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7 Hour Lamb

Seven Hour Lamb

Posted on: 5th Mar, 2014by frenchie

For a long time, until it was replaced by duck breast in berry sauce. Emma always asked for Seven Hour Lamb for her birthday dinner (in winter). I think it’s the ultimate in comfort food. On top of that it’s very easy. In Paris a few years ago I had a pleasurable but slightly weird […]

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Pappardelle with Lamb Ragu

Posted on: 5th Mar, 2014by frenchie

Last weekend in our Kitchen Shop Frances and I made fresh pasta. I find it a very relaxing thing to do and the result is always so good. Probably the hardest thing is to remember to take the pasta machine out of the cupboard and use it. I had some left over slow cooked lamb […]

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Osso Bucco with Wild Goat

Posted on: 5th Mar, 2014by frenchie

Last weekend Deirdre of Wild Game tempted us with her wild goat osso bucco pieces. Although we’re in the middle of summer and usually BBQ every night we decided to slowly cook it but in a lighter sauce than I might in the winter.  It was very tender and light – a bit like very […]

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Wild Goat with Madeira

Braised Goat with Madeira

Posted on: 5th Mar, 2014by frenchie

Last week customers raved about our chef Lou’s slow cooked goat dish. No doubt partly because of the liberal quantity of Madeira involved and the fact that goat is a really flavoursome meat. If you can’t quite face it, use lamb instead. Our stallholder Deidre sells wild goat or in Auckland you can buy it […]

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Perfectly Roasted Chicken

The Perfectly Roasted Chicken

Posted on: 5th Mar, 2014by frenchie

I’ll never forget spending a morning at the Cordon Bleu cooking school in Paris – four hours on how to roast a chicken. Nothing could be easier could it? What I learnt was how you can get a great flavour and have a very moist properly cooked bird. Ingredients: 1 medium size free range/organic chicken […]

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Poached Chicken with Tarragon Sauce

Poached Chicken with Tarragon Sauce

Posted on: 5th Mar, 2014by frenchie

The inspiration for this dish came from the one we ate at ‘Aux Lyonnais’ back in the 1980s. Poached chicken may sound a little but boring the sauce going with this is anything but boring – it’s delicate, full of flavour and easy. As well you’ll have a good chicken stock to keep and freeze […]

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Poached Chicken

Posted on: 5th Mar, 2014by frenchie

Poached chicken may sound a little but boring but I can assure you that the sauce going with this is anything but boring – it’s delicate, full of flavour and easy. You have the added advantage of making stock at the same time that can be frozen and used later. Ingredients: 1 Chicken 2 Carrots […]

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Chicken & Vegetable Soup Recipe

Posted on: 5th Mar, 2014by frenchie

Frances has been helping me in the kitchen again this week. I was fighting off a cold and thought homemade chicken and vege soup might just do the trick to keep it at bay and at the same time Frances would learn how to make chicken stock and a simple vege soup. This is a […]

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Chicken and Shitake Mushroom Soup

Posted on: 5th Mar, 2014by frenchie

You might remember that last week I raved about the fantastic shitake mushrooms grown by our Asian vege stallholder – ‘Fresh Gardens’.  I have a few ways I like to cook them but I asked Lisa who sold them to me, what her favourite way is. Her friend piped up ‘in a simple chicken broth […]

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Pork Belly with Cider

Braised Pork Belly with Cider

Posted on: 13th Feb, 2014by frenchie

Seeing how good the pork belly from Te Kainga Meats looked last weekend, I asked Louise, one of our chefs, for her favourite recipe so we can try Jamie’s pork a different way this week. Louise has taken inspiration from the cooking traditions of northern France where pork and cider are often teamed. Ingredients and […]

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