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Superfoods Salad

From our markets every weekend I always buy carrots, courgettes, kale, spinach, cucumbers, spring onions, daikon, radishes, microgreens, lots of herbs, red onions, rocket and more. I use various combinations of these in salads usually adding toasted seeds and/or nuts. So, come up with your own mix. This is our salad from last night. I […]

Posted on: 17th Aug, 2017by frenchie Read more

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Bulgar Wheat Salad

This winter I’ve made lots of different salads and this is of my favourites at the moment. Last Sunday Jason had a large pile of bunches of mint and coriander selling for only $2.50 bunch. Although I grow mint, these bunches looked so fresh I had to buy some which was, of course, too much! So, […]

Posted on: 17th Aug, 2017by frenchie Read more


Easy Chicken Curry

If you’re looking for something quick to make for dinner this chicken curry fits the bill. I used chicken breasts but boned thighs would be just as good. The apricots are optional but I like to have them in as they add a little sweetness. Make this as mild or as hot as you like […]

Posted on: 10th Aug, 2017by frenchie Read more


Seared Eye Fillet with mushroom sauce

We’re not big meat eaters so when we have meat it’s usually a small piece. It must have great quality and flavour. Having Karapiro Meats as a new stallholder has meant that I’m assured of that when I buy their meat. Their beef and lamb, direct from Ryan’s family farm in the Waikato is fantastic. […]

Posted on: 4th Aug, 2017by frenchie Read more

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Asian Style Chicken Soup

On cold winter days and nights what could be more comforting than a meal of chicken soup!! The liquid that you poach the whole chicken in, becomes the stock for the soup. The flavour is delicate and you can choose whether to serve with a chilli sauce on the side if you want a little […]

Posted on: 28th Jul, 2017by frenchie Read more


Fish Curry, Spicy Prawns & Thai Salad

Last week I mentioned ‘Sambal of the Gods’ made by our new stallholder Suzie. It’s a spicy sambal made with fresh raw ingredients – coriander, chilli and more. I used it in this week’s recipes – these take no time to make, taste really good and you need very few ingredients thanks to Suzie!! I […]

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


Lamb Casserole

It’s definitely the weather for warm comforting food!! For the second weekend in a row I bought lamb from Karapiro Prime. The first time it was lamb shoulder chops and last weekend lamb neck chops. Both cuts are great for slow cooked dishes like this. I included plenty of vegetables so there’s no need for […]

Posted on: 13th Jul, 2017by frenchie Read more


Vodka, Dill and Beetroot Cured Salmon

A side or large piece of cured salmon is a great standby to have in the fridge – simply slice off a few pieces to have on fresh bread, crackers or toast as a snack or use it as part of a light meal. There are lots of versions of cured salmon but I like […]

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


Rum Soaked Dried Fruit Clafoutis

I hardly ever make desserts but last week a recipe in Saveur magazine caught my eye so I decided to make for my father’s birthday dinner earlier this week. I changed things a little and the following is the result. It’s very very easy.  Clafoutis is a classic dessert originating in the Limousin region of […]

Posted on: 29th Jun, 2017by frenchie Read more


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