With Eggs

Marinated and Bread-crumbed Turkey Thigh Cutlets

Posted on: 19th Mar, 2014by frenchie

Normally we only eat turkey at Christmas. I’m not sure why, but that’s how it’s been for years, until recently. I noticed that in the last few weeks Deidre of Wild Game has been selling packs of boned turkey and whole turkey drumsticks. She talked me into buying a pack of thighs, now the first […]

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Breakfast Tart

Posted on: 8th Mar, 2014by frenchie

Method Line the bottom and sides of a Swiss roll tin (or similar) with a sheet of savoury short pastry. Grease the tin first or line it with baking paper. Prick the pastry with a fork. Bake in a moderate oven till the pastry is golden. Cover with tinned baked beans followed by slices of […]

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Basque style Baked Eggs

Posted on: 8th Mar, 2014by frenchie

Having bought peppers and tomatoes from Shane last weekend, fresh duck eggs from Jason and chorizo from Salash I decided to make these baked eggs for lunch on Monday (our day off). They’re really delicious with plenty of fresh bread. Once you have the tomato and pepper base you can add other things – this […]

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Oeufs Meurette – eggs in red wine sauce

Posted on: 8th Mar, 2014by frenchie

Thinking about our Burgundy region dinner next week reminded me of this dish which we first ate in Beaune in Burgundy many years ago – ‘oeufs meurette’ – eggs in red wine sauce. I used to make it regularly but somehow had forgotten about it. The sauce is also a delicious accompaniment to poached prawns. […]

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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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Gooey Lemon Slice

Gooey Lemon Slice

Posted on: 13th Feb, 2014by frenchie

Last week I was talking to our daughter Emma wondering what I’d do for this week’s recipe and thinking it was about time it was something sweet. She reminded me about this gooey lemon slice which we used to make in our café about 10 years ago. Surprisingly I found it in our recipe archives. […]

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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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Crepe Suzette

Crêpe Suzette Recipe

Posted on: 13th Feb, 2014by frenchie

The origin of this famous French dessert is somewhat disputed, but the strongest claim is that it was created out of a mistake made by a young waiter in 1895 at the Maitre at Monte Carlo’s Café de Paris. He was preparing a dessert for the Prince of Wales, the future King Edward VII of […]

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Creme Caramel

Creme Caramel

Posted on: 13th Feb, 2014by frenchie

As seen on Masterchef New Zealand – It’s hard to find anyone who doesn’t like this dessert. Ingredients Caramel (for 6): 100g castor sugar Custard: 650ml milk 1 vanilla pod 125g castor sugar 3 egg yolks 3 beaten eggs Method caramel Place the sugar in a pot and heat till it dissolves and begins to […]

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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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