Pasta and Vegetables


Aubergine Pasta (for 2)

This recipe is very simple but I can assure you it tastes so good, particularly when you want to make something easy and tasty. I brought the jar of pasta sauce from our stallholder Original Sicily who sells products from Sicily. He suggested a few things to do with it and is a great help […]

Posted on: 3rd 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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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


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


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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Mushroom, Goats Cheese and Pea Bruschetta

  Ingredients:   I’ll leave the quantities to you Use a mixture of both fresh and dried mushrooms. Put a good handful of dried mushrooms in a bowl with warm water to re-hydrate them. Slice the fresh mushrooms and gently cook them in a pan with a little olive oil, 2-3 cloves of crushed garlic and […]

Posted on: 19th Jan, 2017by frenchie Read more

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Coconut Rice

1 cup brown rice 1 cup coconut milk 1½-2 cups water 20cms piece fresh ginger, peeled 1 large clove garlic, peeled Salt and pepper Crispy shallots to garnish Finely chopped coriander to garnish   Place the rice in a pot and add the coconut milk and water. Add the piece of ginger and garlic. Season. […]

Posted on: 19th Sep, 2016by frenchie Read more


Bubble and Squeak

This week I had intended to make different recipes than those below but I found I didn’t have some of the ingredients I needed. I was at home on Monday and couldn’t quite face going out shopping in the cold so I opted to just use things I had in the fridge, pantry and garden. […]

Posted on: 12th Jul, 2016by frenchie Read more


Pumpkin, Broccoli and Chickpea Winter Salad

At home we’re slowly working our way through pumpkins that we harvested from the self-seeded plant that sprouted from our compost heap in the summer. Half of one down, 3½ to go!! The other night I made this dish to go with a rack of lamb – the combination of this salad with the meat […]

Posted on: 21st Jun, 2016by frenchie Read more

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Risotto Cake

I made a cake again earlier in the week and I bought a cake tin!! This time it’s one which I was totally at ease making – a savoury risotto cake filled with spinach, mozzarella and prosciutto. It’s very easy and very moreish. We had it warm for dinner while the mozzarella was still oozy […]

Posted on: 5th Apr, 2016by frenchie Read more