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Leek & Goat’s Cheese Terrine

Last week when reading one of the newsletters I get I decided it was about time to try a few different meals with leeks. So this week’s recipe is already a favourite, making a change from having meat, fish or chicken as part of your lunch or for dinner as a first or main course. […]

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

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Pumpkin, Spinach & Rice Tian

A Tian is a French oven dish used for both cooking  and serving. It is also the name of the dish prepared in it.  I’ve mentioned Spinach here but its ok to use any other leafy green vegetable such as kale. I actually used cavolo nero leaves stripped from their stalks. Around 2 large bunches. […]

Posted on: 27th Apr, 2018by frenchie Read more

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Cheese Biscuits

  Ingredients 1 large packet of bluebird salt & vinegar chips (150g) 1 1/2 cups of tasty cheese, grated 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, grated 1 cup flour 1/4 tsp cayenne 110g butter, softened 2-3 tbspns chopped fresh chives, thyme leaves or rosemary   Crush the potato chips using a food processor. Place the crushed chips into a large […]

Posted on: 13th Apr, 2018by frenchie Read more

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Hot Cross Buns

A couple of days ago I said to Emma that we must get some Hot Cross Buns for the weekend. Her reply was that she would make some, using a recipe that she has used for the last couple of years. So if you’re feeling energetic and have some spare time over the weekend here’s […]

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

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Tonkatsu Sandwich

Back in the 1980s when we spent 3-4 weeks a year in Osaka on ragtrade business, we usually worked through lunch with one supplier. When asked what we’d like them to order in, we always asked for pork sandwiches which we now realise are the tonkatsu sandwiches that the world now seems to be hooked […]

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

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Vegetable Tagine

This week’s recipe is vegetarian but is also works really well as a base to which you could add pieces of chicken or fish instead of a selection of vegetables. I realise as I’m writing this that I hadn’t noted any quantities as I cooked this the other day. It doesn’t matter though, its not […]

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

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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

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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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Roasted Plums & Apricots with Almond Cream

While stone fruit continue to be plentiful I’m using them in lots of different dishes. In last week’s recipe I grilled nectarines for a salad and this week I’ve baked plums and apricots for a dessert. Peaches and nectarines would also work allowing extra cooking time because the fruit are usually larger. Eden Orchards who […]

Posted on: 15th Feb, 2017by frenchie Read more