With Olive Oil

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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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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Artichokes with Vinaigrette

Posted on: 5th Mar, 2014by frenchie

I know many people shy away from artichokes because they look as though they’re too difficult to deal with. I admit they seem fiddly if you trim off all the leaves and remove the choke to get at the heart before you cook them. However I like serving them whole as an entrée or light […]

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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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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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Mussels in Tomato & White Wine

Posted on: 5th Mar, 2014by frenchie

Last week we had an overabundance of tomatoes that I’d picked from our plants. After several days of using tomatoes in all sorts of salads I decided to cook the rest. The result was a delicious sauce that I used as a base for several dinners – with grilled aubergines and courgettes, another with pan […]

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Mussels in pastis and garlic

Mussels in Pastis and Garlic Butter

Posted on: 5th Mar, 2014by frenchie

We love eating fresh mussels. They can be cooked a variety of ways whether as part of another dish or a meal by themselves and, on top of the fact that they taste good, they’re extremely good value. This recipe is great as a starter or excellent as a main meal. It’s one of those […]

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Moroccan style Couscous Stuffed Sardines

Posted on: 5th Mar, 2014by frenchie

It’s the start of the sardine season. On the last 2-3 Saturdays Jimmy has sold the first few. They sell very quickly so you need to be there early. Last week I thought I’d try something different and came up with this recipe with a Moroccan feel to it. Feel free to add or subtract […]

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Provencal Fish Soup

Provencal Seafood Soup

Posted on: 5th Mar, 2014by frenchie

This is a meal in itself. It has quickly become a favourite Sunday night dinner. Once you’ve made the base add whatever fish and shellfish that you like. The pastis is optional but it does add a depth to the flavour as it works with the fennel and is a true taste of Provence.  As […]

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Minestrone

Posted on: 5th Mar, 2014by frenchie

At the beginning of last week when the weather turned nasty I decided it was time for soup again – it’s hard to beat a hearty vegetable soup. I’d bought a big variety of vegetables at our Market during the weekend so had plenty to go into a minestrone. In Italy there are lots of […]

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