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Provencal Chicken

Provencal Chicken

Posted on: 8th Mar, 2014by frenchie

Last week I remembered that I used to make this dish a lot and we’d always really enjoyed it. Somehow I’d forgotten about it. It’ll definitely be a favourite again. I’d describe the flavour combination as south of France mixed with a little French Moroccan. Ingredients and Method (for 6) The day before (or at […]

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Spicy Plum & Tomato Sauce

Posted on: 8th Mar, 2014by frenchie

Two Saturdays ago at our market, Murray of Heirloom Organix gave me a large bag of plums from their orchard and Dragon gave me some cooking tomatoes. I’d already done my fruit and vege shopping so we ended up with too much for us to get through. Our daughter Emma suggested I make sauce. We […]

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Pear Chutney

Posted on: 8th Mar, 2014by frenchie

With an abundance of delicious sweet, juicy pears available from our new stallholder Richard of The Sugar Pear Co, I thought I needed to add new pear recipe to my repertoire. Apart from eating a pear whole as a snack, I often make the classic French pear, rocket, walnut and blue cheese salad with a […]

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Fig and Ginger Jam

Posted on: 8th Mar, 2014by frenchie

The weekend before last at the end of the day on Sunday Terry Lister gave us a tray of ripe figs knowing how much Mike and I love figs. We couldn’t possibly eat them at once and, rather than waste them, I decided to make some jam. Because the figs were quite sweet already and […]

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Quince Chutney

Posted on: 8th Mar, 2014by frenchie

I’m not quite sure why I’ve suddenly got into making jams and chutneys this year but I’ve now realised how easy it is. I simply make a list of the main ingredients – a fruit or vegetable, onions, 1-2 apples, cider vinegar and sugar and then list possible ingredients – various herbs and spices, garlic, […]

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Poached Salmon with Roasted Vegetables and Herb Sauce

Posted on: 6th Mar, 2014by frenchie

Every weekend shopping at our Market I see so many fantastic fresh ingredients that I want to cook that I’m a bit inclined to go overboard and buy too much. This recipe is one where I managed to use a big selection of stallholders delicious products and have a delicious light spring dinner. 1 medium […]

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Moroccan inspired Fish Cakes with carrot salad

Posted on: 6th Mar, 2014by frenchie

Last weekend our daughter Emma was here from Sydney. As we often do, she and I were talking about meals that we’d recently cooked. We’ve both been doing things with wedges of iceberg lettuce and of course fish. A few nights ago Emma made Thai fish balls which sounded really easy. Instead of a Thai […]

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Tuna, Vegetables & Quinoa Salad

Posted on: 6th Mar, 2014by frenchie

As you’ve read above we cooked this on the new Emile Henry grill stone on the BBQ. I made the salad and dressing first and while doing that decided to make extra dressing in which I marinated the tuna for about 30 minutes and also used to brush on the vegetables before grilling. Ingredients: 1 […]

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Fish Tagine

Fish Tagine

Posted on: 6th Mar, 2014by frenchie

An easy tagine where you make the sauce well in advance (even keep some in the deep freezer) and when you’re nearly ready for dinner, simply heat the sauce and cook the fish for a few minutes. It’s done. I was prompted to make this last weekend by the fact that Jimmy had fantastic large […]

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Barbequed Salmon

Posted on: 6th Mar, 2014by frenchie

While we’re still having beautiful weather with warm evenings, barbecueing is a must in our household. I’m always looking for easy and different thing  to cook on the BBQ other than the usual sausages etc. One of our old favourites comes from Madhur Jaffrey’s Indian cooking book – I’ve had the book since the late […]

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