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Carrot-cake

Spiced Carrot, Pistachio and Almond Cake (gluten free)

Posted on: 24th Jun, 2014by frenchie

You’ll know from my lack of cake and biscuit recipes that they’re not really my thing. However this recipe from ‘Persiana’ by Sabrina Ghayour looked easy and, most importantly, Frances was here to help. She and Emma are both much better at baking than I am. It’s best made the day before you want to […]

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Orange Cake

Posted on: 7th Mar, 2014by frenchie

On Sunday night we had a family dinner to celebrate both my father’s and Mike’s birthdays which I had missed last week while in Paris. In a jetlagged state I made the main course and Mum baked the birthday cake for dessert. When she asked what Mike liked I remembered her orange cake that she […]

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Spring Vegetable Salad

Posted on: 6th Mar, 2014by frenchie

Isn’t it really good to finally feel that the weather is slowly warming and to have a variety of new season’s veges to eat? This is a salad where you can add as many or as few Spring vegetables as you like. Rather than cooking or blanching the vegetables all separately, you make this all […]

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Green Vegatable Salad

Green Vegetable Salad

Posted on: 6th Mar, 2014by frenchie

Now that it’s feeling a little more like summer I like to make salads that can be a meal in themselves or served with any cold meats, fish or chicken. This is one from our book that customers have told me is already a favourite. Every time I make this salad I use different vegetables […]

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Chicken & Asparagus Salad

Posted on: 6th Mar, 2014by frenchie

While asparagus is in season we love to eat it nearly every day, sometimes simply steamed to accompany meat, fish or chicken and other times as part of a salad that’s the main course. This salad is one of those. It’s a way of using up leftover chicken but is best if you cook some […]

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Preserved Lemons & Artichoke Heart Salad

Posted on: 13th Feb, 2014by frenchie

In boiling salted water, cook the artichokes for 20-30 minutes or until one of the central leaves will come away with a little give and the base feels soft when you test with a knife. Drain and cool. Pull away the tough outside leaves, trim the stalks of string and fibre, and cut away the […]

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Pork Belly in Saffron

Pork Belly in saffron and almond sauce

Posted on: 13th Feb, 2014by frenchie

It’s difficult to take a photo of this dish but I can assure you it tastes much much better than it looks. It’s another easy Spanish inspired recipe. The sauce would work equally well with chicken pieces or even a firm meaty fish such as monkfish. I bought the pork belly from Churchill Meats. It […]

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Lamb Tagine

Posted on: 8th Jan, 2014by frenchie

In keeping with our Moroccan theme this week, Lou agreed to share his Lamb Tagine recipe. As well you’ll find a quick recipe for sardines and chemoula in the Market News. This lamb tagine recipe is a favourite with customers who eat regularly here on Friday nights. Lou actually makes his own ras-el-hanout spice and […]

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