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Baked Monkfish with Saffron Sauce

Posted on: 6th Mar, 2014by frenchie

We’ve always enjoyed eating monkfish. Until the last few years it wasn’t widely known in NZ. We’ve probably had it more in France where it’s called ‘lotte’. The fish is quite ugly – if you’re looking for the whole fish is most likely to be sold without it’s head. Monkfish flesh is white and dense […]

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Vegetable Gratin

Posted on: 6th Mar, 2014by frenchie

A few days ago I was using the Zyliss Smart Guard Slicer Mandolin in preparation for this weekend’s Kitchen Shop product demonstration. I used the vegetables that I had at home and come up with this gratin. It was delicious hot that night and also at room temperature the next day. It’s a particularly good […]

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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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Pea & Broad Bean Risotto

Posted on: 6th Mar, 2014by frenchie

A simple risotto is a great fall back meal when you want something easy, quick and delicious. Why not drop some hints to your children about making a risotto for Mum on Mother’s Day this Sunday. Make it in an Emile Henry Risotto pot and you have the perfect present. What I like about this […]

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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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Chou Farci

Chou Farci

Posted on: 6th Mar, 2014by frenchie

With the weather becoming cooler I find I’m starting to make more slow cooked food. This week’s recipe is one that I haven’t made for a long time but did it again a few days ago. Chou Farci translates as ‘stuffed cabbage’ – it might sound a bit weird but I can assure you it’s […]

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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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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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Braised Venison and Chestnuts

Posted on: 5th Mar, 2014by frenchie

This is a rich stew that I’ve adapted from a French recipe book that concentrates on rustic country food from south west France. Because food was cooked over an open fire it was easier to have everything in one large pot hence the development of many slow-cooked braised dishes like this. Chestnuts, which pre-dated potatoes, […]

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