, is crisp and sweetish in taste and is said to be a cross between early apples, watermelon and a touch of celery plus a little […]

Posted on: 17th Sep, 2018by frenchie Read more

lamb cutlets

Lamb with Fresh Herb Crust

Ingredients Lamb cutlets or a cut you choose 1 small red onion, peeled and roughly chopped or 2-3 shallots Fresh rosemary leaves stripped off a stalk of rosemary Fresh parsley including stalks, roughly chopped Fresh oregano leaves stripped off the stalks 3-4 fresh sage leaves 1-2 cloves of garlic, peeled and roughly chopped Bunch of […]

Posted on: 17th Sep, 2018by frenchie Read more

chx dish

Chicken with Spinach and Coriander Sauce

Ingredients for 4 4 Chicken Maryland pieces 1 bag of spinach leaves or 1 bunch of spinach, roughly chopped including stalks 1 large bunch of fresh coriander, roughly chopped including stalks 1 ½ tbsp miso 2-3 cloves garlic, peeled and roughly chopped ½ cup olive oil 1-2 tsps toasted sesame oil 1 large lemon ¼ […]

Posted on: 17th Sep, 2018by frenchie Read more


Slowcooked Lamb Shanks with Cannellini Beans

Last weekend I decided to buy lamb shanks from Karapiro Meats to slowly cook with plenty of vegetables from Areks stand and from Kylie of Fresh Gardens. This is all quiet easy (as usual) but make sure you add the tinned anchovies as they definitely add a special depth of flavour which makes this dish different.   Ingredients 4 […]

Posted on: 23rd Aug, 2018by frenchie Read more


Slow Cooked Moroccan Lamb

Last weekend, thinking of my week ahead, I decided I’d like to cook something slowly and included many ingredients from market stallholders so I didn’t have to ask people to go shopping for me as it’s still not easy for me to go to the shops. So I went with a small leg of lamb […]

Posted on: 3rd Aug, 2018by frenchie Read more


Chicken & Fennel

Last weekend when I visited the Karapiro Prime Meat stand I asked if they’d been able to source a good supply of chicken yet. We’d suggested it ages ago thinking of our own stomachs! They explained that they’d been working on a good supply of free range chicken and that they hoped to have some […]

Posted on: 29th Jun, 2018by frenchie Read more


Slow Roasted Lamb

While I’m recovering still I’ve found I have to simplify food/recipes as Mike’s my assistant and if I make things too complicated it gets too difficult. So following is a slow roasted piece of lamb we both found easy and thoroughly enjoyed eating. There was too much for the two of us so I had some […]

Posted on: 22nd Jun, 2018by frenchie Read more

Recipe - smoked fish & beetroot

Smoked Fish with Beetroot Pickle/Relish

With much of my time still spent recovering at home it means that suddenly I’ve been thrown into having to think about my lunch and what to have. I used to just rely on something from our café! Each weekend now I think about my lunches as well as dinners. So following is one of […]

Posted on: 15th Jun, 2018by frenchie Read more

Recipe Frittata


I decided that I’d make a frittata with some of the vegetables I’d brought from Arek on Saturday and including some of our goat’s cheese. It’s easiest to use the vac-packed one that’s soft and has no rind. It’s so easy to break up into small pieces using your hands.   Ingredients 2 leeks, thinly […]

Posted on: 15th Jun, 2018by frenchie Read more