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Pea & Broad Bean Risotto

Posted on: 6th Mar, 2014by frenchie

A simple risotto is a great fall back meal when you want something easy, quick and delicious. Why not drop some hints to your children about making a risotto for Mum on Mother’s Day this Sunday. Make it in an Emile Henry Risotto pot and you have the perfect present. What I like about this […]

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Mushroom & Puy Lentil Salad

Posted on: 6th Mar, 2014by frenchie

This is one of Billy’s Salads that just wins hands down! For the lentils: 1 cup small green lentils (Lentilles du Puy) 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 cloves garlic, minced or pressed 1 onion, finely chopped salt and pepper 1 cup dry white wine 2 cups water For the mushrooms: 4 tablespoons sherry wine vinegar […]

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Chou Farci

Chou Farci

Posted on: 6th Mar, 2014by frenchie

With the weather becoming cooler I find I’m starting to make more slow cooked food. This week’s recipe is one that I haven’t made for a long time but did it again a few days ago. Chou Farci translates as ‘stuffed cabbage’ – it might sound a bit weird but I can assure you it’s […]

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Broad Bean Salad

Posted on: 6th Mar, 2014by frenchie

To make the broad bean salad, bring a large pan of salted water to the boil. Meantime, pod the beans. Put the beans in the pan and boil for about 2 minutes, then drain and refresh the beans under cold water. Drain well. Slip off and discard the thick outer skin to reveal the smooth, […]

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Spanish Cooked Potatoes

Posted on: 5th Mar, 2014by frenchie

These are such a big hit from our Saturday Market Kitchen.
Can be served with a simple fresh salad or as a side dish to another Spanish meal. Ingredients: 20ml olive Oil 3 cloves of garlic 1 onion finely chopped ½ chilli pepper finely chopped 1 green pepper chopped 1kg agria potatoes peeled and diced 200gm […]

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Scallopini (or courgette) Chutney

Posted on: 5th Mar, 2014by frenchie

I like to have a good selection of chutneys in our pantry as I consider they’re essential to any good sandwich. We always have some from Terry Lister who sells at our market every weekend. His wife’s Maharajah Chutney is a favourite. Recently however, with an abundance of vegetables in our garden, I decided to […]

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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 Tagine

Posted on: 5th Mar, 2014by frenchie

Last week Deirdre from the Wild Game stall on Saturdays gave me a pack of venison neck chops. I’d never used that cut before but I definitely will again. As well as the fact they taste good, I overheard Dierdre telling a customer that they’re very good value. This tagine recipe also works with beef […]

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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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