With Broad Beans

Broad Beans & Peas with Panfried Fish

Posted on: 6th Mar, 2014by frenchie

As I’ve talked about above, this is my version of the meal I ate at Aux Fins Gourmets last month. I’ve made this twice so far. The first time I served it with poached salmon and last night with brill. It’s easy and delicious. Don’t think you can only serve the broad beans with fish. […]

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Warm Goat's Cheese Salad

Warm Goats Cheese Salad with Artichoke, Asparagus, Broad bean & Peas

Posted on: 6th Mar, 2014by frenchie

Isn’t it so good at this time of year when we finally get to pick or buy lots of spring vegetables? This week’s recipe brings several of Mike and my favourites together – artichokes from Terry, asparagus from Jillian, fresh peas from Market Fresh and broad beans from our own garden. As usual with this […]

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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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Pea & Broad Bean Risotto

Posted on: 6th Mar, 2014by frenchie

A simple risotto is a great fall back meal when you want something easy, quick and delicious. Why not drop some hints to your children about making a risotto for Mum on Mother’s Day this Sunday. Make it in an Emile Henry Risotto pot and you have the perfect present. What I like about this […]

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Broad Bean Salad

Posted on: 6th Mar, 2014by frenchie

To make the broad bean salad, bring a large pan of salted water to the boil. Meantime, pod the beans. Put the beans in the pan and boil for about 2 minutes, then drain and refresh the beans under cold water. Drain well. Slip off and discard the thick outer skin to reveal the smooth, […]

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Minestrone

Posted on: 5th Mar, 2014by frenchie

At the beginning of last week when the weather turned nasty I decided it was time for soup again – it’s hard to beat a hearty vegetable soup. I’d bought a big variety of vegetables at our Market during the weekend so had plenty to go into a minestrone. In Italy there are lots of […]

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Chicken & Asparagus Salad

Posted on: 5th Mar, 2014by frenchie

This makes an ideal lunch or light dinner meal. I use quinoa here but it will work just as well with rice, Israeli couscous or orzo. As usual this came about from thinking about what to do with the various ingredients I’d bought from stallholders and what’s in our small garden. Last weekend to make […]

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Mediterranean Lamb Meatballs

Posted on: 10th Jan, 2014by frenchie

I’m not quite sure why I came up with this recipe this week but maybe it was because last Friday I noticed lamb mince as Churchill Meats were setting up for the weekend. That prompted me to start thinking about making meatballs for dinner one night. Rather than stick to a pretty standard sort of […]

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Salt Crust Baked Salmon with Fennel, Potato and Green Vegetable Salad

Posted on: 8th Jan, 2014by frenchie

If you’re looking for a crowd pleaser over Christmas that’s easy, fresh and can be served warm or at room temperature, try this salmon and vegetable salad dish. Its light and flavoursome and you can use a combination of any green summer vegetables. You could also poach the salmon instead of cooking it in this […]

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BEEF_Fillet of beef

Fillet of Beef with Wasabi Mash and Vegetables

Posted on: 8th Jan, 2014by frenchie

This recipe was inspired by lunch at L’Hedoniste a small bistro in Paris. It’s one of the bistros I talk about above. I’ll change the vegetable mix according to the season. It was Spring in Paris so a few pieces of asparagus were included. I used a combination of shitake and button mushrooms as Jason’s […]

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