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Cumin grilled Chicken with Risotto

Posted on: 5th Mar, 2014by frenchie

Whenever Mike and I demonstrate and sample this on Saturday or Sunday everyone raves. I think it’s because the chicken is always moist, well-flavoured by a few spices and has a slightly crispy skin scattered with cumin seeds. The creamy (in texture not by the addition of cream) risotto also flavoured with one or two […]

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Asparagus Salad

Roasted Asparagus and Beetroot Salad and Raw Artichoke Salad

Posted on: 13th Feb, 2014by frenchie

We spent our weekend (Monday and Tuesday) out of Auckland. Without thinking too much about what I’d cook, I quickly bought a variety of fruit and vegetables from several stallholders during the weekend. I ended up with fresh artichokes, asparagus, beetroot, basil, watercress and more. As well I bought boccincini from Marina of Italian Cheeses. […]

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Braised Quail

Braised Quail

Posted on: 12th Feb, 2014by frenchie

Last weekend I bought a pack of six quail from William in our market on Saturdays. I cut them in half and four of us to had three halves each. They look small but that was definitely enough. When eating quail you need to be prepared to pick them up and eat in your hands. […]

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Chicken and Fig Tangine

Chicken and Fig Tagine

Posted on: 12th Feb, 2014by frenchie

Tagines are great in this cold weather. I love the fact that you can use the basis of the recipe and easily change the main ingredients. For example you can replace the chicken with firm white fish or you could use dried apricots or prunes instead of the figs. In our Kitchen Shop we have […]

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Chickpeas and Cavolo Nero

Posted on: 8th Jan, 2014by frenchie

Last weekend in my cooking demonstration in our Kitchen Shop this very simple quick recipe proved to be a hit. Everyone who tried it loved it. It’s great as a lunch dish or as a meal when you don’t feel like meat or chicken or is a good accompaniment to either of those. If you […]

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