With Red Peppers

Basque style Baked Eggs

Posted on: 8th Mar, 2014by frenchie

Having bought peppers and tomatoes from Shane last weekend, fresh duck eggs from Jason and chorizo from Salash I decided to make these baked eggs for lunch on Monday (our day off). They’re really delicious with plenty of fresh bread. Once you have the tomato and pepper base you can add other things – this […]

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Gazpacho – Chilled Tomato Soup

Posted on: 8th Mar, 2014by frenchie

A favourite recipe for summer is gazpacho – chilled tomato soup. It’s great for lunch or as part of a meal for dinner. This year we’ve had an over abundance of tomatoes in the garden at home. I grew a type of Italian tomato from seed from the Franchi seed range that we sell. I’ve […]

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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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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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Ratatouille

Ratatouille with Chicken

Posted on: 5th Mar, 2014by frenchie

This recipe is about the ratatouille which we’ve served with grilled chicken. It’s such a versatile vegetable dish that is great with a variety of meats, chicken or firm fleshed fish or is just as good served warm or at room temperature with a green salad and rustic bread. It’s important to use the freshest […]

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Cazulea Roasted Chicken

Cazulea roasted chicken and green veges with chorizo

Posted on: 13th Feb, 2014by frenchie

This week’s recipes are thanks to Catherine Bell. I know Catherine’s an expert in cazuelas and easy recipes to cook in them so I phoned her for a few ideas. This is her chicken recipe and I used an idea she gave me for the vegetable dish. I cooked both in cazuelas – the flavours […]

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Rice with Fish Saffron Espelette

Rice with Fish, saffron, espelette, peppers and Alioli

Posted on: 12th Feb, 2014by frenchie

I’m still on a bit of a Spanish thing in what I’m cooking at the moment and this week is about using Spanish rice in a dish other than paella. The inspiration came from a Rick Stein recipe. You can see that I’ve cooked this in a cazuela again and I’ve also used espelette which […]

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