Salads

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Asparagus and Chicken Salad

I love asparagus and we have it nearly every day while it’s in season. I might even try pickling some!! From now on Jason will have plenty of medium sized asparagus and every week or two the girls at Fresh Gardens will have their skinny asparagus. I always buy both. It’s so easy to make […]

Posted on: 4th Oct, 2016by frenchie Read more

recipe- coconut rice

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

Rice and Pumpkin Salad

Wild Rice Salad with Roasted Pumpkin & Cauliflower

I really like making healthy salads that are either meals in themselves or only need the addition of a protein to make a meal. As always these come about because I always buy too many vegetables from our market stallholders. In my pantry at home I make sure I have a good selection of grains, […]

Posted on: 13th Sep, 2016by frenchie Read more

Soba noodle salad

Soba Noodle and Radish Salad

I really like making healthy salads that are either meals in themselves or only need the addition of a protein to make a meal. As always these come about because I always buy too many vegetables from our market stallholders. In my pantry at home I make sure I have a good selection of grains, […]

Posted on: 13th Sep, 2016by frenchie Read more

Bulgar Wheat

Dark Bulgar Wheat, Roasted Broccoli and Pea Salad

I really like making healthy salads that are either meals in themselves or only need the addition of a protein to make a meal. As always these come about because I always buy too many vegetables from our market stallholders. In my pantry at home I make sure I have a good selection of grains, […]

Posted on: 13th Sep, 2016by frenchie Read more

REcipe - Celeriac etc

Two Salads with Buttermilk Dressing

I’ve often seen buttermilk used in dressings for salads but until I’d read the Cornersmith cook book I’d only ever used buttermilk in baking as I’d always thought it was full of fat. I was wrong!! It’s very low in fat and now I have a jar of dressing made up in the fridge to […]

Posted on: 9th Aug, 2016by frenchie Read more

recipe

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

Lentil and Beetroot salad

LENTILS 2 Ways – Lentil & Beetroot Salad OR Curried Lentils with poached egg

This week I’m including two vegetable dishes that can be a light meal as they are or excellent with chicken, meat or fish. I always have French lentils in my pantry. I loved them from the first time we ate them in Paris in 1980. They’re easy, delicious and great absorber of flavours.   FOR MY […]

Posted on: 17th May, 2016by frenchie Read more

Roasted pumpkin, broccoli and collard green salad

Pumpkin, Shredded Collard Greens and Broccoli Salad

For the last two Saturdays the girls at Fresh Gardens have sold collard greens. I’d never cooked and eaten them before and seeing them I automatically thought of the cuisine of the American South without actually knowing what that meant in relation to these big green leaves. So I did some homework and found that […]

Posted on: 17th May, 2016by frenchie Read more

duck & fig salad

Duck & Fig Salad

  Ingredients (for 4)   4 pieces of duck confit 8 figs, cut into quarters 4 potatoes, peeled and small cubes Small bunch of green beans, top and tailed, blanched, refreshed and dried Packet of rocket Dressing – whisk together: 100ml olive oil 1 tbsp sherry vinegar 1 tbsp date molasses (or pomegranate molasses) Salt and […]

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