With Raisins

Quince Chutney

Posted on: 8th Mar, 2014by frenchie

I’m not quite sure why I’ve suddenly got into making jams and chutneys this year but I’ve now realised how easy it is. I simply make a list of the main ingredients – a fruit or vegetable, onions, 1-2 apples, cider vinegar and sugar and then list possible ingredients – various herbs and spices, garlic, […]

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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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Scallopini (or courgette) Chutney

Posted on: 5th Mar, 2014by frenchie

I like to have a good selection of chutneys in our pantry as I consider they’re essential to any good sandwich. We always have some from Terry Lister who sells at our market every weekend. His wife’s Maharajah Chutney is a favourite. Recently however, with an abundance of vegetables in our garden, I decided to […]

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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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Wild Goat with Madeira

Braised Goat with Madeira

Posted on: 5th Mar, 2014by frenchie

Last week customers raved about our chef Lou’s slow cooked goat dish. No doubt partly because of the liberal quantity of Madeira involved and the fact that goat is a really flavoursome meat. If you can’t quite face it, use lamb instead. Our stallholder Deidre sells wild goat or in Auckland you can buy it […]

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Braised Quail

Braised Quail

Posted on: 12th Feb, 2014by frenchie

Last weekend I bought a pack of six quail from William in our market on Saturdays. I cut them in half and four of us to had three halves each. They look small but that was definitely enough. When eating quail you need to be prepared to pick them up and eat in your hands. […]

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