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Grilled Pear, Radiccio and Fig Salad

Grilled Pear, Radiccio and Fig Salad

Posted on: 6th Mar, 2014by frenchie

Allow about 1/2 radicchio, 1/2 pear and 2-3 figs per person (this will depend on the sizes) Cut the radicchio in half making sure you have divided through the core evenly. Then cut each half into 2 or 3 wedges each with a little of the core so the leaves of each wedge stay together.
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Warm Goat's Cheese Salad

Warm Goats Cheese Salad with Artichoke, Asparagus, Broad bean & Peas

Posted on: 6th Mar, 2014by frenchie

Isn’t it so good at this time of year when we finally get to pick or buy lots of spring vegetables? This week’s recipe brings several of Mike and my favourites together – artichokes from Terry, asparagus from Jillian, fresh peas from Market Fresh and broad beans from our own garden. As usual with this […]

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Spring Vegetable Salad

Posted on: 6th Mar, 2014by frenchie

Isn’t it really good to finally feel that the weather is slowly warming and to have a variety of new season’s veges to eat? This is a salad where you can add as many or as few Spring vegetables as you like. Rather than cooking or blanching the vegetables all separately, you make this all […]

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Grilled Vegetable Salad With Pistachio Dressing

Posted on: 6th Mar, 2014by frenchie

As you’ve probably gathered from previous recipes, I love making salads that are either a meal in themselves or are a substantial part of a meal where you serve it with something barbecued – meat, chicken or fish. 
I made this week’s grilled vegetable salad with pistachio dressing by combining parts of 2 recipes from […]

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Chicken & Asparagus Salad

Posted on: 6th Mar, 2014by frenchie

While asparagus is in season we love to eat it nearly every day, sometimes simply steamed to accompany meat, fish or chicken and other times as part of a salad that’s the main course. This salad is one of those. It’s a way of using up leftover chicken but is best if you cook some […]

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Ebly Wheat Salad

Ebly Wheat Salad

Posted on: 6th Mar, 2014by frenchie

Discover Ebly and there’s no going back!
Billy’s Ebly salad has been a huge hit in our cafe so we thought it was time we shared….
Ebly can be boiled, baked in casseroles, steamed or fried in 10 minutes. It absorbs cooking sauces to combine with it’s nutty flavour & distinctive “al dente” bite. Ingredients: 250g Ebly […]

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Tomato Tarte Tatin

Posted on: 6th Mar, 2014by frenchie

Tomato Tarte Tatin recipe – This is a fabulous appetizer, side dish during a barbecue, or as a light dinner with a glass of white wine. Ingredients: 6-10 Roma tomatoes, halved Olive Oil Salt and Pepper Italian seasoning mix, or just oregano, depending on taste Flakey Puff pastry Salad greens, such as mesclun or baby spinach […]

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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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Spinach & Sorrel Tortilla

Posted on: 6th Mar, 2014by frenchie

I love having plenty of different herbs growing in our garden. We only have small spaces for planting but I’ve managed to grow most things successfully in pots. Last year I planted sorrel for the first time and didn’t realize that it’s a perennial. This summer’s crop is great. It has a lemony taste and […]

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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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