Latest Recipes


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


Baked Eggs with Greens

Last weekend I bought lots of green vegetables from Fresh Gardens and Jason – leeks, spring onions, spinach, kale, collard greens, coriander and more. I ended up cooking most of them in the following dish which we had as a light dinner one night but would be equally good for brunch or lunch. You don’t […]

Posted on: 20th Apr, 2017by frenchie Read more

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Roast Lamb for Easter

In many parts of the world it’s traditional to have lamb at Easter so, like many others everywhere, we’ll most likely follow that tradition. Hopefully the weather may be kind so we can enjoy the summery nights sitting outside with lamb cooking on the barbecue.  When I thought about how I’d cooked lamb recently I […]

Posted on: 6th Apr, 2017by frenchie Read more

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Creamy Tarragon Sauce for Fish or Chicken

This year for the first time I’ve had success growing French tarragon particularly in our tiny garden at our beach place. I don’t why but this year it has flourished. So, in the last little while I’ve used tarragon a lot. Last night I made this sauce and spooned it over pan fried hapuku but […]

Posted on: 23rd Mar, 2017by frenchie Read more

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Japanese Style Soy Glazed Chicken Meatballs

  At least once a week I like to cook something with a Japanese feeling. Once you have the core ingredients which are available in most supermarkets it’s easy to make something quick and easy for dinner. For this recipe I’d intended to do my own chicken mince by buying chicken thighs and mincing them […]

Posted on: 16th Mar, 2017by frenchie Read more


Pan fried Pork with Cider, Mustard & Apple Sauce

Last night I was halfway through making this and thought it wasn’t going to work and that I’d be telling you this morning that there’d be no recipe this week. However it all came together in the end and tasted really good. It’s the sort of sauce that you can make to go with pan […]

Posted on: 9th Mar, 2017by frenchie Read more