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Croque Monsieur

Croque Monsieur

Posted on: 8th Mar, 2014by frenchie

On Monday I was asked to tell National Radio listeners how to make a Croque Monsieur and realised that I haven’t done it in an email. I describe it as an indulgent French version of a ham and cheese toasted sandwich. Great for breakfast, lunch or with crusts removed and cut into four, as a […]

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Gazpacho – Chilled Tomato Soup

Posted on: 8th Mar, 2014by frenchie

A favourite recipe for summer is gazpacho – chilled tomato soup. It’s great for lunch or as part of a meal for dinner. This year we’ve had an over abundance of tomatoes in the garden at home. I grew a type of Italian tomato from seed from the Franchi seed range that we sell. I’ve […]

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Oven Baked Hapuka

Posted on: 6th Mar, 2014by frenchie

This is a really easy meal that can be prepared and cooked very quickly. I use a heavy cast iron frying pan that goes from the stove top into the oven, so everything is done in one pan. The fish sits on a bed of leeks and is topped with a herbed bread crumb crust. I […]

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