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Fish with Sorrel Sauce Recipe

Posted on: 6th Mar, 2014by frenchie

In the last few months, prompted by the fact that I wanted to try some of the Franchi seeds we sell, I’ve started growing herbs and vegetables. We don’t have much space in our garden so I have a selection of plants in pots. Amongst them are sorrel, chervil and French tarragon in pots. The […]

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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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Braised Venison and Chestnuts

Posted on: 5th Mar, 2014by frenchie

This is a rich stew that I’ve adapted from a French recipe book that concentrates on rustic country food from south west France. Because food was cooked over an open fire it was easier to have everything in one large pot hence the development of many slow-cooked braised dishes like this. Chestnuts, which pre-dated potatoes, […]

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Venison Osso Bucco

Venision Osso Bucco

Posted on: 5th Mar, 2014by frenchie

From now onwards as the weather gets cooler, our stallholder Deidre usually has packs of venison shin pieces which are great for slow cooked dishes – the meat is always meltingly tender. 

Ingredients: I allow 2-3 pieces of shin per person as they’re smallish. 1-2 chopped onions 2 sticks celery 1 diced carrot 3-4 slices […]

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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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Rabbit in Mustard Sauce

Rabbit In Mustard Sauce

Posted on: 5th Mar, 2014by frenchie

Last weekend I was doing my shopping in our Market on Saturday morning and decided I wanted to do something slow cooked for Sunday night’s dinner. I noticed that Deidre of WILD GAME had packs with saddles of wild rabbit. I promptly bought them remembering a rabbit in mustard sauce meal we’d had in Paris. […]

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Lamb Kidneys with Mushroom and Risotto

Posted on: 5th Mar, 2014by frenchie

I know some of you are going to say ‘yuck’ at the thought of eating kidneys but I these are delicate and delicious. Ingredients and Method (quantities for 2) Allow 3 kidneys per person. Firstly prepare the kidneys by cutting them in half lengthwise. From each half cut out the grisly bit that’s in the […]

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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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Duck in Red Wine

Posted on: 5th Mar, 2014by frenchie

Last week for our family dinner on my mother’s birthday I decided to cook duck. That’s pretty usual for a family celebration but this time I tried a new recipe from a book, published in 1982, on the cooking of south west France that I bought a few weeks ago. The recipe is very easy […]

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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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