With Apples

Pear Chutney

Posted on: 8th Mar, 2014by frenchie

With an abundance of delicious sweet, juicy pears available from our new stallholder Richard of The Sugar Pear Co, I thought I needed to add new pear recipe to my repertoire. Apart from eating a pear whole as a snack, I often make the classic French pear, rocket, walnut and blue cheese salad with a […]

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Fig and Ginger Jam

Posted on: 8th Mar, 2014by frenchie

The weekend before last at the end of the day on Sunday Terry Lister gave us a tray of ripe figs knowing how much Mike and I love figs. We couldn’t possibly eat them at once and, rather than waste them, I decided to make some jam. Because the figs were quite sweet already and […]

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Quince Chutney

Posted on: 8th Mar, 2014by frenchie

I’m not quite sure why I’ve suddenly got into making jams and chutneys this year but I’ve now realised how easy it is. I simply make a list of the main ingredients – a fruit or vegetable, onions, 1-2 apples, cider vinegar and sugar and then list possible ingredients – various herbs and spices, garlic, […]

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Apple & Tamarillo Tarte Tatin

Posted on: 7th Mar, 2014by frenchie

Tarte Tatins are an incredibly delicious and easy dessert, especially with the use of the Emile Henry Tarte Tatin set, which yields perfect results every time. Remember, you can use whatever fruit you desire for this dessert or alter the recipe slightly to create a savoury tarte. Ingredients for a 20-22cm x 5cm Emile Henry […]

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Scallopini (or courgette) Chutney

Posted on: 5th Mar, 2014by frenchie

I like to have a good selection of chutneys in our pantry as I consider they’re essential to any good sandwich. We always have some from Terry Lister who sells at our market every weekend. His wife’s Maharajah Chutney is a favourite. Recently however, with an abundance of vegetables in our garden, I decided to […]

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Cherry Kirsch Jam

Cherry and Kirsch Jam

Posted on: 13th Feb, 2014by frenchie

Last week I mentioned that I was going to make this jam from Hawkes Bay cherries that Matthew is selling in our market (only available till Christmas). After some nervousness during most of the second part of the cooking as it seemed the jam would never set, it turned out perfectly. It’s very very dark […]

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Pheasant with Brandy

Pheasant with brandy and apples

Posted on: 13th Feb, 2014by frenchie

I’d never cooked pheasant till last week when I bought one from Churchill Meats. Not knowing what to do with it, I consulted my very old copy of Elizabeth David’s French Provincial Cooking. Using inspiration from two different recipes, the following is the result. The pheasant was similar to chicken in some ways but more […]

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