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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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Homemade Terrine

Home-made terrine

Posted on: 5th Mar, 2014by frenchie

I think many of us think that a terrine is a difficult thing to make. It definitely isn’t. If you can make a meat loaf then you can do this. The result is impressive and delicious. Try making one for Easter. Teamed with a loaf of fresh bread, a platter of Salash’s smoked meats, chutney, […]

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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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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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Jerusalem Soup

Jerusalem Artichoke and Roasted Garlic Soup

Posted on: 12th Feb, 2014by frenchie

Until last week I’d only eaten Jerusalem artichokes raw and thinly sliced in a baby spinach leaf salad with plenty of crushed garlic in sherry vinegar vinaigrette. On Sunday I had been talking to Jillian of Fruition about something else when she showed me the Jerusalem artichokes she’d successfully grown for the first time. I […]

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