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Lou’s Lemon & Passionfruit Posset Recipe

Posted on: 7th Mar, 2014by frenchie

Originally Possets were purely medicinal…a  drink of milk thickened with wine or ale and spices (similar to eggnog). Then over the centuries, the word posset came to mean a simple pudding. In this recipe, the acidity in the lemon juice causes the cream to thicken when chilled. Ingredients: 1 litre cream 250g sugar Juice of […]

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Gooey Cinnamon Cake

Posted on: 7th Mar, 2014by frenchie

For our birthday last Friday we had planned to serve Christmas cake (the ones we were selling) with the bubbles. However on Thursday morning a customer bought all our cakes so we had nothing. After an initial panic I asked Lou if he could make something. But what? I subscribe to David Lebovitz’s blog from […]

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Sole Veronique

Lemon Sole Veronique

Posted on: 6th Mar, 2014by frenchie

Whenever Jimmy has lemon sole I buy it as it’s easy to cook and has a delicate flavour. Usually I simply panfry it but last week I asked Jimmy for suggestions and he came up with the French classics – Sole Veronique or Sole Parisian. Both had slipped my mind. Since it’s grape season and […]

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Venison in Sherry with Roquefort Cheese

Posted on: 5th Mar, 2014by frenchie

Now that evenings are a bit cooler I start to think more about slowcooked meals rather than the BBQ. Last weekend Deidre of WILD GAME convinced me that I should buy her diced wild venison. I’m glad she did. It was delicious. It was obviously meat from a young animal as it was the colour […]

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Wild honey and walnut tart

Wild Honey and Walnut Tart

Posted on: 13th Feb, 2014by frenchie

This is a favourite dessert with our customers when Warwick puts it on our evening bistro menu. For the best results use fresh New Zealand grown walnuts and honey from an artisan producer. We recommend the Whanganui walnuts sold by stallholder Owen Wilson on Saturdays and First Peak honey from William. I particularly enjoy his […]

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Creme Brulee

Creme Brulee

Posted on: 13th Feb, 2014by frenchie

When at home in NZ it’s rare that I make a dessert. If I do something to have afterward our main course it will be cheese platter and fruit compote. However when I’m in France occasionally I do indulge in something sweet. One of my favourites is CREME BRULEE. Lou has given me a great […]

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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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