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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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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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Pear, Walnut and Roquefort Salad

Pear, Roquefort & Walnut Salad

Posted on: 6th Mar, 2014by frenchie

In the heat at this time of year I’m always trying to think of delicious meals that involve little or no cooking.  We all love the following Parisian bistro classic – ‘Pear, Roquefort and Walnut Salad.’ It’s great for lunch, a dinner entree or make a bigger portion for a whole dinner.
The Roquefort cheese, Uncle […]

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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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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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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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