With Mushrooms

Stuffed Baby Peppers & Pearl Drop Onions

Posted on: 6th Mar, 2014by frenchie

Last weekend I had to buy Sally’s gorgeous looking baby peppers and her new onions called ‘Pearl Drop’ as both looked so good. The onions are very similar to Italian cipollini onions. They’re small, slightly flattened looking and sweet when cooked. The colourful peppers come in bags of about 15-18. You’ll get any assortment of […]

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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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Simple & Delicious Asparagus Recipes

Posted on: 5th Mar, 2014by frenchie

Asparagus is one of my favourite vegetables and each year from August onwards I can’t wait for the first of it to appear in our market. It’s a great vegetable to make the feature of a simple but delicious meal. To prepare the asparagus I snap the ends of the stalks to get rid of […]

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Baked Stuffed Sardines

Baked Stuffed Sardines

Posted on: 13th Feb, 2014by frenchie

A few days ago I was hunting for one of my recipe books and found an old one I’d bought in the early 80s and hadn’t opened for years. Many of the recipes are based on classical French cooking methods but all are easy. There are lots of interesting ideas. I know that I’m going […]

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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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Beef Bourguignon

Beef Bourguignon

Posted on: 8th Jan, 2014by frenchie

We’ve been asked so often for the recipe of Warwick’s version of the French classic, Beef Bourguignon. Well now we’ve finally been able to twist his arm for it. Ingredients (serves 4) 1.5kg chuck of beef – large diced 200g small white button mushrooms 750ml red wine – Burgundy if possible (50/50 split of red […]

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